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Cadets & Kids Full Day Mountain Bike Camp Details

Below is a sample schedule of a typical day, along with a listing of skills that will be covered, and on/off bike activities that campers may experience.  Each registered participant will receive email correspondence two weeks prior to the event with a detailed daily schedule and a list of “what to bring.”


Typical Cadet / Kids Full Day:


8:30 Arrival

& Bike Maintenance: Safety Check Bikes

8:45 Trail Ride & Stretch
9:15 Mountain Bike Skills Lesson
9:45 Snack
10:00 Trail Ride & Mountain Bike Skills Lesson
11:30 Activities & Games
12 Lunch and Free Time
1:00 Bike Maintenance
1:30 Free Ride
2:00 Snack
2:15 Mountain Bike Skills Games
2:45 Games & Activities
3:00-3:45 Mountain Bike Skills Group Ride
3:45-4:00 Bike Maintenance: Daily Clean & Lube
4:00 Pick-up
4-5:00 After Camp quiet activities and games


Mountain Biking Skills Covered:

These camps are at the heart of sport development blending plenty of riding time with skills acquisition and fun on and off the bike.  Timely instruction to move the rider forward with their skills, being mindful of age and abilities.

  • Anticipation
  • Shifting, Braking, Hovering
  • Obstacles
  • Cornering
  • Climbing and Descending
  • Wednesday Racing


Mountain Bike Skills Games:

Learning is the best when you are playing.  Each of these games holds a variety of mountain bike skills at its core, and they are brimming with fun!

  • Dab
  • Pump Park
  • Bike See-Saw
  • Obstacle Course
  • Trivia Relay
  • Slow Race
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Mountain Bike Limbo
  • Water Cup Relay (cadets)
  • Musical Bikes (cadets)


Bike Maintenance:

We love to ride.  We need to love our ride.  Age-appropriate introductions to bicycle mechanics will be covered during the week.

  • Safety Check
  • Cleaning & Lubrication
  • Tools of the trade (and what to bring on the trail)
  • Flat tires
  • Chains
  • Break alignment (cadets/kids) and adjustment (kids)
  • Derailleur functions (cadets/kids) and adjustment (kids)


Activities and Games List:

These engaging off-the-bike games provide balance to our program allowing campers to recover and let loose.

  • Asteroids
  • Giants, Wizards & Elves
  • Camouflage
  • Tag games (blob, freeze, etc.)
  • Noodle Ball
  • Willard Ball
  • Capture the Flag
  • Team Building / Cooperative Games and Challenges