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Juniors 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 Junior Full Day:

 

8:30 Arrival

& Bike Maintenance: Safety Check Bikes

8:45 Trail Ride & Stretch
9:15 Mountain Bike Skills Lesson
10:00 Snack
10:15 Mountain Bike Skills Group Trail Ride & Lesson
11:30 Activities & Games
12-1:00 Lunch and Free Time
1:00 Bike Maintenance
1:30-2:00 Free Ride
2:00 Snack
2-2:45 Mountain Bike Skills Group Ride
2:45-3:45 Mountain Bike Skills Games & Activities
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:

This camp is built with teens in mind.  Challenge by choice is the name of the game, as there will be plenty of opportunity to push skills and grow together.  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, even at this age!  Each of these games holds a variety of mountain bike skills at its core, and they are brimming with fun!

  • Dab
  • Pump Park
  • Trivia Relay
  • Slow Race
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Mountain Bike Limbo
  • Mountain Bike Polo

 

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 and adjustment
  • Derailleur function and adjustment

 

Activities and Games List:

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

  • Asteroids
  • Paranoid Tag
  • Camouflage
  • Willard Ball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Capture the Flag
  • Team Building / Cooperative Games and Challenges
  • Info: Clubs & regional rides