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Kids & Juniors Int./Adv. 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 Intermediate/Advanced 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
1:30-2:30 Free Ride
2:30 Snack
2:30 Mountain Bike Skills Games & Activities
2:45-3:45 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:

This camp is built experienced riders in mind.  The next level in skills and thrills. Timely instruction to move the rider forward with their skills, with plenty of skill-level specific instruction and rides.

  • Review of fundamentals: Anticipation, Shifting, Braking, Hovering
  • Obstacles – on flats, turns and hills
  • Cornering – fundamentals of turns plus banks and burms
  • Climbing and Descending – review plus techniques for the super steeps
  • Air and Safe landings
  • Wednesday & regional 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 (and variations such as team dab, woods dab, etc.)
  • Trivia Relay
  • Slow Race
  • Hurdle hops
  • 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