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June 17-22
June 24-29
July 1-6
July 22-27


A 6-day overnight camp for intermediate to advanced male and female junior riders looking to develop skills, confidence, and fitness. Each day introduces new skills with opportunity to practice on easy terrain before putting them to use out on the trails. We'll get in plenty of mileage and keep the stoke level high by riding some of the best trails Western North Carolina has to offer, including Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Forest.

What you can expect: skills-based instruction adjusted to your skill level for technical descending, climbing (we earn our turns!), cornering and braking; safety and situational awareness on trail; equipment selection, maintenance and repair; training and racing strategies; proper bike fit, fueling, and recovery; lots of fun group dynamics. Plus picnics, games, movie nights and waterfalls!

Mars Hill Cycling Camps and USA Cycling


For years Mars Hill Cycling Camps have aimed to provide not only a fun and enriching summer road and mountain bike overnight camp experience, but also to provide education and training to help campers reach the next level in their sport.  For 2024 we are again partnered with USA Cycling as a part of their Athlete Development Pathway Regional Camp system. This means that campers who are looking to stand out and be recognized by USA Cycling’s development pathway will be able to use the Mars Hill Cycling Camps as a stage to do that. But all campers can expect the same riding, fun, and enrichment we’ve always provided. More info: USA Cycling's Athlete Development Pathway Camps

MTB/Camp 1:
Drop Off
: Mon, June 17, 1-2pm  Pick Up: Sat, June 22, 11am

MTB/Camp 2:

Drop Off: Mon, June 24, 1-2pm  Pick Up: Sat, June 29, 11am

MTB/Camp 3:

Drop Off: Mon, July 1, 1-2pm  Pick Up: Sat, July 6, 11am

MTB/Camp 5:

Drop Off: Mon, July 22, 1-2pm  Pick Up: Sat, July 27, 11am

Where: Camp is based at Mars Hill University, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mt. Mitchell State Park, the Appalachian Trail, and the French Broad River. Nearby mountain bike trails: Pisgah National Forest, Bent Creek, Dupont State Park, KOLO Bike Park, and many more.


Mars Hill University
Dogwood Hall

155 Townhouse Drive
Mars Hill, NC 28754


Housing: Single (add-on) and double occupancy dormitory rooms, community bathrooms and separate wings for men and women.

Cost: $1,650 (includes housing, 3 meals/day, snacks, fun!)

Required: USA Cycling license in order to participate

First, you need to fill out this application form before you can register for camp. If approved, we will email you a code that can be used on BikeReg to register and complete payment. Again, FORM HERE


Register on BikeReg with Code:








Typical Camp Schedule: Scroll down for more info

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(TBD by weather, trail conditions)


Monday: Arrival / Intros / Equipment Check / Short Ride

1:00-2:00pm Rider Registration and move-in, Dogwood Hall (155 Townhouse Drive, Mars Hill, NC 28754)

2:00pm Introductions, bike safety checks

4:00pm 1hr easy ride.

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm: Discussion: Hugh Moran: camp schedule, expectations, Q&A

7:30pm Prep bikes for tomorrow. Initial coach assessments. Relax. Games. Bike TV.

10:00pm Quiet time

Tuesday: KOLO Bike Park / Industry Nine Factory Tour

7:30am Wake up

8:00am Breakfast

9:30am Skills intro and practice @ KOLO Bike Park

12:00am Picnic lunch

12:30pm Intermediate skills and trail riding @ KOLO Bike Park

[3:30pm Factory Tour of Industry Nine Componentry

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm Evening meeting: Trailside repairs discussion?

7:30pm Relax, games, bike TV

10:00pm Quiet time

Wednesday: Bent Creek or N. Mills River 

7:30am Wake up

8:00am Breakfast

9:30am Trail Ride at Bent Creek / Fitness Assessment

12:00pm Picnic lunch

1:00pm Bent Creek or North Mills River Trail Ride

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm Evening Meeting

7:30pm Relax, games, bike TV

10:00pm Quiet time

Thursday: DuPont / Fox Factory / Waterfalls

7:30am Wake up

8:00am Breakfast

9:30am Advanced Skills at Dupont Forest

12:00pm Picnic lunch

12:30pm Tech Talk with Fox Factory

1:30pm Trail Ride with Fox Factory / Waterfall swimming hole

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm Evening meeting

7:30pm Relax, games, bike TV, (Watch Fireworks on July 4)

10:00pm Quiet time

Friday: Old Fort Gateway & Lower Heartbreak Trails

7:300am Wake Up.

8:00am Breakfast

9:30am Trail Ride @ Gateway Trails

12:00pm Picnic lunch

1:00pm Trail Ride new Lower Heartbreak Trail

3:00pm Swimming hole, creek exploration

6:00pm Pizza Dinner party
7:00pm Evening Meeting / ProGold Bike Wash Clinic

8:00pm Relax, games, bike TV, reviews with coaches

10:00pm Quiet time

Saturday: Waffle Breakfast / Camper Pickup

7:30am Wake up.

8:00am Waffle Breakfast Party

9:00am Individual reviews with coaches, pack up

11:00am Campers picked up by parents.

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