MOUNTAIN BIKE CAMP

June 21-26, 2021

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 ample 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 the trails; 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!

Drop Off: Mon, June 21, 1-2pm  Pick Up: Sat, June 26, 11am

Where: Camp is based at Mars Hill University, nestled 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.

Cost: $1350 (includes housing, 3 meals/day, snacks, fun!)

All campers will need a USA Cycling membership/ license number, which is FREE this year HERE.

Registration:

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2021  MTB SCHEDULE
TBD by WEATHER and TRAIL CONDITIONS
 

Monday 6/21: Arrival, Intros, Equipment Check, Assessment

1:00-2:00pm Rider Registration and move-in, Dogwood Hall

2:00pm Introductions, bike safety checks

4:00pm 1hr easy ride.

5:30pm Dinner

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

8:00pm Prep bikes for tomorrow. Relax. Games.

10:00pm Quiet time, lights out

Tuesday 6/22: KOLO Bike Park

7:30am Wake up

8:00am Breakfast

9:30am Skills intro and practice @ KOLO

11:30am Picnic lunch

12:00pm Discussion: Jacob McGahey, VP Industry Nine Componentry

1:00pm Intermediate skills and trail riding @ KOLO

5:30pm Dinner

7:00pm Evening meeting

8:00pm Relax, play

10:00pm Quiet time, lights out

Wednesday 6/23: Bent Creek And N. Mills River

7:30am Wake up

8:00am Breakfast

9:30am Intermediate Skills at Bent Creek

12:00pm Picnic lunch

1:00pm Trail Riding at North Mills River, waterfalls

5:30pm Dinner

7:00pm Discussion with Reid Beloni: Bike Cleaning/Mechanics workshop sponsored by ProGold

8:00pm Relax, review, play

10:00pm Lights out

Thursday 6/24: DuPont and Fox Factory

7:30am Wake up

8:00am Breakfast

9:30am Advanced Skills at Dupont Forest

11:30am Picnic lunch

12:00pm Suspension Setup and Technical Talk with Fox Factory

1:30pm Trail Ride and Suspension Test with Fox Factory

5:30pm Dinner

7:00pm Evening meeting

8:00pm Relax, play

10:00pm Quiet time, lights out

Friday 6/25: Kitsuma, Pisgah and Pool Party

7:300am Wake Up.

8:00am Breakfast

9:30am Trail Ride Kitsuma

12:00pm Picnic lunch

1:30pm Trail Ride in Pisgah National Forest

5:00pm Pool, swimming hole, hot tub and Pizza Party!

8:00pm Relax, play

10:00pm Lights out

Saturday 6/26: Individual Conferences and Camper Pickup

7:30am Wake up.

8:00am Waffle Breakfast Party

9:00am Individual camp reviews with coaches, pack up

11:00am Campers picked up by parents.