MOUNTAIN BIKE CAMP

July 5-10, 2020

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: Sun, July 5th 1-2pm     Pick Up: Fri, July 10th at 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: $1250 (includes housing, 3 meals/day, snacks, fun!)

Registration:

2019 MTB SCHEDULE (2020 similar)

Sunday 7/7: Arrival, Intros, Equipment Check, Assessment

1:00-2:00pm Rider Registration and move-in, Dogwood Hall
2:00pm Introductions, name games, bike safety checks
4:00pm 1hr easy ride.
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm: Evening Discussion: Hugh Moran: camp schedule, expectations, Q&A
8:00pm Prep bikes for tomorrow. Relax. Games.
10:00pm Lights out

(ALL RIDING LOCATIONS TBD by WEATHER and TRAIL CONDITIONS)

Monday 7/8: KOLO Bike Park

7:30am Wake up
8:00am Breakfast
9:30am Skills intro/practice, short group rides at KOLO
12:00pm Picnic lunch
1:00pm Advanced skills and trail riding at KOLO
4:30pm Back in Mars Hill
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Evening Discussion: Jacob McGahey, VP Industry Nine Componentry
8:00pm Relax, review, play
10:00pm Lights out

Tuesday 7/9: Kitsuma / Lake James State Park

7:30am Wake up
8:00am Breakfast
9:30am  Kitsuma
12:00pm Picnic lunch
1:00pm Lake James Trail Ride
4:30pm Back in Mars Hill
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Evening Discussion: Reid Beloni: Nutrition and Fueling
8:00pm Relax, review, play
10:00pm Lights out

Wednesday 7/10: Pisgah / N. Mills River

7:30am Wake up
8:00am Breakfast
9:30am Trail ride sessioning technical sections
12:00pm Picnic lunch
1::00pm Trail Ride: Spencer / Fletcher Creek
4:30pm Back in Mars Hill
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Evening Discussion w/ FOX Factory
8:00pm Relax, review, play
10:00pm Lights out

Thursday 7/11:  Dupont / Bike Cleaning & Maintenance

7:300am Wake Up.
8:00am Breakfast
9:30am Long Trail Ride
1:00pm Picnic lunch
2:30pm Trail Ride to waterfalls / Visit FOX Factory
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Bike Cleaning and Mechanics workshop sponsored by ProGold
8:00pm Relax, review, play
10:00pm Lights out

Friday 7/12: Individual Conferences and Camper Pickup

7:30am Wake up.
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Individual camp reviews with coaches, pack up
11:00am Campers picked up by parents.

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