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June 19-24


A 6-day overnight camp for male and female junior riders looking to develop skills, confidence, and fitness. Each day introduces new skills culminating in an epic day climbing switchbacks and through tunnels to the top of Mt Pisgah and then descending back down! We'll get in plenty of mileage on Madison County's lightly traveled roads, with short/steep climbs, long steady ascents/descents, and flat roads along the river. Group riding experience is a prerequisite.

What you can expect: skills and bike handling sessions; group riding etiquette and rotations; proper bike fit and position; aerodynamics, power-to-weight, and equipment selection; race strategy and tactics; fueling and recovery; bike  maintenance and repair; training plans and goal setting; core and off-bike strength training; mock racing exercises including climbing, sprinting, cornering, time trialing, attacking, bridging. Plus, picnics, games, movie nights, and swimming holes!

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 2023 we are excited to be recognized by 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

Drop Off: Mon, June 19, 1-2pm   Pick Up: Sat, June 24, 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.

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

Mars Hill University
Dogwood Hall
103 Dormitory Rd
Mars Hill, NC 

Cost: $1550 (includes housing, 3 meals/day, snacks, fun!)

Required: USA Cycling license in order to participate

First, you need to fill out this form before you can register for

camp. If approved, we will email you a code that  be used on BikeReg to register and complete payment. FORM HERE


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Monday 6/28: Arrival, Intros, Equipment Check, Ride, Assessment

1:00-2:00pm Rider Registration and move-in

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

Tuesday 6/29: Skills & Drills, Flat Time Trials

7:30am Wake up 

8:00am Breakfast

9:30am Skills and Drills, bike handling, cornering, TT starts, turnarounds

12:00pm Picnic Lunch 

1:30pm Ride to flat 10k TT course, pre-ride, mock TT

5:30pm Dinner

7:00pm Discussion: Reid Beloni TBA

8:00pm Relax. Games

10:00pm Quiet time

Wednesday 6/30: Morning Endurance ride and Ring of Fire

7:30am Wake up 

8:00am Breakfast

9:00am  Morning Endurance Ride in the Mountains 

12:0pm Picnic Lunch

1:30-5pm Mellowdrome: pacelines, attacking, bridging, sprinting, TT efforts, mock racing

5:00pm Optional Junior race at the Ring of Fire, guest speaker Andrew Giniat

7:00pm Dinner -Pizza or Burritos

8:00pm Relax. Games

10:00pm Quiet time


Thursday 7/2:  Hill Climb TT and Afternoon on the River

7:300am Wake Up.

8:00am Breakfast

9:00am California Creek climb, TT, then possible add-on ride

12:30pm Picnic Lunch

1:30pm Bike Cleaning and Mechanics workshop sponsored by ProGold

3:00pm Relax and Swim at the River

5:30pm Dinner

7:00pm Discussion with guest speaker Matthew Busche

10:00pm Quiet time

Friday 7/2: Ride 151 climb and parkway to top of Mt Pisgah

7:30am Wake up

8:00am Breakfast

10:30 pm Hwy 151, Mt Pisgah climb and descend

5:30pm Dinner

7:00pm Discussion: TBA

8:00pm Relax. Games

10:00pm Quiet time


Saturday 7/3: Individual Conferences and Camper Pickup

8:00am Wake up.

8:15am Waffle Breakfast Party

9:00am Individual camp reviews with coaches

11:00am Campers picked up by parents.

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