Camp Overview

Each day are camps start at 9:45 am with 3-4 hours of skills instruction and drills in a local park followed by 2-3 hours of applying new skills riding on the trail. A typical day runs from 9:45 am until 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Day 1
  • How to ride in balance, in control and efficiently. Learn correct body position, balance and weight placement for climbing and descending (so you ride everything on the trail consistently, jumps, drops, off-camber, roots, etc.)
  • How to set-up your bike for optimal riding: tire pressure, tire type, stem length, bar height, seat height, brake level reach/adjustment, suspension set up to riders weight and riding style
  • How to look ahead correctly- Everyone one knows to look ahead but few actually do it! No matter how rough and rocky the trail you need to be looking ahead with both the trail and your goal in focus. This is easier said than done! We will teach you where and how to look ahead, how this effects your riding and how to improve your vision skills.
  • How to wheelie over small obstacles, up and down, two efficient wheelies relying on technique, not upper body strength and how to use them over different obstacles
  • How to fall safer
  • Break for lunch and hit the trails to work on morning skills
  • Wrap up and review of the days skills
Day 2
  • Review of day 1, questions?
  • How bikes corner, how to corner in balance, using vision to corner faster, easier with more control
  • Advanced cornering with drills
  • How to brake effectively (no skidding!)
  • How to use your brakes to go faster
  • How to start/restart on an uphill
  • Break for lunch and hit the trails to work on morning skills
  • Wrap up and review
Day 3
  • Review of both days and questions, review drills
  • How to balance on a bike, how to improve your balance, how to trackstand
  • How to do switch backs (up and down) in balance and in control with my 100% technique (as opposed to the popular momentum method that works well 50-60% of the time)
  • How to clear larger obstacles, lift your rear wheel correctly and easily (not yanking up with your cleats), clearing logs/log piles, doing drop offs safely and smoothly
  • Campers’ choice, skills the campers want further work on
  • Break for lunch and hit the trails to work on morning skills
  • Wrap up and review