Mountain Biking Camp: Bliss on Two Wheels

Mill Valley – Mountain Biking Camp

Campers experience the thrill of mastering mountain biking as they hit the trails in our Mountain Biking Day Camp. With help from our seasoned instructors, campers spend the week practicing mountain biking skills, learning bicycle maintenance basics and traversing the terrain of some of Marin’s best parks and trails.

Our campers’ adventures are carefully customized so they progress as their comfort and skill level grow. We group campers by grade—2nd – 4th graders in our Mountain Biking Skills Camp, 5th – 7th graders on the Mountain Biking Adventure Team, to be sure they’re in good company as they build confidence and further their mastery of mountain biking.

Please note: in order to register for this program, campers MUST be able to bike confidently without training wheels on a dirt surface. If a camper does not meet this minimum skill requirement, we reserve the right to move a camper to a different program (if space is available) or remove the camper from the group and offer a credit. While we strongly encourage campers to use their own bikes, we can provide bikes (and helmets) as needed.

There is a shuttle to/from San Francisco available. Details can be found here.

PRICING

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Camp Pricing Single 2-Fer 3-Peat 4-Pack
Number of Camps 1 2 3 4
Price Per Camp $589 $564 $556 $539
YOU SAVE! - $50 $100 $200

* Why your kid should do multiple weeks of Avid.

* Why we charge what we do.

* We are committed to inclusivity for all. Are finances a barrier for you? Apply For Financial Assistance or Check Out Payment Plans.

* Multi-week discount applies to individual camper only.

ADD-ON PRICES Price
Optional:  
Early Drop Off $30
After Care $85
Lunch for the Week $22.50
San Francisco - Mill Valley Shuttle $50

CAMPS

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Grades Dates
Mountain Biking Adventure Team #MV1909-Ibi 5th - 7th 07/22/19 - 07/26/19 Register Now
Mountain Biking Skills Camp #MV1904-Ibi 2nd - 4th 06/17/19 - 06/21/19 Register Now
Mountain Biking Skills Camp #MV1905-Ibi 2nd - 4th 06/24/19 - 06/28/19 Register Now Almost Full
Mountain Biking Skills Camp #MV1907-Ibi 2nd - 4th 07/08/19 - 07/12/19 Register Now
Mountain Biking Skills Camp #MV1908-Ibi 2nd - 4th 07/15/19 - 07/19/19 Register Now
Mountain Biking Skills Camp #MV1910-Ibi 2nd - 4th 07/29/19 - 08/02/19 Register Now Almost Full
Mountain Biking Skills Camp #MV1911-Ibi 2nd - 4th 08/05/19 - 08/09/19 Register Now
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Technical Skills

Trail Riding

Bike Maintenance

Places We Go: Bon Tempe Park, Phoenix Lake, Deer Park, China Camp State Park, Mt. Tam

Campers learn how to properly fit a helmet and bike, practice basic bike commands and get comfortable with technical skills including bunny hops, track stands, braking and shifting, becoming more proficient riders as they take on incremental challenges.

Places We Go: Bon Tempe Park, Phoenix Lake, Deer Park, China Camp State Park, Mt. Tam

We introduce campers to a range trails where they practice good trail etiquette as they learn to ride on rolling single and double track terrain, descending and ascending trail sections and narrow and winding trails.

Places We Go: Bon Tempe Park, Phoenix Lake, Deer Park, China Camp State Park, Mt. Tam

When they’re not riding, campers get familiar with the nuts and bolts of bike maintenance, learning to safety check their bikes, solve gear problems and change flat tires.

MEET YOUR CAMP DIRECTOR

Zachary Hykan

I love to work with kids because they bring such high energy and passion for learning new activities and skills. It’s inspiring for me to see kids leap head first into a new thing, even when it’s hard or scary.

Why Sign Up For Multiple Weeks?

Do you remember that old TV show Blues Clues? It was the most successful kids show of all time. Do you remember that book that your child insisted on reading over and over again? How could you forget it. Why was Blues Clues so successful and why did your child NEED to re-read that book? Because repetition promotes learning, growth, and empowerment.

Based on our experience (and a bunch of brain science), we know that multiple weeks of Avid camp will benefit your child – it will result in greater skill development, increased self-confidence, higher levels of risk assessment/environmental awareness, and an improved ability to connect socially with others.

WE TAKE SAFETY SERIOUSLY

While no outdoor adventure is totally risk-free, we work hard to keep your kids safe. Every activity starts with a discussion about the risks involved -- what they are, how to prevent them, how to respond if something goes wrong -- so kids learn how to approach challenges with intelligence and skill.

OUR APPROACH TO SAFETY