Valmont Bike Park Skills Camp: The Coolest Biking Around

Valmont Bike Park Skills Camp

Campers in our Valmont Bike Park Skills Camp and girls in our Girls Shred Camp experience a biking adventure like no other, tackling the trails, jumps and features of Boulder’s world-renowned Valmont Bike Park. Throughout the week, campers roam the park on two wheels, taking on increasingly challenging activities and exploring exciting new terrain.

Grouped by skill level and mentored by our experienced instructors, campers learn the basics of bike park free riding before mastering more advanced skills. The park’s variety of challenges provides plenty of opportunities for bikers of all levels to build their technical abilities, while keeping even the most avid riders on their toes.

Safety is our first priority. While risk is inherent in all outdoor activities, we pride ourselves on teaching campers to assess situations, use sound judgment and make good decisions as they take appropriate risks. Please note that Valmont Bike Park programs involve a higher level of risk due to the terrain and skills taught.  We mitigate these risks by grouping kids and teens by experience level, requiring protective equipment, providing environmental briefings, practicing falling techniques, and challenge by choice across all elements. Valmont Bike Park Skills Camp campers should be confident riding on two wheels (without training wheels). Campers who aren’t yet riding a two-wheeler or are just starting out should consider our Adventure Camp. Learn about our Pin Program! 

Want more bike park fun? Learn more about private instruction and after school programs at Valmont.

Camp Details

GRADES

Entering 2nd - 11th

Hours

9am - 3pm
Extended Care: 8am - 5:30pm

Lunch

$25 for a GoPicnic Daily Lunch

Dates

MAY: 29 - June 1 (4-days prorated)
JUNE: 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29
JULY: 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30-Aug 3
AUGUST: 6-10, 13-17

Girls Shred Camp (Girls only)

Skills Camp: Entering 2nd-4th Graders
JULY: 9-13, 16-20, 30-Aug 3
Adventure Team: Entering 5th-7th graders
JULY: 23-27

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1st WEEK $409 $25/$75
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$25 REGISTRATION FEE per camper/year (see policies)

Not coming July 4th? Use code: NO4th to prorate July 3rd session

CAMPS


Bike Park Riding

Technical Skills

Bike Maintenance

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After an initial skill evaluation, we team campers up with other riders at their level so they’re well supported as they take on bike park features including pump tracks, dirt jumps, dual slalom, slope style and single track cross country trails, practicing good trail etiquette as they ride.

Through riding different features of the park, campers get comfortable with a range of biking skills, including body positioning, falling techniques, cornering mechanics, aerial maneuvers and maintaining momentum on rocks and sand.

We introduce campers to the practices of basic bicycle repair and maintenance, also teaching them to safety check their bikes, gears and tires.

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Campers can use their own bikes.  For safety, we require that bikes have platform pedals–pedals with cages and clipless pedals can be unsafe while jumping.  Campers may also rent a Specialized brand bike from us specifically designed for park riding for $50 per week. With a single brake, no gears, an elongated frame and a low seat, these bikes let campers experience riding like the pros. (Plus, as rental bikes stay at Valmont overnight, you don’t have to worry about loading and unloading a bike every day).

We require campers to wear elbow pads, kneepads and bike gloves. You can bring your own or rent them from us for $15 per week. Kneepads must cover the knee and shin, and elbow pads must cover the elbow and most of the forearm.

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