5th – 6th Grade Expedition Mountain Biking Camp
Our weeklong biking expedition camp is designed for entering 5th – 6th graders who are excited to shred on backcountry trails. Participants must have some. Participants must have some experience mountain biking on moderately technical single-track trails.* This program will support campers to continue building a solid foundation of riding, technical skills, and knowledge of bike maintenance. A four-day journey into the Rocky Mountain town of Crested Butte and Gunnison, expedition mountain biking will transform young mountain bikers into self-assured, self-reliant trail shredders.
Campers spend their first and last night camping on site at Mt. Evans. The first full day is spent preparing for their journey, getting to know their fellow travelers as they learn tips for packing, planning and navigating on their trip. They’ll also get familiar with their biking equipment, making sure all the gear they need for their trail-riding adventures is present and ready for action.
After four days of base-camping outside Gunnison, exploring, cooking, and honing their cycling skills on a variety of riding trails in Crested Butte and Gunnison, plus an afternoon of mini golf, climbing, and trampolines at Crested Butte Adventure Park, campers will return to Mt. Evans for our closing ceremony to wrap up the week and celebrate their success. We highly encourage campers to bring their personal mountain bike from home to increase their comfort level on the trails, otherwise we offer a limited number of Specialized Fuse and Rip Rock bikes for rent for $50. If you do bring your personal bike, make sure it is fully tuned by a bike mechanic and fitted to the rider.
*Moderately technical single-track trails include the following terrain: hill climbs and
descents, rocks, roots, loose gravel/sand, and switchbacks. Previous experience is needed as days will be skill intensive and physically exerting.