Expedition Mountain Biking Colorado - 9th to 11th - Expedition

Built for 9th-11th graders with mountain biking experience,* our weeklong expedition camp boosts teen’s skills and confidence as they bike every day and camp out every night. Campers will pitch their tents in Curt Gowdy State Park in Wyoming, 24 miles west of Cheyenne, then spend the week on their bikes exploring its gorgeous meadows, dramatic granite formations and miles and miles of trails.

With a group of up to 13 campers and two expert instructors, riders will traverse Curt Gowdy’s extensive network of dedicated mountain biking trails, along with miles more at nearby Happy Jack Recreation Area. For up to five hours each day, they’ll build their technical, trail riding and bike maintenance skills, plus learn the fundamentals of sleeping comfortably and cooking deliciously in the great outdoors. And for a refreshing break, campers will take to the Cache la Poudre River to enjoy a day of white water rafting!

It’s a week of epic riding, character-building, tent camping and unforgettable fun that transforms young mountain bikers into skilled, self-assured trail shredders.

* Participants must have some experience biking on single-track dirt trails and uneven rocky terrain. Campers will likely be divided up by experience level during rides. We strongly encourage campers to bring their own fully tuned, well-fitted mountain bikes to increase their comfort level. If they don’t have a bike or bring one that isn’t trail-ready, they can rent from our fleet for a $50 fee.

* Departure and pick up are in Louisville, CO.


Camp Length One Week
Price $1,360

Add Ons Price
Bike Rental $50
DEN Airport Camp Shuttle $40 one-way
$80 round-trip
Sleeping Bag and Pads To minimize Covid risks we
are not offering these in 2021.



Entering 9th-11th


1-Week Session
Sunday Check-In, 10:00 AM
Friday Check-Out, 3:00 PM

The Week's Adventures

Trail Riding

Technical Skills

Bike Maintenance

White Water Rafting



Taking off daily from trailheads either a bike ride away at Curt Gowdy or a van ride away at Happy Jack, campers will tackle various single-track trails as they practice climbing, descending and navigating rugged terrain.

Campers will level up their skills with technical obstacles, off-camber trails, tabletop jumps and more, adapting their technique and body positions to a range of landscapes.

When they’re not riding, campers will learn the nuts and bolts of bike maintenance, solving derailleur tension issues, adjusting chain lengths and truing wheels to prepare for any challenge that might arise on their rides.

Campers take a break from the trail with a day on the water at nearby Cache la Poudre River. With help from a licensed rafting company, they’ll learn to paddle safely through small rapids and work together to navigate their rafts.

Campers will learn to maintain a campsite, setting up and breaking down their equipment, keeping their space tidy and cooking meals in the backcountry. They’ll play games during downtime and swap stories around the campfire, building deep, lasting friendships with their fellow expedition-mates.

Throughout the week, campers will practice important interpersonal skills like communication, problem solving and teamwork. Through games during downtime, stories around the campfire and time alone reflecting, they’ll build confidence and comfort within the group and as an individual.

Sample Schedule

Every camper’s schedule is a little different. However, to get an idea of a typical day, here’s our rough schedule:

7 AM
Rise and shine!
7:15 AM
Morning Circle
7:30 AM
8:15 AM
Self & Group Care
9 AM
Adventure #1
12:45 PM
Siesta! & Relax
1:30 PM
Adventure #2 (or continuation of #1)
4:30 PM
Daily Debrief
5 PM
Hang Out & Bond
5:45 PM
Evening Circle
6:00 PM
6:45 PM
"Free Choice"
7:45 PM
Evening Activity & Campfire Chats
9:00 PM
Tent Time / Bedtime

Expedition Pre-Camp Guide

Already registered? All the information you need about your expedition multi-sport adventure – where to go, what to bring, camp photo links – is waiting for you in our Pre-Camp Guide.

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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.