More Important Camp Details
Camp will offer both boys and girls between the ages of 8 -16 years old an amazing mountain biking camp experience. Our camp provides instruction on the bike and off that will have you riding like never before in a short period of time whilst incorporating a fun learning environment. Our coaching professionals are super stoked to help you take your riding to the next level!
*Previous beginners mountain bike riding would be ideal.
- Setting up your bike properly
- How a mountain bike works
- Gearing and braking
- Weight distribution and body positioning
- Correct pedalling technique
- Cornering and traction principles
- Obstacles and drops
- Climbs - traction, line choice, gearing and pedaling
- Descending - body position, line choice, speed
- Basic bike maintenance
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout camp. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability.
Camp Check-in: First day at 8:45am.
Camp Hours are: 9:00am - 3:00pm every day.
Camp Check-out: There will be a graduation ceremony at 2:45pm on the final day that all parents are encouraged to attend (location will be announced at camp).
CAMP MEALS AND GEAR
ALL RIDERS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING THEIR OWN BIKE and provide their gear, sunscreen and meals/drink each day!
In the event of wet weather you will be notified if camp is cancelled and/or rescheduled for the day/s and what your options are moving forward!
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers after completing the registration. Please bring these forms with you to camp on the first day as we will be collecting them.
Lovers walk Firetrail Gate, get onto Barnet St and head north uphill, the gate and parking is just past the 'S' bend.
Knapsack Reserve has a maze of older Dirt bike, 4WD and service tracks. Riding varies from firetrail and single track to rocky technical sections with some good pinch climbs.
The kmz file shows what is probably the most common XC loop in the area. This can be varied by exploring some of the other trails that fork off. The trail down to the old water works down the "Chute" is a good secondary loop for a technical ride.
A small car park is available next to Lovers Walk gate at the top of Barnett Street.
Toilet Facilities will be used at Knapsack Park.