All camps: a mountain bike in good repair (suspension bike is highly recommended for FR camps)
All camps: Helmet (full face helmet required for FR camps)
Suitable clothing for weather
Close-toed shoes – no sandals or flip-flops!
Riding pack (no school bags)
Water and lunch (in consideration of others, please don’t bring nuts)
Sunscreen (weather dependant)
A positive attitude
Where do we meet on the first day?
Drop off and Pick up locations for the first day will be included in your registration package. If there are any changes for the remainder, instructors will advise parents at the end of each class. Updates will also be posted on the status page.
What happens if it rains?
Welcome to Vancouver! Yes it rains, and camps run as usual. Bring proper rain gear to stay comfortable during the ride. With that being said, check the status page before heading out each day.
What type of mountain bike do I need?
A bike in good mechanical condition. This includes: working brakes, working shifters, and no loose/damaged parts). A bike that fits the rider (not too big, not too small). If you have any questions regarding the suitability of the bike, please contact us prior to the camp to discuss.
What should I expect on the first day?
On the first day we’ll start with a quick once-over check to ensure everyone’s mountain bikes are ready to hit the trails. The trails we ride on the first day allow us to be flexible and choose trails of varying difficulty based on the skill level of the group.
What if I don’t know anyone?
You will meet other riders just like you and you’ll all have fun learning new skills.
Can I bring a friend (or two)?
Who are the instructors?
Most of our instructors work at the local ski hills as Ski & Board instructors and Ski Race coaches during the winter. Several have been with us for quite a few years. Some even started out as riders in our camps!
All of our instructors are very experienced mountain bikers who love to pass on their knowledge and assist younger riders to improve their riding skills. As our instructor to rider ratio is 4-1 (MR & TB) and 6-1 (FR) maximum; everyone in the group receives individual attention required to learn safe riding skills.