Mountain Bike Camp Update

richard_singletrackIt’s time to increase your mountain bike confidence!

Our next Mountain Bike Camp is just around the corner and we are getting a TON of questions about these three-day adventures. We figure that if some of you have questions, then all (ok, at least most) of you have questions. So, to answer them, we’ve put together this handy-dandy, easy-to-read guide, which starts with listing all of our camp locations for 2015. Read on to find enlightenment!

Mountain Bike Camp Locations

What To Expect At Mountain Bike Camp

The camps are designed for the enthusiast rider or avid racer that is looking to build up and clean up their “toolbox” of mountain bike skills in order to handle a variety of terrain at speed.

We blend an in-depth version of our traditional Intermediate – Advanced skills training with coached riding sessions and several mini-seminars on hot topics like nutrition, altitude acclimatization, and the perfect bike set-up.

After camp, you will see an immediate improvement in your riding and will have a boost in confidence on technical trails. You will be able to tackle rougher terrain and trickier corners with greater control and flow through single track, switchbacks, and berms with far more speed and efficiency.

You can think of our camps as an awesome opportunity for what we like to call a “traincation”a fun-filled vacation in which you get to spend most of your time doing what you like to do most, ride your mtb.  You can find the detailed camp schedule here.

What’s Included

  • Ninja Mountain Bike Skills Jersey (when you sign up before 04/30/15)
  • Swag Bag
  • Discount at Host Bike Shop
  • Lift Tickets (Big Bear and Park City)
  • Skills Training
  • Mini-Seminars (Nutrition, Acclimatization, Bike Setup/Fit)
  • Lunch Provided for All 3 days
  • Post-Camp Snacks on Saturday Evening

Skills Covered

Who’s Teaching?

Richard La China (Big Bear, Bend, Fruita, Park City)

  • Professional XC Endurance Racer
  • IMBA Certified Skills Coach (Level II)
  • USAC Certified Cycling Coach

Aaron Lucy (Big Bear, Fruita)

  • Expert Downhill Racer
  • IMBA Certified Skills Instructor

Kris Gross | Pro Rider (Big Bear, Park City, Bend)

  • IMBA Certified Skills Instructor
  • USAC Certified Cycling Coach

Regina Jefferies (Big Bear, Park City, Sedona)

  • Expert DH/Enduro Racer
  • IMBA Certified Skills Instructor
  • National DH Championship Winner 2014

Rachel Throop | Pro Rider (Big Bear)

  • 2014 4th Overall NAET
  • 2014 2nd Kamikaze Games Mammoth – Enduro
  • 2014 5th BME Keystone, CO
  • 2006 3rd Pan American Games
  • 2006 Junior Expert XC National Champion

 

Off-The-Bike At Mountain Bike Camp

After camp each day you can enjoy all the scenery, shopping, and dining that your destination has to offer. Our camp locations are known as prime real estate not only for their awesome mountain bike trails, but also for their leisure activities. Any non-mountain bikers accompanying you for the long weekend will have more than enough to do to keep them happy and busy.  Learn more about our camp locations here.

 

How Much Do Camps Cost?

Camps range in price according to location and prices increase the closer you get to the camp date.  It’s always best to sign up sooner than later to ensure you get a spot before the clinics fills at the lowest possible price.  Check the complete camp schedule and prices here.

Where To Stay?

While lodging is not included in the cost of the camp there are plenty of affordable hotels near our camps that can be booked for the weekend.   Inquire with us for information about the host hotel for each location.

Here’s What People Are Saying About Us …

Best. Investment. Ever. Ninja Mountain Bike Skills will definitely bring up your riding level a notch or two. Being able to get instant feedback from the instructor (s) in this case Richard La China and his assistant is invaluable. From getting the correct riding position to improving the skills necessary to have a fast flow through the trails builds confidence and is the key to having more fun when mountain bike riding. Also I’ve taken one-on-one lessons (with Richard La China) and it really speeds up the learning (in my case it was basic jumping) in any area where you deem to be weak in or just need improvement. ~ Thad G.  

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powerbar_logoPowerBar is our official camp nutrition sponsor.  Nutrition provided to camp participants includes PowerBar Gel, Energy Blasts Chews and more.

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