Big Bear Mountain Bike Camps 2016


Photo credit: Caren Villaroman

We’ve made new Ninjas at the base of beautiful sandstone buttes in Arizona’s Papago Park, the stream side trails in Malibu, the oak and sycamore lined trails in Laguna Niguel, and the urban oasis zig-zag trails in San Diego’s Balboa Park.

And now, we’re taking our Ninja making machine up, up, up and away to the high altitude alpine village of Big Bear.

Bear-Valley-Bikes-LOGOBut even more exciting than that, is the fact that we’re not just offering our usual one-day clinics—we’ve partnered with Bear Valley Bikes to put together an incredible action-packed full weekend camp!

Our camp is 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, particularly the terrain of the Kenda Cup XC and Enduro Mountain Bike Races.


The camp is ideal for riders who have taken our Fundamentals or Int/Advanced Clinics and are ready to progress to the next level.  You don’t have to be a racer to get great benefit from this camp.  We will blend our traditional Intermediate – Advanced skills training with an in-depth tour of many of the fun and challenging trails in Big Bear.  We’ll split into groups of more experienced and less experienced riders so everyone can get the most out of the camp.


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Off the bike, you can enjoy the quaint, yet stunningly beautiful Big Bear Lake Village that boasts a wonderful shopping and dining district. After you do a little wine tasting or buy a souvenir, you can take a leisurely stroll down the street to take in the scenery at the lake’s waterfront or hop over to Bear Valley Bikes to pick up whatever bike related item you need.

snowsummit05The weekend will be 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.

This weekend’s camp will be lead by IMBA Certified Coach Richard La China and Aaron Lucy. camp_tech.jpg

 Camp Schedule and Details:

(Day 1) Saturday
– 8:45am – Arrival at Snow Summit Adventure Park
– 9:00am – 1:00pm – Skills session (including a brief review of basic skills followed by new skills like cornering with speed, drops, jumps, technical climbs and descents, efficiency and flow)
– 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch (provided)
– 2:00pm – 4:00pm – Skills session continued
– 6:00pm – Dinner at local restaurant and Mini-Seminar #2 – Fueling and Nutrition
-7:30pm **OPTIONAL** Mini-Seminar @Bear Valley Bikes – Bike Setup Q &A: Tire choices, suspension, etc

12743958_967563613330723_8385277578400171192_n(Day 2) Sunday
– 8:45am – Arrival at trailhead
– 9:00am – Preride briefing and course talk
– 9:15am – 1:00pm – Technical sessions/ skill review, taking your riding to the next level
– 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch (provided)
– 2:00pm – 4:00pm – Efficiency and flow review and practice back on the trails
– After 4:00pm you are free to hang around and get in some extra credit riding or pack up and head back home to the real world.

*We reserve the right to make changes to the schedule.

Skills training and mini-seminars
Lift ticket to get to top of mountain
Lunch on Saturday and Sunday

Upcoming Camps


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18mar - 19mar 188:45 ammar 19 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (SE0318) | ADVENTURESedona, Arizona

25mar - 26mar 258:45 ammar 26 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (SD0325) | ADVENTURELaguna Mountains, San Diego | Noble Canyon

25mar - 26mar 258:45 ammar 26 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (DA0325)Dallas, Texas


1apr8:45 am- 4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (OC0401)Orange County, California

7apr - 9apr 79:45 amapr 9 3-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (GA0406) | ADVENTUREMulberry Gap, Georgia

29apr8:45 am- 4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (SC0429) | ADVENTURESanta Cruz, California


20may - 21may 208:45 ammay 21 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (DN0520)Denver, Colorado

20may8:45 am- 4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (OC0520)Orange County, California


3jun - 4jun 38:45 amjun 4 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (CO0603)Colorado Springs, Colorado

10jun - 11jun 108:45 amjun 11 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (CO0610)Cheyenne, Wyoming

23jun - 25jun 234:00 pmjun 25 Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race Camp (LV0623)Leadville, Colorado


9sep - 10sep 98:45 amsep 10 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (SE0909) | ADVENTURESedona, Arizona

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Lodging and Accommodations:

While lodging is not included in the cost of the camp there are plenty of affordable hotels and cabins in the area that can be booked for the weekend. In fact, based on price and convenience, we strongly suggest that you book a room at the totally sweet cabin that Team Ninja has rented for the summer: pricing of the fully-furnished cabin ranges from $40-$120 per night. The cabin only sleeps 8 and will fill up fast.  Contact us for the link to the cabin availability and pricing.

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