Big Bear Mountain Bike Camps 2017

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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.  Note: We will be riding the trails around the Snow Summit area, but will not be riding the bike park itself.  Trails we’ll ride include some previous year Enduro runs, technical and high-speed XC course segments and a couple less-known, truly challenging and fun trails.

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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 Pro Rider / IMBA Certified Coach Richard La China.

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 Camp Schedule and Details:

(Day 1) Saturday
– 8:45am – Arrival at trailhead (TBA)
– 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

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.
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Includes:
Skills training and mini-seminars
Transportation to top of mountain
Lunch on Saturday and Sunday

Upcoming Camps

october

06oct(oct 6)8:45 am07(oct 7)4:15 pmSold Out! 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (BR1006182) | ADVENTUREBrevard, North Carolina

06oct(oct 6)8:45 am07(oct 7)4:15 pmSold Out!2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (BO1006182)Boston, Massachusetts

12oct(oct 12)9:45 am14(oct 14)4:15 pmSOLD OUT! 3-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (MU1012183) | ADVENTUREMulberry Gap, Georgia

13oct(oct 13)8:45 am14(oct 14)4:15 pmSold Out!2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (NE1013182)Yorktown, New York

20oct(oct 20)8:45 am21(oct 21)4:15 pmSOLD OUT!2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (SA1020182)San Antonio, TX

20oct(oct 20)8:45 am21(oct 21)4:15 pmSOLD OUT!2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (BE1020182) | ADVENTUREBENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS

20oct(oct 20)8:45 am21(oct 21)4:15 pmSOLD OUT!2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (PH1020182)Phoenix, Arizona

27oct(oct 27)8:45 am28(oct 28)4:15 pmSold Out!2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (NA1027182)NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

27oct(oct 27)8:45 am28(oct 28)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (VE1027182)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

27oct(oct 27)8:45 am28(oct 28)4:15 pmSold Out! 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (ST1027182)Stokesville, VA

november

03nov(nov 3)8:45 am04(nov 4)4:15 pmSold Out!2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (AT1103182)Atlanta, Georgia

03nov(nov 3)8:45 am04(nov 4)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (LA1103182)LAGUNA MOUNTAIN, SAN DIEGO | NOBLE CANYON

03nov(nov 3)8:45 am04(nov 4)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (OC1020182)Orange County, California

10nov(nov 10)8:45 am11(nov 11)4:15 pmSold Out!2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (SC1110182) | ADVENTURESanta Cruz, California

10nov(nov 10)8:45 am11(nov 11)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (FL1110182) | ADVENTUREOcala, Florida

17nov(nov 17)8:45 am18(nov 18)4:15 pmSold Out!2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (DA1117182)Dallas, Texas

december

01dec8:45 am02(dec 2)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (LA1201182)Los Angeles, California

15dec(dec 15)8:45 am16(dec 16)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (SE1215182) | 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.

About

Richard La China is a Professional Mountain Bike racer, USAC Certified Cycling Coach and a IMBA Certified Mountain Bike Skills Instructor who coaches beginner to pro cyclist. Currently working with mountain bike XC, Endurance and Enduro racers and other competitive and non-competitive mountain bike riders seeking to become their best.

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