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

june

02jun(jun 2)8:45 am03(jun 3)4:15 pmSOLD OUT! 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (NY060218)New York | Yorktown, NY

09jun(jun 9)8:45 am10(jun 10)4:15 pmSold Out! 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (AN0609182)Angel Fire, New Mexico

09jun(jun 9)8:45 am10(jun 10)4:15 pmSold Out! 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (BO0609182) | ADVENTUREBoston, Massachusetts

09jun(jun 9)8:45 am10(jun 10)4:15 pmSold Out! 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (SA060918) | ADVENTUREOcala, Florida

16jun(jun 16)8:45 am17(jun 17)4:15 pmSOLD OUT! 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (PO0616182) | ADVENTUREPortland, Maine

16jun(jun 16)8:45 am17(jun 17)4:15 pmSold Out!2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (SE0616182) | ADVENTURESEDONA, ARIZONA

16jun(jun 16)8:45 am17(jun 17)4:15 pmSOLD OUT!2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (DN0616182)Denver, Colorado

23jun(jun 23)8:45 am24(jun 24)4:15 pmSold Out! 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (OC0623182)Orange County, California

24jun(jun 24)8:45 am30(jun 30)4:15 pmMountain Bike Summer Camp (WI062418) | KIDS CAMP Manitowish Waters, WI

july

14jul(jul 14)8:45 am15(jul 15)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (EA0714182) | ADVENTUREEast Burke, Vermont

14jul(jul 14)8:45 am15(jul 15)4:15 pmSold Out!2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (SC0714182) | ADVENTURESanta Cruz, California

14jul(jul 14)8:45 am15(jul 15)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (DA0714182)Dallas, Texas

21jul(jul 21)8:45 am22(jul 22)4:15 pmSold Out!2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (VE0721182)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

21jul(jul 21)8:45 am22(jul 22)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (AT072118)Atlanta, Georgia

28jul(jul 28)8:45 am29(jul 29)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (SA0728182)San Antonio, TX

28jul(jul 28)8:45 am29(jul 29)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (ST0728182)Stokesville, VA

28jul(jul 28)8:45 am29(jul 29)4:15 pmSold Out! 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (NE0728182) | ADVENTURENewark, Delaware

august

04aug(aug 4)8:45 am05(aug 5)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (SH0804182) | ADVENTUREMT SHASTA SKI PARK, CA

11aug(aug 11)8:45 am12(aug 12)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (RD0811182)Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

11aug(aug 11)8:45 am12(aug 12)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (LA0811182)Los Angeles, California

18aug(aug 18)8:45 am19(aug 19)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (RO0818182)Roanoke, VA

18aug(aug 18)8:45 am19(aug 19)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (BR0811182) | ADVENTUREBrevard, North Carolina

25aug(aug 25)8:45 am26(aug 26)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (AL0825182)Albuquerque, New Mexico

september

01sep8:45 am02(sep 2)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (SD0901182)San Diego, California

08sep(sep 8)8:45 am09(sep 9)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (NE0908182) ADVENTURENewark, Delaware

08sep(sep 8)8:45 am09(sep 9)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (DN0908182)Denver, Colorado

22sep(sep 22)8:45 am23(sep 23)4:30 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (BE0922182) | ADVENTUREBend, Oregon

22sep(sep 22)8:45 am23(sep 23)4:15 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (SE0922182) | ADVENTURESedona, Arizona

22sep(sep 22)8:45 am23(sep 23)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (KN0922182) | ADVENTUREKnoxville, Tennessee

29sep(sep 29)8:45 am30(sep 30)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (ST0929182) | ADVENTURETrapp Family Lodge, Stowe, VT

october

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

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

13oct(oct 13)8:45 am14(oct 14)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (NE1013182)Yorktown, New York

20oct(oct 20)8:45 am21(oct 21)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (PH1020182)Phoenix, Arizona

20oct(oct 20)8:45 am21(oct 21)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (SA1020182)San Antonio, TX

20oct(oct 20)8:45 am21(oct 21)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (BE1020182) | ADVENTUREBENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS

20oct8:45 am4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (OC1020182)Orange County, California

27oct(oct 27)8:45 am28(oct 28)4:15 pm2-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 pm 2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (ST1027182)Stokesville, VA

november

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 (AT1103182)Atlanta, Georgia

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

10nov(nov 10)8:45 am11(nov 11)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (SC1110182) | ADVENTURESanta Cruz, California

17nov(nov 17)8:45 am18(nov 18)4:15 pm2-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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