2020 TRAIL KIDS Summer Mountain Bike Camps

This summer we will be offering half day TRAIL KIDS mountain bike camps for kids ages 7-13 years old based out of the Trailhead.  We also encourage kids to register for one of the many Loppet Adventure Camps that are offered from June – August. Each year there are several families that attend the annual July Family Hayward Mountain Bike Camp in Hayward. This is a great opportunity to connect with other families while also enjoying the 100 plus miles of single track on the CAMBA mountain bike trail system.

TRAIL KIDS  mountain bike camps will be instructed by trained BIC (Loppet Bike Instructor Certified) coaches. The program will be a mix of teaching bike skills along with riding the different single track trails at Wirth Park. Youth will gain bike skills, play bike games and enjoy mountain bike adventures all week long! During camp the youth will be coached on a variety of mountain bike skills so they can become safe and confident riders. Skills include:

  • Ready/neutral position for descending hills
  • Pedaling/shifting efficiently,
  • Controlling speed and braking safely
  • Cornering confidently
  • Handling obstacles and rocky terrain
  • Riding with vision
  • Racing/pacing skills
  • Participants will be tested at the end of the session on different bike skills and will be able to move up in levels as they progress through the summer program.

All TRAIL KIDS  Mountain Bike Camps will meet Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. There will be a boys camp and girls camp going on at the same time but run separately.

Experience: We will split the kids into groups based on ability/age/gender. We welcome beginner to advanced mountain bike riders.  Each group will be lead by trained  LCW mountain bike coaches.

Camp Schedule:

Drop off at Trailhead base camp starting at 8:30 a.m.  The camp will start the first 20 minutes with large group games mountain bike skills course and specific bike drills. The rest of the day coaching groups will explore the mountain bike trails around the Wirth area along with some adventure rides to the beach, the Mississippi river Stone Arch Bridge, Ninja park, and Eloise butler Nature center. 

Equipment  Needed: All camp participants will need their own mountain bike, helmet and water carrier (camp will provide a TRAIL KIDS water bottle and T-shirt as part of camp). TRAIL KIDS will have a rental fleet of mountain bikes for those who do not have one for an additional fee of $30.

  • Camp Location: The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park
  • Time: 8:30 – 1:00
  • Cost: TBD – Fee includes TRAIL KIDS T-shirt and water bottle.
  • Scholarships Available: Fee reductions available for those in financial need. Please inquire by email with Todd Bauer at bauer@loppet.org.
  • Bike rental: Additional $30
  • 2020 Camp Sessions:
    • June Camp Dates: TBD
      • Girls Rock June Mountain bike
      • Boys June Mountain Bike
    • July Camp Dates: TBD
      • Girls Rock June Mountain bike
      • Boys June Mountain Bike
    • August Camp Dates: TBD
      • Girls Rock June Mountain bike
      • Boys June Mountain Bike

Cancellation Policy

Summer camp can be canceled by the participant up to 30 days before the first day of camp, you will receive a full refund minus $40.00 processing fee. Their are no refunds 29 days before the first day of camp.