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Bike Camp

 We are excited for yet another great summer of Mountain Biking.  Bike Camp are geared toward the beginner to intermediate rider who is 6-14 years old.  All campers must be able to ride a bike independently without training wheels. During we will bike on trails  in Richmond and surrounding towns.  Plus we will travel to some trails that are an hour away from Richmond, including Burke, Stowe, etc.

 

Campers will begin each day with a skills workshop and some light riding in Richmond. We will be joined by our friends from Earl’s Bike Shop to learn about bike safety, maintenance, and etiquette. Campers will depart Richmond by bus between 9:00-10:00 am each day and head to our riding destination.  Campers will spend the day enjoying a mix of trail riding, games, snack and lunch time, and swimming . Campers will return to school for pick up by 3:30 PM each day, 

We have a great team of counselors this summer who teach PE at area schools and are looking forward to working with your children.  If you would like to join us for a day of riding, please let us know by emailing brian.godfrey@cesuvt.org

Daily gear checklist:  (Please make sure all gear is labeled with your camper’s name!)

  •  Bike helmet (Bike certified helmets, not skateboard helmets)

  •  Mountain bike (Extra bikes and helmets are available if needed. Bike storage is available at RES for the week of camp.)

  •  Water carrying device (a bottle if your camper’s bike has a bottle cage, or a Camelbak)

  •  Lunch and plenty of healthy snacks

  •  Bike riding clothing (athletic shorts are recommended).  Please send some extra layers of clothing, rain gear, and a complete set of dry clothes.   We will ride rain or shine (but not in thunderstorms) and want campers to be equipped for a comfortable day.

  •  An old towel for camper cleanup before boarding the bus for home

  •  An old t-shirt for cleaning the bike (old toothbrush if you have one laying around)

  •  Bug repellent (for the usual bugs, but importantly for ticks as well)

  •  Sunscreen (Please apply in the morning before drop off and send with your camper for re-application.)

Bike Camp Schedule