Mountain Bike

The Town of Harrisburg mountain bike camp allows campers to spend the week with a group of like-minded kids and learn about all aspects of mountain biking in an age-appropriate, fun setting. We look to provide an opportunity for kids to expand their skill set and experience a week full of new challenges.

Challenge-by-Choice Philosophy

Campers can choose to ride less demanding trails and progress to more challenging trails as their skills and confidence grow. Campers will get all the encouragement and guidance they need without being forced or compelled to go on a ride.

Camp

July 27 - 31
9am to 4pm daily
$200 per camper
10 spots available
Ages 10-15*

Registration: Open until filled or July 1, 2020

*Possible age exceptions please contact, Adam Abernathy, directly by email.

Program Details

  • Prior experience in basic bike riding skills preferred
  • All staff and guides will have cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/first aid certification
  • Snack and Drinks Provided
  • Campers must pack lunch
  • All campers will get a camp T-shirt

Camp Itinerary (example from 2019)

Please check back regularly for the 2020 itinerary. 

Monday:

  • Check In
  • Introductions/warm up game
  • Bike and helpmet setup/fitting
  • Warm up ride around park track/gravel walking trails
  • Lunch
  • Introductory skills and riding technique on Double Track access roads
  • Introduction to Single Track riding technique at Harrisburg Park

Tuesday

  • Check In
  • Sherman Branch Trail Day
  • Lunch at Park
  • Introductory Bike maintenance clinic

Wednesday

  • Check In
  • North Mecklenburg Park Trail Day
  • Lunch at Park

Thursday

  • Check In
  • George Poston Park Trail Day
  • Lunch at Park

Friday

  • Check In
  • USNWC (US National Whitewater Center) Trail Day
  • Lunch at USNWC (can purchase lunch or bring lunch)

To register please visit: https://secure.rec1.com/NC/harrisburg-nc/catalog

**Instructors may or may not contact you prior to the camp’s, class’, or program’s start date. Please plan on arriving on the first day at the designated location and time. 

If you have questions about the camp, class, or program, please contact the Town of Harrisburg Parks and Recreation. Our phone number is (704) 455-7275 and we are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm daily, unless otherwise posted.**

Young girl riding bike on trail

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