2022 Youth Mountain Bike Camps

Pend Oreille Pedalers will offer two weeks of Mountain Bike Camps for kids aged 7-13, with spots limited to 32 riders each week. Adult instructors and "junior tailgunners" lead four groups of eight at different venues throughout the week.

Our camps are limited to children whose families are POP members. If you have not renewed your membership for 2022, please do so now before registering for camp!

Week 1 August 22nd - 26th, 2022

Week 2 August 29th - September 2nd, 2022

Who can participate?

Children aged 7-13 who are already capable bikers and have some experience riding on singletrack mountain bike trails. Participants will register for either the beginner, intermediate, or advanced program. On day one of the camp all participants will ride in the same venue and coaches will make adjustments to groups as they deem necessary.

  • "Beginners" should already be capable of riding the narrow trails at Pine Street Woods. Ages 7-10.
  • "Intermediate" riders should already be comfortable on the trails at the Schweitzer Roundabout and in the Lower Basin. Ages 8-13.
  • "Advanced" riders should already be comfortable on the trails off the top of Schweitzer, including High Point, Pinch Flat, Beargrass, and others. Ages 9-13.

Where and when do we meet?

All participants will meet at 9 am on Day 1 of the camp at the Pine Street Woods parking lot. On the first day coaches will determine if participants possess the correct skills for the program they are signed up for and sort kids into groups for the week. Days 2-5 will take place at different venues depending on which group your child is in.

Beginner group:
  • Day 2 in Pine Street Woods: 9:00 drop-off, 12:00 pm pick-up.
  • Day 3 in Pine Street Woods: 9:00 drop-off, 12:00 pm pick-up.
  • Day 4 in Pine Street Woods: 9:00 drop-off, 12:00 pm pick-up.
  • Day 5 at the Schweitzer Roundabout: 9:00 am drop-off, 12:00 pm pick-up.
Intermediate group:
  • Day 2 in VTT: 9:00 am drop-off, 12:00 pm pick-up.
  • Day 3 at Schweitzer Roundabout: 9:00 am drop-off, 12:00 pm pick-up at the 2nd switchback trailhead on Schweitzer Mountain Road.
  • Day 4 in VTT: 9:00 am drop-off, 12:00 pm pick-up.
  • Day 5 at Schweitzer resort: 10:45 am drop-off at the Gateway parking lot, 3:00 pm pick-up.
Advanced group:
  • Day 2 at Schweitzer Roundabout: 9:00 am drop-off, 12:00 pm pick-up at the 2nd switchback trailhead on Schweitzer Mountain Road
  • Day 3 at VTT: 9:00 am drop-off, 12:00 pm pick-up.
  • Day 4 at Schweitzer resort: 10:45 am drop-off at the Gateway parking lot, 3:00 pm pick-up.
  • Day 5 at Schweitzer resort: 10:45 am drop-off at the Gateway parking lot, 3:00 pm pick-up.

Price

  • Beginner program: $150
  • Intermediate program*: $180
  • Advanced program**: $210

* Includes one day of lift-assisted riding at Schweitzer

**Includes two days of lift-assisted riding at Schweitzer

More Information

Group size

Groups are limited to 8 riders per adult. Each adult coach will have a "tailgunner," (either a parent or an older teenage "junior coach.")

Equipment

  • A well fitting mountain bike, which must be in riding condition before each day of camp (tires inflated, drivetrain shifting smoothly and well lubricated, functioning brakes, etc.) Riders in the advanced camp must have a mountain bike with at least front suspension.
  • Helmets are required.
  • Bike gloves and comfortable riding clothes are recommended.
  • A water bottle on their bike or in a pack at all times
  • A healthy snack or a sack lunch. On the days the intermediate and advanced groups are riding Schweitzer, participants must bring a sack lunch. Please feed your child a healthy breakfast before sending them to the meeting point each morning.

The Rides

Pine Street Woods: ~4 miles of beginner singletrack + ~4 miles of easy wide trails. Minimal elevation gain ~250 feet. Rides will start and finish from the PSW parking lot. VIEW TRAIL DESCRIPTIONS

VTT: This is the property directly south of PSW, where there are ~3 miles of beginner trail and a growing network of intermediate and advanced trails perfect for skills progression.

The Roundabout & Lower Basin Trails: ~10 miles of intermediate/advanced singletrack. Moderate elevation gain ~800 feet. Rides will start and finish at the roundabout above the final switchback on Schweitzer Mountain Road, and may include one shuttle lap per day. VIEW TRAIL DESCRIPTIONS

Schweitzer Mountain Resort lift laps: ~12 miles of advanced singletrack. Little or no elevation gain (lift tickets included). Rides will start and finish at the base of the Great Escape Quad.  VIEW TRAIL DESCRIPTIONS

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