The Buffalo Creek Adventure Trip is perfect for younger riders looking to do their first SMBA Adventure Trip. Buffalo Creek is close to home, only 1.5 hours from Boulder, but offers new adventures, new trails and beautiful camping.
Some describe Buffalo Creek as a mountain bike haven and it is obvious why. Buffalo Creek offers fun climbs that reward you with swoopy, flowing downhills.
In addition to riding with amazing SMBA coaches, each camper will learn to work as a team to set up camp, make meals, and clean up.
The SMBA Buffalo Creek Adventure Trip includes transportation, camping, food, and coaching.
To Be Announced
Food: Please bring your lunch for the first day and favorite riding fuel. Please let SMBA know if you have any dietary restrictions upon registration.
Water: Hydration pack and extra bottles
Riding gear for hot and cold weather (It could be 90 and sunny or 30 and snowing): Helmet, gloves, shorts, shoes, riding pack with: rain jacket, leg warmers, tubes(2), lube, pump, tools, and food
Money: Please bring spending money for food/fun and emergency (bike parts, medical…)
2 pair of hang out pants
1 pair of hang out shorts
2 pair of socks per day
Flip flops AKA bathroom/camp shoes
Mess Kit: spoon, fork, knife, bowl, plate, cup.
Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, …)
Flashlight and/or headlamp
Tent: In an effort to reduce gear space so we will be sharing tents. Three to four tents will be selected. If you end up in someone else tent please be respectful and keep your shoes and dirt outside.
Camping chair (optional)
Cards and/or games for bad weather
Put your name on everything
Drop Off: At drop off there will be a coach there to great you, as well as, other athletes being dropped off. Athletes are asked to arrive on time and check in with their coach. This is a great time to speak with the coach about any allergies, medical issues or concerns you may have. Please make sure that your athlete is prepared for the week before leaving. This includes: bike, shoes, helmet, tube, small tool, water, food camping gear and emergency money.
Monday: Meet at 8am at the SMBA office. After everyone has been checked in, the athletes will load the van for the road trip to Crested Butte.
Tuesday and Wednesday: The campers will wake up, prepare and eat breakfast, ride amazing trails, enjoy lunch, finish the ride, stop for showers, prepare and eat dinner, build the camp fire, roast marshmallows, sleep and repeat.
Thursday: At 7:30am campers will wake up and return to the SMBA office in the evening.
Pick Up: Each camper will call their parents when they are leaving Buffalo Creek and when they reach Golden to alert their parents of their arrival time. At the end of the trip coaches will be present to assist with questions and to let parents/guardians know if any issues arose during the week. Parents are encouraged to speak with the coaches about their child’s trip.