Explorer Camp, Grades 5 – 8

Summer Camps – Explorers Grade 5-8 (ages 10- 13)


Practice bike skills, build confidence & explore new trails   


Explorers is a summer camp program geared towards 5th – 8th grade athletes who have basic bike handling skills and are comfortable riding on singletrack, but whom are not quite ready for the longer more challenging Summer Team program rides.


This is a 4-day camp geared towards athletes who want build upon the skills they have learned in previous camps and want to explore a variety of rides and trails on City of Boulder and County Open Space trails.

During each ride, coaches foster teamwork and camaraderie; and work with athletes to practice bike handling skills necessary for navigating technical sections of trail, build endurance for longer rides, practice proper trail etiquette on multi-use trails, and learn about trail side bike repairs. 


The Explorers camp provides athletes the opportunity to practice their bike handling skills and learn new skills within a positive, encouraging, and non-competitive environment. Each day of camp, athletes ride on a different trail or trail system with varied terrain and have numerous opportunities to practice a variety of bike handling skills.


Tentative Ride Locations for this Summer: 

  • Mondays: Doudy Draw
  • Tuesdays: Betasso Preserve
  • Wednesdays: Valmont Bike Park
  • Thursdays: Heil Ranch (ride meets at main parking lot; Wapiti trailhead).

Bike & Equipment Requirements for Camps:

  • Athletes must have a trail-ready mountain bike in safe working condition with hand brakes, multiple gears, adequate tires, and a minimum 24” wheel size.
  • Athletes must have a comfortable hydration pack or backpack that can hold and carry the following items during each ride: lunch/snacks, water, sunscreen, rain jacket, and an extra tube. We highly recommend a CamelBak type hydration pack with storage compartment and a built-in water reservoir capable of carrying 100oz of water.
  • Athletes must be prepared to spend a full day on the trail riding bikes in summer weather conditions each day of camp. 

Have you already ridden with an Explorers camp or two?  Are you comfortable riding all day on intermediate trails? Ready to explore some more challenging trails and spend more time on your bike? Check out our Summer Team program: Boulder Summer Team


For additional information or questions contact heather@lertprograms.com


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