Keeping up with the Kids

Many parents sign their child up for SMBA hoping that that their child will someday be able to keep up with them, only to find that their child quickly becomes faster than they are. Whether a parent or not, Keeping up with the Kids Camp gives adult riders the skills they will need to keep up with the super shredders of tomorrow.

Keeping up with the Kids Camps are taught by past SMBA athlete, 2012 Downhill Junior National Champion and current coach Alex Willie. He may be “just a kid” but participants will ride away from this camp with a new bag of tricks, valuable bike handling skills and increased confidence.

Each camp will explore a new trail and focus on a specific skill.

Rates and Dates
April 2, April 9 and April 16 -Make-up day April 30 (each session sold separately)
Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm @ the trail head

$45 Early Bird         $60 after April 1
(each session sold separately)

April 4 – Meet at Doudy Draw Trailhead – Spring Brook Loop
April 11 – Meet at Picture Rock Trailhead – Picture Rock
April 18 – Meet at Heil Trailhead – Wapiti Trail

April 30 – Make up for weather – Location to TBD

Coach: Alex Willie


Camp #1 Doudy Draw is the perfect place to start dialing in your sweet mountain bike skills with Alex Willie. This trail has something for everyone including mellow meadow crossings, challenging climbs and winding descents through the tree.

Camp #2 Picture Rock provides fun flowing sections, tight technical bits and a new challenge around every corner. This stretch of singletrack will keep each rider on their toes and provides a perfect landscape for learning about cornering and breaking.

Camp #3 Hall Ranch, Antilope Trail Head provides access to one of the front range favorites. This trail starts with a hard climb that reviles open meadows, sweet singletrack and great views, follow that up with a fabulous descent and riders will not be disappointed. * Technical Bonus: during this session riders will have the option to tackle extremely technical terrain and try out there new skills.

What to Bring

To insure a safe and pleasant day of cycling, please be sure that your bike is in good working condition. Please visit Tin Shed Sports for a free safety check. Other local shops provide safety checks for a nominal fee.

  • Mountain bike
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Cycling gloves
  • Helmet
  • Cycling shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack or hydration pack to carry the following while riding:
  • Rain jacket/Layers
  • Water
  • Spare tube (check the tube size and valve type)
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks

Nutritious Items that hold up on the trail include:
Nut butters, jerky, apples, oranges, energy bars, dried fruit, nuts, string cheese, hummus, pretzels, cold pizza, burritos, carrots, celery, radishes, sugar snap peas, sliced bell peppers, and sandwiches.

Please avoid:
Most dairy products (e.g. yogurt, milk, soft cheese), fragile fruit (e.g. bananas, strawberries, grapes), sodas, mayonnaise, and high sugar snacks.

Day in a Life

Drop Off: At drop off there will be a coach there to great you, as well as, other riders being dropped off. Riders 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.

Ride: After everyone has been checked in, the athletes will  go with the coach. Riders will  do introductions, a bike safety check and  begin riding. Rides will be skills focused including drills, section analysis and detailed feedback.

Snack: Please bring a small snack to optimize energy and fun.

Pick Up: SMBA riders will return to the trail head at the end of the ride.