The Flat Tire Co. staff is excited to offer our first children’s program in July of 2019. This is a three day camp focused on helping increase kids confidence, skills, and love for riding mountain bikes.
DATES: Friday., July 26 to Sun., July 28
LENGTH: 3 days, 1 night.
COST: $350 per camper, with discounts on siblings.
SATURDAY NIGHT CAMPING: We can provide a tent if needed. Please send them with a sleeping bag, pillow, and pad.
Parents are welcome to join in on our weekend adventure, let us know if you are interested.
CAMP AGES: 7-13
MEETING TIME & LOCATION: 9am at Bike Shop Friday and Saturday morning. Kids will be shuttled by instructors or you are welcome to join us!
WHAT IS INCLUDED FOR YOUR CHILD
- Flat Tire Co. water bottle and shirt
- Snacks (fruit, granola bars, pretzels, goldfish, water, juice)
- Downhill Bike Park Pass: Friday
- Big Bear Pass: Saturday- Sunday
- Meals Saturday: lunch and dinner
- Meals Sunday: breakfast and lunch
- Daily transportation to and from ride venues
- Professional guides and instructors
WHAT YOUR CHILD NEEDS
- Full Face Helmet (rentals available)
- Bicycle (rentals available)
- Knee + Elbow Pads (rentals available)
- Daily change of clothing
- Extra Shoes
- Packed Lunch (Friday)
- Sleep wear, sleeping bag, pad, pillow (Saturday)
OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO.
FRIDAY- SEVEN SPRINGS
Today we will practice gearing up, braking, shifting, and body position. Upon arriving we will set up an obstacle course and play games focused on the fundamentals. After lunch we will take time to apply skills and focus on balance using bridges, skinnies, and bike games.
We will talk about uphill and downhill riding and how to ride safer and faster. We will see obstacles including: logs, roots, and rocks. Children interested will have the opportunity to see and do drops (1/2 ft - 2 ft high). Children must be 8 years old to ride the lift, our younger member will be able to practice skills outside of the bike lift trails. Your child must have a full face helmet and pads for this day.
SATURDAY- BIG BEAR DAY 1
Drop the kids off by 9am or meet us to join for a day of riding at Big Bear!!! Once we arrive staff will set up camp while we have a short bike maintenance clinic and snack. Today we will practice applying skills in a single track setting. Following our ride children will be taken to the water park on premise. We will end the afternoon with a campers menu of hot dogs, grilled cheese, moon pies, and smores. If your child has any dietary restrictions please let us know.
DAY 3- BIG BEAR DAY 2
Wake up Sunrise. Some cowboy coffee for the adults. Camp kitchen breakfast of bacon, eggs, and toast. Today we will focus on a longer ride. Ride preparation and the fundamentals of riding single track. Before we depart campers can participate in mini-golf. We will eat lunch before departing, see at the shop for pick up.