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Friday, March 07, 2014

All Camps meet outside of the Bike Shop (The Mountain Adventure Center) at 9am. On the first morning of the camp the coaches will work with each camper to cover basic pre-ride bike inspections and bike set up. This ensures that your bike is properly set up for your body. This includes adjusting the front and rear suspension, saddle height, brake levers, shifter levers, etc. After bike inspection and set up the group as a whole will move into a fundamental skills assessment so the coaches can get a baseline of where everyone is in terms of riding abilities. After covering the fundamentals, the coaches will break campers out into a few groups, generally consisting of 5-8 riders of similar skill levels and move into more specific skill discussion, demonstration, practice, and evaluation sessions. After covering several specific skills in a practice environment the group will head into the bike park to apply those skills in on-trail experiences. The coaches will move around in the group and give one on one time to each camper throughout the trail riding sessions and provide direct feedback and encouragement.

Camps will break mid-day for lunch. The afternoon sessions are often similar to the morning sessions and riders are encouraged to discuss any specific goals or skills they’re interested in covering. Camp will run until the Bike Park closes (5:00pm).

Lodging - If you’re lodging through Snowshoe Central Reservations, you may check in at Mountain Top Check in located in the Top of the World Lodging Complex at the South Mountain. This check-in location is open 24 hours for your convenience.

Ravenswood: This is the most affordable and basic of the lodging option at just $33 plus tax for 2 nights in a private bedroom in a 3 bedroom dormitory style apartment. These are very basic, shared units and while they don’t offer luxury, they do offer a practical and affordable lodging option on top of the mountain with just a 2 minute walk to the heart of the village. Each 3 bedroom unit offers a full kitchen, shared bath, and access to coin laundry.

Bike Rentals – If you choose to rent a bike, it is recommended that you pick up your bike and gear at the MAC (bike shop) on the evening prior to the first day of camp. If you have your own freeride or Downhill bike but need gear (full face helmet, body armor, etc.) the bike shop does rent this stuff. The MAC staff will open Saturday (9:00am) if you are unable to pick up your bike the night before.