Skill Level:

Beginner to Intermediate. Should be comfortable riding a bike on and off pavement before attending.


Boys & Girls Age 9-14

Pick up Drop Off Time:


Mountain Biking Camp

Age 9-14

Join our staff of experienced riders for a week on the trails. Campers will develop beginner and intermediate mountain biking skills including: steering, shifting, hill climbing and descending, log hopping, dodging obstacles, etiquette, maintenance, safety and more. Campers will ride in the morning, have a midday lunch/activity break, then get back on the bikes in the afternoon for more trail exploration!

Campers are placed in groups of beginner, intermediate, and advanced to ensure they are riding with campers of the same ability level.

Bikes and Helmets are provided, but campers are encouraged to bring their own mountain bike. We find it very beneficial for campers to ride a bike they are already comfortable on!

Campers should know how to ride a bike before signing up for this camp.

Plans for the week:

Monday: Games: Cone Slalom, No Toes, Slow Race Goals: Go over Challenge by Choice philosophy, Leave No Trace, and camp rules; assess rider skill levels.

Tuesday: Games: Cone Slalom, No Toes Goals: Review and reinforce basic skills from the previous day; introduce campers to different trail features; reinforcement of Challenge by Choice. 

Wednesday: Games: none Goals: Apply their skills to a long, cross country style ride. 

Thursday: Games: none Goals: Get wet; focus on challenge by choice and LNT 

Friday: Games: none Goals: Introduce campers to more advanced trails and elements; round out the week with some memorable riding moments.

Campers will most likely ride at FountainHead Regional Park, Laurel Hill Equestrian Center, Meadowood Park, as well as trails along the GCCCT. This list will be added to as we are modifying our trail riding locations for the summer!

Session Schedule

Tentative Summer 2023 Dates listed below!

Register through Arlington Parks & Rec 

See you Outside!

Arlington County

June 19-23

July 3-7

July 10-14

July 17-21

July 24-28

July 31-August 4

August 7-11

August 14-18

August 21-25

What to Bring/Wear

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Refund Policy

All deposits for camps and any programs or trips are non-refundable. We understand that things happen and we do make exceptions in cases of physical injury that will not allow a camper to attend camp. When working with other programs, we adhere to their refund policies. Please contact us directly if you need to withdraw from any camp, program, or trip.
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