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How to properly fit your child's mountain bike


Gear Gang Camp

Ages 6-8 // Level 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Our mountain bike camps get your child stoked to be outside! By the end of the week, your child won't just want to go biking but will want to be a mountain biker. Our mountain bike camps will build a strong foundation of biking skills, endurance and knowledge of mountain biking. Your child will challenge themselves going uphill, downhill, cross country, and even trying out some jumps. At WinSport we've got a campus that offers a diversity of terrain that allows riders to experience it all. Register your child into one of five levels and get them ready to spend the day outside on their bike. Aside from breaking for hydration, nutrition, and equipment fixes your child will be on the trails all day. Let's get sendy!


Level 1



This level is for bikers with no experience! Let us teach your child the first steps of riding a bike. They will learn through a fun introduction to all aspects of cycling. They will practice in a progressive learners area as they explore and learn with a friendly group of like-minded kids.

In this level your rider will:

  • learn a general introduction to biking
  • learn how to correct body position and braking techniques to improve control while riding.

Equipment Requirements

  • Half shell helmet
  • Knee/elbow pads (optional)
  • Water bottle/camelback gloves
  • Bike repair kit
  • Suitable mountain bike with hand brakes and gears

REGISTER 
Length Time Camp Dates Price
1 day 9 am - 4 pm Jun 29 / Jun 30
$99
1 day 9 am - 4 pm Jul 1
$109
2 day 9 am - 4 pm Jul 2 / Jul 3
$179
4 day 9 am - 4 pm Aug 4-7 $329
5 day 9 am - 4 pm
Jul 6-10 / Jul 13-17 / Jul 20-24 / Jul 27-31 / Aug 10-14 / Aug 17-21 / Aug 24-28 $389

Level 2



Your rider has completed level 1, is able to perform controlled stops using hand brakes and is ready to learn to bike on uneven terrain. Level 2 is for kids who can ride on pavement and are ready to bike on uneven terrain such as grass or dirt and learn how to correctly change gears. Kids will be introduced to all aspects of mountain biking.

In this level your rider will:

  • begin learning to ride on grass and dirt
  • understand how to change gears
  • be introduced to different types of terrain and riding disciplines
  • learn how to manage speed appropriately.

Equipment Requirements

  • Half shell helmet
  • Knee/elbow pads (optional)
  • Water bottle/camelback gloves
  • Bike repair kit
  • Suitable mountain bike with hand brakes and gears

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Level 1 and / or capable of the following:

  • Comfortable riding on pavement and roads
  • Able to ride straight down a gentle hill while controlling speed with hand brakes

REGISTER 
Length Time Camp Dates Price
1 day 9 am - 4 pm Jun 29 / Jun 30
$99
1 day 9 am - 4 pm Jul 1
$109
2 day 9 am - 4 pm Jul 2 / Jul 3
$179
4 day 9 am - 4 pm Aug 4-7 $329
5 day 9 am - 4 pm
Jul 6-10 / Jul 13-17 / Jul 20-24 / Jul 27-31 / Aug 10-14 / Aug 17-21 / Aug 24-28 $389

Level 3



Your rider has completed level 2, is comfortable riding on gentle off-road conditions, can handle small obstacles such as rocks and roots and can fully control their speed. Level 3 will continue to develop mountain bike skills and take on new challenges on green terrain.

In this level your rider will:

  • continue developing skills in green and blue terrain
  • be comfortable climbing green terrain
  • be comfortable descending green and blue terrain.

Equipment Requirements

  • Half shell helmet
  • Knee/elbow pads (optional)
  • Water bottle/camelback gloves
  • Bike repair kit
  • Suitable mountain bike with hand brakes and gears

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Level 2 and / or is capable of the following:

  • Comfortable riding in gentle, off-road conditions
  • Able to handle small obstacles such as rocks, roots and bridges
  • Able to fully control speed

REGISTER
Length Time Camp Dates Price
1 day 9 am - 4 pm Jun 29 / Jun 30
$99
1 day 9 am - 4 pm Jul 1
$109
2 day 9 am - 4 pm Jul 2 / Jul 3
$179
4 day 9 am - 4 pm Aug 4-7 $329
5 day 9 am - 4 pm
Jul 6-10 / Jul 13-17 / Jul 20-24 / Jul 27-31 / Aug 10-14 / Aug 17-21 / Aug 24-28 $389

Level 4



Your rider has completed level 3, is comfortable riding on challenging off-road terrain at higher speeds, can fully control their speed, is ready to develop a more aggressive riding technique and take on blue terrain. In level 4 we will introduce skill-based maneuvers such as front/rear wheel lifts, bunny hops, drops and jumps. Your child should be able to be comfortable riding WinSport trails such as Green Tea, Strawberry Shortcake and Tender Vittles.

In this level your rider will:

  • develop riding technique
  • develop skill-based maneuvers including front/rear wheel lifts, bunny hops, drops and jumps
  • continue developing skills in all areas of mountain biking.

Equipment Requirements

  • Half shell helmet
  • Knee/elbow pads (optional)
  • Water bottle/camelback gloves
  • Bike repair kit
  • Suitable mountain bike with hand brakes and gears

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Level 3 and / or is capable of the following:

  • Confident riding on challenging off-road terrain at higher speeds
  • Able to remain in full control of speed

REGISTER
Length Time Camp Dates Price
1 day 9 am - 4 pm Jun 29 / Jun 30
$99
1 day 9 am - 4 pm Jul 1
$109
2 day 9 am - 4 pm Jul 2 / Jul 3
$179
4 day 9 am - 4 pm Aug 4-7 $329
5 day 9 am - 4 pm
Jul 6-10 / Jul 13-17 / Jul 20-24 / Jul 27-31 / Aug 10-14 / Aug 17-21 / Aug 24-28 $389

Level 5



In level 5 your rider is ready to take on more challenging terrain that is steeper with more technical trails. This includes root-covered trails, features that require drops and jumps and black trails. This program is only suitable for experienced riders who regularly ride downhill and cross-country terrain. They should be comfortable on WinSport's trails such as Fired Up, Dragon Slayer and Tender Vittles.

In this level your rider will:

  • develop aggresive riding technique
  • develop skill based maneuvers such as wheel lifts, drops and jumps
  • Use skills on black downhill and cross country trails.

Equipment Requirements

  • Half shell helmet
  • Knee/elbow pads (optional)
  • Water bottle/camelback gloves
  • Bike repair kit
  • Suitable mountain bike with hand brakes and gears

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Level 4 and / or is capable of the following:

  • Comfortably rides an 8-10 km loop
  • Able to remain in full control of speed and direction on moderately steep single track trails

REGISTER
Length Time Camp Dates Price
1 day 9 am - 4 pm Jun 29 / Jun 30
$99
1 day 9 am - 4 pm Jul 1
$109
2 day 9 am - 4 pm Jul 2 / Jul 3
$179
4 day 9 am - 4 pm Aug 4-7 $329
5 day 9 am - 4 pm
Jul 6-10 / Jul 13-17 / Jul 20-24 / Jul 27-31 / Aug 10-14 / Aug 17-21 / Aug 24-28 $389

Please Note

Participation in any WinSport summer camp is subject to the execution of WinSport’s Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks, and Indemnity Agreement, and/or any such other applicable waiver or release of liability (the “Waiver”) by the summer camp participant or their parent or legal guardian (in the event of a minor). In the event such Waiver is not completed, the participant may not participate in the summer camp.