Ages 6 - 8 / Level 5

Tear up the trails in our action-packed week-long summer Freeride camps! Riders will challenge themselves on steeper and more technical terrain while refining important biking skills. Develop speed, control, endurance and efficiency on the trails.

While it is similar to downhill riding, Freeride places more emphasis on tricks, style, and technical trail features rather than speed being the primary focus. These programs aim to develop technique and style on more difficult terrain and technical features.

Note: Lift access is included in these camps.

Mini Freeride Camp - Level 5

Our Summer Freeride week-long camps (ages 6-8) give young riders the tools to ride harder terrain and build confidence on two-wheels. Our instructors will provide tips, tactics and feedback to help improve riding while having fun on the trails. To be prepared for this level, your child should already be comfortable riding on Blue (Intermediate) or mild Black (advanced) terrain.

Pre-requisites

  • Can use correct uphill or downhill position on Blue (intermediate) terrain
  • Safe use of both brakes on blue terrain to maintain traction.
  • Correct timing when using brakes to maintain speed and control.
  • Shift gears pre-emptively through uphill or downhill terrain to maintain a proper cadence.
  • Can ride over small obstacles (sticks, rocks, etc.) with correct body position.
  • Scan the trail and choose the appropriate line on a Blue trail.

Equipment Requirements

  • Front and rear disk brakes required
  • Front suspension required
  • Rear suspension recommended
  • Dropper post recommended
  • Full Face helmet recommended
  • Knee pads strongly recommended
  • Other Body Armour such as neck brace, chest/back protector, elbow pads recommended

Key Goals

  • Use correct uphill or downhill position on technical Blue (intermediate) terrain
  • Efficient use of both brakes on technical blue terrain to maintain traction and control.
  • Correct timing when using brakes to maintain speed and control.
  • Using rotation to help steer thru corners
  • Shift gears pre-emptively through uphill or downhill terrain to maintain a proper cadence.
  • Can ‘ghost shift’ to transition between gears efficiently.
  • Ride over small jumps, drops or natural features with correct position
  • Scan the trail and choose the appropriate line while riding on a technical Blue trail.

IMPORTANT – WAIVERS REQUIRED

Participation in WinSport’s Mountain Bike programs, lessons and camps (the Program”) is subject to completion of WinSport’s Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreements (the “Waivers”) by the participant or their parent/legal guardian prior to the first day of the Program. PLEASE READ THESE WAIVERS CAREFULLY! By signing, you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue for negligence, breach of contract, or breach of the Occupiers’ Liability Act or claim compensation following an accident. In the event the Waivers are not completed, participation in the Program shall not be permitted and a refund will be provided. The Waivers can be viewed and completed here:

Mountain Bike Waiver

COVID-19 Waiver

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