Mountain Bike Camps & Programs

Learn to mountain bike and advance your skills at each level. Not sure what level you are right now? Use our Levels Guide below to understand where your skills are today and what level you should register for in our mountain bike programs for spring/summer or summer camps.

2022 Levels Guide

Mountain Bike

Ages 4-5

Pedal Pals - Level 1

  • I am not able to ride a bike unassisted
  • I have experience on a balance bike

Pedal Pals - Level 2

  • I can comfortably ride on smooth terrain such as pavement or wide gravel trails (without training wheels)
  • I can control my speed using hand brakes

Pedal Pals - Level 3

  • I can comfortably ride on green single track
  • I am confident to ride through bumpy trails
  • I have good brake control on green trails
  • I have a little experience riding at a bike park
Ages 6-8

Gear Gang - Level 1

  • I am not able to ride a bike unassisted
  • I have limited to no experience riding a bike 

Gear Gang - Level 2

  • I can comfortably ride on smooth terrain such as pavement or wide gravel trails
  • I can control my speed using hand brakes
  • I have little to no experience riding mountain bike trails or DH bike parks

Gear Gang - Level 3

  • I can comfortably ride on green single track and freeride trails in the bike park or on cross country trails
  • I am confident to ride through bumpy trails maintaining momentum
  • I have good brake control on green trails
  • I have a little experience riding at a bike park
  • I can comfortably ride an easy 5km cross country loop

Gear Gang - Level 4

  • I am comfortable on blue technical trails and can easily ride both technical and freeride green trails, both in the bike park and in cross country trail networks
  • I am comfortable on easy blue freeride trails. My wheels rarely leave the ground
  • I can confidently maintain momentum through rocky roots sections and am confident controlling my speed.
  • I am starting to look to increase my speed on the trail
  • I have some experience riding in a bike park
  • I can comfortable ride an 8-10km cross country loop

Mini Freeride- Level 5

  • I am a strong rider on all blue and easy black technical and freeride trails both in the bike park and cross country. I can ride most of the features on these trails
  • I can ride at a moderate, safe speed and carry momentum on the trail
  • I can do small jumps (5-7ft +/- table tops) and drops safely
  • I am comfortable on a 10-15km cross country loop
Ages 9-11

Berm Bandits – Level 2

  • I can comfortably ride on smooth terrain such as pavement or wide gravel trails
  • I can control my speed using hand brakes
  • I have little to no experience riding mountain bike trails or DH bike parks

Berm Bandits – Level 3

  • I can comfortably ride on green single track and freeride trails in the bike park or on cross country trails
  • I am confident to ride through bumpy trails maintaining momentum
  • I have good brake control on green trails
  • I have a little experience riding at a bike park
  • I can comfortably ride an easy 5km cross country loop

Berm Bandits – Level 4

  • I am comfortable on blue technical trails and can easily ride both technical and freeride green trails, both in the bike park and in cross country trail networks
  • I am comfortable on easy blue freeride trails. My wheels rarely leave the ground
  • I can confidently maintain momentum through rocky roots sections and am confident controlling my speed.
  • I am starting to look to increase my speed on the trail
  • I have some experience riding in a bike park
  • I can comfortable ride an 8-10km cross country loop 

Enduro/Freeride Fundamentals- level 5

  • I am a strong rider on all blue and easy black technical and freeride trails both in the bike park and cross country. I can ride most of the features on these trails
  • I can ride at a moderate, safe speed and carry momentum on the trail
  • I can do small jumps (5-7ft +/- table tops) and drops safely
  • I am comfortable on a 10-15km cross country loop

Enduro/Freeride – Level 6

  • I am comfortable at fast speeds on all black trails both cross country and in the bike park (technical and freeride)
  • I can pick a line through difficult technical sections and ride technical features
  • I have good technique and ride all trails at appropriate trail speed
  • I can do medium jumps 12-15ft +/- table tops) and drops
  • I can ride 15-20km cross country loop easily
Ages 12-16

Accelerate – Level 3

  • I can comfortably ride on green single track and freeride trails in the bike park or on cross country trails
  • I am confident to ride through bumpy trails maintaining momentum
  • I have good brake control on green trails
  • I have a little experience riding at a bike park
  • I can comfortably ride an easy 5km cross country loop

Accelerate – Level 4

  • I am comfortable on blue technical trails and can easily ride both technical and freeride green trails, both in the bike park and in cross country trail networks
  • I am comfortable on easy blue freeride trails. My wheels rarely leave the ground
  • I can confidently maintain momentum through rocky roots sections and am confident controlling my speed.
  • I am starting to look to increase my speed on the trail
  • I have some experience riding in a bike park
  • I can comfortable ride an 8-10km cross country loop

Enduro/Freeride Fundamentals- level 5

  • I am a strong rider on all blue and easy black technical and freeride trails both in the bike park and cross country. I can ride most of the features on these trails
  • I can ride at a moderate, safe speed and carry momentum on the trail
  • I can do small jumps (5-7ft +/- table tops) and drops safely
  • I am comfortable on a 10-15km cross country loop

Enduro/Freeride – Level 6

  • I am comfortable at fast speeds on all black trails both cross country and in the bike park (technical and freeride)
  • I can pick a line through difficult technical sections and ride technical features
  • I have good technique and ride all trails at appropriate trail speed
  • I can do medium jumps 12-15ft +/- table tops) and drops
  • I can ride 15-20km cross country loop easily
Ages 18+ and Women's Only

Beginner

  • I can comfortably ride on smooth terrain such as pavement or wide gravel trails
  • I can control my speed using hand brakes
  • I have little to no experience riding mountain bike trails or DH bike parks

Intermediate

  • I can comfortably ride on green single track and freeride trails in the bike park or on cross country trails
  • I am confident to ride through bumpy trails maintaining momentum
  • I have good brake control on green trails
  • I have a little experience riding at a bike park
  • I can comfortably ride an easy 5km cross country loop

Enduro/Freeride

  • I am comfortable on blue technical trails and can easily ride both technical and freeride green trails, both in the bike park and in cross country trail networks
  • I am comfortable on easy blue freeride trails. My wheels rarely leave the ground
  • I can confidently maintain momentum through rocky roots sections and am confident controlling my speed.
  • I am starting to look to increase my speed on the trail
  • I have some experience riding in a bike park
  • I can comfortable ride an 8-10km cross country loop

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