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MTB Dirt Camp for Kids at Swan Creek Park

07/08/2019, 9:00 am - 07/12/2019, 3:00 pm
Dirt Camp
$400.00 (fee may be lower for members)

Swan Creek TrailsCome spend a week of action packed fun on two wheels! Evergreen MTB is excited to partner with Metro Parks Tacoma again to offer our Youth Dirt Camps at Swan Creek Park! Last year we brought Dirt Camps to Swan Creek and this year we have expanded the camps to 5 days and we will be offering 2 weeks in total. Similar to our very popular camps at Duthie Bike Park, participants will learn all the technical skills to dominate jumps, rip through dirt, and hammer around roots and rocks!  Each day starts off with skill builders and ends with trail rides. We’ll do a hands-on fix-a-flat class and play bike games. Half a day will be spent learning about stewardship and trail maintenance techniques. Be sure to come prepared for lots of fun! Groups will be split by age and ability. Balance games, jumps, and drops are just some of the skills we work on in this camp. Below is an outline of the skills kids learn throughout the week:

  • The Basics: gearing up, braking, shifting, and body position
  • Balance: bridges, skinnies, and bike games
  • Uphill and Downhill: safer and faster
  • Obstacles: logs, roots, and rocks
  • Drops and Jumps: small to medium size (1/2 ft - 2 ft high)
  • Bike Maintenance: fix-a-flat
  • Trail maintenance: learn to preserve your favorite trail

Participants must be 8-13 years old because of the added fitness level and duration of the camps.

 

CAMPERSHIPS AVAILABLE! contact for more details.

Swan Creek Park
E Roosevelt Ave & E 42nd St
Meet in the gravel parking lot - see the map pin
Tacoma, WA 98404
United States

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Phone: (206) 524-2900
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