Dates: Saturday, June 24 - Sunday, June 25
Capacity: 21 participants
Location: Winthrop, WA
This two-day skills camp is designed for riders who identify as FTWN-B (Femme, Trans, Women, Non-Binary) who are 18 years or older. All skill levels are welcomed to this fun, safe, mega-progression session. We will work on skills and drills in an open grassy area with our legendary progression props and spend plenty of time riding the beautiful singletrack trails that help make this area famous. Lunch is included so all you need to bring is your bike and gear and a willingness to learn and have a great time.
Saturday, June 24
8:30 – 9:30 am – Gather at Methow Cycle & Sport, introductions, overview of the day
9:30 am– 12:00 pm – Skills and drills in the Winthrop Park, pump track and softball field
12:00 – 1:30 pm – Lunch and shuttle to afternoon trail ride locations
1:30 – 4:30 pm – On trail skill sessions – various locations at Sun Mountain
4:30 – 5:00 pm – Shuttles/rides back to the shop
5:00 - 6:00 pm - Snacks and beverages at the shop
Sunday, June 25
8:30 – 9:00 am – Gather at Methow Cycle & Sport for overview of the day
9:00 am - 11:30 pm – Skills and drills in the Winthrop Park, pump track and softball field
11:30 – 1:00 pm – Group photo, lunch and shuttle to afternoon trail ride locations
1:00 – 3:30 pm – On trail skill sessions, rides and shuttles – various locations at Sun Mountain
3:30 – 4:30 pm – Shuttles/rides back to the shop
4:00 – 5:00 pm – Beverages, snacks and goodbyes at Methow Cycle & Sport
WHAT TO BRING
Pack cycling gear for cool mornings and warm afternoons, and a light rain jacket.
Bring a regular cross-country / all-mountain helmet for pedal oriented skills and rides.
Make sure you have a hydration pack or bottles so that you have lots of water during the day.
We'll provide lunch both days, and you may want to bring some light snacks to keep you fueled throughout the skills and drills and on trail riding sessions.
Remember sunscreen and mosquito repellent.
Have your bike checked over by a mechanic before you come to camp, to ensure that it's in great working order.
Bring a spare tube in case you get a flat tire, and basic riding tools if you have them. If you don't already have basic riding tools, don't worry. The coaches all have supplies, and we offer a participant discount if you want to purchase your own during camp.
Bring a set of leg and arm pads if you have them, or borrow them from a friend if possible.
Bring a pair of flat pedals if you have them, because they make it easier for any level of rider to learn and practice new skills. If you're married to your clipless pedals, you can always try the morning sessions on flats and then switch back for your afternoon ride.
Bring shoes that are compatible with the pedals you'll be using. If you are using clipless pedals, even if they have wide platforms, you must use shoes with cleats. If you are using flat pedals, you must use soft soled flat shoes without cleats; skate shoes and tennis shoes, without high arches and without deep ridges, work the best.