Mountain Bike Adventure
July 2 – 7, 2017
The Adventure: Join us on the trail for one of our new summer camp Adventure programs for those wanting to explore the backcountry via mountain bike. We have partnered with Two Wheel View to provide expertise, experience and the equipment for a fantastic mountain bike adventure. You will spend most of your time taking in all that the Castle Mountain Wilderness has to offer. We will visit alpine valleys, waterfalls and lakes. Scramble up hiking trails and ride along the ridges of the great divide. This program is for youth ages 13 years old and older or mature 12 year olds, who have an interest in getting into the backcountry under pedal power. We encourage youth who have experienced our residential summer camp program who are looking for a new and exciting adventure to take part in this program. Our session is 6 days, 5 nights which includes two nights at Camp Impeesa in our wall tent village and 3 nights in the backcountry at a base camp. You can expect to be in the bike seat and ride each day except for the day of arrival and departure from camp.
What can you expect the week to be like?
Sunday – arrive at camp, settle into your shared wall tent in our summer camp tent village, swim test in the lake, as a bike group set expectations, goals and plan your week with your bike guides, review safety and risk for the trip, get your helmet & pack bags, campfire.
Monday – after a hot breakfast you will work with your bike guides to learn all about mountain bike safety and risk in the backcountry, how to pack and load your bike panniers, riding on multiple terrain types, bike maintenance and repair how to, and start your ride out of Camp Impeesa to the backcountry base camp.
Tuesday to Thursday – each day once meals and camp chores have been completed you will pack your gear for the day, hop on your bike and head out on the trail for the days ride to explore the area. In the evening you will have a chance to talk about what you want the next day to be like and where you want to go. Evenings can also include camp craft, campfire and storytelling, fishing, checking out the stars, creek hikes and sharing of fellowship.
Thursday to Friday – you will pack up base camp on Thursday afternoon and ride back to Camp Impeesa. While at camp you will have the opportunity to participate in the many activities offered at camp, go to the final campfire of the week, enjoy a hot shower and dinner in our dining hall. Friday afternoon it will be time to head back home to share stories of grand adventure by mountain bike.
What is included in the trip?
All mountain bike participants will be provided with a registration package that includes all of the information you will need to get ready for the trip. We include information on transportation to camp, detail on what personal gear you should and should not bring, a note on risk, a list of gear, forms regarding medical and dietary needs. The camp & Two Wheel View provides all equipment related to the riding and upkeep of the bike including helmets and pannier bags, bike experienced outfitter to guide you through your adventure, food while at camp and in the backcountry, tents and group related gear.
Check out more information about our partners, Two Wheel View. http://www.twowheelview.org/