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2021 El Alto Camp
(Dual Tracks – MTB Racing Or MTB Skills)

DATES: June 23-27, 2021 (6 PM Wednesday through 3 PM Sunday)

LOCATION: Hynds Lodge, Curt Gowdy State Park, Wyoming (map)

COST:$395 + registration site fees. Scholarships are available for those students in financial need.

AGE GROUP: This camp is designed for intermediate to advanced High School MTB cyclists who wish to grow as riders and/or take their racing to the next level. Generally for students entering grades 9-12 for the 2021-22 school year.

FOOD: Meals and food will be provided from breakfast on Thursday June 24 through lunch on Sunday June 27. Please let us know ahead of time if you have any dietary restrictions.

WHAT TO BRING: Basics – Bike, helmet, appropriate mountain biking attire, casual clothing, towel, swimsuit, and a great attitude. Race Track students should bring a Heart Rate monitor that can record and has a chest strap. For a more extensive list of what to bring, download the list from our Downloads page. A more detailed list will also be sent out after registration.

RULES: The Colorado High School Cycling League general student-athlete, equipment, and codes of conduct are used as a basis for the camp rules. Rules will be posted and enforced.


If you need financial support (scholarship) for your student, please make sure to include that information when completing the wait list registration form.

Registration Limitations: Students attending the El Alto camp cannot attend the Rock N’ Roller camp. Students may attend both the Stone Temple and El Alto camps. Female students may attend both the El Alto and Granite Ridge camps. If female students wish to attend the Stone Temple, Granite Ridge and El Alto camps (i.e., all three) they should contact Rich at to make arrangements. When registering for the waitlist select all options for which you wish to be considered.

Revised COVID-19 Statement

As an organization, we wanted to let everyone know we’re reading and responding to your comments/concerns (thanks for the feedback and information), to provide some Covid Policy clarification, and to keep everyone equally informed.  Therefore, the information below is unofficial.

We were unaware of all the specifics regarding the Covid vaccinations for minors.  The general consensus, for many reasons, is that vaccines will not be available for teenagers prior to the June 2021 camps.  For students the board will be developing another Covid Policy.  For adults our Covid Policy currently remains unchanged, i.e., vaccines will be required for all volunteers and camp leaders (we’ll discuss/deal with availability separately).  Our primary concern is for the safety and welfare of all camp attendees.  Any official policy updates will be made in coordination with members of the medical community and comply with Wyoming and CDC requirements.  For now, please understand that flexibility will be key for all planning.

As noted, we are trying very hard to keep the camps and plans on schedule.  If you’re interested in signing up for any of the camps, I encourage you to follow the wait list registration instructions (open 5 PM on Friday February 5, 2021 through 11:59 PM on Friday February 26, 2021).  If you have comments during the registration process, please utilize that section of the form.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any information, questions, or concerns.

Thanks for understanding.

2021 Camp Description

The El Alto Camp is a four day mountain bike camp, from June 23-27, 2021, at Curt Gowdy State Park for co-ed students in grades 9 through 12 for the 2021-22 school year. Students will arrive at 6 PM on Wednesday June 23 and depart at 3 PM on Sunday June 27.

There are TWO tracks to this camp. Students can sign up for a SKILLS focused track that is similar to the Stone Temple Camp or they can sign up for a RACE focused track. For details on the skills focused track and camp director information, please reference the Stone Temple Camp information on the website.

The race focused track will emphasize taking your racing to the next level! This will include developing fitness, racing skills, knowledge of your body and how to train it for success, including:

* Education on racing, training, recovery, and nutrition.

  1. Field testing to set Heart Rate Zones.
  2. How to train smart using HR training.
  3. Pre-race planning and race strategies.
  4. Recovery and Nutrition, how to successfully prepare your body to race.
  5. The physiology of training zones and how to implement them in your own training.
  6. Mental preparation for competition.

* Bike Kung Fu Skills: Gowdy is a great place to develop your skills and have fun!

* Increase student’s self-confidence using the mountain bike as a tool for challenging fun self-discovery.

Students in both tracks will be attending education sessions on racing, training, recovery, nutrition, psychological preparation and how all these fit together for success. Additional education sessions on bike maintenance, environmental and trail ethics, trail design-construction-maintenance, nutrition, and first aid may also be provided.

Students will stay at Hynd’s Lodge or camp nearby. Ride sessions will be on the IMBA Epic Trails at Curt Gowdy State Park, the surrounding roads, and Happy Jack. Food will be provided from breakfast on June 24 through lunch on June 27. No dinner will be provided on the evening of June 23. There will be a minimum of one adult leader per five students. Optional evening activities will include: campfire, star gazing, evening hikes, mountain bike related presentations, and mountain bike movies.

CONTACT: For additional information contact Rich Vincent, 307-760-1917, Todd Thibodeau, 307-214-5687, or e-mail us at

2021 CAMP SCHEDULE (Tentative)

Wednesday, June 23
6 – 7 PM – Sign in and Orientation
7 – 8:30 PM – Bike/Equipment Inspection
8:30 – 10 PM – Evening Activities
10 PM – Lights Out

Thursday, June 24
7 – 7:30 AM – Yoga
7:30 – 9 AM – Breakfast, Cleanup & Prepare for Ride
9 – 10 AM – Bike Kung Fu Skill Session
10 AM – 12 PM – Race Track-Ride Session (set heart rate zones on bike 20min test)
10 AM – 12 PM – Skill Track-Ride Session
12 – 1 PM – Lunch
1 – 4 PM – Ride Session (fun skill ride at Gowdy) – Both Tracks
4 – 6 PM – Free Time and Prepare for Dinner
6 – 10 PM – Dinner, Cleanup, Educational Session & Evening Activities
10 PM – Lights Out

Friday, June 25
7 – 7:30 AM – Yoga
7:30 – 9 AM – Breakfast, Cleanup & Prepare for Ride
9 AM – 12 PM – Race Track-Endurance Ride to Happy Jack
9 AM – 12 PM – Skill Track-Ride Session
12 – 1 PM – Lunch (in the field)
1 – 4 PM – Race Track-Endurance Ride return from Happy Jack
1 – 4 PM – Skill Track-Ride Session
4 – 6 PM – Free Time and Prepare for Dinner
6 – 10 PM – Dinner, Cleanup, Educational Session & Evening Activities
10 PM – Lights Out

Saturday, June 26
7 – 7:30 AM – Yoga
7:30 – 9 AM – Breakfast, Cleanup & Prepare for Ride
9 – 11 AM – Education Session
11 AM – 12 PM – Ride Session
12 – 1 PM – Lunch (in the field)
1 – 4 PM – Ride Session
4 – 6 PM – Free Time and Prepare for Dinner
6 – 10 PM – Dinner, Cleanup & Evening Activities
10 PM – Lights Out

Sunday, June 27
7 – 7:30 AM – Yoga
7:30 – 9 AM – Breakfast, Cleanup & Prepare for Ride
9 AM – 1 PM – Ride Session
1 – 1:30 PM – Lunch (at lodge)
1:30 – 3 PM – Clean Lodge
3 PM – Student Pick-up (If you would like to pick up your student before 3 PM you must work this out with the camp directors ahead of time.)


2020 Stone Temple #3 Mountain Bike Camp(Dual Tracks - MTB Racing or MTB Skills)
No cost to register for wait list.
Camp cost: $395 + registration site fees and state sales tax.
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