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DATES: June 15-18, 2019

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

COST: $300. Scholarships are available for those students in financial need. The camp is being run through volunteers and sponsorships to keep the costs low.

AGE GROUP: Students entering grades 7-12 during the 2019-20 school year.

FOOD: Meals and food will be provided. 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. For a more extensive list of what to bring, download the list below.

RULES: The Colorado High School Cycling League and NICA rules will be used as a basis for the camp rules. Rules will be posted and enforced.

REGISTRATION: https://2019-granite-ridge-mtb-camp.eventbrite.com

Three and one-half day mountain bike camp at Curt Gowdy State Park for female students (girls only) entering grades 7-12 for the 2019-2020 school year. June 15th-18th, 2019. Mountain bikers of all skill levels are welcome. Ride sessions will be based on skill level and fitness. The camp will also include education sessions on topics important to mountain bikers, including: bike maintenance, environmental and trail ethics, trail design-construction-maintenance, nutrition and first aid. Girls attending both the Granite Ridge and one of the Stone Temple camps either before or after will have an extra day of activities.  For those attending the Stone Temple Camp #1 prior to the Granite Ridge camp, this will be Friday evening/Saturday morning, June 14/15, with an extra night in the lodge (Friday, June 14th).  For those attending the Stone Temple Camp #2 after the Granite Ridge camp, this will be Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning June 18/19, with an extra night in the lodge (Tuesday, June 18th).

Students will stay at Hynd’s Lodge or camp nearby. Ride sessions will be on the IMBA Epic trails at Curt Gowdy State Park. Food will be provided for the entire camp (dinner 6/15 through lunch 6/18). There will be a minimum of one adult leader per five students. Parents are welcome to camp at the state park and join ride/education sessions during the day, if arrangements are made with the camp directors before doing so. Optional evening activities will include: campfire, star gazing, evening hikes, mountain bike related presentations, and mountain bike movies.

Scholarships available.  Please contact us at Enduro.rv@gmail.com if you need to apply for a scholarship. A limited number of full and partial scholarships available.

* A limited number of bikes may be available for participants who don’t have a bike. Please contact the camp directors to make arrangements.

2019 SCHEDULE (Tentative)

Saturday, June 15
12 – 1 PM – Sign in and orientation
1 – 2 PM – Bike/equipment inspection
2 – 4 PM – Check ride and organize students into groups based on skill level
4 – 5 PM – Debrief and free time
5 – 10 PM – Dinner and evening activities

Sunday, June 16
7 – 7:30 AM – Yoga
7:30 – 8:30 AM – Breakfast
8:30 – 10 AM – Education or skill session
10 AM – 12 PM – Ride session
12 PM – 1 PM – Lunch
1 – 2 PM – Education session
2 – 4 PM – Ride session
4 – 6 PM – Education session and dinner prep
6 – 10 PM – Dinner and evening activities

Monday, June 17
7 – 7:30 AM – Yoga
7:30 – 8:30 AM – Breakfast
8:30 – 10 AM – Education or skill session
10 AM – 12 PM – Ride session
12 PM – 1 PM – Lunch
1 – 2 PM – Education session
2 – 4 PM – Ride session
4 – 6 PM – Education session and dinner prep
6 – 10 PM – Dinner and evening activities

Tuesday, June 18
7 – 7:30 AM – Yoga
7:30 – 8:30 AM – Breakfast
8:30 – 10 AM – Education session
10 AM – 12 PM – Ride session
12 PM – 1 PM – Lunch
1 – 3 PM – Ride session
3 – 4 PM – Clean lodge
4 – 5 PM – Student pick-up (If you would like to pick up your student before 4 PM you must work this out with Kate and/or Cynthia ahead of time.)

Education sessions may include riding basics, bike maintenance, nutrition, trail design, etc.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:

Kate Rau helped found and is the Executive Director of the Colorado High School Mountain Bike League. She was the Program Manager of Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures (SMBA) where she directed a 7-month season for riders ranging in ages from 7 to 17. She served as community outreach coordinator, sponsorship liaison, and planned adventures from trail work to epic rides across mountain passes. She is passionate about the benefits of positive youth development from the saddle of a mountain bike. Kate has a Masters Degree in Education and volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). She was a supervisor, training coordinator, and ski and snowboard instructor at Eldora Mountain Resort for 15 years. Kate’s background includes working in the mental health field and environmental consulting.

Cynthia Dywan has been a professional bicycle mechanic for 14 years and earned her USA Cycling Race Mechanic certification in 2011. She holds a masters degree in public administration from the University of Wyoming. Cindy is also the head coach of the Laramie high school mountain bike team (7220 Racing), a USA Cycling Level 2 Coach (with distinction), president of Laramie BikeNet, a member of the UW Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Committee, a member of the Laramie Enduro Community Outreach Committee, raced in and completed the 2014 Tour Divide.

CONTACT: For additional information, e-mail us at enduro.rv@gmail.com

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