Kids Bike Camps
Mt. Bachelor's Gravity Bike Camp is the perfect summer activity for 8 to 15-year-old kids and teens!
Mountain bikers of all ability levels are welcome, although every participant should already know how to ride a bicycle. We'll place each rider in a group with other kids of a similar ability. Terrain available for campers includes a skills park, lift-accessed downhill trails, and exclusive single-track cross-country trails. Instructors will choose terrain that is appropriate for the campers' ability and equipment.
New this summer, a rafting trip down the Big Eddy Thriller with Sun Country Tours is included as part of each week's camp cost. The raft trip will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday of camp week following a morning bike-riding session on the mountain. Pick up time will be at 5:00 p.m. at Sun Country Tours that day.
Parents and siblings are welcome to join the rafting trip as well. Price is $59 for ages 13 & older and $54 for ages 12 & under. Call 541-382-1709 to book seats on the 3:00 p.m. Thursday trip.
2019 CAMP SCHEDULE
All camp sessions run for five consecutive days, Monday through Friday.
|Session 1||July 8 – July 12|
|Session 2||July 15 – July 19|
|Session 3||July 22 – July 26|
|Session 4||July 29 – August 2|
|Session 5||August 5 – August 9|
|Session 6||August 12 – August 16|
|Session 7||August 19 – August 23|
|Session 8||August 26 – August 30|
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the designated dates of the camp session.
8:30 a.m. – Bus departs Bend Park & Ride
9:00 a.m. – Bus arrives at Mt. Bachelor, instruction begins
Chair startup will be at 10:00 a.m. Students will ride the Skills Park or close-proximity trails, watch instructional videos, learn basic bike maintenance or other activities prior to lift operations.
Midday – Lunch break
3:45 p.m. – Instruction ends, bus departs Mt. Bachelor
4:15 p.m. – Bus arrives at the Bend Park & Ride (except on Thursday; the bus will drop-off campers at the Sun Country Tours headquarters — 531 SW 13th St. — following the afternoon rafting trip)
2019 CAMP PRICES
$379 per week if purchased By May 31, 2019. Starting June 1, 2019, the price will be $419 per week.
Bus transportation to and from the mountain and the Thursday rafting trip are included in the camp cost.
All participants must also purchase a Bike Park Season Pass, sold separately at the discounted price of $99 for each camp participant. This Bike Park Season Pass allows for access to the downhill bike park during the week of camp and throughout Mt. Bachelor's entire summer/fall biking season.
MOUNTAIN BIKE RENTALS
Mt. Bachelor will have a limited inventory of rental bikes available for campers for $169 per week. Bike rental can be purchased online when you reserve camp. Or, you can 541-382-1709 to reserve.
WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP
Each day of camp, campers must bring their own:
- Bike Park Season Pass
- Mountain Bike; minimum front suspension, disc brakes strongly recommended
- Spare tube
- Sack lunch and snacks
- Water bottle or hydration bladder
- Full face mask helmet (required)
- Elbow and knee pads are required
- Light jacket/extra clothes — keep an eye on the weather forecast
- Thursday rafting: Swim trunks and footwear for the river (bike shoes and shorts are fine but they will get wet)
QUESTIONS ABOUT GRAVITY BIKE CAMP?
Contact our Reservations Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-382-1709 with any questions or concerns.
Prices and dates subject to change.
Minimum number of participants required for each camp. If the minimum is not reached, camp may be cancelled with fees refunded.
All camps have a 48-hour Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel or change a camp, please contact us at least 48 hours prior to the camp start date. Cancellations or changes within 48 hours of camp start date are subject to a $25 fee. Cancellations or no shows the day of the camp will forfeit 100% of the camp cost. To cancel or change a reservation 48 hours or more in advance of your reservation, contact us at 541-382-1709.