Do you want to learn how to Mountain Bike?

We are still looking forward to offering the Youth Camp July 13 – 17, 2020.  Read below for more information.

At this point in time we will be unable to deliver the Adults camp.  Due to Covid-19 we are unable to access the permits required to deliver the program in June.  Send an email to info@elevationoutdoors.ca if you have a group of 3-5 participants and we can discuss if a custom schedule would be feasible.

Read below for the steps we are looking at address the Covid-19 issue to help reduce the risks for participants in our program and help you determine if you are comfortable registering for the program.

Email us at info@elevationoutdoors.ca to receive the latest information on these programs or get on our wait list.

Covid-19 protocols:

  • Limited group size to 5(6 if 2 or more participants come from the same household)
  • Mandatory sneeze guard covering nose and mouth anytime the group is in the Elevation bus
  • Mandatory use of hand sanitizer before getting on the bus each time.
  • No sharing of bikes or equipment
  • Participants using bikes from Elevation Outdoors will only touch their bike
  • All bikes from Elevation Outdoors are cleaned/sanitized at the end of each session
  • 1 designated team member will load/unload bikes from our trailer to reduce risk
  • Increased spacing beyond the 2m suggestion for both climbing and descending to reduce risk.
  • Limiting trail difficulty to ensure all trails are within the skill level of participants
  • Zero tolerance policy for behaviour that puts other participants at risk
  • If a participant is sick or displaying signs/symptoms they will be sent home as a precaution

 

 

Youth Camp – Dates: July 13 – 17th.

 Let me know when registration opens!

 

For 2020 we will be offering a 1 week long mountain bike focused camp for youth ages 12 – 18. This program is focused on riders that are looking to build on existing skills.  For first time or novice riders take a look at our Live to Ride program or our other summer camps.

We are currently planning to run this program July 13-17, 2020.  We are waiting for approval for some permits as all involved work our way through the impacts of Covid-19 and ensuring the safety of our participants, staff, and volunteers.  Once we have all the permissions required we will open up registration.  Send an email to info@elevationoutdoors.ca if you would like to be on the wait list for the program and we will reach out once we are confident we can run the program.

Price: $500 includes use of a rental from Big White or $425 without a rental from Big White.

Each day will run from 9:00am – 4:00pm.  Transportation to and from Big White is included and access to a rental from Big White can be if selected.

Tentative Schedule*: Each day we will bike as much as is safely possible.  We will asses rider safety ongoing each day, and move to non-bike activities when we feel is appropriate.

Monday – Ride at Knox Mountain – skill assessment and evaluation.

Tuesday – Morning ride, destination determined after Monday skill level assessments, afternoon will be other outdoor activities**.

Wednesday – Rest day from bikes – Full day at a local adventure park.

Thursday – Morning riding Location TBD – afternoon will be other outdoors activities**.

Friday – Full day of riding at Big White.

*The schedule may change based on weather and availability at Big White.

**Based on our experience riding all day increases the risk of injury.  We will base the amount of riding on participants performance throughout the day.

With a maximum of 5 spaces available in this camp we will do our best to accommodate skill differences, but may not be able to accept all applicants to provide a quality experience for as many as we can.

  • For riders 12 – 18 looking to learn to mountain bike in a supportive environment.
  • Use of one of our Giant ATX 2 hardtail bikes is provided if needed for in town riding.
  • If providing your own bike for the in town dates it must have front suspension, disk brakes, and be in good working order.  **To use your own bike it will need to pass inspection from our staff on the first day.**

What is included?

  • Instruction from our PMBI certified instructors
  • Bike use from Elevation Outdoors fleet and helmet
  • Rentals and lift tickets for Big White days with a 2 hour lesson from Big White instructors with guided riding in the afternoon
  • Transportation to and from common meeting point to each days destination.
  • A positive environment to improve your skills in.
  • A whole lot of fun!

***If you are selecting to bring your own bike for the Big White day it must have full suspension and disc brakes as a minimum.  It will also need to pass a safety inspection by one of the Big White team before being used for the day.  By electing to provide your own bike you are also forgoing the full face helmet and armour rental that is included, if you would like to rent this it will be available for $30.00 on site.***

With 10 years of experience delivering mountain bike programs here in Kelowna, Elevation Outdoors is one of the longest running learn to mountain bike programs in the Valley.

Proceeds from these camps help Elevation Outdoors cover the costs of scholarship seats in our Live to Ride program for youth that may not otherwise have an opportunity to mountain bike.

For more information call our team at 250-870-9094 or email info@elevationoutdoors.ca

 

Adult Camp Outline

At this point in time we will be unable to deliver the Adults camp in June.  Due to Covid-19 we are unable to access the permits required to deliver the program as we had planned.  Send an email to info@elevationoutdoors.ca if you have a group of 4-5 participants and we can discuss if a custom schedule would be feasible.

If you have never ridden, or are a beginner/novice rider and would like to improve your skills this camp is for you!  Over two weeks you will receive instruction from our PMBI certified instructors to get you rolling for the first time, or clean up your riding and get you feeling more confident on your bike.

Over three evenings in town riding the beautiful Knox Mountain trails you will develop your skills to handle the various terrain, from flowy single track to riding bumps and berms, all building towards a full day of riding at beautiful Big White and experiencing the fun of gravity assisted downhill riding!

Our instructors will get you started by focusing on the foundations of mountain biking, including body position and balance, braking, and cornering, and then build from there.

Our goal is to not only have you develop your skills on a mountain bike, but to help you develop confidence in your own abilities so that you can challenge yourself and push outside your comfort zone to see what you are truly capable of.

Minimum group size needed to run the program: 4

Maximum in program: 6

With the current events causing disruptions in many places we will do our best to accommodate different skill levels, but may not be able to accept all applicants in order to provide a high quality experience for all attendees. 

We will strive to build groups based on skill, but if you can organize a group of 4-6 friends of the same level it can help create a great atmosphere of learning and fun with your friends!

  • For riders 19+ looking to learn to mountain bike in a supportive environment.
  • Use of our bikes will be limited by sizes available for in town dates.
  • If providing your own bike for the in town dates it must have front suspension, disk brakes, and be in good working order.

What is included in the Adult Camp?

  • 4 days of lessons – 3 evenings in Kelowna at Knox Mountain and 1 full day at Big White
  • Instruction from our PMBI certified instructors
  • Bike use from Elevation Outdoors fleet (adult use depending on size available) and helmet
  • Rentals and lift tickets for Big White day and a 2 hour lesson from Big White instructors with guided afternoon riding
  • A whole lot of fun!

***If you are selecting to bring your own bike for the Big White day it must have full suspension and disc brakes as a minimum.  It will also need to pass a safety inspection by one of the Big White team before being used for the day.  By electing to provide your own bike you are also forgoing the full face helmet and armour rental that is included, if you would like to rent this it will be available for $30.00 on site.***

With 10 years of experience delivering mountain bike programs here in Kelowna, Elevation Outdoors is one of the longest running learn to mountain bike programs in the Valley.