Take your cycling skills to the next level

Cycling camp group posing in front of the Animas Valley

A week of mountain bike amazingness

Time trials at Cycling Camp
Skills and drills

Check out the FLC Cycling High School Mountain Bike Camp from June 21st to June 26th, 2021 and July 3rd to the 8th, 2021 in the MTB heaven that is Durango, Colorado. Directed by FLC Cycling Staff Dave Hagen, Ian Burnett, Elke Brutsaert and Chad Cheeney and FLC Cycling team members as ride leaders - these camps are widely known as being the best around for 20+ years.

  • Who: High School League racers looking to raise their level in the sport of mountain biking. 14-18 yrs old, Girls and Boys
  • What: 5 days and 5 nights of MTB paradise.
  • Where: All housing, meals, and rides based from the Fort Lewis College campus.
  • When:
    • June 21-June 26 - Check-in 3-5 p.m., Check-out 10 a.m. THIS CAMP IS FULL. THERE IS A WAITLIST. If you'd like to get on the waitlist click the register button and follow prompts for waitlist. Or, you can register for the July 3-8 camp which is guaranteed to be a great time also.
    • July 3-8 - (USA Cycling HS MTB Festival and MTB Nationals Altitude Prep Camp) Check-in 3-5 p.m., Check-out 10 a.m.
  • Cost: $995.00 - You may choose to pay a deposit of $497.50 with the remainder due two weeks before camp starts. Or, you can pay the full $995 fee. Please DO NOT choose "Cycling Team Dues"

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What to expect

Rider on a rock pile at Cycling summer camp
Former camper and current FLC rider Harris Pigford from Alabama

Fun is the name of the game but improving skills, gaining knowledge, learning new training techniques and networking with your peers is what makes it one of the best summer camp options around. Sweet rides everyday right from campus with guest riders the likes of Cole Paton, Savilia Blunk, Sarah Sturm, Payson McElveen, Todd and Troy Wells, Ruthie Matthes and other current/former national/world champions. Work on skills on the on-campus bike park and attend presentations on nutrition, self-care, bike technology, training, bike maintenance from professionals in their fields. All this while exploring 300+ miles of legendary Durango trails. Camp also includes a mid-week race with the community, group meals at the FLC campus cafeteria and bike games galore. These camps are for the High School cyclist looking to prepare and grow for next season and the years to come. The July camp will be focused on training for the 2021 USA Cycling HS MTB Festival and MTB National Championships in Winter Park, CO.

Contact info

For more information contact Dave Hagen at hagen_d@fortlewis.edu or 970-247-7460.

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Sample Itinerary

Day Time Activity
1 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Arrivals, Airport pickups and Registration
Dinner
Skills Sessions @ Bike Park
2 7:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
3:15 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
Wake up, breakfast, prep
Ride Telegraph Trails - Guest rider - Troy Wells
Lunch at Camp
Presentation - Strength Maintenance - Elke Brutsaert 
Downtown/River Time
Dinner
Presentation - Ruthie Matthes – 1991 MTB World ChampMatthes
Bike Games
Lights out
3 7:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
Wake up, breakfast, prep.
Ride Dry Fork/Colorado Trail - Guest rider - Cole Paton
Lunch at Camp
Presentation - Travis Brown, Trek Research & Development
Factory Trails Short Track Races - Cs, then Bs, then As
Dinner
Presentation - Tom Neb - US National Team MTB Mechanic
Lights out
4 7:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
Wake up, breakfast, prep.
Ride Twin Buttes - Guest Rider - Sarah Sturm
Lunch at Camp
Presentation - Payson McElveen
Downtown/River Time
Dinner
Presentation - Todd Wells
Bike Games
Lights out
5 7:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
Wake up, breakfast, prep.
Hill Climb Time Trial - Telegraph Trail - Guest Rider Savilia Blunk
Lunch at Camp
Presentation - Fort Lewis College Riders - College and Cycling
River Time!
Dinner
Wrap-Up
Bike Games Finals
Lights out
6 7:00 a.m.
8-10:00 a.m.
Wake up, breakfast, pack
Departures

 

Air & Bike Travel

Mountain bike riders chat with Payson McElveen on a ride in Durango
Chat with Payson McElveen (Orange Seal/Trek/Red Bull)

If you plan to fly, please fly into Durango/LaPlata County (DRO) airport. Our staff will pick up and drop off at the airport. Please make sure that flight arrives in DRO between 1pm and 5pm on the first day of camp (Monday) and return flight is before 10am from DRO.

Flying with your bike

You can fly with your bike. The two airlines that fly into Durango currently charge the below rates to fly with a bike:

American Airlines
Fee: Included in free luggage allowance or if fees apply $25-$35 each way
Maximum Weight and Size: If your bike and case is under 50 lbs and less than 62" it will be considered as your first checked bag.

United Airlines
Fee: $150 fee will be charged each way
Maximum Weight and Size: Must be under 50 pounds (23 kg) and/or 62" (158 cm) total linear inches (L + W + H) 

bikeflights.com

You can also use bikeflights.com to ship the bike in advance of camp. This is usually the cheapest option and only takes three days. You can also pay for a return label when you buy the first shipping label. Please check the timing on their website prior to camp to make sure you get the bike shipped in plenty of time for camp to start.