Looking for a week of mountain bike amazingness?

cycling time trialsWell, check out the FLC Cycling High School Mountain Bike Camp from June 29th to July 4th, 2020 and July 13th to the 18th, 2020 in Durango, Colorado. Led 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.

  • 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 29-July 4 (USA Cycling MTB Nationals Altitude Prep Camp) - Check-in 2-3 p.m., Check-out 10 a.m. THIS CAMP IS FULL BUT 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 13-18 camp which is guaranteed to be a great time also.
    • July 13-18 - Check-in 2-3 p.m., Check-out 10 a.m.
  • Cost: $895.00 - You may choose to pay a deposit of $447.50 with the remainder due two weeks before camp starts. Or, you can pay the full $895 fee. DO NOT choose "Program Participation Fee"

Note: If you received a flyer at the CO HS MTB State Champs we have had to switch the dates around a bit to adjust for the announcement of the USA Cycling MTB National Championships in Winter Park, CO and the June 29-July 4 camp is now the altitude prep camp for those races.

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Rider on a rock pile. What to expect

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 Howard Grotts, Stephan Davoust, Sarah Sturm, Payson McElveen, Todd 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 June camp will be focused on training and acclimating for the 2020 USA Cycling MTB National Championships in Winter Park, CO.

Contact info

For more information contact Ian Burnett at ipburnett@fortlewis.edu or 970-247-7460.

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Sample Itinerary

Day Time Activity
Mon. 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Arrivals, Airport pickups and Registration
Dinner
Skills Sessions - Elke Brutsaert, Chad Cheeney
Tues. 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 - Todd Wells
Lunch at Camp
Presentation - Strength Maintenance - Elke Brutsaert - SLC
Downtown/River Time
Dinner
Presentation - Ruthie Matthes
Bike Games
Lights out
Wed. 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 - Howard Grotts
Lunch at Camp
Presentation - Travis Brown
Factory Trails Short Track Races - Cs, then Bs, then As
Dinner
Presentation - Tom Neb - US National Team MTB Mechanic
Lights out
Thurs. 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 - Payson McElveen
Lunch at Camp
Presentation - Prop Yoga - Steve Ilg - Student Life Center
Downtown/River Time
Dinner
Presentation - Todd Wells
Bike Games
Lights out
Fri. 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
Lunch at Camp
Presentation - Fort Lewis College Riders - College and Cycling
River Time!
Dinner
Wrap-Up
Bike Games Finals
Lights out
Sat. 7:00 a.m.
8-10:00 a.m.
Wake up, breakfast, pack
Departures

 

Air & Bike Travel

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.