Crested Butte Adventure Trip Grade 4-12 – Subject to COVID19 Changes
Overnight adventure trip, Camping, Riding, Fun
Crested Butte is a mecca for mountain biking and athletes will get to explore the singletrack famous for scenic views, fast, flowy descents, and epic wildflowers. Coaches will guide athletes up rugged mountains, glide through fields of wildflowers and weave in and out of aspens. Experience team camaraderie, camp under the stars, and of course, make fireside S’mores. Adventure Trips are designed to get out in the backcountry on new trails and new teraign building character, navigation skills, camping skills and riding skills.
SMBA coaches will guide athletes through Crested Buttes unique terrain and trails in a safe, fun and supportive environment. Adventure trips include transportation, camping, food, and coaching.
Riders must be in at least 4th grade at the time of the trip and must also have participated previously in SMBA Team or Camp rides and/or have singletrack mountain bike experience. As this program focuses on longer rides over challenging terrain, athletes should be interested in completing a number of distance rides in backcountry conditions, participate in cooking and camp activities as well as sleep in a tent.
Athletes should have a reliable and safe mountain bike in good working condition that can be ridden on rugged singletrack trails and is geared appropriately for steep terrain. We recommend bikes with 26” wheels and up and with appropriate suspension (either front or full suspension). In addition, athletes are expected to come to camp prepared for the backcountry! This means bringing proper tools to fix a flat or make minor trailside adjustments and repairs, having proper clothing for weather and unexpected weather changes, a way to carry their tools and clothes (e.g., a camelback) and proper safety equipment (e.g., helmet, gloves, and sunglasses). Riders must possess all necessary camping equipment, including tent, sleeping bag and pad, and appropriate post-ride clothing.
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