REGISTRATION OPENS ON 04-JAN-2022
ABOUT OUR MOUNTAIN BIKE CAMP
Fun Is the Name of the Game
Located in Kanata, Ontario, Bakkers Trailblazers mountain bike camp welcomes campers aged 5 - 13. Parents can rest assured that their kids are under the supervision of caring and trained counselors. Our instructors are personally trained by former mountain bike professional and PMBIA certified coach Osmond Bakker.
We teach kids how to mountain bike in a safe and progressive manner. Kids are placed into one of our 5 ability groups and learn the fundamentals of mountain biking including braking, descending, log hops and singletrack riding
Every camper at Bakker's Trailblazers will have an amazing and fun experience developing mountain bike skills. If your child is under 5, but proficient at mountain biking, let us know and we will assess their eligibility.
"Teaching Mountain Biking in a Progressive, Fun and Safe Manner"
MTB CAMP REGISTRATION
If a camp is full, contact us here to be added to a waiting list
Meet up location for all camps is at the Beaverbrook Community center located at 1002 Beaverbrook Rd, Kanata, ON K2K 1L1 (Look for the Bakker's Trailblazer trailer)
Meetup time: 8:00am to 8:45am
Pickup time: 3:30pm to 4:00 pm
There is mandatory sign-in /sign-out. Please line up while respecting social distancing guidelines. Our counsellors will/must acknowledge every parent in person at sign-in/sing-out, and will provide instructions on where to direct/pick up their child.
We have a storage pod on site with a high quality lock on it. You can choose to either leave the bikes with us or transport your bike each day. We can not be held responsible for theft.
Full refund prior to first day of camp, minus registration processing fees. Processing fees go to the online platform to allow for online registrations. These fees are not collected by Bakker's Trailblazers.
Dirt Devils - Beginner. Usually 5 years old or no MTB experience. Can ride smooth surfaces, very few roots and rocks. Can do up to 45 mins riding without a break. Can't change gears efficiently. No brake modulation skills. Cannot lift front or rear tire.
Salamander - Can ride roots and rocks up to 4 inches in height. Has some MTB experience. Can do up to 1 hr of riding without a break. Starting to change gears while riding. No brake modulation skills. Cannot lift rear tire.
Rock Hopper - Can ride roots and rock up to 6 inches in height, can roll down rock faces and lift front/rear wheel. Can ride 1.5 hrs without a break. No problem changing gears and can modulate brakes.
Shredders - Can ride roots and rock up to 6-8 inches in height, can roll down rock faces, do jumps and lift front/rear wheel. Can ride 1.5 hrs without a break. No problem changing gears and can modulate brakes.
Mud Guppy - Can ride roots and rock up to 12 inches in height, can roll down rock faces, do jumps and lift front/rear wheel. Can ride 2 hrs without a break. No problem changing gears and can modulate brakes.
Before sending your child to the first day of MTB camp, please read through the following checklist:
Ensure bicycle is in good running order (chain is lubed, tires are inflated and not overly worn, brakes are safe and effective). Click here to see a short video on a pre-camp bike check.
Pack a bag with the following
A spare inner tube of the correct size for the bicycles tires
Spare warm clothing and a towel (in case of rain). Store clothes in a waterproof bag (garbage bag with their name on it....we have safe storage space)
Easy to carry snacks
Hydration pack: The campers are out riding all day and need to stay hydrated, the hydration packs carry a lot of liquid and can also carry snacks, spare tubes and money (if needed). Hydration packs are less tiring to ride with vs backpacks. We have a place to refill hydration packs at camp, but please fill the hydration pack every morning. Please show your child how to open and close their pack as our counsellors will be unable to help due to covid regulations. Click here for our recommended hydration pack.
Helmet and shoes (must be closed toed, not sandals nor flip-flops), protective (or sun) glasses
Mask (when in close contact with other campers, counsellors or when entering the building for bathroom breaks
A bell installed on the bike
Make an ID card and put in a ziplock or waterproof bag (name, phone number and our number 613-323-0724. Place in their hydration pack
Please Email us back at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know the skill level of your child, on a scale of beginner, moderate or advanced. If you are unsure of their skill level, you may also detail the trails they have been on and we will be able to pinpoint their ability in reference to other campers. We have to put them in these groups which will act as their cohorts for the week. They will be kept apart from other groups, however, if there needs to be necessary changes, we will make them the first day at lunch
Rock Face Roller
JOIN OUR TEAM
The traditions of Bakker's Trailblazers MTB Camps are brought to life by the dedication and enthusiasm of our new and returning staff. Being a part of Bakker's Trailblazers is a rewarding responsibility. It is also an opportunity to have one of the best summers of your life. Make a positive difference for yourself and the kids you care for.