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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 Bakkers 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

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WEEK 1

July 8 - 12th 2024

Great Camp for riders of all skill levels

$359

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WEEK 4

July 29 - Aug 2 2024

Great Camp for riders of all skill levels

$359

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WEEK 2

July 15 - 19th 2024

Great Camp for riders of all skill levels

$359

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WEEK 5

Aug 12 - 16th 2024

Great Camp for riders of all skill levels

$359

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WEEK 3

July 22 - 26th 2024

Great Camp for riders of all skill levels

$359

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WEEK 6

Aug 19 - 23rd 2024

Great Camp for riders of all skill levels

$359

Meet up location for all camps is at the Beaverbrook Community center located at 1002 Beaverbrook Rd, Kanata, ON K2K 1L1 (Look for the Bakkers Trailblazer trailer)
 
Meetup time: 8:00am to 8:45am
Pickup time: 3:30pm to 4:00pm

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
There is mandatory sign-in /sign-out. 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.

Bike Storage:
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.

Refund Policy:
2 Weeks prior to first day of camp:  Full refund minus registration processing fees.
48 hours prior to first day of camp:  50% refund minus registration processing fees.
Less than 48 hours prior to first day of camp:  No Refund

Camp Registration

Ability Groups:
 

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 with slight/no hesitation. Has some MTB experience. Can do up to 1 hr of riding without a break. Starting to change gears while riding. Slight brake modulation skills. Cannot lift rear tire.
 

Rock Hopper - Can ride roots and rocks 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 confidently 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 confidently 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.

CAMPERS CHECKLIST

Before sending your child to the first day of MTB camp, please read through the following checklist:

 

  1. Please 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.

  2. 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 or backpack with the child's name clearly identifiable. Bags will be placed in our storage Pod.

    • Bug spray (an essential item for mountain biking, please ensure your child is able to spray it on themselves for reapplication.)

    • Sunblock

    • Easy to carry snacks

    • A hat

    • A raincoat

  3. 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 compared to backpacks. We have a place to refill hydration packs at camp, but please fill the pack every morning and ensure your child is aware of how to open/close their pack. Just buy the most budget friendly one you can find.

  4. Helmet and shoes (must be closed toed, not sandals nor flip-flops), protective (or sun) glasses.

  5. Hand sanitizer

  6. A bell installed on the bike that functions.

  7. A lunch

  8. Please make an ID card containing a contact name and number, and place in a waterproof bag within their hydration pack.

  9. Please email us back at osmond.bakker@gmail.com to let me know the skill level of your child, on a scale of beginner, moderate or advanced, or on our ability group scale. 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.

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JOIN OUR TEAM

The traditions of Bakkers Trailblazers MTB camps are brought to life by the dedication and enthusiasm of our new and returning staff. Being a part of Bakkers Trailblazers is a rewarding responsibility and an opportunity to have one of the best summers of your life. Make a positive difference for yourself and the kids you care for.

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