All riders must come prepared to ride! This includes but not limited to brining:
– Must fit the rider properly, if it looks like their helmet is not fitting right or has too much damage already we highly recommend purchasing a new one. This is the single most important item on our list and we will not allow riders to participate without a helmet.
– Must fit the rider properly. We also highly recommend getting the bike checked over by either yourself or a bike mechanic. This will ensure that your rider will have a working bike for Camp.
– Riders must come with a mountain bike. Bikes that will not be allowed are city or commuter bikes. A simple definition of a mountain bike is a bicycle that has a suspension fork at minimum with disc brakes and a shifter. We will ask riders to remove any extra’s like baskets or kickstands if arriving with them on at camp.
– Although not required we highly recommend a full suspension mountain bike. If you don’t have a full suspension bike and wish to use one we offer rentals. These can be reserved on our website.
– Fitted to your rider, they will be wearing their backpack throughout their ride and will be carrying snacks/ lunch. This backpack must be comfortable enough for your rider. We do not recommend drawstring bags or oversized hand-me-downs.
– Inside your riders backpack we also recommend a personal repair kit. Although our staff has supplies for the usual run of the mill issue. It’s good practice to have your rider come prepared. This may include but not limited to: multi tool, tube, CO2, master link, and tire levers. These simple lightweight items will not add much bulk to your riders bag and definitely will benefit if a situation arises.
Snack and Lunch:
– Thermoses or metal lunch holders are not ideal. These are heavy and often too bulky for backpacks. We recommend light reusable lunch boxes that are easily storable once all food is finished.
– We do not supply snacks or lunches for riders throughout the week. All riders must come prepared with adequate snacks and lunch to fill their needs. However, we will have the possibility of two special after ride treats that coaches will choose throughout the week.
– Although not required, we recommend a hydration pack. An example of this is a Camelbak backpack although these are expensive. However an easy alternative is to buy an off-brand bladder for your rider’s backpack. This is just the water holder with hose and mouthpiece that can be found on amazon and other local stores for under $30. If not, water bottles stored in a backpack or on a bike are perfectly fine and suitable for the ride.
– This is required to be filled out before camp. Forms will be accepted by email or in person.
MTBX policy is to not disclose private medical information of any staff or rider.