The true spirit of mountain biking is being out in the woods with your friends and having a great time. This is what Travel Camp is all about.
While we cover performance-related topics like pacing, climbing, descending, technique, and nutrition – as well as hold dedicated skills lessons – our primary objective is to experience mile after mile of the greatest trails in the southeast! With that, every year campers are amazed with just how much stronger they become and how much their skills advance by the end of the week. Multiple hours on the bike fly by, especially when taking in new trails each day. Then, when you actually sit down and add up all the hours and miles your rode over the course of the camp, it is no secret why you made the improvements you did!
Virginia is arguably the best place in the United States to ride a mountain bike, and this camp showcases ever reason why! Often referred to by counselors as a mountain bike “lifestyle” camp, the Mountain Bike Travel Camp takes advantage of everything that makes fat-tire riding so great in the state of Virginia. Each day, campers experience brand new trails in all-day epic rides. From the extended climbs and descents of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the flow and technical nature of the Piedmont, there is no shortage of world-class riding.
Endurance and fitness come hand in hand with increased skills and confidence over the course of the 5 days. Every challenging climb is followed by an amazing descent, and you can’t wait to crest the next hill.
Each location visited has unique qualities that make it a must-ride location. Douthat State Park features hour-long climbs and rewarding descents with breathtaking views. Preddy Creek offers unparalleled flow and an expert loop that challenges the most experience riders. Miller School of Albemarle is a student-built paradise with skills parks, engineered trail features, and miles of rolling singletrack.