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 Ride Up Grades By Trek bike Day Camp

2022 Achievements: 
Campers who did both weeks rode over 150 miles! They climbed over 4000 ft! 

WHAT HAPPENS AT CAMP?

DRILLS:

Start/Stop Drills - Scanning Drills - Signaling Drills - Avoidance Weave Drills - Emergency Stopping - Emergency Turning - Shifting on the Flat - Shifting on the Hills - Safe Passing - Double Pacelines

MECHANICS:

Learn how to change a flat, fix a dropped chain, use a patch kit, and TONS of bike anatomy. 

NUTRITION:

How to fuel your body on and off the bike to prepare for endurance riding or racing. Reading nutrition labels, shopping on a budget and hydration are all covered on nutrition day. 

DESTINATIONS: Every year is a bit different. We have been to:

Randall's Island - Governors' Island - West Side Highway Bike Path - Central Park - Prospect Park - Putnam County Trail - City Island - Uppermost and Southernmost Tips of Manhattan - Riverside Park (our drill home-base) - Brooklyn Bridge Bike Path - Marcus Garvey Park - Harlem Yoga Studio - AND MANY MORE LOCATIONS WITH ICE CREAM SHOPS & PIZZA! 

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

Self-determination, teamwork, finding your own self worth, goal setting and the ability to rise to the occasion are critical to our group rides. Rides progress in difficulty and technicality as the team progresses their skills. A positive attitude is a must and Ride Up Grades has a zero tolerance policy for disrespect of other riders or coaches. 

COST: 

Camp in 2022 was FREE for all our riders. 

In 2023 Ride Up Grades will move to a tiered structure to allow us to serve more young people who need us most. 

 

When is Camp?

Camp always takes place Monday - Fri, starting the week after the July 4th holiday. 

Where is Camp?

In 2021 and 2022 Camp Met at the 96th Street Trek Shop  

Who can participate? 

20 Middle and High School Students 

  • 12-18 years old, parents welcome to supervise or join on specific rides of interest

  • Legal guardian permission required for all participants

  • Preference given to public high school students 

  • Child must know how to pedal a bike unassisted and have basic steering ability (if you need to learn to ride, contact us, we can help)

Why should young people do this? 

  • Unique Achievement for School Applications!

  • Go from Sedentary to Cyclist, or Commuter to Competitor!

  • Have Fun - Ride Bikes - Feel Good

  • It's completely FREE. We provide all lunches, snacks and hydration, along with bikes and gear where needed. 

While progressing from sedentary or casual commuter, we will teach riders basic bike maintenance, safe cycling techniques and navigation, encourage healthy habits and self-sufficiency and introduce youth to the wide world of cycling for fitness, focus and fun. It's a fantastic program for school applications.  

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CAMP APPLICATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL 2023

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