Ride Up Grades By Trek Day Camp
Campers who did both weeks rode over 150 miles! They climbed over 4000 ft!
Also, plenty of handling skills: 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
On top of ALL of that, they learned how to change a flat, fix a dropped chain, use a patch kit, and TONS of bike anatomy.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, concepts of self-determination, teamwork, self-worth, goal setting and rising to the occasion are critical to the Ride Up Grades curriculum. We are proud to say, the energy of this group did not disappoint.
Camp in 2022 was FREE for all our riders. We cannot make it happen without your support.
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.