TRAIL KIDS Mountain Bike Camps

Mon June 14 - Fri August 13 Minneapolis, MN 55422 US
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1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway
Minneapolis, MN US 55422

TRAIL KIDS offers nine weeks of half day (8 AM – 12 PM) mountain bike camps for both beginner to advanced youth ages 7-13. Youth will explore the single-track trails at Wirth Park while gaining skills they can use for a lifetime! The focus of the mountain bike camps is to have fun, meet new friends and build confidence riding the single track trails. The camps will have mixed gender boys and girls groups split into groups by age and prior experience. Non-binary and trans youth are welcome to join any group in which they feel most comfortable. TRAIL KIDS  mountain bike camps will be instructed by trained coaches teaching mountain bike skills, games, orienteering and single track riding on the many trails at Wirth park.

Camp Descriptions

Camp Registration by Ability/Experience

This year we are offering beginner and intermediate/advanced camps on different weeks so we can keep all youth challenged with similar riding skills. If your child has taken a past TRAIL KIDS camp or mountain bike evening session then they have most likely passed the green bike skill level and would sign up for one of the intermediate to advanced TRAIL KIDS summer camps. Beginner camps are designed for youth who have not taken any of the TRAIL KIDS past programs and are new to mountain biking. See below descriptions of camps before registering your child and make sure to read through the Mountain Bike Ability Group Registration Guide before registering your child.

Beginner Mountain Bike Camp Description

If your child is a true beginner rider with no experience they should sign up for the beginner clinic. During the beginner mountain bike camp the youth will be coached on a variety of fundamental mountain bike skills so they can become safe and confident riders. Skills include:

  1. Ready/neutral position for descending hills
  2. Side/side bike body separation
  3. Pedaling/shifting efficiently
  4. Controlling speed and braking safely
  5. Cornering confidently
  6. Riding with vision
  7. Participants will be tested at the end of the camp on the level green bike skills and will be able to move up in levels as they progress through the summer programs and camps.
Intermediate/Advanced Mountain Bike Camps

Those who have taken a past camp or TRAIL KIDS program and have passed the green, blue or black mountain bike skill levels in the TRAIL KIDS program can register for the intermediate/advanced bike camps. The intermediate/advanced mountain bike camps will focus on more advanced bike skills along with riding more of the difficult single track trails around Wirth park. If you are new to the TRAIL KIDS program but are an intermediate to advanced rider that meet the descriptions at the below link you are welcome to register for those camps. For a full description of our mountain bike skill level progression click here: TRAIL KIDS MTB Skill Level Guide

Equipment  Needed: All camp participants will need their own mountain bike, helmet and water carrier (camp will provide a TRAIL KIDS T-shirt as part of camp).

Loppet Bike Rentals: TRAIL KIDS has a limited mountain bike rental fleet for those who do not have one for an additional fee of $40. Make sure when you register to sign up with a bike rental.

Wirth Dates and Registration

June Camp Dates
  • Beginner: June 21 – June 25
  • Intermediate/Advanced: June 28 – July 2
July Camp Dates
  • Beginner: July 5 – 9
  • Intermediate/Advanced: July 12 – July 16
  • Intermediate/Advanced: July 19 – July 23
  • Beginner: July 26 – July 30
August Camp Dates
  • Intermediate/Advanced: August 2 – 6
  • Intermediate/Advanced: August 9 – 13

Camp Location: The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park
Time: 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Cost: $260 or $290 after May 14 || $300 if renting a bike

A Note About the Data We Collect

Scholarships and Sibling Discounts

Scholarships: Need-based registration partial scholarships are available. For information about TRAIL KIDS Program scholarships email

Sibling Discount: For those families who have three or more kids in the program we will given a ten percent discount code. Please email for more information.

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