Western’s Mountain Sports Program Presents:

The Annual High School Cross-Country

Mountain Bike Racing Camp July 25 – 29, 2018

We are looking forward to another year of fun riding and improvement. Sign up for our email list here and send any questions to Director of Mountain Sports, Greg Chase: gchase@western.edu

Dates: July 25 – 29

Registration opens: Wednesday, April 4th at 8 p.m. MDT.

  • For planning purposes and coaching contracts we need to have at least 32 registered participants by May 11th or the camp will unfortunately be cancelled for this year. 

Registration at bikereg.com – https://www.bikereg.com/highschoolmountainbikecamp

 Cost: $1,500



2018 Camp Details

The price of the 2018 camp will be $1,500. Thanks for looking into Western State Colorado University and our camp!

The camp takes place in Gunnison, Crested Butte and the surrounding areas of the beautiful upper Gunnison River Valley. Here’s a short video from the 2015 camp:

2017 Coaching Lineup (2018 Lineup TBD but were working towards similar):

  • Dave Wiens – Founder of Western Mountain Sports program and Team Topeak Ergon rider.
  • Andy Shabo – ride skills specialist.
  • Caleb Woodworth – Western alumni MTB racer and current MTB and ski coach
  • Ellie Atkins – Western alumni MTB racer and current MTB Coach.
  • Eddy Cohn – Gravity MTB coach Western State Colorado University Mountain Sports
  • Travis Scheefer – all around mountain sports athlete including pro mountain biker and skimo racer.
  • Justin Barr – All around Mountain Sports coach and advocate for life long pursuits of mountain biking and skiing.
  • Current and former Western Mountain Sports MTB athletes, Zoe Smith, Daniel Frentzel, Justin Barr and Sean O’Donnell.


Western State Colorado University High School Mountain Bike Camp from Matt Clark on Vimeo.

Western State Colorado University Mountain Sports is pleased to announce our 2018 High School Cross-Country Mountain Bike Camp. This year’s camp will begin with check-in from noon to 2pm on Wednesday July 25. Check out will be Sunday morning, July 29th.

Our camp Banquet will be held the evening of 7/24 in the University Center Ballroom. Family is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The cost of the camp includes everything except transportation to Gunnison. Lodging and meals will be provided on campus at Western State Colorado University. Please let us know of any dietary needs.

Riding safely at all times will be an omnipresent theme during this camp.

Highlights of the camp will include a full day riding the trails of Crested Butte Mountain Resort and working on our descending skills. We will be using the chairlift for uphill access, which will allow us to rack up the miles and vertical feet of descending without racking up the requisite fatigue that would come with pedaling our bikes up for each lap. Repetition, repetition, repetition. This will take place on Thursday, the first full day of the camp, which will allow us to apply the skills learned for the remainder of the camp. NOTE: THIS IS NOT A DOWNHILL OR GRAVITY CAMP. Cross-country skills are the focus, even on the lift assisted day.

We will also ride the world class trails of the Hartman Rocks area right outside of Gunnison, the Western State Colorado University trail system that is adjacent to Western’s campus, and an epic high country ride, all the while, working on technique, skills, strategies, etc. Again, riding safely at all times will be an omnipresent theme. For 2018, our backcountry day will be on trails in the Brush Creek area including Teocali Ridge, Strand Hill and Ferris Creek. Regardless of the trail, Saturday’s epic, high country ride will be an unforgettable experience.

There will be free time and organized non-bike fun time, but also evening discussions about training and nutrition, bike maintenance, repair and technology, racing preparation and strategy, etc. Notebooks and pen or pencils will be required to take notes. Each camper will also receive a basic bike fit the first afternoon of the camp.

Parents are invited to the final evening banquet and we hope to have Matt Clark back on the hook to produce another great video.

For questions or for more information, contact Western’s Director of Mountain Sports Greg Chase, anytime:



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