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2022 El Alto Mountain Bike Camp
(Dual Tracks – MTB Racing Or MTB Skills)

DATES: June 25-29, 2022 (Noon Saturday through 3 PM Wednesday)

LOCATION: Hynds Lodge, Curt Gowdy State Park, Wyoming (map)

COST:$395 + registration site fees. Scholarships are available for those students in financial need.

AGE GROUP: This camp is designed for intermediate to advanced High School MTB cyclists who wish to grow as riders and/or take their racing to the next level. Generally, for students entering grades 9-12 for the 2022-23 school year.

FOOD: Meals and food will be provided from dinner on Saturday June 25 through lunch on Wednesday June 29. Please let us know ahead of time if you have any dietary restrictions.

WHAT TO BRING: Basics – Bike, helmet, appropriate mountain biking attire, casual clothing, towel, swimsuit, and a great attitude. Race Track students should bring a Heart Rate monitor that can record and has a chest strap. For a more extensive list of what to bring, download the list from our Downloads page. A more detailed list will also be sent out after registration.

RULES: The Colorado High School Cycling League general student-athlete rules, equipment, and codes of conduct are used as a basis for the camp rules. Rules will be posted and enforced.

REGISTRATION: 22022 CAMP REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AT 5PM, FEBRAURY 15: https://2022-el-alto-mtb-camp-registration.eventbrite.com.

If you need financial support (scholarship) for your student contact Rich at rich@wyomtbcamps.org as soon as possible.

Registration Limitations: Students attending the El Alto camp cannot attend the Rock N’ Roller camp. Students may attend both the Stone Temple and El Alto camps. Female students may attend both the El Alto and Granite Ridge camps. If female students wish to attend the Stone Temple, Granite Ridge and El Alto camps (i.e., all three) they should contact Rich at rich@wyomtbcamps.org to make arrangements.

COVID-19 Statement

The Covid-19 epidemic continues to be a fluctuating situation and we will update our Covid policy as warranted.

Our primary concern is for the safety and welfare of all camp attendees. Our Covid policy and any updates have been and will continue to be made in coordination with members of the medical community and comply with Wyoming and CDC requirements. We are encouraging all camp attendees (adult volunteers and students) to been vaccinated for Covid. If you are not vaccinated, you will be required to provide proof of a negative test within 72 hours of attending the camp. Please understand Covid is a constantly changing situation and flexibility will be key for all planning.

As noted, we are trying very hard to keep the camps and plans on schedule. If you’re interested in signing up for any of the camps, I encourage you to follow the registration instructions (open 5 PM on Tuesday February 15, 2022). If you have comments during the registration process, please utilize that section of the form.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any information, questions, or concerns.

Thanks for understanding.

2022 Camp Description

The El Alto Camp is a five-day mountain bike camp, from June 25-29, 2022, at Curt Gowdy State Park for co-ed students in grades 9 through 12 for the 2022-23 school year. Students will arrive at noon on Saturday June 25 and depart at 3 PM on Wednesday June 29.

There are TWO tracks to this camp. Students can sign up for a SKILLS focused track that is similar to the Stone Temple camp or they can sign up for a RACE focused track. For details on the skills focused track and camp director information, please reference the Stone Temple camp information on the website.

The race focused track will emphasize taking your racing to the next level! This will include developing fitness, racing skills, knowledge of your body and how to train it for success, including:

* Education on racing, training, recovery, and nutrition.

  1. Field testing to set Heart Rate Zones.
  2. How to train smart using HR training.
  3. Pre-race planning and race strategies.
  4. Recovery and Nutrition, how to successfully prepare your body to race.
  5. The physiology of training zones and how to implement them in your own training.
  6. Mental preparation for competition.

* Bike Kung Fu Skills: Gowdy is a great place to develop your skills and have fun!

* Increase student’s self-confidence using the mountain bike as a tool for challenging fun self-discovery.

Students in both tracks will be attending education sessions on racing, training, recovery, nutrition, psychological preparation and how all these fit together for success. Additional education sessions on bike maintenance, environmental and trail ethics, trail design-construction-maintenance, nutrition, and first aid may also be provided.

Students will stay at Hynd’s Lodge or camp nearby. Ride sessions will be on the IMBA Epic Trails at Curt Gowdy State Park, the surrounding roads, and Happy Jack. Food will be provided from dinner on June 25 through lunch on June 29. There will be a minimum of one adult leader per five students. Optional evening activities will may include campfire, star gazing, evening hikes, and mountain bike related presentations.

CONTACT: For additional information contact Rich Vincent, 307-760-1917, Todd Thibodeau, 307-214-5687, or e-mail us at rich@wyomtbcamps.org.

2022 CAMP SCHEDULE (Tentative)

Saturday, June 25
12 – 1 PM – Sign in and Orientation
1 – 2 PM – Bike/Equipment Inspection
2 – 5 PM – Check/Organize students into groups based on skill level and Ride
5 – 6 PM – Debrief, Free Time & Prepare for Dinner
6 – 10 PM – Dinner, Cleanup & Evening Activities
10 PM – Lights Out

Sunday, June 26
7 – 8 AM – Yoga/Stretching
8 – 9 AM – Breakfast, Cleanup & Prepare for Ride
9 – 10 AM – Bike Kung Fu Skill Session
10 AM – 12 PM – Race Track-Ride Session (set heart rate zones on bike 20min test)
10 AM – 12 PM – Skill Track-Ride Session
12 – 1 PM – Lunch
1 – 4 PM – Ride Session (fun skill ride at Gowdy) – Both Tracks
4 – 6 PM – Free Time and Prepare for Dinner
6 – 10 PM – Dinner, Cleanup, Educational Session & Evening Activities
10 PM – Lights Out

Monday, June 27
7 – 8 AM – Yoga/Stretching
8 – 9 AM – Breakfast, Cleanup & Prepare for Ride
9 AM – 12 PM – Race Track-Endurance Ride to Happy Jack
9 AM – 12 PM – Skill Track-Ride Session
12 – 1 PM – Lunch (in the field)
1 – 4 PM – Race Track-Endurance Ride return from Happy Jack
1 – 4 PM – Skill Track-Ride Session
4 – 6 PM – Free Time and Prepare for Dinner
6 – 10 PM – Dinner, Cleanup, Educational Session & Evening Activities
10 PM – Lights Out

Tuesday, June 28
7 – 8 AM – Yoga/Stretching
8 – 9 AM – Breakfast, Cleanup & Prepare for Ride
9 – 11 AM – Education Session
11 AM – 12 PM – Ride Session
12 – 1 PM – Lunch (in the field)
1 – 4 PM – Ride Session
4 – 6 PM – Free Time and Prepare for Dinner
6 – 10 PM – Dinner, Cleanup & Evening Activities
10 PM – Lights Out

Wednesday, June 29
7 – 8 AM – Yoga/Stretching
8 – 9 AM – Breakfast, Cleanup & Prepare for Ride
9 AM – 1 PM – Ride Session
1 – 1:30 PM – Lunch (at lodge)
1:30 – 3 PM – Clean Lodge
3 PM – Student Pick-up (If you would like to pick up your student before 3 PM you must work this out with the camp directors ahead of time.  All students are expected to help clean the camp/lodge area.)

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:

Alex Urban, Racing Track CoachView Bio

Todd Thibodeau, Skills Track CoachView Bio

CONTACT: For additional information contact Rich Vincent, 307-760-1917, Todd Thibodeau, 307-214-5687, or e-mail us at rich@wyomtbcamps.org.

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