EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

The Young Guns
Young Guns Requirements
For the little rider program, basic mountain bikes will do provided they have either V-brakes or disc brakes. In the case of the smaller cheaper mountain bikes, the front suspension is often more of an aesthetic than a true function. However, overall it is better to have than not have.

Commonly found wheel sizes among this age group are 20 and 24”. The bikes we rent for the smallest kids have 24” wheels with very small frame geometry. They ride will for kids between 8-11 years old.

  • V-brakes or disc brakes,
  • Aluminum wheels and • Front suspension or full suspension.
  • 20” and 24” wheels are ideal.

The Big Rigs
BMX
In the case of the big riders, a minimum level of mountain bike is required. Generally, we are talking about bikes valued around and above 700$ new. The bikes will need to have:

  • V-brakes or disc brakes
  • Aluminum wheels
  • Front suspension or full suspension
  • 26”, 27.5” and 29” wheels are ideal

Campers are welcome to bring multiple bikes, eg: xc bike, BMX, DH bike, dj bike

Dirt jumpers
Big Rigs Requirements
Kids are welcome to attend camp with dirt jump bikes. If this is the only bike that the campers has, off-tires will be needed for the week.

However, if the campers has both a Dirt Jumper and another bike, the dirt jumper can be left with dirt jump tires.

BMX

Dirt Jumpers Requirements

BMX bikes are welcome in camp as a secondary bike.
BMX are not meant for mountain biking but for street and dirt.

BMXs with pegs are not accepted, we can remove them upon arrival at camp.

Clip Pedals
Clip Pedals
Riders with clip pedals are permitted to use them if they are proficient riders in some of the terrain.

However, for the purposes of learning, we recommend flat pedals as the ideal way to learn true bike technique. Some pedals are available at camp for lend or sale.

Helmets
Helmets
Both a regular cycling helmet (regular or skate type) and a full face are required for camp.

The small helmet is used for day to day activities and riders. The full face is mandatory for downhill activities.

Leg and Arm protection
The lower leg pad is a must during camp. These pads start somewhere above the ankle and stop above the knee. These pads protect both the lower leg from the impacts of the pedals and the knee in the event of a tumble or fall. The lower leg is one of the most cut and bruised parts of the body.
The forearm and elbow are vulnerable also, however elbow pads have a tendency of moving around and sliding down during riding. They are good to have but not as important as the leg pad.
Body Armor
Body Armour
The body armor/safety jackets or pressure suits are a great addition to your gear assortment.

They help with scrapes and bruises and help avoid things related to rash and the abrasive ground; overall, avoids small to minor injuries. Real protection comes from gradual, progressive learning and confident riding.