Bike Camp is an award-winning educational and training program for beginning cyclists as well as those who wish to get back into the sport. Designed for adults and minors, 12 and up, Bike Camp provides many opportunities for families and adults to learn safe and efficient road cycling.
During this first session we will provide an overview of Bike Camp 2019 and brief presentations on bicycle selection, bike components & fit, what to wear and what to eat and drink while cycling, and some basic road safety tips and laws. We will also ask you to fill out a survey that will help us identify your current fitness level and bicycling goals. This is an informational session only; please do not bring your bike.
Sessions 2 – 5
Saturday mornings: May 11 / May 18 / May 25 / June 1
Start at 8:30 a.m. (End time varies based on distance and pace of group training rides. See below for locations.)
At each of these Saturday morning sessions there will be a presentation about a specific aspect of bicycling or fitness followed by group training rides of various paces and distances that are led by experienced cyclists. Bike Campers at similar fitness levels and with similar distance goals will ride together. Helmets are required (as are bicycles, of course) for all four of these Saturday morning sessions.
May 11th, May 18th – will be at the Portage YMCA, 2900 West Centre (click on link to see map). These group training rides will help Bike Campers develop better bike handling skills for riding in groups while building riding endurance. Ride With GPS maps of planned routes are as follows: 5 miles; 10 miles; 15 miles; 20 miles.
May 25th and June 1st (Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and the following Saturday): Texas Township Park (click on link to see map). These group training rides will help Bike Campers become familiar with some of the routes followed on KBC’s Monday Evening Rides while continuing to develop better bike handling skills in groups and enhancing endurance. Ride with GPS maps of planned routes are as follows: 10 miles; 15 miles; 20 miles.