THIS PAGE IS OUTDATED!!! It is just for a rough idea of what bike camp is.
Please see El Grupo Youth Cycling’s website for the most up to date information!
Tucson’s only Youth Summer Bike Camp is about more than just riding a bike…
Participating in Youth Summer Bike Camp is about empowerment, building confidence, and above all- FUN!
Through our Youth Summer Bike Camp program your child’s confidence, knowledge, and skills increase in a safe, fun and peer-led environment. Activities focus on developing safe-riding skills, mechanical knowledge (BICAS), and bike handling for each skill level, as well as exposure to health and wellness, environmental stewardship, air quality issues, and recycled art through a series of hands-on experiences.
Scholarships available based upon need. Email–firstname.lastname@example.org–to request an application.
Campers begin and end each day at T\the El Grupo Club House. Campers begin the day at 8am and end at 12:30pm.
Camp is designed for youth aged 8-13 years old. Perfect for Middle School aged youth!
Below is a sample schedule to get an idea of what campers will experience at Youth Summer Bike Camp:
Day 1: Orientation to Bikes, El Grupo & BICAS, Basic Bicycle Mechanics, & Bike Safety
Day 2: On-the-bike skills sessions & nutrition activities
Days 3 & 4: Bike rides! With lots of skills training along the way, recycled art, clean air activities
Day 5: Bike ride to group “Goal Destination,” Graduation!
New for 2012: Middle School specific skills and activities, partnerships with Fair Wheel Bikes, University of Arizona Health Network, and more!
Youth Summer Bike Camps are run by El Grupo Youth Cycling. Pima County DOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Program is the title sponsor. All camp counselors are certified bike safety instructors through the League of American Bicyclists. El Grupo youth (aged 14-18) gain hands-on peer mentoring and job experience as Pima County Youth Bicycle Ambassadors.