Mountain Bike Camp

The Town of Harrisburg mountain bike camp allows campers to spend the week with a group of like-minded kids and learn about all aspects of mountain biking in an age-appropriate, fun setting. We look to provide an opportunity for kids to expand their skill set and experience a week full of new challenges.

Challenge-by-Choice Philosophy

Campers can choose to ride less demanding trails and progress to more challenging trails as their skills and confidence grow. Campers will get all the encouragement and guidance they need without being forced or compelled to go on a ride.

Mountain Bike Camp is typically held in June/July each year. Please check back for Summer 2019 camp dates.

Young girl riding bike on trail

Program Details

  • Prior experience in basic bike riding skills preferred
  • All staff and guides will have cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/first aid certification
  • Snack and Drinks Provided
  • Campers must pack lunch
  • Campers can purchase lunch at USNWC on last day
  • All campers will get a camp T-shirt


Pre-registration is required, register online.

Mountain Bike Camp Itinerary (Example)


  1. Check-in
  2. Introductions/warm-up game
  3. Bike and helmet setup/fitting
  4. Warm up ride around park track/gravel walking trails
  5. Lunch
  6. Introductory skills and riding technique on Double Track access roads
  7. Introduction to Single Track riding technique Harrisburg Park


  1. Check-in
  2. Icebreaker/warm-up game
  3. Single track riding technique Harrisburg Park
  4. Lunch
  5. Full lap of all trails at Harrisburg Park


  1. Check-in
  2. Sherman Branch trail day
  3. Lunch
  4. Maintenance Clinic: introductory bike maintenance/set up clinic
  5. Bike related Game/Activity


  1. Check-in
  2. Lake Norman State Park trail day (full day)


  1. Check-in
  2. USNWC trail day (full day)