Mountain Bikes and Kayaks

Teen Boys Mountain Biking Summer Camp

FOR THE TRUE MOUNTAIN BIKE ENTHUSIAST, BUSH BIKERS is for you! These ninth and tenth grade campers (Eighth Grade Campers who possess ADVANCED mountain biking skill are also eligible) will tackle the infamous mountain biking trails of Michigan's Keewenaw Peninsual near Copper Harbor, MI.

The Bush Bikers will ride the Copper Harbor Trails in the northern Keewenaw Peninsula while setting up base camp at Fort Wilkins State Park in Copper Harbor. These trails feature a 550 feet vertical descent on biking trails that are rated among the best in the USA. Not only is the ride exciting, but the views are spectacular as our campers will see vistas of Lake Superior and the Keewenaw Peninsula from some of the highest points in the Upper Peninsula.

The Bush Bikers also sea kayak out of Copper Harbor on Lake Superior to wrap up the incredible nine day trip. Campers must provide their own 18 or 21-speed mountain bike. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets are all provided.


Name

Bush Bikers

Length Options

4 Weeks

Gender

Boys

Age

Completed Eighth, Ninth or Tenth Grades

Type

Overnight / Sleep Away Camp

Trip Destinations

9 Day Mountain Biking Trip to Copper Harbor and the Keewenaw Peninsula in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Popular Camp Activities

Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Polar Bear Swim, High Ropes Course, Zip Line, Climbing Wall, Campfires, Rifle Range

2018 Program Fees

$3,775.00 for a 4-week session. This program will require AN ADDITIONAL $50 deposit in the camper's camp store to cover laundry and additional trip expenses

2018 Program Dates

  • Session 1: Saturday, June 16 - Friday, July 13
  • Session 2: Sunday, July 15 - Saturday, August 11

Trip Equipment

The following equipment list is detailed and specific for the Bush Bikers trip.

A local bike store will rent bikes and equipment if campers are not able to bring their own. Call the camp office for more information if you are interested. There are a limited number of rental bikes so please call early.  When renting a bike all needed equipment will be provided except the bike helmet.  Campers must bring their own bike helmet.  Click here for more information on Bike Rental.

  • Mountain bike (a well built, quality bike is required, 18 or 21 speeds recommended)
  • Bike helmet
  • Bike repair kit and extra tubes
  • Biking gloves
  • Biking shorts
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • Backpack/camping towel
  • Bike water bottle
  • Duffel bag or backpack to pack personnel gear for the trip (you will not be backpacking – this is just for storage!)

Quality equipment is available at www.rei.com

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