During the spring and summer months WORCA offers a variety of mountain bike programs for youth age 6 – 16. The focus of our camps are safety, fun, and skill development, in that order! With quality mentorship and instruction from PMBI certified coaches youth will be encourage to develop their skills, confidence, and love of the sport.
Stay tuned for 2020 Program Dates and Registration Information!
Program Entry Level Requirements
From beginner to advanced, WORCA programs are designed for all ability levels. Basic mountain biking skills are required as coaches will be taking youth ‘off-road’ and onto trail surfaces containing rocks, roots, loose gravel and dirt, and other obstacles. Your child should have experience using hand brakes and gears. If you are concerned whether or not your child is ready for one of our programs, please email your query to email@example.com.
Setting the foundation for many bike years to come is WORCA’S main objective. Our qualified coaches will use exercises and games in a controlled environment to teach balance, cornering, front wheel lifts and a number of other skills necessary to navigate the off road challenges our trails have to offer.
Campers will get plenty of opportunities to put their newly honed skills into practice on Whistler’s incredible trail network. Trail selection will be well thought out in accordance to ability. For example beginners will gain experience in the Lost Lake Network, on entry-level trails such as Molly Hogan, Tin Pants, and the Sea to Sky Trail. Progressing to the entry level single track such as Gee I Like Your Pants, Son of Mr. Green Genes and Disco Boy, etc. Intermediate riders will find themselves exploring the blue single track of Lost Lake, Emerald Forest, River Runs Through etc. Advance riders will tackle trails on the Westside (aka Stonebridge), Blackcomb and the No Flow Zone (aka Emerald).
Participants will be introduced to trail etiquette during their time at camp and will be encouraged to practice what they have learned while riding outside of camp. Where suitable, groups may be given the opportunity to meet the WORCA Trail Crew and discover what goes into making and maintaining the fun trails we ride.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
WORCA Youth Dirt Camp coaches are PMBI Level 1 certified (Professional Mountain Bike Instructors), certified by Whistler’s very own ZEPtechniques.
ZEP supports WORCA and its programs by providing courses for all WORCA coaches and guides. ZEP offer PMBI instructor courses all over the world and they are North America & Australia’s most widely recognized certification program. For more information on ZEP and their programs, check them out at www.zeptechniques.com.