Tucson’s only Youth Summer Bike Camp is about more than just riding bikes!
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, 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.
Each week long camp session costs $150. Financial assistance available based upon need.
Campers begin and end each day at El Grupo’s Clubhouse located at 600 N. 9th Ave, near 5th Street and west of Stone Ave, just north of downtown. Campers begin the day at 8am and end at 12:30pm.
Camp is designed for youth aged 7-13 years old. Perfect for Middle School aged youth!
Summer Bike Camps
JUNE 1-5, 2015
JUNE 8-12, 2015
JULY 20-24, 2015
Here 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, Basic Bicycle Mechanics and Tour of BICAS, & 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!
Youth Summer Bike Camps is run by El Grupo Youth Cycling. Pima County DOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Program and City of Tucson Bicycle & Pedestrian Program are co -title sponsors for 2015. 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 Youth Bicycle Ambassadors.
HUGE THANKS for support from City of Tucson Bicycle & Pedestrian Program, Pima County DOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Program, Specialized, Fair Wheel Bikes, University of Arizona Health Network, Pima County DEQ Clean Air Program, & more