Beginning in January 2021 we will shift our mountain bike programs under the banner of a club registered with USA Cycling. There are multiple levels of participation available.
Group Ride Member:
Club members have the option to join monthly group rides facilitated by Upstate FORT with support from volunteers and Sweet Tea Cycles. The intention for group riders is purely recreation with community and skill development. There is a one-time, annual fee of $50 to participate. This fee covers administrative and insurance expenses. Group ride dates will be posted quarterly. Ideal for youth in grades 4-9 interested in riding with other kids for fun. Though we will continue to foster true equity in biking, this program will replace the Girls Ride! program. Click here for membership registration.
Adventure Riders have the opportunity for (at minimum) 2 structured group rides per week with the intention to build skills, strength, and endurance as well as develop a Positive Youth Development community culture. In addition, two Saturday rides per month will be scheduled. One will be a local “free ride,” meaning no additional transportation or expense. The other will be an adventure ride exploring another trail system within 1.5 hours of Clemson involving additional transportation and related expenses. For example, if we went to the Ride Kanuga Bike Park there would be a 1 hour 20 minute drive as well as a daily entrance fee of about $30. We might even mix it up and add a different kind of activity for these adventure days like hiking, paddling, or service learning. This group is ideal for youth in grades 6-12 who want to spend one or more seasons with biking as their primary sport. There will be three sessions in 2021 starting January 9th. Club membership is required and session fees will be $200 per athlete for sessions between 10 and 12 weeks in length and $300 per athlete for sessions longer than 12 weeks. The first two sessions of 2021 will be: January 9th – April 5th and April 12th to June 6th. Register here for Session 1.
Mountain Bike Day Camp:
Back for the 4th year we will have two sessions of camp leading off with intermediate riders the first week and beginner/intermediate riders the second week. Camp dates are set for June 7-11, 2021 and June 14-18, 2021. Fees for camp are $250 per week. Registration for camp will open on Friday, February 12th. If you were a 2020 camper you will receive the invite to register one day early, our version of a loyalty points program. Please note: these camps tend to fill quickly. For more information, visit our camp specific page.
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