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Forrest Desmarais Bike Camps At Silver Star

Tue, 04/05/2010 - 12:00 am

Forrest Desmarais Bike Camps

Forrest is a Silver Star local who knows the mountain like the back of his hand. He has a true love for mountain biking and an easy going demeanor that really helps coach in a no pressure manner. He will work on the aspects of riding that campers struggle with and encourage each rider to become a better mountain biker. Great with kids and adults Forrest’s camps are a great way to progress in mountain biking and learn to ride faster and more confidently.
Forrest has a really strong race background that gives him a comprehensive understanding of rider techniques and teaching. He has raced on the BC cup circuit for the past two years and also competed in Psychosis and Canada Cup races earning top ten finishes in both. Forrest has also attended Bike Instructor camps from ZEP Techniques. Take a camp with Forrest you will definitely enjoy it and become a better rider at the same time.

Camp Descriptions

Intermediate Camp – Riders should be riding all blue trails and exploring blacks runs. Camp will focus on increasing rider confidence and stability on their bikes. We will examine riders’ body position and angles to help increase speed and flow on the trails. Specific attention will be paid to cornering, small jumps and drops and other technical aspects of riding.

Advanced Camp – Riders must be comfortable riding all blue and black trails. Camp will focus mainly on freeride aspects such as jumps, drops, burmed corners and higher speeds. Attention will be paid to adjusting poor habits to help riders bike faster and more smoothly down trails. As well as help incorporate more freeride components into your riding.

Private Camps also available!

Both camps will require a good level of fitness and a mountain bike in good working order. (Rental bikes are available at Ski Dazzle) A helmet is mandatory.

Recommended are leg & arm armor, as well as gloves, hydration pack and riding gear for all weather types.

Rates:
Intermediate camp $80 (includes coaching & lunch)
Advanced camp $90 (includes coaching & lunch)

Intermediate Camps
July 3
July 17
July 24
July 31

Advanced Camps
July 4
July 18
July 25

A waiver must be filled out for each camper, if underage (under 19 years old) must have a parent/guardian present to sign for them.