What is Bike Camp?
Bike Camp is a training and educational program for beginning cyclists as well as those who wish to get back into the sport. Designed for adults and minors, 12 and up, Bike Camp provides many opportunities for families and adults to learn safe and efficient road cycling over the course of the multi-week program.
What is the format of Bike Camp?
Bike Camp starts Wednesday, May 10th 2017 at 6:30 p.m., and will be held at the Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors (GKAR) Auditorium located at 5830 Venture Park Drive, Kalamazoo.
During this first session we will provide an overview of Bike Camp 2017 that will include presentations on
- The Bicycle: its selection, adjusting and parts
- Bicycling in Traffic (traffic law, changing lanes safely)
- Helping Motorists Share the Road
- A short video to wrap things up
We will also ask you to fill out a survey that will help us identify your current fitness level and bicycling goals. This is an informational session only; please do not bring your bike.
The next four Bike Camp sessions – at the Portage YMCA, 2900 West Centre – will be on Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. on May 13th, May 20th, May 27th, and June 3rd. Each two-hour session begins with a short presentation regarding a specific aspect of bicycling or fitness, followed by group training rides of various paces and distances, led by experienced cyclists. Bike Campers at similar fitness levels and with similar distance goals will ride together. Helmets are required.
The last “session” of Bike Camp is the culmination of your training toward a distance goal at KBC’s “KalTour,” the Kalamazoo Scenic Bicycle Tour in June (The 2017 KalTour is on June 25th). As a participant in Bike Camp, your entry fee to this event is paid, and you can decide on the day of the tour which of the routes to ride. Here is where you can find details about KalTour.
An additional benefit of Bike Camp is that you’ll receive membership in the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club for one year, which includes receiving the club’s monthly electronic PedalPress newsletter. A list of the other benefits of membership can be found elsewhere on this website. Existing KBC memberships will be extended for one year.
How much does Bike Camp cost?
- $50.00 for individuals signing up on or before May 1st
- $60.00 for individuals signing up after May 1st
- $60.00 for families (of up to two adults and two minors) signing up on or before May 1st
- $70.00 for families (of up to two adults and two minors) signing up after May 1st
How do I register for Bike Camp?
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Questions about KBC Bike Camp?
For further assistance, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kalamazoo Bicycle Club
PO Box 50527
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49005