Midcoast Conservancy Free Fat Bike Camp in Thorndike May 11th-14th
May 11th camp will run from 3:15-5 pm, on the 12th it will meet from 12:15-4:15 pm, and on Saturday, May 14th from 9 am to 3 pm
, Midcoast Conservancy will offer a free fat bike camp in Thorndike. The camp is perfect for kids ages 9 to 14 who know how to ride a bike but want to take their skills a little further. The program will give participants an opportunity to explore and challenge themselves, on the grounds of Mt. View Elementary school in Thorndike and the surrounding area. Fat tire bikes will be provided in a variety of sizes for participants to use for the duration of the camp.
The camp itinerary will include: mountain bike anatomy, fit and fundamentals; mountain biking body position; trail riding and trail stewardship; shifting and cadence in different terrain; and maneuvering over, through, and around obstacles. Participants need to know how to ride a bike prior to attending camp. This program is focused on improving on the participants’ riding skills in a mountain biking environment.
Fat tire mountain bikes and helmets will be provided by Midcoast Conservancy. Participants should come dressed to ride bikes and play outside! They should bring a full water bottle, snack, sunscreen, and an extra warm layer, such as a rain jacket or fleece. Please wear close-toed shoes that fit properly and can get dirty.
This Fat Bike Adventure Camp will be led by coaches from Outdoor Sport Institute who are skilled teachers, guides, and facilitators, and are passionate about sharing outdoor sport with others. Camp times will vary by day: May 11th camp will run from 3:15-5 pm, on the 12th it will meet from 12:15-4:15 pm, and on Saturday, May 14th from 9 am to 3 pm. Although the camp is free, participants must register. To do so, go to https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/fat-bike-adventure-camp/. For more information, go to midcoaastconservancy.org, or call (207) 389-5150. Midcoast Conservancy’s Outdoor Adventure & Learning Program was launched with generous grant support from the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, Quimby Family Foundation, and Reny Charitable Foundation. Their support has enabled Midcoast Conservancy to purchase the equipment needed to provide these opportunities and work to determine the needs of various communities.