Midcoast Conservancy Free Fat Bike Camps in Thorndike and Whitefield

Whitefield Elementary School, from May 4-6th; the camp at Thorndike will meet at Mt. View Elementary School from May 11-13th

Midcoast Conservancy will offer two free fat bike camps, one in Whitefield and one in Thorndike. The camps are perfect for kids ages 9 to 14 who know how to ride a bike but want to take their skills a little further. Fat tire bikes will be provided in a variety of sizes for participants to use for the duration of the camp. The Whitefield camp will meet at Whitefield Elementary School, from May 4-6th; the camp at Thorndike will meet at Mt. View Elementary School from May 11-13th. See event listings on the Midcoast Conservancy websites for times, as they vary by day.

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 Camps 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. Although the camp is free, participants must register. To do so, go to https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/explore/events/.For more information, go to midcoastconservancy.org, or call (207) 389-5150.