Hood River, Oregon
Saturday-Sunday, August 10-11
Hood River, long on the sport enthusiasts' map for its incredible Columbia Gorge wind, serves it up in the mountain bike category as well.
There are long and flowing trails, tight and twisty concoctions, jumping opportunities, and entire areas dedicated to a-frames, bridges, and ladders.
The terrain is perfect for cross-country and all-mountain riders, and great for freeriders too, as long as they're willing to start the ride with a pedal up or a shuttle.
We'll run our morning skill sessions at the Hood River High School, and then travel to a number of local trails in the afternoons to put our new talents to practice.
Options include Whoopdee and Dog River, and Post Canyon too. There we'll use two different staging areas - Family Man and Binns Hill.
As always, we'll split into groups according to skill level and area of interest, and definitely work to give everyone just what they want.
Big thanks to the local Trek Dirt Series coaches, the staff at Dakine, and all our Hood River friends for making this camp one of our favorites each year.
Big thanks too to the Hood River Area Trail Stewards. Without their work none of us would be able to have nearly as much fun on the Hood River trails as we do.
Camp Host: Mountain View Cycles
August 10-11 women's only camp: Photos Posted
Best Western Plus Hood River Inn
The Best Western Plus Hood River Inn has a beautiful location right on the Columbia River and is only a mile from Mountain View Cycles, our host shop. Since this is a busy time of year in Hood River, please be sure to book in advance.
The special rate for camp participants is between $149 and $159 plus taxes per night, depending on the room configuration, and includes a hot breakfast in the morning. Call 1-800-828-7873 and ask for the Trek Dirt Series group block to make a reservation.