Hood River, Oregon
Saturday-Sunday, August 2-3
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, Cascade Locks, 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 2-3 women's only camp: REGISTER
Hood River Comfort Suites is only a mile from Mountain View Cycles, our host shop, so you could ride to the shop if you wanted to. Since this is a busy time of year in Hood River, please be sure to book in advance.
The special rate for camp participants are $169 plus taxes for a single king size suite or $179 plus taxes for a double queen suite for up to two people. These rates are based on availability and include a hot breakfast in the morning. Call 541-308-1000 and ask for the Trek Dirt Series group block to make a reservation.