Mountain Biking Camp

Mountain Biking Camp

Level Up Your Riding This Summer!

Experience all the Truckee has to offer mountain bikers.

We offer personalized instruction from expert, credentialed guides within a supportive group setting. Newer bikers learn fundamental skills of bike control; while experienced riders push their limits and learn advanced biking techniques. We will explore classic Truckee trail rides, including the new Big Chief Trail and lift-served downhill riding at Northstar. Many of our guides are world class bikers. These are overnight camps; we lodge at the historic Oakland Ski Club on Donner Summit. The camaraderie, games and evening storytelling are classic.  Enjoy BIG SUMMER DAYS of mountain biking, swimming in alpine lakes, and shooting the rapids of the “Truckee” on our whitewater rafting rest day.

Tentative Itinerary

Day 1: Morning: Truckee Bike Park – skills assessment and bike skills games.
Mid-Day: Lunch and swimming at Donner Lake
Afternoon: Beginners and Intermediates Trail Ride: *Emigrant Trail
Afternoon: Advanced Trail Ride: *Animals
Evening Program (TBD – Evening programs include things like Movie Night, Yoga, Night Hikes, Game Night etc. )

Day 2: All Day: Beginners and Intermediates Trail Ride: *Royal Gorge Hewlett Rim Trail
All Day: Advanced Trail Ride: *Hole in the Ground
Mid-Day: Lunch and swimming at in Alpine lakes or the headwaters of the South Fork of the Yuba
Evening Program (TBD – Evening programs include things like Movie Night, Yoga, Night Hikes, Game Night etc. )

Day 3 Rest Day: Morning: Relaxed big pancake breakfast
Afternoon: Whitewater Rafting on the Truckee River
Evening Program (TBD – Evening programs include things like Movie Night, Yoga, Night Hikes, Game Night etc. )

Day 4: All Day: Downhill Riding at Northstar
Afternoon: Swimming at Donner Lake
Evening Program (TBD – Evening programs include things like Movie Night, Yoga, Night Hikes, Game Night etc. )

Day 5: Morning: Beginners and Intermediates Trail Ride: *Shuttle Donner Rim Trail
Morning: Advanced: Trail Ride: *Shuttle Big Chief
Mid-Day: Lunch and swimming in Donner Lake.
Afternoon: Meet parents for pickup at Oakland Ski Club around 4pm. 

*All these trails are on free apps like Trailforks and/or Mountain Bike Project. 

AGES: 12-17
MAX: 20 PARTICIPANTS

MOUNTAIN BIKING CAMP 1
SUNDAY, 6/20 – FRIDAY 6/25

COST: $1250

MOUNTAIN BIKING CAMP 2
SUNDAY, 7/25 – FRIDAY 7/30

COST: $1250

Tahoe-Truckee Locals’ Discount

As a long-term Tahoe-Truckee non-profit providing year round programming in Education, Field Science, Wellness, and Behavioral Health, we offer a $50 per camper discount to local Tahoe-Truckee youth enrolled in TTUSD, Creekside Charter, Forest Charter, and Golden Valley Waldorf School. Email sharon@sierraexperience.org to request the coupon code. Please include all camper names and schools.

COVID-19 Information

Gateway Mountain Center was one of the only organizations to successfully run summer camps for over 150 campers in 2020.  With the highest standards of precaution and best practices provided by federal, state and local authorities, we met and exceeded standards set by the Center for Disease Control and the American Camps Association, keeping our campers and staff COVID free.  Though we are hopeful conditions will improve for Summer 2021, we are experienced and ready to keep you and your family as safe as possible.

To see a detailed plan of our Covid Protocols follow this link.

Cancellation Policy

Click here information about our cancellation policy. For more information please contact Sharon Schrage: sharon@sierraexperience.org / 530.426.2110

CAMP DONNER SUMMIT IS OPERATED UNDER PERMIT FROM THE TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST. USDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER, EMPLOYER, AND LENDER.