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Summer 2014 Fort Lewis College Camp

For many student athletes, mountain biking is a new sport. Even the experienced riders can learn something new at a NICA rider camp and clinic, which emphasizes proper skill, technique and a healthy approach to riding and racing. Certified coaches and assistants provide spot-on training for students of all skill levels.  The Texas, Utah and Arizona High School Mountain Bike Leagues are teaming to offer this incredible opportunity the weeks of July 12, 2014 and July 26, 2014.


Great reasons to attend this camp:

1. A mix of fun rides and timed events

2. Expand your biking knowledge, skill and fitness

3. A week of riding on Colorado trails with riders of similar ability from around the League

4. Guest speakers who could be local professional mountain bikers and Olympians

To round out the time spent on the bike, campers attended group discussions and demonstrations on various race and health related topics. All attendees of this camp will get to experience rides in the mountains, plenty of healthy food, cozy Ft. Lewis College dormatory accommodations and of course — great company.

Any high school student (male or female) who can ride a mountain bike is welcome to attend.


Payment Deadlines: (Details are in the Registration Packet)

  • The cost, including transportation to Durango, CO is $1,400.  Transportation will be provide for Texas, Utah and possibly Arizona student athletes.
  • If you will be providing your own transportation to Durango, CO, the cost is $700.
  • March 21, 2014, $150 deposit to secure a spot.  Please indicate your desired week of camp.  (July 12 or July 26)
  • April 1, 2014, 50% payment
  • June 1, 2014, 100% payment

Register for the 2014 Ft. Lewis College Summer Camp

Meet the Coaches

The 2014 Schedule:
Sat 7/12 and 7/26:

9:00 AM           Texas CampersDepart Austin, TX for Clovis, NM

7:00 PM           Arrive Clovis, NM


Sun 7/13 and 7/27:

8:00 AM    Texas Campers  depart Clovis, NM for Durango, CO

9:00 AM    Utah and Arizona Campers depart for Durango, CO

4:00 PM     Arrive Durango, CO and Ft. Lewis College

5:00 – 6:00 PM Check into Ft. Lewis College dormitory’s and Dinner

6:30 -8:30 PM    Skills Sessions by –

  • Elke Brutsaert, Women’s Coach & Strength & Conditioning Coach for Ft. Lewis Cycling Team
  • Sarah Tescher – Director Durango Devo
  • Vance McMurry – Texas League Director


Mon. 7/14 and 7/28:

7:00-8:00 AM    Wake up, breakfast, preparation

8:30-12:30           Trail Riding

12:30-1:00 PM   Lunch on campus

1:00-5:00             Bike Maintenance 101 – Tom Neb, San Juan Cycles, Pro Mechanic           

6:00                        Dinner

7:00                        Presentation – Conditioning for Cyclist. Elke Brutsaert @ Sky Hawk Hall


Tues. 7/15 and 7/29:

7:00-8:00           Wake up, breakfast, preparation

9:00-11:30          On Trail Skills Riding:  Twin Buttes Trails

12:00                     Lunch at Camp

1:00                       Presentation – Training for Life 

6:00                      Dinner

7:00                       Movie:  Ride the Divide.  Guests:  Eszter Horanyi


Wed. 7/16 and 7/30:

7:00-9:00      Wake up, breakfast, preparation

9:00                  Ride – Dry Fork/Colorado Trail

12:00                Lunch at Camp

1:00                  Presentation – Local Professional Cyclist

5:30                  Tentatively Race in the Shocker Enduro Race in Durango, CO

6:00                  Dinner

7:00                  Presentation – Women Professional Cyclist


Thurs. 7/17 and 7/31:

7:00-8:30       Wake up, breakfast, preparation

9:00                  Hill Climb TT – Telegraph Trail – Ride other Trails

12:00                Lunch at Camp

1:00                  Official Ft. Lewis College Tour

6:00                  Dinner

6:30                  Presentation – Mental Preparation – Steve Ilg, Wholistic Fitness


Fri. 7/18 and 8/1:

7:00-8:30       Wake up, breakfast, preparation, pack.

8:30                  Ride – Overend Mtn. Park or Back-Country Ride

12:00                Lunch at Trailhead

1:00                  Bicycle Related Activities & Collegiate Student Athlete Perspective

6:00                  Dinner

7:00                  Camp Wind Down


Sat. 7/19 and 8/2:

7:00-8:30 AM    Wake up, breakfast, pack for return to Texas

9:00                        Depart Durango, CO for Clovis, NM

4:00 PM                Utah and Arizona Campers arrive in Utah and Arizona and Parent Pick Up

6:00 PM                Texas Campers Arrive Clovis, NM


Sun. 8/3:

8:00 AM              Texas Campers Depart Clovis, NM for Austin, TX

4:00 PM              Arrive Austin, TX, Texas League HQ

4:00                      Parent Pickup of Student Athlete


Register for the 2014 Ft. Lewis College Summer Camp