The Burns Lake Mountain Bike Association (BLMBA) bike camp is in full swing.
This years’ camp has about 60 kids (from four to 12 years old) and 35 adults. Susan Russell, BLMBA member, said this is a record number. “We are pumped to have so many adults this year,” she said.
Riders are placed in groups according to their age; after assessing skills and abilities, BLMBA members shuffle those that need to move up or down, so riders may be in different groups the following week.
Bike campers meet for six Wednesdays to work on their cross-country and downhill skills with their instructors.
Several of the instructors were just recently certified for wilderness first aid; instructors will also be taking an additional instructor training course the first weekend of June.