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Camp Details

Instructor: Geoff Baker

Sessions: (select a session to view other camps offered)

Time: 9am - 3pm

Ages: 11-14

Cost: $450

*Note: Sessions 1 & 3 are discounted as there is no camp on June 19 or July 4.

Camp Description

What could be better than to spend time exploring the variety of bike friendly ways to get around the city?! We will be on gravel and pavement, so all riders should have a versatile or hybrid bike that can handle a variety of road surfaces. Shocks are not needed, and ultra thin tire road bikes would not be a great choice for most days either. In any case, the bikes must be in good shape and tuned up prior to the week, and all participants must wear helmets and carry water bottles, their lunch, and spare cash or card to purchase snacks.

We will explore Rock Creek Park, the National Mall and Tidal Basin, Arlington National Cemetery (and see the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier), Roosevelt Island, and along the Potomac River towards Mount Vernon. Students will look at the map to figure out distances and other sights along the way, including the best ice cream parlor available on that particular route! Come see DC 15-25 miles per day on your very own spokes.

Limit 15 campers.