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BetterRide Downhill Mountain Bike Camp | Northstar California Resort BetterRide Downhill Mountain Bike Camp | Northstar California Resort

BetterRide Downhill Mountain Bike Camp


Learn from one of the most experienced coaches in biking! Learn from professional biker Mitch Ropelato's and Team Geronimo's coach Gene Hamilton during a 3 day downhill mountain bike camp at Northstar California. Learn to rail corners like Mitch Ropelato, fly through rock gardens like Graeme Pitts, and race like Greg Minnaar.

Develop the core and fundamental skills of downhill mountain bike riding and racing. The BetterRide coaches will help you understand these techniques with drills and trail application of the skills. You will also learn drills that you can take home with you for further practice and improvement.


Camp Dates

The camp will run on two weekends: June 21 - 23 and July 26 - 28. Group size is limited to fourteen lucky riders for focused coaching and instruction.


Camp Cost

$719 which includes a 3-day bike lift ticket or

$610 for Northstar Mountain Bike Park Season Pass Holders

For more information, visit, email or call 970.261.1869.


About BetterRide

Gene Hamilton founded BetterRide in 1998 to provide structured, professional mountain bike skills coaching to racers of all ages. Gene is a licensed USA Cycling Expert Coach and has over 17 years of coaching experience including 11 years coaching mountain biking. His coaching highlights include coaching many top pro racers (Chris Van Dine, Eli Krahenbuhl, Mitch Ropelato, Joey Schusler, Graeme Pitts) top junior experts (4 of the 6 racers on the US Worlds Team in 2008, 2 in 2009). In 15 seasons as a pro downhill racer, Gene has won Silver (2002) and two Bronze Medals (2006, 1999) at the UCI World Masters Championships.

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