Specialized Academy

Trailblazer Bike Camp

Offered July 8-12, July 22-26, August 5-9
5 day teen bike camp

This is going to be fun...

Welcome to the most fun camp your kids will ever go to, offering a mid-week camp designed for 10 to 16 year-olds. Trailblazer Camp is home of the best mountain bike coaches of the Specialized Academy, with four days of group lessons providing an unrivaled opportunity for progression and unforgettable experience for riders of all abilities. This campwill utilize the Northstar Bike park’s lift access downhill bike trails. Previous biking experience is necessary, body armor is recommended and hyped kids are mandatory! Camps will run over 3 sessions this summer, sessions 1 and 2 will be in July and Sessions 3 will be in August.


This year we will partner with Truckee Watersports to offer a day of Water sports adventures on beautiful Donner Tahoe. This special activity will be guided by the pro coaches of Tahoe Watersports. Specialized Bike Coaches will also be chaperones for these off campus days. The Wednesday of each session will be dedicated to this special event. We have found that a short break from biking can do the mind and body wonders as well as add to the memorable experience of the week.



Product Ages 10-16

Trailblazer Bike Camp (5 Days)

  • 4-days of instructor-led sessions. Four hours of coaching each day
  • 5-day lift ticket for participant
  • Boating and water sports day on Donner Lake
  • Supervised lunch break each day at the Big Springs Day Lodge (lunch not included)

Rental Add-On (5 Days)

  • Bike rentals are available at a discounted rate for participants.

Guests are required to present the credit card used for purchase upon activity check-in.

Daily Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Schedule:

9:30 - 10 am Meet up at the Specialized Bike Academy (next to the Season Pass Office)

10 am Bike Park Opens

10 am - 12:30 pm Warm-up laps, making sure all riders are appropriately grouped to maximize fun and learning potential. Kids are placed in small groups to maximize opportunities for coaching, and all Trailblazer riders get lift priority over all other guests on the mountain.

12:30 - 1:30 pm Supervised lunch in Big Springs Day Lodge at Mid-Mountain.

1:30 - 4 pm Afternoon riding. We’ll take this time to start pushing ourselves on familiar trails and exploring new ones.

4 - 4:30 pm Village meet-up. Recap the day and lay out the plan for the next day.


Wednesdays Schedule:

8am-4pm Truckee Watersports Session (Donner Lake)    





*This is not an overnight camp. 

**Mountain bikes must be suitable for the Northstar Mountain Bike Park. Mountain bikes should at the very minimum have front suspension and disc brakes, although full-suspension is highly recommended. Knee pads, elbow pads, gloves and full-face helmets are required. Mountain bikes and/or rentals are not included.

***Northstar's mountain bike lessons are offered to all levels of riders, ages 9+. Groups (typically 4-6 people) are formed based on level and ability. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended for riders requiring a bike rental. A limited number of bikes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Riders under the age of 18 require a parent/guardian liability release signature.