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Looking for the raddest way to unleash your kids this summer?

Set up your kids for the time of their lives…and maybe make you even question your own coolness! Picture this: your kids conquering the vast network of trails at RED and Rossland like true champions, with our legendary coaches by their side. Whether your offspring are just starting out or already ripping it up, we’ve got them covered by developing their bike skills no matter what level they’re at, and having fun with likeminded kids all week long.

It’s time to switch gears this summer and join the mayhem at Switchback! Mountain Bike Camp. With two 1-week long camps available for kids aged 6-8 & 9-12, this is their summer of shred – and for you, the parent, the summer of total chill.

2 New Week-Long Camps at RED

Camp 1:

  • Ages: 6-8 years old
  • Ability: Novice, Intermediate

Camp 2:

  • Ages: 9-12 years old
  • Ability: Intermediate, Advanced

Camp Dates: TBD
Camp Times: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
Group Ratio: 1 coach for every 6 kids
Registration Deadline: Aug 4th

Equipment Needed:

  • Minimum 20” bike with front and rear hand brakes. No coaster brakes allowed disk brakes highly recommended.
  • Front suspension is recommended but not required for the lower levels.
  • Well-fitted quality bike helmet mandatory. Gloves, Knee, Elbow pads are highly recommended.
  • Kids must carry their own water and snacks. Lunch & spare clothes can be stored at RED
  • All equipment will be inspected daily to ensure safety and risk management
  • Appropriate bike clothing

For current interest in our Switchback Camp, please email

Camp Skill Levels


Ignite your off-road passion! Our Novice level is the perfect opportunity for riders craving to up their skill levels and be a better overall mountain biker! Get comfortable on basic off-road terrain and soar onto green and easy blue single tracks. Unleash your potential as you get more comfortable with your bike and the surroundings!

Key Goals

  • Develop understanding of gears to make riding more fun.
  • Uses both the front and back brakes to maintain speed and control without skidding.
  • How to adapt their position on different terrain from climbing to descending
  • Maintaining momentum on single track terrain including roots and rocks
  • Demonstrates good neutral and ready position in their riding.


  • Must be comfortable riding a bike on pavement and gravel paths.
  • Has been introduced to using gears.
  • Can stand up on their pedals off the seat while riding over bumpy terrain.
  • Is comfortable riding for 1-4 hours


Time to level-up! Our intermediate level is a turbo-charged adventure for kids ready to kick it up a notch. Already mastering all the skills and terrain in our novice level, they hunger for more. These kids are ready to take their skillset to the next level and are ready to start easing into some of easier black trails, too.

Key Goals

  • How to ride trails with more efficiency, control and confidence
  • Understanding bike and suspension set up.
  • How to use gearing for efficiency on more challenging terrain
  • How to manage speed on more technical and steeper terrain with appropriate braking
  • How to adapt their position climbing and descending to allow them to ride more challenging terrain
  • Improve cornering both flat and bermed
  • Introducing basic maneuvers, roll overs, small drops and tabletops etc.


  • Can ride in a standing neutral and ready position while descending on a green and blue trail.
  • Shows good climbing position.
  • Uses both front and back brakes appropriately while riding.
  • Can shift gears while climbing on blue trails.
  • Can maintain momentum while riding over natural features on blue and green trails.


Get ready to rock the off-road realm like never before! Our Advanced level is where the party truly begins. Riders who’ve conquered the intermediate skills on blue and easy black trails are in this group to really crank up their awesomeness. With skills in the making and confidence soaring, they’re primed to conquer the mystical, legendary all-black trails. It’s time to unleash the wild side!

Key Goals

  • Applies correct position technique both up hill and downhill on black terrain.
  • Efficient use of brakes on black terrain, showing the correct timing to maintain speed and control.
  • Good management of shifting to maintain cadence and momentum in black terrain.
  • Rides most natural features on blue and black trails including rock rolls and drops.
  • Effectively demonstrates technical maneuvers on trial to maintain flow in riding.
  • Effective trail scanning and line choice in black terrain
  • How to ride black trails confidently
  • Add more speed and style to easier trails.
  • Refine body position on the bike for efficiency and speed in all situations.
  • Refine cornering skills through body positioning and braking.


  • Uses the correct climbing or descending position on all blue terrain.
  • Maintains cadence through different terrain by shifting gears accordingly.
  • Can scan the trail and make good line selection in blue terrain.
  • Applies some basic maneuvers to trail riding.
  • Has good control of speed in blue terrain through brake management.
  • Has an understanding and is able to apply different techniques to ride flat and bermed corners.

Explore Some of the Trails

Photos: Ashley Voykin

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