• Mountain Bike Program

Mountain Biking Day Camps - Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia has some of the best urban mountain biking trails around!

Join the staff of Virginia Outside for daily instruction, trail rides, and lots of fun. Campers will develop beginner and intermediate mountain biking skills including: steering, shifting, hill climbing and descending, log hopping, dodging obstacles, etiquette, maintenance, safety and more.

Campers ride in the morning, have a midday activity like visiting a water park or cooling off in a river, then get back on the bikes in the afternoon. Depending on weather conditions, we usually take a day off riding mid-week to hike up to Cedar Run and enjoy a natural waterslide and swimming hole. Bikes and helmets provided by Virginia Outside, but campers are welcome to bring their own.

Campers should know how to ride a bike before signing up for this camp. 

2019 Locations and Dates:

Arlington Parks and Rec

*Click on session date to register. *All Arlington camps meet at Gunston Community Center *In cases where there are enough campers on waitlist, we will try and coordinate additional sessions.


Before and Aftercare available.

Baroody Camps

*Click on session date to register. Before and Aftercare available.Contact us for details.

Falls Church Parks and Rec

  • June 24-28 FULL...Call 703-248-5027 to register for waitlist
  • July 29-August 2 FULL...Call 703-248-5027 to register for waitlist
  • *Click on session date to register. Camp Name: Mountain Biking. *Camps meet at Falls Church Rec. Center Before and Aftercare available.

    Freedom Aquatic Center

    *Click on session date to register. Go to, Camps, Adventure Camps, Mountain Biking. Before and Aftercare available.

    Fairfax Parks and Recreation

      • Aug. 12-16 FULL...Click on session Date to register for waitlist
      • *Meets at Oak Marr
        • Aug. 19-23 Click on session date to register
        • *Meets at Audrey Moore Rec. Center.
        . Times 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Before and Aftercare available.

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    Tags: Richmond, RVA, biking

    What to Bring and Wear to Mountain Bike Camp

    Bikes and Helmets

    Virginia Outside will provide KHS and Giant mountain bikes and helmets. However, we certainly encourage those campers with their own mountain bikes to bring them along. The bikes should have gears and hand brakes. If it is easier for transportation purposes, we can keep bikes all week if it makes it easier.

    What Should Campers Wear?

    1. Shorts or bathing suit

    2. closed toed shoes

    3. t-shirt

    What Should Campers Bring With Them?

    1. Sunscreen (a hat if they want)

    2. An extra t-shirt

    3. Close toed shoes or sandals (shoes would be preferable)

    4. River shoes

    5. An extra pair of socks

    6. An extra pair of shorts (and underwear)

    7. A bathing suit

    8. towel

    9. A sense of adventure

    10. A Bag lunch

    11. rain jacket

    12. a change of clothes

    13. towel

    We will have plenty of sunscreen, but we do recommend campers put on sunscreen at home before they are dropped off (30 or higher is recommended as we will be in the sun all day). We will re-apply sunscreen after lunch.

    * We will ride rain or shine as long as conditions remain safe.

    * Please do not send your child to camp with expensive electronic equipment such as i-phones, i-pods, or video games unless you are sure they can handle the responsibility. These things break when they get wet, and we get wet every day. We will not be responsible for any electronics that are lost or broken.

    Refund Policy

    All deposits for camps and any programs or trips are non-refundable.
    We understand that things happen and we do make exceptions in cases of physical injury that will not allow a camper to attend camp. When working with other programs, we adhere to their refund policies.

    Please contact us directly if you need to withdraw from any camp, program, or trip.