Frequently Asked Questions
What are the fees and hours?
The cost is $475 for a 1 week session, $900 for a 2 week session or $1200 for a 3 week session. Drop off is at 9am at the Java Hut in the Good Earth parking lot in downtown Fairfax and pick up is at 2pm at Robson-Harrington Park in San Anselmo
How old does my child need to be to attend camp?
Seven and up is usually the age range for our campers, but we also take little shredders as young as five.
What is the minimum skill level?
All skill levels are welcome!
Beginner Riders: confident on the road but have a little experience on the dirt.
Intermediate Riders: comfortable on fire roads and can ride most hills without stopping.
Advanced Riders: experienced on single track like Camp Tamarancho and China Camp
What size bike does my child need?
Except for our Littles (ages 5-6), bikes need 24" wheels and at least two chainrings in the front to have enough gears to make it doable on our hilly terrain. Please have your child's bike SAFETY CHECKED several weeks before camp to be sure it is in good running order. Most local bike shops will do this for free but make an appointment well in advance as it's a busy time of the year for them.
What does my child need on their bike ride?
Other than a bike in good running order, they need a HELMET that fits them properly. This means that it is tight enough on their head that when they shake it, it doesn't move around and the chin strap only offers room for two fingers between the chin and the strap; GLOVES are a must, not only for comfort but also protection, and same for GLASSES. To stay hydrated they will need a HYDRATION PACK OR CAMELBACK, large enough to carry a PACKED LUNCH and SNACKS (with no hard containers, as they are bulky), an INNER TUBE (that fits their bike), SUNSCREEN that they can self-administer, a face mask to have available if needed when in close contact with others (no bandanas or neck gaiters), and a LIGHT STUFFABLE-JACKET.
Please be sure tires are pumped, sunscreen is applied, and camelback is filled with water.
What should my child be wearing?
In addition to the helmet, gloves and glasses mentioned above, we suggest wearing bike shorts (with regular shorts over is optional), and a short sleeve shirt or jersey with a stuffable warm layer over for the cooler mornings. Later it can be stuffed into their backpack -so, no bulky hoodies but a light fleece, rain jacket or wind breaker works well.
What if I have to cancel?
Refunds will not be available due to illness or change of heart. There is no refund for days in which camp is prevented from operating due to inclement weather, red flag warning days and trail closures.
What do I need to know about Covid-19 precautions?
We ask that your child does not attend camp and you notify us right away if they are symptomatic or they have been exposed to a positive person or they are positive. Campers and counselors will be required to have face mask if needed when in close contact with others.