Junior Mountain Biking Camp—Ages 13–U20

June 18-22, 2017 - This camp has been cancelled due to low enrollment.

Ride through beautiful scenery on well-maintained trails of the local area, including the Michigan Tech Trails, Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids, Swedetown, and the Copper Harbor MTB Trails. Gain experience at your own pace as you develop riding skills, get training ideas, learn race strategies, set goals, and tackle some of the coolest single-track in the Midwest.

What to Expect

Two to four hours of training per day. We will instruct campers to train at paces and riding levels that are appropriate for them; however, the camp may be intense for novice riders.

Hotel Partner

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Country Inn & Suites specifically for Mountain Bike Camp participants and their parents requiring accommodation. The block is reserved under the name "Jr. Mountain Bike Camp Block". These rooms will be available until June 1, 2017. The cost per room is $125/night plus tax. Hot complimentary breakfast is included. At least (1) adult is required to be in each room. We strongly urge all campers requiring accommodation during the Mountain Biking Camp to stay at this hotel. Michigan Tech is not responsible for campers outside of designated activities on the daily camp schedule.

Hotel Contact Information:

Country Inn & Suites
919 Razorback Drive
Houghton MI 49931
Phone: 906-487-6700 

Special Requirements

This is a junior camp for cyclists ages 13 to Under 20 (U20). A cyclist is considered 20 for the year if they will be 20 as of December 31, 2017.

Your own bike (with good brakes and appropriate gearing for serious off-road riding) and a helmet. A packet of required forms will be sent to participants via email once their application is processed. The required forms must be submitted prior to the start of camp.


Commuter only - $415

Payment in full is due at time of registration. Refunds, less a $50 cancellation fee are available until June 2. After June 2, refunds less the cancellation fee will be issued for medical reasons only.

Deadline to register: June 2

Meet the Coaches

Brian Matter

Brian Matter is the guest instructor for Michigan Tech’s Junior Mountain Biking camp. He races for the Gear Grinder/Trek Cycling team. Brian has ridden his way to the top of the cycling world, having represented Team USA at the MTB World Junior Championships and the Cyclo-cross World Championships.

Joe Haggenmiller

Joe Haggenmiller, head coach of the Michigan Tech Cross Country and Nordic Ski teams, has coached over 30 NCAA National Qualifiers and 7 All-Americans. He has competed at the United States and Canadian National Skiing Championships, the US Olympic Skiing Trials, and the US Ski Team Trials 12 different times. Coach Haggenmiller is into riding the MTB trails of the Keweenaw throughout the summer and on occasion in the fall. He saw an opportunity to bring Junior MTBers to the Keweenaw for some awesome riding and started the Junior MTB Camp in 2010.

John Durocher

John Durocher is an assistant professor of Biological Sciences and an adjunct assistant professor of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology at Michigan Tech. John has done extensive work in the fields of applied human physiology and exercise physiology. He is an avid biker and has worked with the Junior Mountain Biking camp for six of the last seven years.