Junior Mountain Biking Camp—Ages 13–U20

Save the Date! June 17-22, 2018

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.

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, 2018.

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.



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

Deadline to register: TBA

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.


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.