Biking

Biking

Programming for all skill levels

If your kids are complaining about day camp, here’s something they’ll be truly stoked on this summer.

Evolve Bike Camps teach beginner, intermediate and advanced cycling lessons to campers 6-15. Our program is based on similar principles of our successful skateboard and scooter camps and focuses on improving fundamentals as well as teaching park etiquette.

Our day camp program has been expertly designed by our directors to teach campers the foundations of cycling – primarily in BMX and Mountain Biking. Our staff of instructors teach within safe limits in a step-by-step method that focuses on improving camper’s fundamental skills, balance, coordination and style. We offer the opportunity to build the fundamental and technical skills to take your cycling to the next level, specializing in providing the steps to building a solid foundation for any type of cycling application. Whether you’re piloting the trails, shredding down the mountains or boosting airs, Evolve has you covered with instructions specialized to your present skill level bringing you through to new heights!

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BMX Camps

BMX Camps

Our day camps include bus transportation to multiple locations within the week in order to expose campers to new challenges, surfaces and skills. Our bus program has multiple pick-up and drop-off locations — campers are picked up in their area and driven right to the bike/skate park for a full day of lessons, activities, pool time and other great programming.

Mornings are spent in a group setting practicing fundamental biking skills. Our instructors are seasoned riders who methodically take Evolve campers through each step of their cycling development. After lunch, campers are given time to work on the specific skills they are trying to master. Under the supervision of our staff stationed throughout the park or course, Evolve campers begin to challenge themselves and each other by working on improvements through repetition. Our instructors are always on hand to work with campers, giving tips and encouragement, and to help correct flaws and accelerate learning.

We know that is nearly impossible to ride all day for the youngsters. That’s why Evolve offers a dynamic roster of programs to keep campers revved up. Additional programming includes fully-supervised swimming for 1-2 hours in the afternoon when there is a swimming pool on site, games, races, and even guest pros to help instruct campers and give away swag and prizes!

Biking Bus Camp Sample Schedule:
7:30 am
Pickup by bus (Runs until 8:30 am)
9:00 am
Arrive at bike park, camp announcements, intro to daily events & schedule.
9:30 am
Gear Check – All Campers will check their bikes to make sure they’re working properly and will put on safety gear.
10:00 am
Break up into groups, begin yoga stretching session.
10:20 am
Biking Instruction / Group Lessons
12:00 pm
Lunch - Please bring a packed lunch from home
12:30 pm
Biking Instruction / Group Lessons or Free-Riding Time
1:30 pm
Swimming (2 days per week, if pool available) or other activity
3:00 pm
Depart skatepark
3:45 pm
Drop off by bus (Runs until 4:45 pm)
Biking Drop-Off Camp Sample Schedule:
9:00 am
Campers dropped off at bike park, camp announcements, intro to daily events & schedule.
9:30 am
Gear Check – All Campers will check their bikes to make sure they’re working properly and will put on safety gear.
10:00 am
Break up into groups, begin yoga stretching session.
10:20 am
Biking Instruction / Group Lessons
12:00 pm
Lunch - Please bring a packed lunch from home
12:30 pm
Biking Instruction / Group Lessons or Free-Riding Time
1:30 pm
Swimming (2 days per week, if pool available) or other activity
4:00 pm
Campers picked up from Bike Park.
Biking Bus Camp Inclusions:
Bus Transportation
Each Evolve camper is picked up and dropped off at their selected bus location each day.
Lessons
Campers spend every morning of camp working with their instructors on new skills.
Yoga & Stretching
It’s all about connecting ourselves to the earth — and in this case, this also includes our bikes! Every morning before campers get going with their program, one of our instructors leads them through a basic yoga stretching session.
Swimming
Anytime there is a pool near the park, we take our campers for some well-deserved cool down time. Pool costs are included in camp fees, so any camper with a bathing suit and towel is welcome to jump in! Swimming is always supervised by lifeguards as well as Evolve Camps staff members.
Prizes & Giveaways
Throughout the week campers can win a variety of prizes from our sponsors as well as bike related swag and parts. Prizes are given out as rewards for achievements such as camper progression, camper of the day, and for having a good attitude. Sometimes, everybody wins!
Contests
Throughout the week, campers will get to participate in contests and other camp organized events. Evolve organizes mini-competitions to encourage campers to practice and develop themselves to their highest potential.
Guest Pros
Evolve invites guest professional coaches to show up at camp throughout the summer. They inspire and instruct campers plus give away unique swag and prizes.
Photos & Videos
Evolve Camps produces a weekly highlight video from each session. We also post lots of videos and pictures on our social media. This is the best way to see what we were up to throughout the week.
Biking Drop-Off Camp Inclusions:
Lessons
Campers spend every morning of camp working with their instructors on new skills.
Yoga & Stretching
It’s all about connecting ourselves to the earth — and in this case, this also includes our bikes! Every morning before campers get going with their program, one of our instructors leads them through a basic yoga stretching session.
Swimming
Anytime there is a pool near the park, we take our campers for some well-deserved cool down time. Pool costs are included in camp fees, so any camper with a bathing suit and towel is welcome to jump in! Swimming is always supervised by lifeguards as well as Evolve Camps staff members.
Prizes & Giveaways
Throughout the week campers can win a variety of prizes from our sponsors as well as bike related swag and parts. Prizes are given out as rewards for achievements such as camper progression, camper of the day, and for having a good attitude. Sometimes, everybody wins!
Contests
Throughout the week, campers will get to participate in contests and other camp organized events. Evolve organizes mini-competitions to encourage campers to practice and develop themselves to their highest potential.
Guest Pros
Evolve invites guest professional coaches to show up at camp throughout the summer. They inspire and instruct campers plus give away unique swag and prizes.
Photos & Videos
Evolve Camps produces a weekly highlight video from each session. We also post lots of videos and pictures on our social media. This is the best way to see what we were up to throughout the week.
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  • Stretching & Mental Prep
    Stretching & Mental Prep

    It’s all about connecting with your bike, feeling the ground beneath your tires. Being limber and focused. Every morning before campers get going with their program one of our instructors leads them through a basic stretch and preparation session. Things such as mental preparation and visualization of their goals being achieved, as well as the positive and relaxing affects of deep breathing and stretching are introduced.

  • Growth and Evolution
    Growth and Evolution

    Our instructors are always on hand to work with campers, giving tips and encouragement, and to help correct flaws and accelerate learning.

Get in on the Action!

Evolves Cycling Camp is dedicated to keeping cycling interesting and exciting! We offer a wide variety of special programming aside from BMX and mountain biking to keep riding time fresh and fun.

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Biking Lessons

Biking Lessons

Our biking lesson plans are designed for boys & girls aged 6-14, ranging from beginner to intermediate skill levels.

Our trained instructors prepare your child to learn everything from the fundamentals in our beginner classes, to advanced tricks and confidence on the hills in our advanced lessons.

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  • All Lessons Include
    All Lessons Include
    • 5.5 hours of instruction and supervision.
    • 1:8 staff-to-student ratio.
    • Full-day pass, which can be used for night activities if you want to meet your child at the end of the day at camp.
    • Transportation from various pick up spots in the GTA. See our Pickup Locations.
    • End-of-year BBQ.
    • *Equipment and Lunch is NOT INCLUDED!
  • Hands-On Experience
    Hands-On Experience

    We work at your child’s level – helping them and their BMX skills to evolve over the course of the program.

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BMX Overnight Camp

BMX Overnight Camp

Evolve’s Overnight BMX Camp takes your kids to Haliburton, Ontario for an incredible overnight BMX, scooter, and skateboard summer camp. Camp Timberlane is nestled in the forest on a private lake, the perfect setting for this ultimate summer camp experience.

Campers receive personalized instruction every day from our seasoned coaches and spend the week riding our private skatepark and custom-built BMX course, plus a variety of local skateparks, to develop and improve their skills. Open to all skill levels. Campers also participate in a wide range of other fun activities throughout the week like waterskiing/wakeboarding, rock-climbing, paddle-boarding, archery tag, knocker soccer, and so much more.

This program is designed to provide kids who are into action sports with the most amazing experience they can possibly imagine! The fun doesn’t stop there. Action-packed meal times, our onsite ice cream parlour, a campout night in the camp tree house, and everything else Camp Timberlane has to offer ensures that your kids enjoy the ultimate summer camp experience at Evolve’s Overnight BMX Camp to the fullest.

Biking Overnight Camp Sample Schedule:
8:30 am
Wake up and head to breakfast
9:30 am
Morning skatepark/dirt jump session
11:30 am
Morning activity
12:30 pm
Lunchtime
1:00 pm
Afternoon activity
2:00 pm
Afternoon skatepark/dirt jump session
3:30 pm
Afternoon snack time
4:00 pm
Choice period (campers can pick from skatepark, bike park or that night's special activity)
5:30 pm
Dinner time
7:00 pm
Evening program & snack
8:30 pm
Cabin time
Biking Overnight Camp Inclusions:
Bus Transportation
Each Evolve camper is picked up in Toronto on the first day of each session and is dropped off again on the last day.
Lessons
Campers spend the week working with our staff to improve and develop their BMX riding skills.
Yoga & Stretching
It’s all about connecting ourselves to the earth — and in this case, this also includes our bikes! Every morning before campers get going with their program, one of our instructors leads them through a basic yoga stretching session.
Swimming
Camp Timberlane has a lake for our campers to swim during scheduled times. Swimming is always supervised by lifeguards, as well as Evolve Camps staff members.
Prizes & Giveaways
Throughout the week campers can win a variety of prizes from our sponsors as well as scooter related swag and parts (wheels, grip tape etc). Prizes are given out as rewards for achievements such as camper progression, camper of the day, and for having a good attitude. Sometimes, everybody wins!
Contests
Throughout the week, campers will get to participate in contests and other camp organized events. Evolve organizes mini-competitions to encourage campers to practice and develop themselves to their highest potential.
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  • Important Information
    Important Information

    Evolve’s Overnight BMX Camp takes place at Camp Timberlane which is located in Haliburton, Ontario. Campers meet the bus on the first day of each session at a convenient location in Toronto (e.g. Seneca College) for a ride up to the campsite.

    For this summer, we are offering two week-long sessions. Week 1 is open to campers aged 6-14. Week 2 is open to campers aged 9-14.

  • Custom-Built BMX Course
    Custom-Built BMX Course

    Spend the week riding our private skatepark and custom-built BMX course, plus a variety of local skateparks, to develop and improve their skills

  • Personalized Instruction
    Personalized Instruction

    Campers receive personalized instruction every day from our seasoned coaches.

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Skill Levels

All campers upon arrival will undergo a skill assessment to ensure safety and proper program placement. At Evolve Bike Camps, our well developed biking and BMX lesson plans ensure that campers of all skill levels are making the most out of their time at camp. Evolve’s highly structured format allows campers to advance through the different biking levels and become more confident as their skill level improves – this could be over the course of the week, the summer, or several summers at Evolve Bike Camps.

Beginner
Beginners at Evolve Camps are introduced to basic biking and trick movements within the first hour of camp. As the day continues and campers get comfortable with the terrain, we slowly introduce them to the first level of flat ramps. As the week goes on, beginner campers are shown basic skills from pumping on half pipes to doing their first Bunny Hop (like a bike version of an ollie!). We also teach campers how to properly fall, as any cyclist will do as much falling as biking when they are learning. As the week continues; individuals will grasp certain skills quicker, so group sizes are broken down to ensure that campers are continuing to learn what interests them most.
Intermediate
Intermediate biking lessons at Evolve range from dropping in and basic vert tricks to basic flatland tricks. Intermediate campers take part in structured morning lessons in their groups, this allows them to learn new skills in the morning and practice them in the afternoon. The Intermediate campers are offered additional assistance in the afternoon sessions to help perfect their new skills.
Advanced
Advanced campers come to Evolve camps with a set of goals for the week in mind. That is why our advanced campers have one-on-one instructor time in the afternoon. Allowing advanced riders to warm up in the morning gives the coaches an opportunity to see what type of tricks each camper is working on that day. Through the Evolve Camps process, advanced campers will leave camp with a new arsenal of tricks.

Equipment

Campers must have their own biking equipment to be safe and successful – it’s much easier to learn how to bike when you’re comfortable using your own gear: this is important for all skill levels, beginners, intermediate, and advanced. Here is a list of equipment you will need for your child to attend our programs:

Bikes
These are available in from your local bike shop. Check out Harvester Bikes
Knee & Elbow Pads
Mandatory for campers 15 and under - these are available in our shop.
Helmets
Bike/Cycling specific - these are available in our shop. *Hockey, and Climbing helmets are not designed for the same protection, and are not allowed.
Shoes
For your feet.
Other Recommended Products
Gloves (proper snug fit, full fingered)Shin pads and/or long pants (helps limit scraps and burns from pedals and tires). Mistakes will be made!
Lunch & Water Bottle
When participating in action sports - proper fuel and hydration is important!

Need Equipment?

We can help with that - check out our Equipment Guide or visit our Store!

  • Safety First
    Safety First

    At Evolve, our training programs are rigorous. While our goal is to provide excitement and memorable experiences around every corner, safety is always our number one priority. We adhere to strict processes and industry standards. Even if your child has been shredding for years, we still strictly enforce mandatory safety equipment and proper supervision at all times. Practicing safety while riding is a life-long habit we try to instill in each Evolve participant.

  • Evolve's 'Challenge By Choice'
    Evolve's 'Challenge By Choice'

    Each camper is sufficiently and safely coached and supervised from their arrival to their departure. To reduce the inherent risks while riding, we ensure that all campers master the fundamental skills at each level of progression. We employ a “challenge by choice” philosophy, which means we never force anyone to do something they’re not comfortable doing. Instead we give them the tools to succeed and offer the challenge: it’s there for the taking!

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Biking FAQ

01. What do campers need to attend camp?

Campers need a bike, helmet, knee and elbow pads. If you have any specific questions about what kind of equipment to get or what brands are good etc… please check our equipment guide or email or call us.

General FAQ

02. How do you teach someone an action sport?

On the first day of camp we assess a camper’s skills. After we break into groups we run through a series of fundamental skills to make sure everyone in the group is on the same page. Then, we hone in on skills through demonstration by staff and repetition by our campers. We have found this to be a useful teaching method for skateboarding, biking, snowboarding and many other action sports. Many people have learned on their own after years of practice and hard falls: at Evolve, we’re confident we can accelerate the process through our methods of teaching – sometimes with a healthy number of falls!

03. What is the staff to camper ratio?

Evolve Camps for all sports have a 1:6 or 1:8 staff to camper ratio, ensuring that all campers are receiving sufficient attention and supervision.

04. Do campers have to participate in lessons?

Campers are not forced into camp lessons, but they are asked to participate. If the lesson is covering skills that the camper has already mastered they will be able to free ride. They will then receive a one on one lesson in the afternoon where they can work on a new skill.

05. How do you ensure safety at camp?

Extreme sports have their inherent risks – it’s hard to progress in these sports without taking on new challenges and exposing ourselves to greater risk. At Evolve, we try to limit exposure to injury by ensuring campers wear helmets and enough functional padding. Safety is also an integral part of the training and camp environment of Evolve. Our staff teach extreme sports within specific limits in a step by step method. We employ a “challenge by choice” philosophy, which means we never force anyone to do something they’re not comfortable doing. Instead we offer the challenge, its there for the taking.

06. Do campers need lunch?

Yes all campers need to bring a lunch. For some programs we offer hot lunch programs.

07. Your videos and pictures look cool, but everyone looks so professional. Will my child be doing all those crazy tricks?

We obviously try and showcase our best “talent” in these videos. If they are beginners, your child probably isn’t at the level of some of the shots in our video/photos. Maybe some day, but for now they are more at a developmental level. They will still be in Camp videos and/or Photographs taken at camp.

08. My child doesn’t know anybody at the camp. Will they make new friends?

Many campers come to camp not knowing anybody. On the first day of camp our staff ensure that all campers get to know each other. The best part about the program is that they are with the same “cabin” for the entire season, so close bonds are formed quickly.

09. My child has never participated in an action sport before, should they attend camp?

Yes! Whether they’re a learned snowboarder transitioning to skateboarding, or new to action sports in general, we have a wide range of skills levels at all of our camps. We pride ourselves on taking beginner campers and teaching them the skills they need to love their sport of choice. Nothing is more exciting than having a beginner camper show up on a Monday as a complete rookie and leave on a Friday like a veteran.

10. Are Evolve Camps affordable?

We have priced Evolve Camps as an affordable day camp program. You will find that the price of our camps are about the average price of quality day camps and programs.

11. Do I get a discount if I have another sibling/child enrolled in the camp?

Families with multiple campers (who are siblings with the same parents and residence) will receive the following discounts: $25 off the 2nd registration (does not apply for March break), $25 off the 3rd registration.

12. What if I miss the bus during one of the pick up times?

Our buses need to be on time in order to maximize our time at camp. That being said, our buses leave at the exact time that is on the schedule. If you miss the bus, it is your responsibility to drive your child up to camp or to the next stop nearest to you.

13. Can my child stay behind at the end of the day and catch a ride home with me?

Yes, All you need to do is notify our office that your child will not be coming home on the bus. We will provide instructions on how to do this.

Still Have Questions?

If you have more questions, you can visit our frequently asked questions page.

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