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      June 11, 2012 - October 5, 2012

      Monday   8:00 AM - Friday 4:00 PM

      612 North 7th Avenue
      Tucson, Arizona 85705

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      2012 Youth Summer Bike Camp

      EL GRUPO and BICAS Present, Youth Summer Bike Camp: 2012

      Tucson’s only Youth Summer Bike Camp is about more than just riding a bike...

      Participating in Youth Summer Bike camp is about empowerment, building confidence, and above all- FUN!

      Through our Youth Summer Bike Camp program your child’s confidence, knowledge, and skills increase in a safe, fun and peer-led environment. Activities focus on developing safe-riding skills, mechanical knowledge, and bike handling for each skill level, as well as exposure to health and wellness, environmental stewardship, air quality issues, and recycled art through a series of hands-on experiences.


      Each week long camp session costs $150.Scholarships available based upon need. Email to request an application:

      Campers begin and end each day at Technicians for Sustainbility Warehouse located at 612 N. 7th Ave, near 6th Street and 6th Ave, just north of downtown. Campers begin the day at 8am and end at 12:30pm.

      Camp is designed for youth aged 8-13 years old. Perfect for Middle School aged youth!


      The 2012 weekly Youth Bike Camp Schedule is as follows:

      Session 1: June 11-15
      Session 2: July 23-27
      NEW!! Session 3: October 1-5 - (during TUSD Fall Break)


      Below is a sample schedule to get an idea of what  campers will experience at Youth Summer Bike Camp:

      Day 1: Orientation to Bikes, El Grupo & BICAS, Basic Bicycle Mechanics, & Bike Safety

      Day 2: On-the-bike skills sessions & nutrition activities

      Days 3 & 4: Bike rides! With lots of skills training along the way, recycled art, clean air activities

      Day 5: Bike ride to group "Goal Destination," Graduation!


      Check out photos from 2011 camps - Session 1, Session 2, Session 3

      New for 2012: Middle School specific skills and activities, partnerships with Fair Wheel Bikes, University of Arizona Health Network, and more!


      Youth Summer Bike Camps is run by El Grupo Youth Cycling. Pima County DOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Program is the title sponsor. All camp counselors are certified bike safety instructors through the League of American Bicyclists. El Grupo youth (aged 14-18) gain hands-on peer mentoring and job experience as Pima County Youth Bicycle Ambassadors.




       HUGE THANKS for support from Pima County DOT Bicycle & Pedestrian ProgramSpecialized, Fair Wheel Bikes, University of Arizona Medial Center, Pima County DEQ Clean Air Program & Technicians for Sustainability



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