Y Riders Cycling Camps has taught kids and teens to ride successfully and safely for more than 25 years. The unique progression of Y Riders camps allows riders to come back year after year and gain new skills and experiences. Starting in first grade, children can learn how to ride a two-wheeler in Learn to Bike Camp and build their skills in Y Riders Basic Skills. Junior Y Riders and Local Adventures camps teach skills in path riding and mountain biking. Small groups with low ratios provide the perfect environment for campers to learn safe biking and build their skills. Our staff has extensive experience in biking and working with groups of campers. Register early! Classes and camps are very small due to individual attention given to cyclists.



  • Pre-Camp Care: 8:00am-9:00am
  • Y Riders Cycling Camp: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Post-Camp Care: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Camp is officially 9:00am-4:00pm. However, we offer pre- and post-camp options for families that need additional child care before and/or after camp. Pre- and post-camp is optional, and there is no additional cost.


Manhattan Middle School, 290 Manhattan Dr, Boulder (Session 11 at the Mapleton Y)

boy-ridingLearn to Bike Camp (Entering 1st-3rd Grade)

This camp is designed for campers still on training wheels or struggling to ride independently on a two-wheeler. This Y program has a 100 percent success rate in teaching campers to ride without training wheels. Campers get support with a low child-to-staff ratio in a small camp environment. Equipment required: A helmet and bike small enough that your child can firmly touch the ground while seated, water bottle, 30 SPF sunscreen and lunch.

  • Member: $305
  • Non-member: $355

Session 2: June 3-7

Session 4: June 17-21

Session 10: July 29-Aug 2

Y Riders Basic Skills Camp (Entering 1st-3rd Grade)

This camp progresses into teaching basic bike handling and safety skills. Riders will progress to beginning mountain bike skills, becoming confident riders who are capable of both on-road and light off-road riding. This is a great camp for those who have just graduated from our learn to bike program. Equipment required: Properly sized bike and a helmet, water bottle, 30 SPF sunscreen and lunch.

  • Member: $305 (Session 6: $245)
  • Non-member: $355 (Session 6: $285)

Session 3: June 10-14

Session 6: July 1-5 (no camp July 4)

trail-ridingJunior Y Riders Camp (Entering 3rd-5th Grade)

Our one-week cycling camp is designed to build camper confidence in path/street riding and mountain biking. Kids will be introduced to standard mountain biking skills and learn how to properly and safely navigate the Boulder Creek Path. Campers need to have the skill to ride in a straight line and navigate twists and turns of bike paths to enroll. Equipment required: Properly sized bike (gears highly suggested) and helmet, water bottle, 30 SPF sunscreen and lunch. Bicycle inspection form required.

  • Member: $305 (Session 1: $245)
  • Non-member: $355 (Session 1: $285)

Session 1: May 28-31 (no camp May 27)

Session 5: June 24-28

Session 7: July 8-12

Session 11: Aug 5-9

Y Riders Local Adventures Camp (Entering 5th-9th Grade)

During this two-week camp, intermediate to advanced level riders will travel to destinations around Boulder County on biking trips of a minimum of 10 miles or more each day. This camp has a focus on mountain biking while including instruction on climbing and distance riding. We will plan two big days of biking up at our Ora Penn facility, which is imbedded in the East Magnolia trail system. Campers will be bussed up on Thursday and Friday mornings of the second week for full days of mountain biking. Equipment required: Properly sized mountain bike with a minimum of 15 speeds and a helmet, water bottle, 30 SPF sunscreen and lunch. Bicycle inspection form required.

  • Member: $545 (two-week fee)
  • Non-member: $615 (two-week fee)

Sessions 8 & 9: July 15-19 and July 22-26

Camp Registration

You have the option to register online or to select your camp sessions using a camp selection form. Online registration is strongly encouraged as you will see which camps are currently available.

After you register online, you will receive an email invitation to complete required medical and emergency contact forms from ePACT. ePACT is a secure emergency network that we use to collect medical and emergency contact information electronically. Your registration will be complete upon completion of all required forms.

Learn more about ePACT

Use this form to change or cancel your camp registration.

Please note: If you create a new account in our online registration system using a different email address than what is on file with the Y, you will create a duplicate account and if you’re a member, you will not receive member rates.

Read the parent handbook prior to attending camp to familiarize yourself with our policies.

Parent Handbook

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