This was my first time going to the Coyote Hill Bike Camp I loved it. Everything at camp was a lot of fun and very informative. One of the highlights of the trip was the amazing riding. Through the pine groves, over massive hills, down stairway to seven and riding the racecourse, everything was great. While riding it was easy to understand why this camp is so compelling to come back year after year. Another great part of the camp was the food. It was all so good, form the pasta salad to the hamburgers and hotdogs. There was never a time when I was hungry and felt like I needed more food. In fact, it was so good that one night a camper ate seven hamburgers and one hot dog. This event got him the title of “most food to weight ratio.”
However, the most memorable thing at camp were the people. There was nobody that I did not like. Everyone was so nice and helpful. For example, if somebody’s bike broke they were like a swarm of bees, everybody was coming over to see what they could do to help the problem. It was the same with the counselors. They too were super friendly and helpful. They taught me how to dirt jump and how to hold a wheelie not to mention they were always ready to lend a hand with mechanics.
Another major part of the camp experience was learning almost everything there is to know about a bike, including how to fix it, turn it, pump it, jump it, stop it and much more. The counselor Ethan taught most of this to the campers during the skills training every morning. At the end of the camp, we had the biggest bonfire that I have ever seen. It was about eight feet tall and we all sat around it telling stories about camp while roasting marshmallows. This was the worst part of the camp because I knew that the next day I would have to go home again.
In short, this camp was one of the best times I have ever had around a bike and if you ever have the chance to go, you should without any doubt that it will not be a great experience. Over all I had a great time at this camp and I am looking forward to going back next year.