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51 students participate in the 2016 Stone Temple Mountain Bike Camp at Curt Gowdy

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - The 6th Annual Stone Temple Mountain Bike Camp was held at Curt Gowdy State Park last week, just west of Cheyenne. Todd Thibodeau, Planning and Grants Manager for Wyoming State Parks, and Rich Vincent, former President of the Laramie Enduro non-profit organization, led the camp that ran June 13-17. Over 50 kids of all ability levels, ages 12-18, joined the camp to gain confidence and skill on a mountain bike. *Students enjoy breakfast at the Hynds Lodge **on the last day of the camp* *. **(Pitchengine Communities)* *Students enjoy breakfast at the Hynds Lodge **on the last day of the camp* *.**(Pitchengine Communities)* *Hynds Lodge. **(Pitchengine Communities)* *Bikes leaned up against Hynds Lodge before the final day of mountain bike riding. **(Pitchengine Communities)* *(Pitchengine Communities)* ​ Students from areas across the state, including Colorado, signed up for the five-day educational camp. Thibodeau stated they had students from Sheridan, Cody, Lander, Casper, Laramie, Cheyenne, Castle Rock, Erie, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Arvada. *Some of the kids at camp:* *(left) Student from Laramie joins the camp for her second year, and (right) young girl from Lander joins the camp for her third year. Both placed in beginner/intermediate groups throughout the camp. (Pitchengine Communities)* *(left) 15-year-old girl from the Metro Area in Colorado, and 17-year-old girl from Golden, CO both participated in the 2016 camp. (Pitchengine Communities)* *Bike camp kids (L to R) from Cody, Boulder, CO, and Casper enjoy their breakfast on the final day of the camp. (Pitchengine Communities)* *Three boys, ages 12-13, placed in Beginner and Intermediate groups, participated in the 2016 bike camp. (Pitchengine Communities)* Kids had the chance to learn more about mountain biking and safety. The camp included: ride sessions based on skill level, education sessions (bike maintenance, environmental and trail ethics, trail design/construction/maintenance, nutrition, and yoga), as well as hanging around the campfire, stargazing, evening hikes, evening rides, and watching mountain bike movies. Pitchengine Communities visited the camp on their last day and spoke with some of the students at the camp. Each student mentioned to us that they would be 'most definitely' be returning next year. "It was a blast, we learned a lot, and my skill level greatly improved just by being here," one of the Intermediate riders stated. Students either stayed at the Hynd's Lodge or camped at Curt Gowdy State Park during the five-day camp. *Team Bike Leads: * *Pitchengine Communities Photo: Team bike leads (L to R) Dean Street, Lauren Constantini, Amy Dickerson, Billy Scambler, Chris Marr, Monjeck, Mike ODonnell.* *Some of the activities the riders got to enjoy:* *Canoeing. h/t Todd Thibodeau/Pitchengine Communities* *h/t Todd Thibodeau/Pitchengine Communities* *h/t Todd Thibodeau/Pitchengine Communities* *h/t Todd Thibodeau/Pitchengine Communities* *h/t Todd Thibodeau/Pitchengine Communities* *​* *A peek at what a typical schedule looked like: * 7-730 am: YOGA 730-830: BREAKFAST 830-10am: EDUCATION/SKILL session 10am-noon: RIDE noon-1: LUNCH 1-2: SKILLS SESSION 2-4: RIDE 4-6: EDUCATION SESSION and DINNER 6-10: DINNER AND EVENING ACTIVITIES For more information about the camp visit Overland Mountain Bike Club here or Laramie Enduro here . *(Pitchengine Communities)* *Feature photos: Stonetemple Bike Camp. h/t Todd Thibodeau/Pitchengine Communities* #shortgo #news