COME RIDE WITH US!

XploreSportZ Bike Camps are coming in August 2020! Registration is now open!

Join one of our PacificSport VI Instructors for a week of road safety, trail riding, getting wet, games and having fun. All levels of rider are welcome! A helmet is required. 

Ideally a camper's bike will have multiple gears for those Nanaimo hills.  We recommended kids bring a snack and water as well!

These camps are a great way to introduce your child to biking in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Our facilitators are qualified coaches and deliver top-notch experiences.


XploreSportZ 2020 Summer Bike Camps

9:00am – 12:00pm | Monday-Friday | $110/Week* | Ages 8-13

***PARENTS: Please ensure that you read the information about the competency level of rider & COVID-19 Protocols before registering for the camp*** 

(*ASSAI Discount: $55/week - Please contact Catharine Edwards for the discount code, and include your child's name and which school your child was registered with for the ASSAI program in 2019-2020 school year) 

Beginner/Intermediate Bike Camp

Join us this summer for a super fun week of Bike Camp. Kids will learn the fundamentals of biking in a social and energized environment while exploring some of our local parks, trails, playgrounds and bike parks. Campers will learn bike hand signals, road safety, bike handling skills and build their confidence in a safe and comfortable environment. We will be playing games, doing obstacle courses and exploring daily with many fun activities. 

Week 1-August 10-14

Week 2- August 17-21 (Girls Only)

Week 3- August 24-28

Week 4- August 31-Sept 4

Parent pick up and drop off at the XploreSportZ Tent in the parking lot at Colliery Dam between 8:30am and 9:00am each day.  Pick up is at 12:00pm. 

Parents/Guardians/Caregivers must sign the COVID-19 Daily Health Questionnaire each morning.  Campers may ride home on their own with signed parent permission submitted before camp starts.

Mountain Bike Camp

Does your child already ride their bikes down bike trails? Do they want to go down the harder trails but you want to make sure they will be safe? 

This camp is designed for children who can already ride green single track trails and some blue trails. We will spend the first day getting refreshed on all the basics and start adding new skills on from there. Those skills will include, hitting and landing jumps properly, climbing with ease and descending with proper braking and control, riding corners with strong body position and more! 

Week 1- August 17-21

Week 2- August 24-28

Parent pick up and drop off between 8:30am and 9:00am each day at the daily locations noted below.  Pick up is at the same location at 12:00pm.

Monday – Steve Smith Bike Park upper parking lot (Shared parking lot with Nanaimo United FC Soccer Clubhouse - Access off Labieaux Rd accross from Public Works, or from within the Beban Park Complex)

Tuesday – Dumont Trails in the Parking Lot - Google Maps coordinates 49.1943300 x 124.0981700

Wednesday - Steve Smith Bike Park upper parking lot(Shared parking lot with Nanaimo United FC Soccer Clubhouse - Access off Labieaux Rd accross from Public Works, or from within the Beban Park Complex)

Thursday – Dumont Trails in the Parking Lot - Google Maps coordinates 49.1943300 x 124.0981700

Friday – Camper's Choice between Steve Smith Park and Dumont Trails

Parents/Guardians/Caregivers must sign the COVID-19 Daily Health Questionnaire each morning at drop off time. 


Bike Camp Competency Requirements

Beginner/Intermediate Bike Camps:                                                                                              

All bikers must be able to ride their bike without the support of someone else.  New bikers who cannot peddle on their own are not eligible for this camps.  Due to COVID-19, staff are unable to do any “hands on” coaching so we are unable to accept first time riders at this time.

If you answer yes to any of the following statements the Beginner Camp is for you.

My child can ride a bike but…..

  • Is a little anxious while riding their bike on trails or the road
  • Has very little or no experience riding on the road or trails
  • Is unsure about riding for long distances
  • May ride a strider bike or have training wheels on their bike                                                                                             

Mountain Bike Camps:

All children at this camp must ride a bike with gears.  BMX bikes and training wheels are not acceptable for this camp - no exceptions.

If you answer yes to the following statements the Mountain Bike Camp is for you.

My child is/has……                                                                                                                             

  • confident and loves to ride
  • some to lots of experience riding on trails and road
  • experienced riding a bike with gears for the Nanaimo hills