Bike Riding at Camp

The camp is lucky to have a fully functional set of traffic lights and road signage to provide a real road setting for educational purposes. Furthermore, to our bitumen road we have an additional 700 metres of riding on gravel within safety of the camp grounds. Understanding the different surfaces and how they impact on bike skills, such as traction, uneven surfaces, looking out for hazards and riding in large groups provide an outstanding learning experience.

Cost: Free and is included as part of your overall camp price.

Availability: Riding at camp may be completed at any time during your stay unless weather conditions do not permit it.

Equipment: The camp has in excess of 250 bikes of different sizes to cater for the needs of groups. There are approximately 50 adult bikes and over 200 bikes for children. Riders need to provide their own helmets which need to meet Australian standards.

Camp Staffing: An assessment is completed by staff when first riding on camp for the suitability of groups aged grade 4 and up to then commence road riding. Camp staff will also be available to assist teachers with anyone having issues with balance, braking or changing gears. Other free time riding on camp will be taken by teachers/group leaders.

Bike Riding in the Community (roads or bike/foot paths)

As part of a bike education program many groups attend camp to do riding on the local roads and trails around Maldon as their community ride. With always two camp bike education staff members who are in two very visible vehicles, radio contact with group leaders and an intimate knowledge of local roads we can provide a life-changing experience for children adjusting to riding safely in their community and navigating hazards. Note that some of the rides listed below may not be suitable for some groups.

Cost: Free and is included as part of your overall camp price.

Availability: This is a programmed activity for grade 4 and above and its timing and destination will be arranged as part of your overall program in camp. Prior to riding in the community an assessment is completed at camp to ensure the group has the necessary skills to reduce the risks of riding in the community. The assessment of the camp staff is final in analyzing whether a group has the capabilities to ride in the community. The ride is also dependent on the weather. Note we will ride in rain but not thunderstorms or gale force winds.

Equipment: The camp has in excess of 250 bikes of different sizes to cater for the needs of groups. There are approximately 50 adult bikes and over 200 bikes for children. Bright vests will be also given out for safety reasons to make riders highly visible. Riders need to provide their own helmets which need to meet Australian standards.

Camp Staffing: There will be 2 camp staff in the vehicles (one at front of the group and one at the back) to assist your group leaders. You must provide 1 group leader to every 10 children for groups where the age is 18 and under.

Community Ride Destinations: There are a number of different destinations we ride to depending on the needs of the group or their ability. Maldon is hilly so it provides a varied environment to ride in under many different conditions, such as the road surface. For a detailed account of our rides on the community roads and trails, please click on this LINK. Our rides include:

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