Summer Camps

Camp Pricing

  • Ride Rock Creek Summer Camp: $499
  • Ride Rock Creek Summer Camp – Passes: Included

About Your instructors

Meet Walker Shaw

Coaching Director

My name is Walker Shaw, and I’m happy to be offering mountain bike instruction at both Rock Creek and Ride Kanuga bike parks. Whether it’s your first day riding mountain bikes or you’re looking to take your riding and race craft to a new level, we have something for you. 

I’m 28 and have been living in WNC for almost 20 years. I’m a huge fan of this area and all the amazing riding this place has to offer. Growing up, I played a wide array of sports and ultimately cycling became my passion. Originally, I raced BMX on the national circuit before making the switch to primarily mountain bike racing at the age of 16. Mountain biking has given me the opportunity to travel to some amazing places and meet some lifelong friends. 

I’m excited to share my cycling knowledge both on and off the bike with you!

Racing Career Highlights:

  • 5 x USAC Collegiate Individual National Champion
  • 1 x USAC Junior National Downhill Champion 
  • 1 x Sea Otter Classic Elite Downhill Winner 
  • 2 x UCI Downhill World Cup Elite Finals

Whether your goal is simply to become more comfortable on your bike, more efficient riding difficult terrain , or improve your overall riding speed, we have something for you. Our mountain bike instructors will tailor each day of camp to help you improve your riding skills and prepare you for the upcoming National Championships at Ride Rock Creek.

What to expect

This four day camp is for riders ages 10-18 who have a passion for Mountain bike racing and are wanting to improve their race craft before the upcoming US National Championships at Ride Rock Creek Bike Park. The four day camp is from July 15-18th while the bike park is closed to the public. It is not a requirement that the rider is competing at the upcoming National championships. With shuttles running each day and multiple instructors, each rider will have one on one time with coaches working on a wide array of skills. 


-Monday through Thursday from 10am to 5pm. 

-Pick up and drop off at Rock Creek main parking lot. 

-Additional coaching staff to be announced soon


Equipment Recommendations

At Ride Rock Creek, safety is always our top priority. Full-finger gloves, knee/elbow protection, and full-face helmets are also strongly recommended. Some equipment is available to rent and the rest is available for purchase on-site at the Ride Rock Creek shop if needed. Riders can bring multiple bikes if needed. 



This session must be booked in advance. If a cancellation is needed, this must be done before June 15th to receive a full refund.


Additional Rider PolicY

Sibling discounts and Gravity Academy team rider discounts available. Please inquire to receive a code.


Summer Camp Booking

*All Booked up for 2024!*