Hey PC/SLC folks,

Just wanted to put a quick promo out for the Dirt Series, which will be happening just before the IMBA summit in Park City. The camps are super-fun skill building opportunities, and are ladies only (sorry guys, but we do have co-ed camps coming up, including 2 in Whistler!). Below is our press release--I'm one of the coaches (and was born and raised in SLC), so feel to PM me if you've got any questions.



Cole Sports is excited to announce that the Dirt Series by Rocky Mountain Bicycles will be returning to Park City for two back-to-back camps on June 14-15 and June 17-18. Last year, the first time the camp came to Park City, demand was so high that there was a waitlist long enough for a second camp! So they took the hint and are doubling up the camps this time around, offering one on the weekend and another just two days later.

We’re proud to host the Dirt Series in our hometown, where our commitment to building and maintaining mountain bike trails is amongst the most prolific in the US. In fact, the second camp concludes just as the IMBA World Summit kicks off on Wednesday night in Park City, which will be packed full of sessions on advocacy, trail building, land management, and of course plenty of riding.

The Dirt Series is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants to learn from some of the best instructors on the planet, and radically increase their fun factor on the trails. The camp is a two-day format with skill sessions in the mornings and rides in the afternoons to put new skills into action.

For the morning sessions, held at the National Ability Center, the Dirt Series sets up a truckload of obstacles to help you get proficient with techniques ranging from basic front wheel lifts and tight switchback turns, to high speed cornering, wheelie drops, manuals and bunny hops.

For the afternoon rides, plans are in place for great cross-country riding on trails like Spiro, Lost Prospector, Mid-Mountain, and in the Round Valley area. Originally the plan was to have lift-assisted downhill riding on both days at Deer Valley as well, but unfortunately last year’s most amazing winter means the large majority of those trails are still under snow. So, we’ve readjusted to include the fast and flowy DH and freeride terrain that the Synderville Basin Recreation area offers, such as the Glenwild trails and the Trailside skills area. Whether you want to work on technical climbing and descending, switchbacks, stunts, high-speed cornering, or drops, or whether you want to simply get more comfortable and confident on your bike, you’ll be set to learn something at camp.

For both the skills sessions and rides there will be crankbrothers pedals to demo, as well as Raceface armor, Maxxis tires, Fox Racing Shox suspension, and of course Rocky Mountain bikes. The Dirt Series travels with its own demo fleet, so if you’re looking for a new bike or just want to try something different, be sure to take advantage of this opportunity. If you’d like to reserve one in advance, please send an email to [email protected].

Once again, Cole Sports is proud to host the Dirt Series camp in its Park City location on June 14-15 and June 17-18, 2008. Only a few spots remain for the weekend camp, but there is still a bit of room left in the weekday camp, so we hope to see you there.

Next on the Dirt Series schedule: a camp in Sun Valley, Idaho in late June, in Bend and Hood River, Oregon in July, and then plenty more in BC and Alberta sprinkled in right up until the September finale in Whistler. For a schedule, detailed information on the program, and registration information, visit www.dirtseries.com.