summer pathfinders program

This program is designed to launch a life-long love for mountain biking, trail running, hiking, and biathlon. Games, fun drills and experience will develop skills and confidence for lifelong activity. Individuals will be encouraged to challenge their boundaries in a fun and supportive environment. Our team will focus on creating a positive and rewarding atmosphere for all to participate in.

Summer Pathfinders offers two 4-week sessions designed around age and ability to create a supportive and fun atmosphere for children 8 to 11. Lessons are designed to introduce children to the techniques that will make a lifetime of biking and exploring enjoyable.

All programs will be 2 hours in length and include mountain bike riding, hiking, and biathlon, along with visits to Josie’s Cabin, special guests and other fun activities that support a love of an outdoor lifestyle. Participants in this program will work toward biking in one of the events at Mt. Van Hoevenberg or in the ADK Citizen Challenge Series events.

Our Citizens Race Challenge is a great way to cap off a great season of riding and running here at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. Join us here at the Lake Placid Olympic Nordic trails for a weekend of racing, music, food, and fun. Mountain bike riders compete in 3K, 6K, or 12K races the while trail runners can compete in either 1K, 5K, or 10K races.



Session 1: July 9, 16, 23, 30
Session 2: August 6, 13, 20 & 27


Program Fee (per session): $50
Program Fee (for both sessions): $80
Bike / Helmet Rental (per day): $5.00