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The Dirt Series by Rocky Mountain Bicycles returns to Fernie with a cutting edge co-ed mountain bike camp on August 29-30, 2009. The camp, in its ninth year, is open to 40 guys and girls who are looking to improve their skills and confidence on cross-country and downhill mountain bike trails, and is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders.

Known as the finest traveling bike camp on earth, the Dirt Series by Rocky Mountain Bicycles fills up year after year. It provide a fantastic opportunity for riders who want to have more fun riding by visiting new places and learning new skills from the best instructors in the sport. Fernie’s camp has lined up the top veteran Dirt Series coaches, as well as Rocky Mountain Pro Rider Geoff Gullevich.

This signature weekend runs on a two-day format with skill sessions in the mornings and instructional rides in the afternoons to practice new-found expertise. For the morning skills sessions, the Dirt Series travels with a truckload of obstacles to help riders get proficient with wheel lifts, switchback techniques, high speed cornering, manuals, jumps, drops, and bunny hops. Participants can choose between spending both afternoons on Fernie Mountain Bike Park’s downhill and free-ride trails, both days on the surrounding cross-country trails, or one day in each environment.

The Dirt Series also travels with their own fleet of Rocky Mountain demo bikes for those who would like to test some new bike technology.  They also provide Crankbrothers pedals and Joplin adjustable seat posts, as well as women’s specific and unisex Race Face armor, for those who want to try it out.

In addition, Rocky Mountain Bicycles is offering a $300 gift certificate to anyone signed up for a 2009 Dirt Series camp and interested in purchasing a new Rocky Mountain bike. Each certificate is valid all season long, and can be redeemed at any other official Rocky Mountain dealer in either the U.S. or Canada.

Cost is $325 per person and includes two full days of instruction, demo equipment, lunch each day and prizing. Lift tickets are discounted for camp participants to $20 per day.

The Dirt Series is geared to riders of all motivations and levels with women’s-only and co-ed camps in California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Alberta, and British Columbia. For complete camp information and registration, visit

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