This year, the Canyon Oakley Freeride Youth Camp is celebrating its third anniversary at the Bikepark Leogang. The training for young talents, already a great success for everyone involved for the last two years, will be back from July 31st until August 6th. Word obviously got around quickly; the Canyon Oakley Freeride Youth Camp was completely booked long in advance. And that comes as no surprise as this year; there will be some big names coaching the next generation pros again. First and foremost organizer and freeride star Rob J.
Good news for the organizers: There are no places left in the Canyon Oakley Freeride Youth Camp. With more than a hundred kids, Rob J and his mates will be quite busy. The Kona Groove Approved Bikepark Leogang provides nine different trails, covering the gravity disciplines’ entire spectrum from four cross and freeride, to downhill and dirt jump on the famous 26Trix course.
No matter if upcoming bike superstar of tomorrow or total rookie, the subdivision into different skill levels grants every rider the opportunity to take home the maximum learning of the one week training, according to his skills and personal preferences. After a short classification, the participants will be allocated to the downhill- or freeride groups respectively, in correspondence to their bike skills.
Advanced levels can practice on the difficult 26TRIX course, while the beginner’s level trains on smaller doubles, tables, drops or wall rides. Because of these extended training possibilities, the Canyon Oakley Freeride Youth Camp comprises for the first time an official dirt jump group, coached by big dirt jump names.
For this year, freeride pros Timo Pritzel, Leander Angerer and Tibor Simai, German downhill champion Andre Wagenknecht, the four cross specialists Guido Tschugg and Mathias Schell, dirt jumper Tim Schneider, the best Austrian female four cross rider, Angie Hohenwarter, bmx pro Gregor Alff as well as the big talents from previous Youth Camps and now junior coaches Felix Weilbach and Felix Gotzler will join in the camp as professional coaches.
For future downhill and four cross racers, slopestylers and freeriders, the camp provides a lot of fun as well. Every participant gets individual coaching and professional mentoring, of course combined with a lot of fun outside the training hours. Freeriders and enduro enthusiasts can also join the 5-gondola tour to Saalbach Hinterglemm. Every participant can bring his personal bike fleet, and use it for whatever he wants to use it, no matter what gravity discipline.
But that’s not all by far: Canyon, the partner of the Youth Camp will be on the ground with their service truck, helping out with small repairs and individual fine tuning on the bikes. Moreover, Canyon provides several testing bikes for adventurous riders, as well as the Oakley-Lounge, a chill-out area to have a breather.
Over 100 happy participants are looking forward to a great week, as well as Kornel Grundner, general manager of the Leoganger Bergbahnen: “We are really exited about the overwhelming popularity of our camp. If you consider the huge demand, we could have organized another youth camp. I really have to thank Rob J and his fellow coaches for once again making this awesome project possible.”
For safety reasons all participants are obliged to wear helmets and protectors!
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