Ranch Camp III - No Boys Allowed

Mar 19, 2015
by Lorraine Blancher  
The Girls are once again taking over the Kamloops Bike Ranch to create the third annual Ranch Camp.

What: Kamloops Ranch Camp, Third Edition NO Boys Allowed
When: May 9 to 10, 2015
Type: Gravity
Cost: $365 CDN

Join an accomplished selection of professional female coach/riders from their respected programs and start your bike season off right. This weekend was designed to enhance the female rider who can shred with the boys but is looking to progress, and warmly welcomes the eager beginner who wants to figure everything out.

Smaller numbers, higher coach to guest ratio, an informative Friday evening tech session with Q&A aprés are just some of the unique aspects of this niche camp.

Ranch Camp III

The Art of Cornering is explained then applied to more vertical terrain.

Ranch Camp III

Ranch Camp III

Quality fresh air comes in all shapes and sizes at the Bike Ranch, for those riders wanting to refine, to those looking to learn ...

Ranch Camp III

Drops made easier with the professional guidance and care.

Ranch Camp III

The Kamloops Bike Ranch is a great venue to start or progress your level of comfort in the air.

Our weekend begins at 6 pm on Friday at the Bicycle Cafe where we'll go over suspension (SAG), understanding handlebar width, lever position plus the science behind it.

Proper suspension set up is key and Cheryl and her staff at the Bike Cafe have been trained by Fox Racing Shox among others, to ensure your bike is custom tuned to your needs.

Kamloops Bike Cafe

After all the technical bike set up is done, a Q&A aprés will be held to answer your questions on gear, women's products plus any other bike related topics you want to learn.

Questions submitted with your registration will grant you entry for Friday night draw for a pair of the newly released (and awesomely comfortable) Five Ten Women's Freerider shoe.

A day at Ranch Camp wouldn't be complete without a pre-shred stretch ...

Ranch Camp III

Our riding days will start with a quick body warm up to maintain longevity and range of motion to our key biking joints.

CLIF Bar will again keep us nourished with the traditional products we love, as well as adding their Organic Trail Mix Bar for us to taste. To keep us optimally hydrated, Sport Oxylent will be joining us to keep our weekend electrolytes, antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and minerals in check in the dry desert heat.

To enhance the weekend even more Five Ten, Troy Lee Designs, Race Face, CLIF Bar, Sport Oxylent and dirtyjane.com are also giving prizing for you girls to take home. Stoked to be giving away some of my favorite and 'essential' gear with more Five Ten Freerider shoes, a rad TLD lid and some product gems from Race Face.

SheJumps, a non-profit organization founded by professional skiers Lindsey Dyer, Vanessa Pierce and Claire Smallwood to increase female participation in outdoor activities is also supporting Ranch Camp with a special riders choice prize.

It's going to be a good weekend.

We access the trails at the Kamloops Bike Ranch via a paved road shuttle. Our weekend lifts will be provided by Mostly Mental Shuttles and they have getting riders to the top of all Kamloops trails dialed.

Ranch Camp III

Those travelling to Kamloops and in need of a place to stay for you (and your bike), join the coaches at Accent Inns. Their location is conveniently located near the Bike Cafe and down the highway from the Bike Ranch.

Accent Inn Bike Love - They want you to bring your bike in the Room

If you're a new guest to Accent Inns, be prepared to be stoked. Their attention to detail, genuine customer care and Bike Love Program - complete with outside bike wash station and Park Tool kit - and how they welcome your bikes in the rooms, make you and your bike feel right at home.

Accent Inn provides a complimentary Park Tool Bike Wash and Stand

Accent Inns in once again giving us a Ranch Camp Special, $95/night for 2 people and their bikes along with a complimentary kitchenette upgrade if you want (subject to availability). Enter promo code or mention the word 'RANCH' when you book.

If you want to come to camp but live far away, Kamloops Airport - YKA can help bring you there. Check Google Flights to see what airlines will work best. (Google's powerful search engine sometimes gives me better flight options than the airlines direct!)

Katrina Strand from Strand Training, Kelli Sherbinin from Endless Biking, Stephanie Nychka and Lorraine Blancher from lbbikes have all confirmed they're coaching at Ranch Camp and the roster is growing as the final coaches solidify their summer travel and racing schedules.

Dirty Jane has offered all Ranch Girls an online discount code of 20% for any shopping on their niche online boutique that will be given to you upon registration and is valid until the end of August. Oxylent is giving all lbbikes clients $5 off a box with LBOXYLENT.

Click here to register and remember to add your bike questions to be entered into Friday nights draw.

Any further questions, contact Lorraine at lbbikes


PS. If you're a dude and want some ride refinement or also wanting to start your mountain bike experience off right, custom coaching products can be created at various locations around the globe...

lbbikes is enhanced by Race Face, FOX Racing Shox, Specialized Canada, Sport Oxylent, CLIF Bar, Troy Lee Designs, Oakley Canada, Five Ten and Crankbrothers.

MENTIONS: @Specialized, @foxracingshox, @FiveTen, @troyleedesigns


  • + 6
 Where are you girls going for drinks after class?
  • + 2
 Lorraine is such a rad person/coach/rider and this camp will teach you so much! It's worth every penny and you will leave a better rider! Can't recommend it enough
  • + 1
 Awesome girls , grew up in Kamloops , graduated there, didn't start riding til I got old, wish I was up there to check all the good places out !!
  • + 2
 awesome!!! keep on rocking girls!
  • + 1
 Today is the day! Can't wait to rip it up with these awesome girls! STOKED!!!!
  • + 1
 Looks awesome LB, great work as always!
  • + 1
 how many spots left?
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  • + 1
 Yea ladies!
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