Sun Peaks launches new summer biking camps
Sun Peaks Resort took another step forward in the growth of the mountain bike park by announcing an official partnership with Kamloops-based professional mountain biker Dylan Sherrard on April 5.
“I’m quite excited about it. It’s basically the natural next step forward with me helping to try and grow riding around the resort,” Sherrard said.
“I just feel really proud. I think it’s really cool. I love the place and I’ve been riding there since I was 17.”
The partnership between the resort and Sherrard was launched alongside the Shred Hard Summer Camp series, featuring a diverse schedule with different programs for riders of all ages.
The camp series includes the Shred Hard Sick Weekend Camp on July 9 and 10, the five day Shred Hard Summer Camp from July 11 to 15 and the four week Shred Hard Sunday School for young shredders starting on July 17. Sherrard said he will also be available for private guiding.
“All the summer camps we do are pretty mellow programs. It’s really just designed to get kids out and show them a really, really good experience,” the 26-year-old said. “It’s definitely more about fun than anything else, but we also integrate quite a bit of skill building into the programs too.”
I just feel really proud. I think it’s really cool. I love the place and I’ve been riding there since I was 17.
Sherrard grew up in the Yukon and moved to the Kamloops area because he wanted mountain biking to be a mainstay in his life. He has been riding in Sun Peaks since 2007 and instructing since 2009.
“Dylan is a long time rider and ambassador of the Sun Peaks Bike Park and has been helping us in various capacities for many years,” Aidan Kelly, director of sales and marketing for Sun Peaks Resort LLP, said in a press release. “An official partnership was simply the next step forward together in growing the park.”
The partnership will also include community events such as the Sun Peaks Pedal Fest and Grass Dual Slalom World Championships from Sept. 3 to 5.
The Sun Peaks Bike Park opens June 24 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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