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Adult Ayr Academy

ADULT AYR ACADEMY

Are you seeking an exceptional multi-day camp to take your riding to the next level? Highland Adult Ayr Academy camps are what you are looking for. Since its inception in 2011, Ayr Academy camps have set the benchmark for multi-day instructional camps for gravity riders. New in 2024, we will offer various camp formats to match your needs. Pick the best camp for you and discover what makes Highland Ayr Academy special!

About Adult Ayr:

Every session of Adult Ayr Academy starts with a focus on mountain bike core skills. Day one begins with introductions, bike checks, and riding positions. Building on a solid foundation, we’ll turn the focus to advanced cornering techniques, wheel lifts, jumps, and drops for the weekend. If you want to learn how to hit some of Highland’s signature features, we will focus on the skill set needed to conquer them!

  • Ages 21 and up
  • 3 meals a day included in camp price
  • Priority park access
  • Overnight accommodations available onsite — primitive camping with access to showers.  Inquire via email

Please email camps@highlandmountain.com with any questions about Adult Ayr.

THREE DAY PROGRAM

Have you visited bike parks periodically and want to advance to more challenging terrain and trails? Are you a bike park regular who has plateaued on familiar trails and are now in search of a breakthrough? A three-day weekend will provide the focus and repetition you need to continue progressing.

Guest pro riders combine talents with veteran Highland staff instructors in listening to your interests and expected outcomes, assess your existing skills and habits, and offer extensive knowledge & instruction, practice repetitions, and progression laps on the mountain. Gain exclusive access to our guest pro riders as they reveal how they find continued success riding on the edge of their limits. Whatever your ability and experience, this camp will provide endless “Ah-Ha!” moments to boost your riding.

This three-day camp is perfect for those who enjoy riding gravity terrain, gravity riders & racers looking for an edge, and those who wish to see the quickest progressions in their riding. Ideal for Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert riders.

NEW: TWO DAY PROGRAM

Visiting bike parks, although struggling to find confidence as you explore new trails and features? Notice your friends pulling away each time the trail goes downhill? Are you curious how gravity-riding may improve all your other riding? Want to see what everyone is talking about? Spend two full days at the bike park to find the answers to these questions and more.

Highland Mountain Bike Park has terrain for riders of all abilities. Our staff of veteran instructors will begin by reviewing all the necessary essential skills and helping riders gain confidence on suitable trails. The camp continues with repeated skill-building sessions and progressive laps on the mountain. We will debunk the myths and reduce your learning curve as you quickly unlock your potential.

This two-day camp is best for those unsure of where to begin making progress, those wanting to make the most of a weekend visit to the mountain, and those who want instruction from an industry-leading source. Ideal for Intermediate, Novice, and Beginner riders.

2024 Session Dates:

THREE DAY

May 25th – 27th 
Saturday, Sunday, Monday (Memorial Day)
Coaches & Guest Pros: Luca Cometti, TBA

May 31st – June 2nd
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Coaches & Guest Pros: Luca Cometti, Chris Raeber, TBA

September 6th – 8th
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Coaches & Guest Pros: TBA

TWO DAY

June 8th & 9th
Saturday & Sunday
Coaches: Chris Raeber, TBA

September 14th & 15th
Saturday & Sunday
Coaches: TBA

Pricing

3-Day Camp Only | $985 

Enroll before January 1 – $895

2-Day Camp Only | $599

Enroll before January 1 – $539

3-Day Enduro Bike Rental Add-On | $306
Includes safety equipment.

3-Day DH Bike Rental Add-On | $366
Includes safety equipment.

DAILY SCHEDULE

DAY ONE

  • 8:00am–8:30am | Check-in at Adult Ayr Academy desk in front of main lodge
  • 8:00am–9:00am | Continental breakfast at the outdoor Adult Ayr complex
  • 9:00am-10:00am | Warmup, goal review & group assignments
  • 10:00am-12:30pm | Morning riding: fundamental skills & trail exploration
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm | Lunch
  • 1:30pm-5:00pm | Afternoon riding: freeride with skills focus 
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm | Groups reconvene at the outdoor Adult Ayr complex
  • 6:00pm–7:00pm | Dinner
  • 7:00pm- 8:00pm | Après (optional)

DAY TWO

  • 8:00am–9:00am | Check-in & breakfast at the outdoor Adult Ayr complex
  • 9:00am-12:30pm | Morning riding: advanced skills & terrain application 
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm | Lunch
  • 1:30pm-5:00pm | Afternoon riding: freeride with terrain focus 
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm | Groups reconvene at the outdoor Adult Ayr complex 
  • 6:00pm–7:00pm | Dinner
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm | Après (optional)

DAY THREE

  • 8:00–9:00am | Check-in & breakfast at the outdoor Adult Ayr complex
  • 9:00am-12:30pm | Morning riding: advanced skills, terrain application
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm | Lunch
  • 1:30pm-4:30pm | Afternoon riding: freeride with terrain focus
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm | Groups reconvene at the outdoor Adult Ayr complex 
  • 5:30pm | Dinner (Optional)

*Schedule subject to change based on weather and participants

Thank you so much for putting on such a high level of Adult Ayr Camp. Your attention to detail and passion show in all you do. I learned so much and hope to return for more instruction. Highland Camps are a wonderful source of progression and I am thankful for the experience.

Sarah

August 2020

Thanks so much for an incredible weekend of progression and fun.  I’ve gotten to ride a few times since and am stoked on how I’m riding after the instruction of the weekend.  There’s no question you’ll be getting some sign-ups from my riding buddies that want to see the same progress (and want to catch back up! haha).

Dave

August 2020

Wanted to take a minute to say thank you again. These last three days were absolutely incredible and completely changed my outlook on what’s possible on a bike. Your coaching not only helped my technical goals, but also helped me understand the power of the mental game!

Bill

August 2020

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