SU Bike Camp is a week long adventure on a bike for young people in years 9 to 12 at school in New South Wales, Australia. (Are you too young for Bike Camp? Check out Junior Bike Camp for kids in years 7 & 8 at school) It’s for guys and girls who like cycling, camping, and meeting others from around NSW. If you are looking for a school holiday cycling and camping activity, Bike Camp could be the adventure for you! Bike Camp is not a cycling race, it’s just a good reason to dust off your mountain bike and have time away that you’ll never forget, cycling, camping in country towns and making new friends. Bike Camp has been cycling the roads of New South Wales for over 30 years, covering some of the best bike rides in the state. Start Location: Capertee Finish Location: Sandy Hollow If you like what you see click the orange “REGISTER” button to the right! If you have any questions, contact Pete (0438 841 523) or Jodie (0410 456 343) the camp’s directors – email [email protected]
Start Date: 26 Sep 2020 12:30 AM
End Date: 02 Oct 2020 4:30 AM
Location: Castlereagh Hwy
Capertee, NSW 2846
Age Group: Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12
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Pete Oste | 0438 841 523 | [email protected]
Jodie Oste | 0410 456 343 | [email protected]
Peter and Jodie Oste
Pete and Jodie have been directing Bike Camp since 2010 and started Junior Bike Camp in 2014.
Jodie started out as a camper in Bike Camp back when bikes were made from steel and helmets were optional! She loved it so much she never left! Pete often jokes that he married into Bike Camp but has developed a real passion for camp and the kids that come each year.
Pete and Jodie live in Molong, in Central Western NSW, and are involved in various Children and Youth Ministries at Molong Baptist Church.
They have a deep love for Jesus, the great outdoors and seeing young lives changed by the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
Bike Camp - What NOT to bring
- Your best threads - don't bring any clothes that you wouldn't want to get dirty.
- iPods, radios or electronic games.
- Anything expensive or fragile eg expensive camera, mobile phone.
Bike Camp - What to bring
- Your bike!
- A helmet - you are required by law to wear a helmet.
- A water bottle preferably fitted to your bike - the 1-litre bottle is best.
- Sunscreen, sunglasses and a cap.
- Wet weather gear - something you can ride in.
- Pillow and warm sleeping bag - extra blankets if you wish.
- Warm clothes for the evenings and to sleep in - it will be very cold at night.
- Lots of socks and underwear.
- Clothes to ride in: Shorts and T-shirts - bright colours are good for visibility.
- A towel.
- A spare inner tube that fits your tyres.
- A back pack to use as a day pack - you won't have access to your main luggage during the day.
Bike Camp - What's nice to have
- A torch and batteries.
- Cycling gloves.
- A puncture repair kit.
- A lilo or roll mat.
- A tent.
- A little spending money - there is always plenty of food, but you may like to bring a few dollars for the odd ice cream on the road.
- Your bible.
- A pen and a notebook.
- An instrument if you play one.
Bike Camp - What's the riding pace?
I'm thinking about coming on Bike Camp but I'm not sure if I can keep up as I don't ride my bike much. Will the pace be too fast for me?We average about 10km per hour which isn't very fast and we make sure that everyone gets all the rest they need. We also plan the ride route so that it's not too hilly. If you have average fitness you will be fine. We take breaks every 5 to 7km and sometimes we hold the faster riders back so that you won't feel like you're coming last!
Bike Camp – I am in year 7/8 and REALLY want to come on Bike Camp. Is this possible?
Bike Camp – I have something else on and need to start camp a day later or leave camp a day or two early. Is this OK?
Bike Camp – I would like to use Bike Camp to contribute to my Duke of Edinburgh Award requirements. Can the camp directors sign my book?
Bike Camp / Junior bike Camp – Do I need cycling nicks to ride in?
Bike Camp / Junior Bike Camp – Do I need to bring any tools for my bike?
Bike Camp / Junior Bike Camp – I do a lot of riding and other sports and am really fit. 10km per hour sounds too slow for me. Will I be bored?
Bike Camp / Junior Bike Camp – I don't have a bike but I still really want to come on camp. Can you help?
Bike Camp / Junior Bike Camp – I don't have a tent, is that OK?
Bike Camp / Junior Bike Camp – I live a long way from Sydney or Orange and a long way from the start of camp. Can I travel to Sydney or Orange the day before camp starts and be put up for the night?
Bike Camp / Junior Bike Camp – I live closer to the start of the ride than I do to Sydney or Orange. Can I get someone to drop me off at the start of the ride rather than travel all the way to Sydney or Orange?
Bike Camp / Junior Bike Camp – I would like to come on camp but I'll be on my own. Do I have to bring a friend?
Bike Camp / Junior Bike Camp – I'm thinking about coming on camp but I'm not sure if I can keep up as I don't ride my bike much. Will the pace be too fast for me?
Bike Camp / Junior Bike Camp – Just how churchy is this camp? Will we be talking about God and the Bible all day and all night?
Bike Camp / Junior Bike Camp – My parents want to visit me during the camp, is this okay?
Bike Camp / Junior Bike Camp – Not essential, but nice to have
- A torch and batteries
- Cycling gloves
- A puncture repair kit
- A lilo or roll mat
- A tent
- A little spending money - there is always plenty of food, but you may like to bring a few dollars for the odd icecream on the road
- Your bible
- A pen and a note book
- An instrument if you play one
Bike Camp / Junior Bike Camp – What is the best type of bike for camp?
Bike Camp / Junior Bike Camp – What NOT to bring
- Your best threads - don´t bring any clothes that you wouldn´t want to get dirty
- iPods, radios or electronic games
- Anything expensive or fragile eg expensive camera, mobile phone
Bike Camp / Junior Bike Camp – What should I bring?
- Your bike!
- A helmet (you are required by law to wear a helmet)
- A water bottle preferably fitted to your bike - 1 litre bottle is best
- Sunscreen, sunglasses and a cap
- Wet weather gear - something you can ride in
- Pillow and warm sleeping bag (extra blankets if you wish)
- Warm clothes for the evenings and to sleep in (it will be very cold at night)
- Lots of socks and underwear
- Clothes to ride in: shorts and T shirts (bright colours are good for visibility)
- A towel
- A spare inner tube that fits your tyres
- A back pack to use as a day pack (you won't have access to you main luggage during the day)
Can you take care of my child’s special medical requirements?
Do you cater for children with special dietary requirements?
How are medical incidents dealt with on camp?
How many leaders are on each camp?
I don’t wish to register over the internet. How can I register my child for camp?
Is financial assistance available?
Other discounts available.
To apply, just fill in a registration form for any SU Camp – on the second page, under 'Have you made, or do you wish to make, an application for financial support?,' select 'Yes' from the dropdown menu, fill in the 'Kids to Camp' application form and finish completing your registration form, and someone will be in touch with you shortly!