Trailblazers Cycling Camp

Sunday, July 14 – Saturday, July 20

For rising 9th – 12th grade girls

Looking to push your limits and build skills on the trail? Designed for intermediate and advanced riders, join us for a weeklong skill development camp including a day ride at Massanutten’s Mountain Biking Park.

Residential (only): $1,500

Emily Hairfield, M.D., is a passionate outdoorswoman who maintains professional balance with an adventurous lifestyle. She has competed in world class mountain and gravel races across the globe as well as right here at home in the mountains of Virginia. Her passion for giving it her all shows every time she settles into the saddle with wins in cycling events ranging from short and intense to season long series. Wilderness medicine certified and with experience supporting fellow riders of all ages, Hairfield brings a love and passion for improvement and sharing her experiences with others to the game. 

Gordon Wadsworth is an eight times national champion cyclist and singlespeed world champion. He has coached adults and kids as well as guided tours in some of America’s most challenging mountain bike terrain. He is PMBIA certified as an instructor and makes fun on bikes a daily objective. 

Jon Guy Owens started as the director of the Hollins Outdoor Program in 2001, after completing his graduate studies in environmental and experiential studies at Radford University. A native of Western North Carolina, Owens got his start in outdoor recreation as a river guide on the Nantahala River. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University in recreational therapy. He holds certifications from the American Mountain Guiding Association, Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, and is an instructor for the Wilderness Education Association and a Wilderness First Responder. Owens lives in Troutville, VA with his wife, Anna Copplestone ’06, and son, Henry, and when not working, spends most of his time fly fishing, paddling, and coaching a youth downhill cycling team.


Sample Daily Schedule

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast

9 – 9:30 a.m.: Meet up with Instructors and do bike checks for the ride

9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Ride up Mill Mountain emphasizing technical climbs

12 – 12:30 p.m.: Bag Lunch

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Work on Cornering and riding flat corners on Mill Mountain Descent

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Work on Jumping and pumping (free speed) at Morningside Park

5 p.m.: Return to Hollins

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Dinner

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.: Climbing wall

10 p.m.: In rooms