Programs 2018

For more than twenty years, Creative Wheel Consulting has designed and led numerous outdoor recreation programs introducing children, teenagers, adults and seniors to the incredible health benefits of 'playing outside'. LaRoccaXC mountain bike programs and teachings are deeply rooted in a philosophy of collaboration and focuses on the development of solid skills, sustainable trail design, forest management, emergency response and bike repairs, embracing the Leave No Trace principles at all times. Programs get kick-started early April since we are south facing and all trails are 100% designed in a sustainable way! Vive I.M.B.A.!

NEW this May! LaRoccaXC will be coaching in Cantley and Chelsea.

The following membership based programs are revised every year to support the beginner to advanced level rider in his/her practice in the sport to guarantee progress, enjoyment and safety.

Pebble program (PB)

Family and children 
*initiation program to the RPS camp for child and parent*
Saturdays | 8 am to noon and access to trails on Thursday and Friday of any RPS camp. 
Adult accompaniement at all times. 
Cost is $250 + taxes per family.

Ironwood / Equus Rider

From April 1st to the end of the season. Ironwood / Equus is the given name to LaRoccaXC's graduates, ambassadeurs or licensed racers who choose to become forest stewards or wishing full trail access for specific training purposes. Note that this is an adult and youth program for racers, bike mechanics afficiandos and passionate trailbuilders. Cost is $175 + taxes per rider. The Ironwood / Equus rider plays a huge part in the transfering of knowledge and work hand in hand with the landowner to develop the project of our social enterprise.

Sunday "Tour de la montagne" (FUNdraising)

We get many requests for riders to visit the forest on mountain bikes or foot.
This is a fundraising initiative for the forest and the school. Reservations required.
Call or email for more information.

Rock Paper Scissor (RPS) Summer Camp

Children age 7+ & teenagers (Boulder Leadership/Mentorship)
Camp starts at 9 am and finishes at 4 pm. If the bike has a bottle cage option, please invest in a cage and water bottle. We have a bike shop on site to accomodate last minute repairs and basic accessories.

Very important: to encourage and support car-pooling amongst parents, we accept bikes on the Sunday prior to camp from 9 am to 4 pm.

NEW: Daycare services from 7 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 6 pm / $8 per day / $40 per week. Taxes not included.

1st week $350 + taxes ($402.40)
2nd week less 15% off + taxes ($341.48)
3rd week less 30% + taxes ($281.69)

RPS#1  (Week of June 25)
RPS#2  (Week of July 2)
RPS#3  (Week of July 9)
RPS#4  (Week of July 16)
RPS#5  (Week of July 23)
RPS#6  (Week of July 30)
No camp during the week of August 6th to August 10th
RPS#7  (Week of August 13)
RPS#8  (Week of August 20)

  • Basics skills are taught, repeated and reinforced with a focus on safety.
  • The mastery of basic skills is evaluated before progressing to the next level.
  • Coaches reinforce in each athlete the importance of being patient with one's progress.
  • Coach's trail selection respects the natural progression of each rider.
  • Innovative "fartlek" workouts (fun intervals) translates into getting fit the natural way.
  • Gentle introduction to mental training skills (focus, visualisation, breathing and reframing).
  • The perfect balance between mountain biking, art & crafts, forest teachings and cooperative games.
  • The focus is to play outside and to learn from each other in a collaborative atmosphere.

Mandatory to ride at LaRoccaXC

  1. A CSA approved helmet.
  2. Cycling gloves
  3. A well tuned and properly fitted mountain bike: please call for clarification. We are here to help.

For RPS summer camp

  1. Lunch (ice packed) and lots of healthy snacks (please NO PEANUTS or caffeinated drinks).
  2. Raingear, towel and a complete change of clothes, hat, biodegradable sunscreen.
  3. A lightweight backpack for day excursions.
  4. Favourite game, musical instrument, crafts, reading material for down time after lunch and the 30 minutes before the start of camp until everyone arrives.

NOT mandatory

  1. Full finger gloves / highly recommended.
  2. Cycling shorts / highly recommended.
  3. Clip less pedals are not mandatory / we strongly advise learning the basics skills on flat bed pedals to build confidence.
  4. Hydration packs (Camelbak) are great but kids tend to suck on the tube, which impedes proper breathing.


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