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Take your training to amazing places!

2023 BaseCamp Gravel Meetup Camp

October 12-15, 2023

Meet your fellow BaseCampers and coaches while enjoying a fun weekend of gravel riding and camping in the beautiful Michaux State Forest tucked away in the mountains of Pennsylvania. The YMCA Camp Thompson will be our home for the weekend, complete with rustic cabins, a mess hall, and fire rings for gathering beside. Laugh, learn, and ride with friends and teammates, and enjoy the gorgeous Pennsylvania woods in their fall splendor. 

This is a community BaseCamp event open to all BaseCamp athletes (former, current, and future), designed to be inexpensive and all inclusive! This camp will focus on skills development, event and race performance, and fun, social-paced rides. 

The Experience

The Riding

Michaux State Forest is a hidden gem of gravel cycling. Heading out of Camp Thompson, we have hundreds of miles of gravel and double track roads to  explore. Camp Thompson is located in the valley, which allows us to explore both ridgelines of this amazing forest.   

The focus of this camp will be building skills and learning, so rides will be at a more social pace and a little shorter.

The Location

MICHAUX STATE FOREST

Michaux's almost 90,000 acres are located in Adams, Cumberland, and Franklin Counties, and it contains three state parks (Caledonia, Pine Grove Furnace, and Mont Alto). Michaux provides ample opportunities for gravel riding with 130 miles of state forest roads (plus more gravel outside of the park) maintained for pleasure driving and sightseeing. 

CAMP THOMPSON, GARDNERS PA

This is an ACA accredited camp featuring ten heated bunkhouse cabins, each with six ground-level beds. 

The Coaching Support

Take your training and performance knowledge to the next level! Daily rides will feature skills and on-the-bike coaching to help you up your game, and afternoon coach corner sessions build your knowledge and answer your questions in a small group setting.