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Caribou Rec. Extreme – Mountain Biking

Posted March 27, 2013, at 2:13 p.m.

CRX is an outdoor based program with an emphasis on encouraging kids to have fun while exercising outdoors. CRX offers exciting and healthy activities over an eight-week period ranging from white water rafting, canoeing, hiking, fishing, two-weeks of kayaking, biking, swimming and camping. CRX exposes participants to some of the most beautiful spots that Aroostook, Piscataquis, Hancock and Penobscot counties have to offer. CRX teaches the fundamental skills associated with every activity that is offered throughout this exciting summer program.

CRX is for youths entering the 6th, 7th. 8th or 9th grades, and promotes exciting recreational opportunities throughout Maine. Week 3, Kayaking Intro, will allow kids entering 5th grade to participate.

Upon registering, beginning May 1, 2013, participants will be provided a detailed itinerary and recommended gear list for each week’s activity. The Caribou Parks and Registration Department has the right to add, delete, or swap programs based upon registration demand. (Note the non-resident $125 annual fee does not apply to any CRX program)

Mountain Biking

July 29 – August 1

Cost: $35.00 Resident $60.00 Non-Resident

By far the most popular week in CRX, is it because Aroostook County in busting at the seams with exciting places to bike, or is it because the Caribou Rec. has 5 Fuji Mountain Bikes free for use provided by the Caribou Parks & Rec Foundation. Participants will experience a variety of different terrain and techniques required to ride efficiently. Have you ever changed a flat tire? Learn this and many other tricks as we visit two of our area bike shops. Rides will be from 3 to 17 miles in length. Participants should expect lots of swimming, and grilling!

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