Drawing of the future cabin

Camelot Bunkhouse Project 2024

A core part of the MITOC community, and in particular our access to the mountains, continues to be our well-loved “Camelot” cabin, located in central New Hampshire. As you may know, Camelot was built in the 1970s (on a shoestring budget), and it is nearing the end of its useful life. Since 2013, the Outing Club has been working to build new, safe and modern sleeping quarters on the Camelot property, which will ensure that MITOC can fulfill our mission for decades to come.

MITOC partnered with Maclay Architects to design a new bunkhouse for Camelot which will be located approximately 100m from the existing cabin. The new bunkhouse will contain five bedrooms (sleeping ten persons each), a large central hallway, and a covered deck. We anticipate the cost of the new bunkhouse to be approximately $500,000.

With the design now complete, we are actively seeking donations. If you are able, please consider donating to help us hit our fundraising target in 2024. We are breaking ground on site preparation in 2024, and fundraising permitting, we will complete the new bunkhouse in late 2024 or early 2025. This project will ensure we can fulfill our mission for the next generation of MITOCers.

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Mid-Week Rides

There are weekly rides to the Middlesex Fells from late Spring through early Winter. There are usually two rides per week and all levels of experience are welcome!

Note that these rides are cancelled if the ground is too wet, because the trails at the Fells are so heavily used that erosion is a significant problem. Cancellations will be posted to the list, so be sure to check your email just before the ride if the weather is suspect!

Weekend Rides

There should be a mountain biking trip happening pretty much every weekend when there isn’t snow on the ground!

Throught the Spring and Summer weekend rides are held at a variety of locations in New England. Favorites include Bear Brook, NH or the Kingdom Trails, VT. These rides are at a leisurely pace and suitable for everyone.

The Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) mountain biking racing season starts on the second weekend in September. From then on there’s racing every weekend through the end of October. Racing is great fun, and quite a different experience from regular biking. Plus there’s competition for almost any level of experience. I intend to race almost every weekend and I encourage you to give come along and give it a try.


Contact mtnbike-chair@mit.edu.