ROAD CAMP

July 12-17, 2020

A 6-day overnight camp for male and female junior riders looking to develop skills, confidence, and fitness. Each day introduces new skills culminating in an epic day climbing switchbacks and through tunnels to the top of Mt Pisgah and then descending back down! We'll get in plenty of mileage on Madison County's lightly traveled roads, with short/steep climbs, long steady ascents/descents, and flat roads along the river. Group riding experience is a prerequisite.

What you can expect: skills and bike handling sessions; group riding etiquette and rotations; proper bike fit and position; aerodynamics, power-to-weight, and equipment selection; race strategy and tactics; fueling and recovery; bike  maintenance and repair; training plans and goal setting; core and off-bike strength training; mock racing exercises including climbing, sprinting, cornering, time trialing, attacking, bridging. Plus, picnics, games, movie nights, and swimming holes!

Drop Off: Sun, July 12th 1-2pm   Pick Up: Fri, July 17th at 11am

Where: Camp is based at Mars Hill University, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mt. Mitchell State Park, the Appalachian Trail, and the French Broad River.

Cost: $950 (includes housing, 3 meals/day, snacks, fun!)

Registration:

2019 ROAD SCHEDULE (2020 similar)

Sunday 7/14: Arrival, Intros, Equipment Check, Ride, Assessment

1:00-2:00pm Rider Registration and move-in
2:00pm Introductions, name games, bike safety checks
4:00pm 1hr easy ride
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm: Evening Discussion: Hugh Moran: camp schedule, expectations, Q&A
8:00pm Prep bikes for tomorrow. Relax. Games.
10:00pm Lights out

Monday 7/15: Skills/Drills, Hill Climb TT

7:30am Wake up 
8:00am Breakfast
9:30am Skills and Drills, bike handling, cornering and TT starts, turnarounds
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Prep to ride to California Creek climb, TT, then possible add-on ride
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Evening Discussion: Reid Beloni, Nutrition and Fueling
8:00pm Relax. Games
10:00pm Lights out

Tuesday 7/16: Flat Time Trials, Mountainous Road Ride

7:30am Wake up 
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am  Ride to flat 10k TT course, pre-ride, mock race
12:30pm lunch
1:30-5pm Road Ride TBD
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Evening Discussion: Nina Laughlin, Marginal Gains
8:00pm Relax. Games
10:00pm Lights out

Wednesday 7/17: Ride 151 climb and parkway to top of Mt Pisgah

7:30am Wake up
8:00am Breakfast
9:15am Load bikes for trip
10:45pm Arrive at base of 151, Mt Pisgah, lunch at top, descend.
4:00pm Leave driving back to Mars Hill
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Evening Discussion: Matt Busche, World Tour Pro, US Pro Road Champ
8:00pm Relax. Games
10:00pm Lights out 

Thursday 7/18:  Bike Cleaning/Maintenance Workshop, Mellowdrome

7:300am Wake Up.
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Mellowdrome: pacelines, attacking, bridging, sprinting, TT efforts, mock racing.
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Bike Cleaning and Mechanics workshop sponsored by ProGold
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Evening discussion, individual camp reviews with coaches
10:00pm Lights out 

Friday 6/23: Individual Conferences and Camper Pickup

8:00am Wake up.
8:15am Breakfast
9:00am Individual camp reviews with coaches
11:00am Campers picked up by parents.

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