|Building on the success of last year’s camp, we are once again ready to rip your legs off and elevate your game. We’ll train your brain too—with elite level tactics and race proven secrets to success. Come sharpen fitness and fine tune race strategy before you tackle the region’s premier omnium: The French Broad Cycling Classic. This year the FBCC will be the final event of the CCA’s Junior Development Series, as well as the third stop on the inaugural Southeast Regional Series, awarding all USAC junior categories. If there’s one race in the SE that you must attend, this is it. And we will make sure you’re better prepared than the competition. Visit our Facebook page (Mars Hill Cycling Camp) to learn more about last year’s camp and stay updated on this year’s developments.
|The camp will specifically focus on the time trial, climbing, and criterium skills/tactics you’ll need to have an awesome race. We’ll preview courses during the week and come up with a plan of attack. Pre-race strategy and tactics will be followed by post-race reviews of each race. A great opportunity to put into practice specific knowledge learned during the week and receive immediate feedback from coaches afterward.
New/improved courses this year: The time trial will start in downtown Marshall. The road race will also start in Marshall and finish just north of Mars Hill atop the California Creek Climb, which is about 3 miles long at 7%. The criterium will be at Biltmore Square Park. There will be categories for men and women in every junior age group: 10-12, 13-14, 15-16, and 17-18. Stay tuned to the race website: www.frenchbroadcyclingclassic.com. Get ready for some epic racing!
|COST: Includes lodging, three meals per day, and training food/drink. Limited slots so reserve early. Register at www.pre-reg.com.
Register by June 1 and receive a free Mars Hill team jersey and access to discounted camp pricing on CycleOps PowerTaps and trainers and Saris bike racks. See camp website for details. http://marshillcycling.com/summer-camp/
Junior/Collegiate Athlete: $590 (includes free team jersey if pre-registered by June 1)
ABRC/AYC Junior: $490 Must be a current member of ABRC or AYC. (includes free team jersey if pre-registered by June 1)
Sibling Discount: First camper full price, 20% off each additional sibling
• Riding in the beautiful mountains.
• All meals and training fuel provided.
• PowerTap wheels to demo for all campers plus amazing pre-order deals on PowerTap wheels, Joule computers, CycleOps trainers, and Saris racks.
• Free official Mars Hill College team jersey (If registered by June 1)
• Ride as a team at French Broad Cycling Classic*
• Course previews for French Broad Cycling Classic
• Led by USAC certified coaches, national champions, and professionals.
* USA Cycling upgrade points are available for Cat 5 to 4 and Cat 4 to 3 upgrades based on Rule 1E2 (C). Riders upgrading to Cat 4 will receive 2 race day credits for participating, while riders upgrading to Cat 3 will receive 3 upgrade points for completion of the camp.
*Teams formed based on registration in each age/category.
• Race strategy and tactics for individuals and teams
• Skills and bike handling sessions
• Racing and training with a power meter
• Endurance training plans and goal setting
• Race preparation, fueling, and recovery
• Aerodynamics, power-to-weight, and equipment selection
• Mechanics workshop covering maintenance and basic repair
• Core strength, flexibility, and proper bike fit
• Climbing, descending, sprinting, cornering, time trialing, attacking, bridging
PRESENTATIONS and STAFF: A variety of elite coaches, pro riders, and industry experts will lend their expertise throughout camp.
Andy Applegate: A USAC Level 1 coach working with Carmichael Training Systems, Andy will give a presentation on racing strategy/tactics and how to get the most out of training and racing with a power meter. Plus, he’s got the racing resume to back it up.
Lesli Meadows: A USAC Level 1 coach and owner of Asheville Fitness Club, Lesli will lead our skills and drills sessions. Lesli is a longtime coach, mentor, and all around supporter of junior cycling and has a masters degree in exercise physiology.
Jacob McGahey: The operations manager at Industry Nine Componentry will give a talk on equipment choices, aerodynamics, and power-to-weight. Jacob shares the secrets on how to get the most out of your fitness and tactics by choosing the right equipment for time trials, road races, and criteriums.
Sonni Dyer: The head coach at Studio7 MultiSport, Sonni will discuss optimal race-day fueling and recovery choices needed in both one and multiple day events. You know you need to eat and drink… but when, what, and how much? Sonni will draw from his many years as an elite racer and coach.
Joey Coddington: Director of the Asheville Youth Cycling program, which has guided members to 12 national junior championship podiums and graduated riders to professional and national teams. Joey will talk about what it takes to develop up through the ranks of top level junior racing and on into the pros. Joey also works with the United Healthcare Pro Cycling Team.
Andy Crater: A longtime pro level racer with national titles and NRC wins under his belt, Andy is a Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Teacher’s Assistant and will lead morning exercises focusing on flexibility, core strength, and breathing techniques.
|LODGING and LOCATION: Air conditioned rooms in Brown Residence Hall: After a complete renovation in 2002, Brown Residence Hall has become one of the nicest living spaces on campus. Brown houses up to 60 people in mostly single rooms in “suite style” configurations. Each suite consists of two bedrooms and a private bath. Brown also has four mini-apartments for four residents, and is one of the few residence halls that has air conditioning in each room.
Directions: take exit 11 off I-26. Head up hill, go through light at Main St, then descend hill and turn left onto Dormitory Rd. Brown Hall is at the very top.
Mars Hill College
100 Athletic Street
Mars Hill, NC 28754
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100 Athletic Street
Mars Hill, NC
(828) 275-3950 marshillcycling.com/summer-camp/