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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
USA Cycling’s Athlete Development Camp comes to the Northwest for the 2nd
year, August 1-6, 2010. A great opportunity for cyclists (ages 14-22) to
learn and develop skills, and training.
Portland, Ore. May 25, 2010 This summer USA Cycling is hosting a camp
designed for riders aged 14-22 years old at Pacific University in Forest
Grove, Ore. The Northwest camp is one of ten USA Cycling Athlete Development
Camps nationwide and is set to take place August 1-6.
“Riders attending this camp have a fantastic opportunity to learn from the
best coaches and expert staff,” says Jim Anderson, Camp Manger. “This camp
is designed to give riders a chance to improve skills, learn new training
techniques and jump to that next level of competitive cycling”.
The camp will consist of unique opportunities for younger riders to learn
the fundamentals of bike racing. Basic bike and training skills, nutrition,
basic bike mechanics, and nutrition will be amongst the instruction topics.
A presentation on racing as a junior in Europe will also be offered. As with
any cycling camp, we will be riding! We have some great rides scheduled.
Rides will be in around the Washington County, which has some of the best
bike cycling in the north valley!
Riders participating in the camp will be overseen by some of most experience
coaches in the United States. The staff includes professional coaches who
specialize in working with younger athletes and in giving them the skills
and confidence to become great riders.
This camp is a great step into the national level. In June the USA Cycling
Junior, U23 (19-23yr old), Elite Road National Championships will take place
in Bend, Ore. These two opportunities are fantastic ways for younger riders
to get noticed.
Oregon riders in the past few years have participated in similar camps in
other states. These riders have gone on to represent the United States in
Junior World Championship events, and other international junior events in
Europe and Canada. The top-two athletes in each camp will be nominated by
the USA Cycling Athlete Development Camp coaching staff to attend the USA
Cycling National Talent Identification Camp at the United States Olympic
Training Center in Colorado Springs. Although this does not guarantee an
invitation to the National Talent Identification Camp, it does ensure that a
rider is on the right path to advancing through the USA Cycling Pipeline.
Further, many of the camps will be selecting riders to participate as
regional teams in national or international races.
The camp is designed for Female and Male cyclists, ages 14-22 years old with
some racing experience. The camp will be based on the beautiful campus of
Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon on August 1-6, 2010. Costs for
the camp are $750.00 for the week, which includes room, board and all
instructional fees. All riders need to be current USA Cycling members. For
more information see website: www.nwcyclingcamp.com and for more information
about USA Cycling Junior Programs: www.usacycling.org/juniors
About USA Cycling
Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste
Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all
disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road,
track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based
organization, USA Cycling comprises 66,500+ licensees; 2,200 clubs and
teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions
2,650 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year
and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of
American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org