USA Cycling Development Camps

Cheryl Willson

July 7, 2010 at 12:45 PM

Forwarding for Jim...








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: and for more information

about USA Cycling Junior Programs:

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