USA Cycling Regional Development Camps - The pathway to the future starts here
In the summer of 2012, USA Cycling is hosting 11 nationwide Regional
Development Camps designed for riders aged 14-22 years old. The
Northwest (Oregon) is hosting one for the forth year running and will
be on these dates: July 8-13, 2012.
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. There will be several presentations that will give
the riders a well-rounded view of bicycle racing, like racing as a
junior internationally, track racing and other disciplines of the
sport. As with any cycling camp, there will be plenty of riding with
fantastic rides scheduled around the Washington County area, which has
some of the best bike cycling in the north valley!
Riders participating in the camp will be overseen by some of the most
experienced 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.
The camp is designed for female and male cyclists, ages 14-22 with
some racing experience. The camp will be based on the beautiful campus
of Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon July 8-13, 2012. Costs
for the camp are $750.00 for the week, which includes room, board and
all instructional fees. Early and team discounts are available. More
detailed information on how to register is on the camp website. All
riders need to be current USA Cycling members.
For more information see Northwest USA Cycling Regional Development
Camp website: www.nwcyclingcamp.com and for more information about USA
Cycling Junior Programs: www.usacycling.org/juniors.
Oregon Bicycle Racing Association Scholarship:
OBRA is giving 5 riders partial fee support available for camp
(contact Kenji Sugahara email@example.com OBRA Executive Director). Open
to any rider age 14-22 (chronological age/not racing age) who resides
in the state of Oregon (Vancouver, WA residents please inquire). All
riders need to be have current USA Cycling license.
Steps to apply for the OBRA partial fee support for the camp:
Step #1: email firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of: OBRA
Scholarship. In a short, clear and concisely written email include
contact information phone and address, current GPA if in school, name
of school and any other specific details.
Step #2: You will be contacted by June 1, 2012 regarding if you were selected.
Step #3: You will then need to register through www.usacycling.org.
You will need to email confirmation/receipt to email@example.com that you
have registered before your scholarship money is sent.
Please Note: If you are considered a "non-automatic qualifying rider"
please get a hold of Jim Anderson, NW Camp Manager,
USA Cycling Development Foundation Grant Program:
Camp participants can apply for grants to offset the cost of the camp
or travel to the camp. USA Cycling Development Foundation Travel and
Training Grant Program. Eligibility is based, in part, on financial
need. Please read the instructions and eligibility requirements
carefully. Note that the award money will not cover the entire costs
of the camp, so other fundraising activities should be explored. Also,
Contact your team manager or president about financial scholarships
from your team. You may want to talk to your local racing association
about any scholarships available or fundraising ideas. More info about
USA Development Foundation at: www.usacdf.org
About the USA Cycling Regional Development Camps
Serving as entry points into USA Cycling