Cycle-Smart Cross Camp
Location: Argyll Velodrome
6850 88 Street, Edmonton, AB T6E 5H6
Saturday, August 18 -- Sunday, August 19, 9:00am-4:30pm
We have been running this camp since 2012 and it has grown and improved over the years, adding more groups, coaches, and graduates with increasingly successful palmares.
We continue to strive to run the best cyclocross camp we can.We are going to continue with the format that we built last year and hope to build on the success of each part of it. While we still think that Cross Camp is still best done over 2 days in order to dedicate enough time for each new skill, we realize that this doesn’t necessarily work for everyone. This year we will have a full camp option, a one day option on Saturday, and a Sunday afternoon “midweek” style race.
Registration closes Thursday, August 16, 11:45pm
Earlybird Deadline: Tuesday, July 31, 11:45pm
Registration cost: $325
Earlybird cost: $275
Saturday only: $225
Saturday only earlybird: $200
Sunday race only: $10
The full camp option is still our first choice. It is open to beginners and experts alike and we strongly believe that this is something that every cyclocross rider and racer will benefit from. Shawna Donaldson says, "I had been racing cyclocross for 4 years before going to my first Cycle-Smart Cross Camp and didn't think I could learn more. I ended up having my best season to date."
Saturday will consist of the majority of the core cyclocross skills. If you have been to camp before, you know how much you will benefit from this. If you have not been to camp, this is what makes the Cycle-Smart Cyclocross Camp what it is. You will receive hands-on instruction with a focus specifically on skills and technique that can only be demonstrated and taught in person. Skills covered will include mounting, dismounting, barriers, carrying, cornering, off-cambers, and starts. You will receive feedback and will be given the skills to practice on your own after camp.
Sunday will consist of more of the race day routine, prep, course evaluation, line selection, and tire pressure. We will spend the day getting ready for the race in the afternoon, like we would for any other race, but in much greater detail.
Sunday afternoon will be a “midweek” style race. This is open to anyone, not just camp participants. It is, of course, included in your registration if you register for any part of the camp. You will get a chance to put all the skills you have learned into practice! We are really excited to have this race as part of the camp this year. We are planning on having 4 self-selected categories and 2 separate starts.
You must be a member of an ABA club in order to participate in any part of the camp. If you aren’t currently a member of a club, you can easily join the Velocity Cycling Club.
We really enjoy putting this camp on and sharing our knowledge and experience and I think you will enjoy it too! We also make sure that we have good food throughout the weekend. If you have any allergies, please let us know and we will try to accommodate them.
Saturday (Location: Argyll Park)
9 - 9:30am • Welcome and introductions
9:30am - 12:30pm • Morning session
12:30pm - 1:30pm • Lunch
1:30pm - 4:30pm • Afternoon session
Sunday (Location Argyll Park)
9:00am - 12:00pm • Morning session
12:00pm - 12:45pm • Lunch
1:00pm - 4:00pm • Midweek Race
1:00pm-1:20pm • Sign-on opens
1:30pm • First race start
2:30pm• Second race start
This year's confirmed coaches are Cycle-Smart Associate Coach, Shaun Adamson; Current Canadian National Champion, Michael van den Ham; and 2014 Canadian National Team member, Connor Wilson; Oliver Walls, Shawna Donaldson, Cory Dickinson, and Nathan DeVries.
Shaun has been coaching cyclists for many years and has coached and run multiple clinics and camps across North American for all ability levels. He has worked closely with Adam Myerson. Shaun has raced all over North America and Europe, twice a member of the Canadian National Team. He has lived and breathed cyclocross since he first swung his leg over a bike.
Michael has been a Cycle-Smart client since 2012, where he quickly developed his love of cyclocross. He has been a part of multiple cyclocross camps, working with Shaun Adamson, living with Adam Myerson, and travelling North America and Europe in his pursuit of excellence in cyclocross. He has also twice been a member of Canadian National Team while racing for Cycle-Smart. He is the current Canadian National Champion, as well as the 2013 U23 National Champion and was on the podium in his first year as an Elite in 2014.
Connor has been a Cycle-Smart client since he was preparing for the 2014 World Championships, after finishing on the podium at the U23 National Championships. His prowess on a cyclocross bike quickly took him from camp participant to assistant to coach.
All the coaches are ready and willing to help you have your best cross season yet!