2013 Junior Cyclocross Camp


2013 Cyclocross Development Camp

Presented by the Bend Endurance Academy

August 16, 17 & 18, 2013

Cost: $200


Location: based out of Feyrer Park & Campground in Molalla, Oregon, about 30 miles southeast of Portland. Participants will be in a group tent camping setting with restrooms, showers, river access and we’re within biking distance to town. At the base of the Mt. Hood foothills, the terrain goes up quickly from the valley with endless miles of gravel roads, paved roads and trails. Our main practice course will be in town and we will ride from the campground or shuttle in Academy vehicles.

The 2011 Bend CX Camp Crew after a game of soccer by the River

Purpose: to bring riders together from across the region to have fun, ride hard, train smart, create friendships and kick off a successful cyclocross season. As a region, Oregon has very talented junior, amateur and professional riders. After three days together, everyone will learn from the staff and from each other to come away with more confidence for riding and racing.

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Includes: professional skills coaching; supervision and support while riding and camping; all meals and snacks; and ride shuttles during the camp.

How: through presentations, drills, rides, workouts, games and conversations, athletes will learn a set curriculum from the experienced staff. In order to accommodate athletes of varying abilities, the camp will split into these two groups for most rides and skills sessions:

  • Competition Group: for riders age 12 – 20 years old in 2013 who have experience in multiple racing seasons; who consider racing their main objective; who plan a full season of cyclocross races and want to ensure they’re on track for proper fitness, skills development and mental preparation.
  • Development Group: for riders age 12 – 20 years old in 2013 who have some experience in cycling but not necessarily with cyclocross; or who enjoy cyclocross but are not ready for the longer rides and higher workload of the Competition group. These riders will start from the very beginning of the cyclocross progression. They will learn modern cyclocross techniques, tips, tricks, and participate in drills and rides that are no-drop, fun and not intimidating.

Riders will consult with the staff to decide which group they should go with and it will remain fluid for the entire camp so riders can always move up or down based on how they feel and the feedback from the staff.

Arrival: the Bend Endurance Team is driving from Bend; some PDX Devo riders are coming from Portland; some potential Hood River participants coming, too – get in touch if you need a ride. Campers should arrive on Friday by 11AM.

Junior fields are growing. Are you ready to train and race better?

Parents: We do not have room for parents or families to join us at the campsite because all sites are reserved for the weekend. Parents are invited to join us from 11 to noon on Friday for lunch and again Sunday after 2pm at the practice course.

Itinerary (subject to change)

Friday, August 16

  • 11:00 – 11:30 Arrive before 11:30 at the latest
  • 11:30 – 12:30 Lunch, Introductions of Riders and Staff, Nutrition talk
  • 12:30 – 13:00 Presentations from Staff (Pedaling Efficiency, Bike Fit, Mechanics)
  • 13:30 – 16:00 Comp & Devo Group Rides
  • 16:00 – 18:00 Build camp; settle in, swim, play games etc.
  • 18:00 Dinner followed by free time
  • Sunset = quiet hours begin; get to bed as early as you can

Saturday, August 17

  • 6:30 – 7:00 Optional Group Run, easy pace along the river
  • 7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast, make snacks for the morning; get ready to ride
  • 9:00 – 10:30 Cyclocross Skills and Drills with coaches on Practice Course
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Running & Strength Games and Drills (sneakers)
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch, pack snacks for ride and 5-Minute Staff Presentations
  • 13:30 – 17:30 Longest Ride: Comp & Devo Groups (Shuttle)
  • 17:30 – 18:00 Settle in, swim, shower, etc.
  • 18:00 Dinner followed by Staff Presentation about Fitness Training
  • Sunset = quiet hours begin; get to bed as early as you can

Sunday, August 18

  • 6:30 – 7:00 Optional Group Run, easy pace along the river
  • 7:00 – 7:45 Breakfast and make snacks for the morning ride
  • 8:15 Shuttle out for a long ride home
  • 11:30 – 13:00 Break Camp; Eat Lunch and Q&A with Staff about training, skills, technique, etc.
  • 13:30 – 14:30 Mini Races/Sprints/Games on Practice Course
  • 14:30 Debrief and group photo
  • 15:00 Depart from Molalla and begin your season!
Eggs-in-da-holes are one of campings greatest treats.

Food: everything delicious and healthy. Look at the Menu below and specify any food allergies when you enroll.

Bicycle & Equipment List

  • Cyclocross bike required (no tubulars or race wheels)
  • Helmet, shoes, sunglasses, gloves
  • 2 Water bottles or pack
  • 3 extra tubes, pump and multi-tool
  • Running shoes and shorts
  • At least 3 cycling kits (shorts / jerseys)
  • Arm warmers
  • Riding jacket
  • 2 sets of street clothes; 1 pair of pants
  • Heartrate monitor, Garmin, any other training devices are OK
  • *** Tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag and pillow *** IMPORTANT
  • Towel & Swim suit
  • Personal hygiene products (toothbrush, contacts, etc.)

Please prepare 3 bags at most; 1 for riding gear, 1 for camping and personal items; and one miscellaneous bag. Having more than 3 bags makes it difficult to keep track of your stuff and harder to set / break / move camp.

Rider Expectations

  • Riders must ask questions, participate, and be ready to use this camp as a tool to achieve success in training, preparation and skill development
  • Riders will obey staff and be nice to each other
  • Once checked-in, riders will remain with the camp and staff until its conclusion; riders must ask to be excused if they wish to leave the camp
  • Riders will not bring or use any illegal or banned substances or items
  • Riders will engage with the staff and with each other to make personal connections and friendships
Coach Bill will lead the camp
  • Professional, knowledgeable and supportive staff will make sure the camp is fun and safe
  • We will share our personal experiences, teach accepted techniques and ensure that all of our tips, advice and coaching is modern, cohesive and inspiring
  • We will not tolerate inappropriate language, bullying or any other negative behavior

About the Academy: The Bend Endurance Academy began in 2009 and is a 501c3 non-profit organization with over 500 families in programs for rock climbing, Nordic skiing and cycling. Our mission is to “Promote healthy living through active, outdoor experiences. We emphasize teamwork, personal growth and community responsibility.”

Directions to Feyrer Park:

16185 S Feyrer Park Rd., Molalla, OR 97068. Phone: 503-829-6621

Feyrer Park is about 3 miles southeast of Molalla on the Molalla River. Take Interstate 205 to the Park Place/Redland Road exit (#10) and proceed onto Highway 213 about 14 miles through Oregon City and Mulino to Molalla. Turn left onto Highway 211/Main Street and proceed 3.4 miles (straight through the 4-way stop). Veer right at the “Y” onto Mathias Road. The road then veers left into Feyrer Park Road. Proceed 1.9 miles on Feyrer Park Road, the park is on the left, just before the bridge.

Emergency Contacts:

Please call Bill Warburton, Cycling Director at 541.904-5048; or call the Camp at the number above if you need to reach us. For campers to reach families, we will carry rosters with your provided information in our first-aid kits.

Preliminary Coaching Staff Include: Bill Warburton (Bend), Patricia Dowd (Bend/Montana), Brennan Wodtli (Bend), Steven Beardsley (PDX) and John Wilson (Corvallis).

Preliminary Meal Plan (Subject to change)

Please indicate any allergies to ingredients below or list any other food concerns when you enroll online.

Friday Lunch

Taco Stand assorted burritos, tacos, tamales, rice, beans, chips, salsa, etc.
Drink mix, water, juice
Nuts, fruit, cheese, crackers, other snacks

Friday Dinner

Yumm Bowls of assorted ingredients, quinoa, rice, beans, fresh toppings, make your own
Drink mix, water, juice, tea
Nuts, cookies, cheese, crackers, other healthy dessert snacks

Saturday Breakfast

Eggs-in-da-holes, sausage, bagels, cream cheese, fruit, yogurt, granola, oatmeal
Drink mix, water, juice, milk, tea, coffee
Nuts, other snacks

Saturday Lunch

Sandwiches, wraps, assorted meats / veggie / toppings, potato salad
Drink mix, water, juice
Nuts, fruit, cheese, crackers, other healthy snacks

Saturday Dinner

Lasagna (meat & veggie) and chef salad
Drink mix, water, juice
Nuts, cookies, cheese, crackers, other healthy dessert snacks

Sunday Breakfast

Scrambled eggs, bacon, bagels, cream cheese, fruit, yogurt, granola, oatmeal
Drink mix, water, juice, milk, tea, coffee
Nuts, other snacks

Sunday Lunch

Eat everything we have left over! And ice cream.