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GOWDY Mountain Bike Racing Camp

This camp is designed for High School Varsity and Junior Varsity MTB cyclist who wish to grow as riders and take they’re racing to the next level. They will be educated about racing, training, recovery, nutrition, and how all these impact their bodies.

Our goals are to help riders to understand training and racing principals and to Increase students’ self-confidence using the mountain bike as a tool for challenging fun self-discovery.

You can look forward to enjoying great trails and making new friends!

Lactate testing to set heart rate training zones for each rider.  Dr. Inigo San Millan CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center Education about training zones and how to implement them

Developing Bike Kung Fu skills

Learning race strategies and technics

Students will stay at Hynd’s Lodge or camp at Curt Gowdy State Park. Ride sessions will be on the IMBA Epic Trails at Curt Gowdy State Park , the surrounding roads, and Happy Jack. Food will be provided for the entire camp.

Andy Clark will be leading a trained experienced coaching staff with one adult per five campers.

DATES: June 6-10, 2019

LOCATION: Hynds Lodge, Curt Gowdy State Park, Wyoming (map)

COST: $600.  Lactate testing, food/lodging, and a professional coaching staff included

AGE GROUP: High School race focused riders, there will be 18 spots available. (A limited number of scholarships are available)

FOOD: will-be provided. Please let us know ahead of time if you have any dietary restrictions.

WHAT TO BRING: Bike, helmet, appropriate mountain biking attire, casual clothing, towel, swimsuit, and a great attitude. A more detailed list will be sent out after registration.

RULES:Respect, respect yourself, your environment, and the people around you. Beyond that we will post and go over camp expectation. If there is a problem a parent will be expected to come to pick up the camper and there will be no refund.


The Camp Director/Instructor: Andy Clark most recently coached Brannan Fix to the Collegiate CX National Championship and was awarded the Colorado High School Cycling League Coach of the Year (2016). Coach Andy has over 25 years of experience racing and coaching cycling. He has raced professionally around the world. He has a distinguished record as a Team Director and Coach working with five national champions and over 70 national medal winners. As a founding board member of Ciclismo Youth Foundation, Coach Andy’s goal is to make cycling a fun life-long sport of discovery.

Testing will be done by CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center Dr. San Millán is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Director of the Sports Performance Program at the CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center in Boulder, Colorado. He is an internationally renowned applied physiologist having worked for the past 20 years for many professional teams and elite athletes worldwide across multiple sports like running, football, soccer, basketball, rowing, triathlon, swimming, Olympics and cycling including eight Pro Cycling Teams. He has also been consultant in exercise physiology and sports medicine to international organizations like the US Olympic Committee and the International Cycling Union.

2019 SCHEDULE (Tentative)

Thursday, June 6
Check in orientation
1-4pm Testing,
Bike check/ fit
Bike Kung Fu
4-5pm Debrief testing education
5-6pm Dinner prep
6-10pm Dinner and evening activities

Friday, June 7
8:00am Yoga
8:30-9:00am Breakfast
9:30-10:30am Skill teaching
10:30am snack
11-1pm Pre ride race cores
1pm Lunch
2pm Race Skill teaching, feeding, passing
3-4pm Skills ride (pick up race packets)
5-6pm Dinner prep
6-7pm Dinner
7pm Go over race plan and mental preparation to race
9-10pm Ready for bed

Saturday, June 8
7:00am Breakfast
7:40am yoga
8:30 first group leaves for race
Race day Schedule to be determined by rider’s categories
First races start at 9:25am
5-6pm Dinner prep
6-10pm Dinner and campfire

Sunday, June 9
8:00am Yoga
8:30-9:30am Breakfast/education
10-1pm Endurance Tempo ride
1pm Lunch at trail
2-4:30pm climbing and Endurance tempo
5-6pm Dinner prep
6-10pm Dinner and Test and racing review with riders and evening activities

Monday, June 10
8:00am Yoga
8:30-9:30am Breakfast, Test and racing review with riders
9-10am Camp review
10-1pm Fun ride
1pm Lunch BBQ and rap up
1-3pm Clean lodge and check out
3-4pm Student pick up (If you would like to pick up your student before 3 PM you must work this out with Andy ahead of time.)

Gowdy Mountain Bike Racing Camp
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