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USA Cycling ADP Regional Camp June 2024 Bristol, WI


Athletes attending the 2023 USA Cycling ADP Camp hosted by Bender Coaching will experience a full week of training. A large focus will be placed on how to properly prepare for competition. Coach Dave has nearly 30 years of mountain bike racing experience from beginner to the professional level. Athletes can expect to learn details of how to build a routine to get ready for race day. Understanding your bike, nutritional needs and race day tactics will be some main topics of discussion. Athletes will spend numerous sessions working on technical skill development and have an opportunity to participate in a local USA Cycling club short track practice race and a simulated full length cross country race. Athletes will embark on a 70 mile, day long gravel ride to learn first hand about group riding, drafting, on bike fueling and conserving energy. Coach Dave has participated at mountain bike nationals in 2013, the last time it was held at Bear Creek Resort. You'll have a unique opportunity to get first hand information on the course characteristics should you be attending this year or in 2024!

    Athletes can expect a down home style of accommodations. Coach Dave and his wife are opening up their home which is situated on nearly 7 acres to host the camp. The majority of the skills training will be completed on the property with specifically designed obstacles. Food will consist of a combination of local restaurants, catering and hands on meal prep by the athletes themselves. There is on-site laundry, full kitchen, recreation room and several full bathrooms for athletes to use. Each night can be spent around a relaxing campfire with discussions about lessons learned from the past day. Don't delay, only a limited number of spots available. This camp is for experienced athletes. A good base of fitness and a well maintained mountain bike are required to have a successful time at the camp. Please contact Bender Coaching for questions if the camp is right for your athlete. Click the link below for daily camp outline.

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