NW devo camp returns for 4th year
FOREST GROVE – USA Cycling’s Regional Development Camp will return to Pacific University in Forest grove next month to celebrate its 4th year in the Pacific Northwest. The camp, which is designed for riders age 14-22, runs June 8-13. The Northwest camp is one of eleven USA Cycling Athlete Development Camps nationwide that provide an opportunities for young cyclists to learn from coaches, develop skills/training and become better racers.
The camp will teach the fundamentals of bike racing, including basic riding and training skills, nutrition, mechanics and nutrition. 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 riding. Schedule rides will rake campers around the Washington County area, which has some of the best cycling in the northern Willamette valley.
Riders participating in the camp will be overseen by some of most experience 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.
“Riders attending this camp have a fantastic opportunity to learn from the best coaches in the area and expert staff/advisors,” said camp manager Jim Anderson “This camp is designed to give riders a chance
to improve skills, learn new training techniques and jump to that next level of competitive cycling”.
The Oregon Bicycle racing Association is offering partial fee support to riders that apply for the program. Anderson said he was happy to have the help of OBRA, which has seen local riders progress through the camp on to national and international success.
“We are excited to have the support of the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) this year for Oregon resident riders,” Anderson said.
A selection of riders from all nationwide camps will be nominated by the USA Cycling coaching staff to attend the USA Cycling National Talent Identification Camp at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. These camps are a way for riders to progress through the through the USA Cycling development pipeline.
Costs for the camp are $750.00 for the week, which includes room, board and all instructional fees. All riders need to be current USA Cycling members. The camp is designed for female and male cyclists, ages 14-22, with some racing experience. The camp will be based on the campus of Pacific University in Forest Grove.