Hello everyone! Thank you for your entry to the 1st Annual Champions Velodrome Beginning Racer Program. We have an action packed 3 days of skills, tactics and racing lined up for you and thought it would be helpful to share some logistics ahead of time. Please sign up early for $75 discount. Enrollment limited to 30.
Friday 11 to 1: 250m Track Certification for non-250 track certified riders and roadies. Discounted fee $30
Clinic check in 1-2PM
Clinic Program: Session 1 and 2. Each session will include 1) drills, 2) short races and 3) race debrief
#1) 2-8 PM A) Introduction to track cycling: drills, group riding including including rules of the track--training and racing protocol, basic bike safety, equipment, gearing and maintenance: B) Intro to TT, individual events: starts, leg speed, gearing, getting aero, time splits (negative splits) and proper pacing.
#2) Intro to Mass Start Racing I ; Scratch Race: Riding and moving with awareness in a group. Two basic strategies, breaking away or setting and executing final sprint. Elimination Race; Finding position to sprint or not be last!
Dinner social 9 pm (optional, Resaturant TBD)
8-9 AM Breakfast at Velodrome 2nd floor mtg room: coffee, continental breakfast. Presentations and discussions
#3) 9 to Noon: Match Sprinting I: F200s Proper warmup, ramping up, primary acceleration, getting aero, riding the black line. Match Sprinting: Awareness of opponent, making the pass, preventing the pass.
Sat Lunch (provided): 1-3 Classroom and film review(s):
#4) 3-6 PM: Mass Start Racing II: Scratch & Points races; Team TT (Pursuit) basics.
Dinner optional (on own) 8 pm
Breakfast 7-9: Coffee and continental breakfast (Bagel and cream cheese), Presentations, film reviews, questions and answers.
#5) 9 AM to Noon: Match Sprinting II: Improving 200 time. Winning from the front, winning from the back. Using the banking to gain speed. Intro toTeam Sprinting
Noon: Upgrade certifications presentation: 5 to 4, full upgrade: 4 to 3, 1/2 upgrade (pending)*
Rain delay times and/or Private coaching available if needed/desired
Venue: Rock Hill Velodrome
Housing: Rock Hill Preferred housing suggested. List to follow
Food: Lunch provided Saturday April 1. All other meals on your own.
Gary Hoffman / Program Director – USAC Level 2 Coach
Bob Reppert/Co-Director-USAC Coach