Giordana Velodrome – Rock Hill, SC

Attention to detail is the name of the game at BIG Picture Cycling. And no single event highlights that greater than our track clinics. Our 2 day, 4 session schedule brings our top BPC coaches and their knowledge to a velodrome near you. While slightly sprint focused, the skills covered and techniques taught have broad application to not only all of the track racing disciplines, but to all aspects of competitive cycling.

12247078_947493598679816_5415239978048758020_nAnyone can tell you what to do to improve your performance. But the BPC coaching staff believes that visual examples help our athletes to learn the fastest. That’s why during our track clinics we video tape and review nearly everything we do with all of our athletes. We have also found that doing group video review allows for the greatest depth of learning as you get to see, ask questions and receive instruction on not only your own efforts, but the efforts of everyone at the camp. We also offer the option to have your videos from the weekend edited together and sent to you to keep for an additional fee (see “Add Ons” tab)

WEDNESDAY

Today is arrival day. Out of town athletes should plan to arrive by 3pm if possible. Each athlete is responsible for building their own bike and ensuring that all their equipment is properly tuned and ready for a big week of riding. We will have our first pre-camp meeting around 5pm at the velodrome and will complete the sign in/registration process. This is also when we will do individual introductions, general camp overview and plan for the weekend. Once complete we will go to dinner as a group at a local restaurant. 

 

THURSDAY

7:30am – Meet at velodrome and review plan for session

8:00am – Equipment check and riders change for warm up

8:30am – Begin Warm-Up and Session

  • Standing Starts with Video Review
  • Team Event Starts
  • Team Sprint Exchanges

11:00am – Break for lunch

12:30pm – Begin Abbreviated Warm-Up and Session

  • Mock Keirin Racing
  • Video Review of Racing
  • Bumping Instruction and Practice

2:30pm – End of clinic for the day

 

FRIDAY

8:00am – Meet at track and prepare for warm up

8:30am – Begin Warm-Up and Session

  • Flying 200m Approaches
  • Flying Lap Approaches
  • Video and Data Review of efforts

11:00am – Break for Lunch

12:30pm – Begin Abbreviated Warm-Up and Session

  • Match Sprint Sparing
  • Video Review of Sparing Efforts
  • Track Stand Instruction and Practice

2:30pm – End of Clinic before racing

Giordana Velodrome

1000 Riverwalk Parkway

Rock Hill, SC 29730

 

The Giordana Velodrome is a 250m outdoor concrete velodrome with 42.5 degree banking in the corners. While regularly hosting national championship events, the velodrome also serves as a mild weathered training location for the non-summer months. Daily average temps in Early April range from the mid to upper 60’s for the highs with average lows keeping above 40. This provides great training conditions to get out and turn some laps while absorbing plenty of vitamin D. Add to that the length of the velodrome being the international standard of 250m, and you’ve got a perfect spring training camp location for breaking the ice of riding a 250m track!

  • 4 hands-on track sessions led by BIG Picture Cycling Coaches
  • World Class instruction from BPC staff on a variety of techniques and skills
  • Group video review of all training efforts by BPC coaches
  • Nutrition and hydration supplies during training sessions

PERSONAL VIDEO COMPILATION:

Really enjoy the video review and on-site comments and feedback from the BPC coaches during the clinic? Well here’s your opportunity to take those images and thoughts home with you! For an additional fee, our BPC coaching staff will edit together your individual videos from the clinic and provide voice over feedback for you to watch and review again and again. This is the ultimate way to bring the BPC experience home with you! If you wish to add this to your package, just let us know during the camp reservation process! Pricing for this custom video is $85 with advanced purchase and $125 when purchased during or after camp.

 

GIRODANA VELODROME RACING – April 12 & 13th, 2019 – Rock Hill, SC

We have selected to put our track clinic in tandem with the full 1.5 days of racing on tap at the Girodana Velodrome April 12th and 13th. Information on the racing and categories available can be found on the Velodrome’s website via the link below.

RACE INFO

 

BPC SPRING ROAD CAMP – Concord, NC

Right before the start of the track clinic, BPC is having their spring road camp in the nearby town of Concord, NC. The conclusion of this road camp on Tuesday allows one day of rest before the beginning of our track clinic . If you are interested in this camp and wanted to sign up for both, we do offer a discounted rate for package deals. Please email us at info@bigpicturecycling.com for more details.

LOCATION:
Giordana Velodrome  
DATES:
April 11-12, 2019
PRICE:
$225/person -OR- $185/Full-Time BPC Athlete

Camp Details and Policies

  • In order to register for the camp, input your name and email in the box above and click “SIGNUP NOW”. Once we receive your sign up request, a member of the BPC staff will contact with the details to complete your registration and confirm your spot.
  • Upon registering for a camp, the athlete will be charged a 50% deposit of the balance due for the camp. The remaining 50% of the balance will be due 10 days prior to the start of the camp.
  • If an athlete signs up for a camp 10 days or less prior to the camp, 100% of the balance will be due upon sign up.

  • If a registered athlete is unable to attend the camp after the initial deposit has been made, the percentage of fee returned will be granted upon the following time line:
    • 30 days or more prior to start – 100% refund
    • 21-29 days prior to start – 75% refund
    • 14-20 days prior to start – 50% refund
    • 8-13 days prior to start – 25% refund
    • 7 days of less prior to start – no refund
  • Out of town athletes should plan to arrive no later than the afternoon of Wednesday April 10th.
  • If you are scheduling a bike fit with ERO you will need to arrive before noon or earlier (NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS CAMP). 
  • All athletes should plan to depart in the afternoon or evening of Friday April 12th (unless staying for the racing Friday night and Saturday).
  • We recommend using Charlotte Douglas International Aiport as it is the closest to the Giordana Veldorome (~23 miles)
  • All athletes are responsible for their own transportation from and to their airport/lodging
Housing is not included for this camp. All camp activities will take place at the velodrome. Athletes are advices to arrange their accommodations in as close of proximity to the velodrome as possible.
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