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. For 2023 we are changing up our normal clinic schedule and focusing on the two things we get asked for the most: Standing Starts & Sprint Sparring. In LA we are adding a third day to the camp to include practice time for flying 200m TT techniques. Over these three highly focused days, our top BPC coaches and their knowledge to our home track, the Velo Sports Center. While mostly 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. Each athlete is responsible for building their own bike and ensuring that all their equipment is properly tuned and ready for a big weekend of riding. We will NOT being doing a pre-camp meeting/sign on this particular weekend. All of these things will be covered at the first session on Thursday morning. 

 

THURSDAY

8:00am – Meet at velodrome and check in with coaches/complete any additional paperwork (athletes should come with bikes ready to go in warm up gear (~48×15) and be ready to change in to kit right after check-in)

8:45am – Equipment check and instructions for session

9:00am – Begin off track/roller warm-up

9:45am – Warm-up completed. Review plan for session and begin 

  • Standing Starts with Video Review
  • Team Event Starts (if time allows)
  • Team Sprint Exchanges (if time allows)

1:00pm – End of clinic for the day & go over plans for Friday’s session.

 

FRIDAY

8:30am – Equipment check and instructions for session

9:00am – Begin off track/roller warm-up

9:45am – Warm-up completed. Review plan for session and begin 

  • Flying 200m instruction & demonstration
  • Flying 200m efforts with video & data review
  • Track craft & sprint skills practice (if time allows)

1:00pm – End of clinic for the day & pass out bib numbers for Satruday.

 

SATRUDAY

8:30-9.30am – Check-in for Saturday only participants

1:00-1:50pm – Open track warm up (athletes can warm up on rollers if they wish)

2:00pm – Rider instructions for round robin sprint sparring

2:00pm – First round of sprint sparring begins (and others immediately to follow)

~5:00pm – End of sprint sparring

*Thursday/Friday’s camp participants will be invited to a group zoom call to review the video footage of their match sprints from Saturday*

Giordana Velodrome

18400 Avalon Boulevard

Carson, CA 90746

 

The Velo Sports Center (VSC) is a 250m indoor wood velodrome with 42.5 degree banking in the corners. While regularly hosting national championship events, the velodrome has also hosted the UCI World Championships, Nations Cups, and Master’s Track Worlds on multiple occasions. Weather is not an issue for riding at the VSC but you will certainly enjoy the beautiful SoCal weather during your entire visit. This is the US’s ONLY international standard velodrome and the home of the 2023 elite and junior national championships!

THUR/FRI/SAT Combined option ($165)

  • 2 private track sessions forucsed on & standing starts & flying 200m practice led by BIG Picture Cycling Coaches
  • Entry in to Saturday’s round robin sprint sparring
  • World Class instruction from BPC staff on a variety of techniques and skills
  • Group video review of all training efforts by BPC coaches (for Thur/Fri’s camp participants)
  • Nutrition and hydration supplies during training sessions

SATURDAY’S Sprint Sparring ONLY option ($35)

  • Entry in to SATURDAY’S round robin sprint sparring
    • Each rider will get 3 sprint sparring rides against their 3 closest competitors
    • More sprint rides if time allows

       

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 $100 with advanced purchase and $150 when purchased during or after camp.

LOCATION:
Velo Sports Center
DATES:
April 20-22, 2023
PRICE:
$275 for Thur/Fri/Sat -OR-  $35 for Saturday ONLY
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Camp Details and Policies

  • In order to register for the camp, use the BikeReg.com link via the “SIGNUP NOW” button. All registrations will be processed by BikeReg this year. 
  • Riders wishing to do all three days of the camp should select the Thur/Fri/Sat category on BikeReg ONLY.
  • Riders wishing to do only the Saturday round robin sprint sparring day should select the Satruday category on BikeReg ONLY. (there is no option for Thur/Fri only participation)
  • 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
    • 30-15 days prior to start – 50% refund
    • 14 days or less prior to start – no refund
  • Out of town athletes should plan to arrive no later than the afternoon of Wednesday April 18th.
  • 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 Satruday April 22nd.
  • We recommend using Los Angeles International Aiport (LAX) as it is the closest to the Velo Sports Center (~13 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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