2005 Cycle-Smart Cyclo-Cross Camp - Northfield

Cycle-Smart is proud to present the 5th annual Northfield Cyclo-Cross Camp, taking place September 16-18, in Northfield, Massachusetts.


The camp's unique attraction lies in its beautiful setting, fun atmosphere, and mix of skill levels and personalities. Not to mention the opportunity to learn and practice skills with some of the best 'cross racers in New England. "Adam Hodges Myerson passed along one tip about 'cross starts that was worth the entire price of camp alone! No matter what level racer you are, camp will fit into your agenda. " (Chris Mayhew, former camper)

Cycle-Smart coaches will provide hands-on instruction in training and technique for cyclo-cross, with an aim towards a 1:5 coach:rider ratio. Full vegetarian meals and lodging will be provided. The cost of the camp includes entry in the the Northfield Cyclo-Cross race on Sunday, where skills learned over the weekend can be put to use and evaluated after the race.

The camp is open to riders of all ability levels, although everyone must have a USCF or NORBA license. Unlicensed riders can purchase a license at the camp for an additional charge.

 

New This Year

'Cross Camp Level 4 Option: this year Cycle-Smart is offering a special level 4/3-month training program to accompany your experiences at the 'cross camp. This individualized training program is aimed to take your experiences at the camp and build on them during the course of the Fall 'cross season.

Northfield Cyclo-Cross Race: for 2005 Cycle-Smart has assumed direction of the Northfield Cyclo-Cross Race, which takes place on the Sunday of the camp. In an effort to continually improve the 'cross camp, Cycle-Smart will now be able to craft this 'cross race to more fully capture and challenge the skills and techniques taught throughout the weekend.

 

Coaches

This year's coaches will be Adam Hodges Myerson, Johs Huseby, Ben Turner, Kirk Albers, and Lara Kroepsch.


Price

The venue for the camp will be the Moore Cottage at the picturesque Northfield Mt. Hermon School. Lodging and meals will be served here. The cottage is bed and breakfast-style lodging.

There are a number of pricing options available based primarily on lodging, meal, and coaching options:

1. 1 Single bed/Single Occupancy: $500. If you are coming to the camp as an individual, and would like your own room with a single bed, choose this option.
2 . 1 Double Bed/Double Occupancy, 1 camper: $600. If you are coming to the camp and would like to bring a non-riding partner with whom you will share a bed, choose this option. Meals are included for your partner in this price.
3 . 1 Double Bed/Double Occupancy, 2 campers: $450. If you are coming to the camp with a partner with whom you will share a bed, and both of you are riding, choose this option. This will only register 1 person, however, so be sure to sign the second person up as well.
4 . 2 Single beds/Double Occupancy, 2 campers: $450. If you are coming to the camp as an individual, would like your own bed, but don't mind sharing a room, choose this option.
5 . 2 Single beds/Double Occupancy, 1 camper: $600. If you are coming to the camp and would like to bring a non-riding partner but need separate beds, choose this option. Meals are included for your partner in this price.
6 . Camp not including lodging: $300. If you live nearby or plan to make other lodging plans, use this option. This includes the Friday evening meal and seminar, Saturday meals and both clinic sessions, and Sunday race entry, meal, and coaching.
7. Saturday Only: $125. This option includes attendance at both of the clinic sessions on Saturday, as well as lunch at the Moore Cottage. Race entry on Sunday is not included.
7. Level 4 'Cross Camp Training Program: $100. This is a training program designed to complement the skills and knowledge you will gain when attending the 'cross camp. The training program will take you from the weekend of the 'cross camp through to the end of the cyclo-cross season.

 

Registration

Register Online at BikeReg.com. You can also mail a check denoting camp option, ability level (beginner/intermediate/advanced), t-shirt size, and race category to: Cycle-Smart Cyclo-Cross Camp, P.O. Box 1482, Northampton, MA 01061-1482. This camp will fill up, so cancellations will be charged a $100 fee. Registration must be received by September 12th.

E-mail or call Adam at adam@cycle-smart.com or 617.288.1460 if you have any questions.

 

Facilities

Moore Cottage, Northfield/Mt. Hermon School

Moore Cottage and The Birthplace are located on the Northfield campus overlooking the Connecticut River and surrounding hills. Most rooms have shared baths. Driving Directions - below

Curriclum and Schedule

Friday

6-8 PM: Arrival and Registration
8-10 PM: Evening Seminar and Dinner

Introductions
Overview of weekend
Review of unique ‘cross concepts and approach

Saturday

7-8:30 AM: Breakfast
9-12 AM: Morning Session, Technique Emphasis

Warm up as a group on the road
Divide into groups by ability

Beginner
Mounting
Dismounting
Carrying/shouldering
Cornering
Off-Cambers

Intermediate
Mounting
Dismounting
Carrying/shouldering
Cornering
Off-Cambers

Advanced
Mounting/Dismounting/Carrying/Shouldering
Cornering/Off-Cambers
Line choices
Energy conservation and expenditure
Making bike changes
Bunny-hopping: when, why, and how


12:30-1:30 PM: Lunch

2-5 PM: Afternoon Session, Racing Emphasis

Warm up on race course
Evaluate race course in segments
Practice race starts
Apply skills from morning session to course
Take laps at speed

6-7 PM: Dinner

7-10 PM: Evening Seminar

Review day's work, Q & A
Equipment Choices/Set Up
Bike Fit
Tire Choices/pressure
Pedals/shoes
Gear/chainring choices
How to prepare for race day
Diet
Clothing
Warm Up
Course Evaluation
Racing Tactics
Starts
Dividing the race in thirds
Group riding
Attacking
Winning from a small group

Sunday

7-8:30 AM: Breakfast
8:30 - Warm up in groups based on race category
10-3 Race
3:00 - Depart from Race Venue

A full and detailed initerary and explanation is provided to registered campers.

Menu:

Fully vegetarian, catered meals.

Driving Directions

Northfield Mount Hermon is easily accessible from I-91 and Route 2.

From Eastern Massachusetts

Follow Route 2 west to Route 63, then go north on Route 63 for approximately 8 miles to where Route 63 merges with Route 10, then:

To get to the Northfield campus, remain on Route 63 two more miles through the village of Northfield until you see the School's sign on your right. 

Turn right, and Moore Cottage is at the top of the hill on the right.

From I-91

Take Exit 28 in Massachusetts and follow Route 10 north.

To get to the Northfield campus, stay on Route 10 over the Connecticut River. At the "T" intersection, turn left on Routes 10 and 63. Go through the village of Northfield until you see the School's sign on your right. 

Turn right, and Moore Cottage is at the top of the hill on the right.

You will pass the Mt. Hermon Campus on Rt. 10. Don't be confused; you're looking for the Northfield Campus.

 

If you have any questions about the camp, contact Nathan at nathan@cycle-smart.com, or 617.288.1460