Take your riding to the next level.
Our classes teach riders to be safe, agile, and efficient through targeted drills and direct coaching feedback. Whether you’re looking for basic handling skills or a recurring boot camp with tough workouts, you can find it at Cycle U. If you want to improve, Cycle U is the place.
Cyclocross Boot Camp – $299
August 5 – Sept 14, 2017 (6 weeks)
Top local coaches, hands on coaching and ideal workouts give you everything you need to rock the cross season in one package! Open to any level, new or experienced, join us for conditioning and skills that will have you confident, fit and ready for your best cross season yet!
-cornering and descending in all conditions
-visualization and self-talk coaching
-riding in sand
-barriers and transitions
-core program done as a group nightly
-power analysis available
-tires, wheels and equipment choices & taking care of your cross bike
-ideal workouts and intervals in every session getting you ready for the season
-bike setup and fitting check specific to cross
-strength training for Cross
Taught by some of the best cross racers around: Craig Undem (Washington State Champion and Worlds Team 2006) and others.
Cost is $299 ($100 deposit holds your spot) which includes training plan during for the full bootcamp.
Here is the preliminary training schedule (all classes meet at Sand Point Cycle U unless otherwise noted):
Tuesday August 1st 6-8pm
Saturday August 5th 9am – noon – 3 hour intensive
Monday August 7th 6-8pm
Wednesday August 9th 6-8pm
Tuesday August 15th 6-8pm Silver Lake Course Workout
Saturday August 19th 9am – noon – 3 hour intensive
Tuesday August 22rd 5:30 – 7:30pm Woodlawn Park Course Workout
Wednesday August 23th 5:30 – 7:30 North SeaTac Clinic and Mock Race
Monday August 28th 5:30 – 7:30 Mechanical choices, bike maintenance, tire choices/pressure
Wednesday August 30st 5:30 – 7:30 North SeaTac Clinic and Mock Race
Monday September 4th LABOR DAY CROSS RACE – preview ride, post race debrief
Wednesday September 6th 5:30 – 7:30pm North SeaTac Clinic and Mock Race
Saturday September 9th 10am-noon Magnuson Park preview and MFG Ramp Up routine
Tuesday September 12th 5:30 – 7:30pm Marymoor Course Workout
Wednesday September 13th 5:30 – 7:30pm North SeaTac Clinic and Mock Race
CX/XTC Cyclocross Extreme Coaching – $299
There is no real off-season when you are passionate about Cross, just rest/recovery and then the rebuild for the next season! The race schedules are finally up for MFG, Cross Revolution and others and I have been hard-at-it coming up with the next evolution of our Cross bootcamp for those of you that have been through our program and want more. I looked at what I really need and narrowed it down to 3 key things for massive improvement:
-the right training plan built around my schedule
-race simulations that will get me *more* than ready for the races, with exaggerated challenges.
-previewing courses I will race on to practice the toughest sections at speed, and we have partnered with the Wednesday Night Worlds at the North SeaTac course and added in more personal customized approach to achieve the 3 keys above. Here is what is included:
-1-1 meeting with Coach Craig to set your custom individual plan for the season, built around your schedule and races ($150 normally). Diet, core, yoga and strength training for Cross included.
-Cross specific bike fit check and pedal stroke analysis ($150 normally)
-3 intense Cross immersion training sessions with indoor and outdoor training lasting 3 hours Saturday August 6th, 20th September 10th ($100 normally)
-4 Wednesday night World Championships North SeaTac for pre-season Cross Racing on August 24th and 31st & September 7th and 14th ($60)
-Unlimited indoor wattage based Sufferfest and new CX/XTC Computrainer workouts as part of your program either with us or on your own July 1 – October 1 at Sand Point Cycle U ($160)
-Course preview workouts: Woodlawn Park, North SeaTac, Silver Lake, Marymoor, Magnuson ($120)
The beauty of this program is that all elements of your preparation are coordinated in your personalized training plan, built to address your unique needs/schedule and goals and integrating group training and race simulations prior to the season to hold you accountable. Pure quality training and no fluff.
Separate cost for this program: over $700 – Your cost less than half $299. Your $100 refundable deposit holds your spot, limited to 20 riders.
Of course you could also choose any of the above Ala Carte if you only need some of this, email me for a custom package of Cross Coaching Services.
Road Series, Road 101-301 – Faster riding skills – Group Riding, Pacelines, Drafting to save energy, Cornering, and Braking. After this class you will know the right way to do all the basics. – $80
March 25th Saturday 11am – 1pm
April 22nd Saturday 11am – 1pm
May 5th Saturday 11am – 1pm
This class offers an introduction to group riding, cornering, and braking. Our coaches will lead the class in drills designed to improve your cornering and braking technique, comfort riding close to others, and pace line etiquette. Climbing and descending will be covered including how to stand on climbs, pacing and how to save energy on the descents.
All classes meet at our Sand Point location, directions here
Hill Climbing Boot Camp – $325
3 sessions, 3 hours per session
March 18th Saturday 11am – 2pm
April 9th Saturday 11am – 2pm
April 22nd Saturday 11am – 2pm
May 13th Saturday 11am – 2pm
May 27th Saturday 11am – 2pm
June 3rd Saturday 11am – 2pm
Get in climbing shape with some of the strongest racers in the Northwest. Our climbing boot camp consists of 3 coached sessions where we meet with your bike and climb hills together and learn the secrets to better climbing. Building on our Faster Road series (details above), the boot camp includes strenuous climbing sets, descending technique practice, pacing analysis, mental training, and immediate coaching feedback.
After you complete these 3 sessions, you will then be giving a 2 month training plan that our Coaches will create for you using Training Peaks online. The plan will help you to continue your hill climbing skills and strengths for 2 months after the end of Bootcamp.
Total value for this class is $465 with classes and training plan. But we are offering this whole package for $325 (early bird $299 until March 10th).
-coaching on the climbs and descents with video analysis
-pedal stroke analysis
-bike fit check
-mental game coaching, mantra’s and self talk
-pacing and gearing choices
-standing vs. sitting and when to use the “3 gears”
-fun supportive environment to learn and improve rapidly
Learn from the best to be your best!
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Road 401 – Road Race Upgrade Clinic NOW CALLED Seattle Beginning Racer Program SBRP-
$49.99 for WSBA members, $74.99 for non-members
We now offer a 5 clinic upgrade program that covers the gamut of road racing fundamentals. Earn 2 upgrade points at each of these clinics held February – May, and again in the Summer (dates to be announced).
Start your season on the right track. Our USA Cycling-sanctioned upgrade clinic teaches new racers the fundamentals with hands-on practice and feedback from experienced coaches. This class accelerates the learning curve for new racers by offering riders who complete the class three mass start points (for Cat 5 men) or three upgrade points (for Cat 4 men and women) toward their next upgrade. See USAC upgrade guidelines here.
SBRP (Formerly Road 401) is held on several dates in February through May. The class covers skills required in racing: pack riding; racing tactics; cornering & handling; etiquette, sprinting and more. It also covers types of racing and USAC rules. The class starts at various race venues in the PNW(directions here). Bring your bike, warm riding clothes, and a snack. We start with two hours of handling drills, return for a classroom presentation on USAC rules, and conclude with a short written test. All riders should know their USA Cycling license numbers on arrival.
Kids Summer Academy 2017 (SOLD OUT FOR 2017)
Summer cycling camp for kids! Our goal is to inspire and create great young riders in a fun and supportive environment. Kids ages 6-14 are invited to join our coaches for a week-long, summer day camp based at our Sand Point location.
What better way to spend the summer than exploring the city by bike? Ride local trails on and off-road, learn basic mechanics, art, and cycling skills in a fun and supportive environment. $250 per week (early bird pricing $150 before Jan. 1st, $175 till March 1st, $200 till May 1st), riding on the Burke Gilman from our Sand Point indoor cycling classroom in North Seattle with experienced cycling coaches and child care professionals. Your child will learn to explore by bicycle and enjoy the freedom and fun of travel by 2 wheels. We also talk about racing and build excitement for cycling with real coaches who teach skills for a lifelong love of the bike. There will be snacks and drinks provided.
Dates for 2017:
Week of June 26-30th
Week of July 24-29th
8:30am – 11:30am Monday – Friday
Chelan Camp 2018 – $799
5 days – May 17-21, 2018
5 days that will change your life and improve your fitness and riding: Chelan Camp 2017 . Great roads, winery events, great coaches, great breakfasts at the Apple Cup and great people! Get a 5 day/4 night training camp it to really jump start your season with amazing fully supported rides every day.
Cycle U coaches will lead on the bike clinics on riding skills as we ride with you and afternoon lectures on a variety of topics. Breakfast and on-the-road lunch included. Mechanical support each day, sag for tired legs.
This training camp is for intermediate or above riders who can handle 50-75 miles with 3500-5000 feet of climbing per day, but we will custom choose the best distance for you based on your fitness. We have designed unique routes and have vehicle support for each day so you can focus on your cycling.
*moderate or above fitness level, please contact us if you need help evaluating your fitness for this camp.
*We can help you be sure you are ready for camp, stop into one of our stores or contact us and we can evaluate where you are today and get you a plan so you are ready for a great camp. Welcome to Cycle U, get ready to ride!
$799 includes lodging and most meals. Spouses and families welcome, we are doing riding each day by 1pm, Join us!
Cyclocross 101 – $40
August 20th 1-3pm Sand Point Cycle U
Ever wanted to try Cyclocross? We have a few beginner Cross 101 classes coming up, and if you know anyone who might not be as ambition as you but wants to check it out in a safe and low key way, for $40 they can try it out.
Cross 101: We will meet at the Sand Point location and after a quick indoor orientation head out to a local park to go over all the basics. You can do this class on a road bike, mountain bike or cross bike and do them clipped in or on clip-less pedals. We will go over bike setup and any recommended modifications at the beginning of class. This class is not a workout, it is focused on teaching you how to do all the key elements correctly so you can practice and hone your abilities this season.
CLICK HERE FOR CROSS 101