Indoor TT Series 2013

Indoor TT Series press release, January 5, 2013

Our Sand Point training studio currently features 16 CompuTrainer units, and is host to 21 training sessions per week, counting our ICE program and sessions for sponsored teams and groups.  But as a premier Northwest training facility, we are always looking for MORE.  This is why we are happy to announce a 12-race indoor time trial series in partnership with the Peak Centre for Human Performance in Vancouver, BC.


Here’s the deal:  Cycle U will hold one indoor TT per week starting in mid-January, continuing for 12 weeks through the end of March.  The courses vary from week to week–flat, hilly, and everywhere in between.  What they share in common is that they take most riders between 35 and 45 minutes, depending on strength.  That means one killer threshold workout!  Why pay to ride indoors when you could just go and train on your own?  A few reasons.

First, indoor racing creates conditions that are tough to replicate until race season rolls around:  continuous effort uninterrupted by weather, stop signs, traffic, etc.  This type of effort is challenging when your legs are used to taking 10 seconds rest here and there during a steady tempo ride.  Prepare yourself for longer rides and races with longer efforts!

Second, the atmosphere in a training studio packed with other racers is motivating.  Riding rollers in your garage can sometimes be less than inspiring; racing alongside other riders will get the adrenaline going and help you push yourself.  Plus, your results are measured against the more than 200 racers at more than twenty training studios in Canada and the US who participate in the program, so racing is fulfilling your patriotic duty to represent your country.  USA #1!

Third, prizes.  Your $10 race fee will help Cycle U provide an uncommonly high prize purse for this type of event. Cash, Joule 2.0 Computers, coaching consultations, bike fits–these, and more, are all on the list, and up for grabs.

IJM CompuTrainers

Farestart riders feeling the pain! Photo credit Gabe Templeton

Interested? Full details, including dates, times, and a more detailed prize purse will be out within the week, and the first race will be held some time between January 9th and 15th.  If you want some input, then head over to our Facebook poll to help us decide which day/time to hold the races, then get ready to giv’er!

Happy Riding,

Colin Gibson