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Bike Camp: What Does it Look Like?

Every year since 2016 we invite women of various road biking abilities to come together for a multi-day, biking training camp experience; put their life on pause, take a few days to focus on themselves and their bike, and learn in a friendly, supportive, professional environment where all you have to do is eat, learn, bike, sleep and repeat! The results: a fun-filled, coaching experience where participants learn more than they thought they would, make new friends and leave inspired, confident and excited to have a fabulous riding season. Register Here!

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While each camp experience has it’s uniquenesses, the general flow typically looks something like this:

Day 1 usually begins in the evening …

  • Arrive: With a mix of excitement and apprehension, fifteen-ish women check in with luggage, bikes and gear in tow, to “Camp Central” (typically a lodge, hotel or cool big house – no tents required!). After settling in, women meet and greet in a common area where weekend friendships begin.
  • Eat: Dinner is prepared and served by the Bowen Sports Performance coaching team (usually three coaches) – always delicious and includes an optional desert. Yes, dietary needs are always accomodated.
  • Learn: An orientation after dinner enables campers to meet the coaches, learn more about the camp format: eat, learn, bike sleep, repeat. Key message: you’re here to bike, relax and enjoy yourself. Coaches are here to serve you and your bike. No cooking, no cleaning, no laundry.
  • Sleep!

Day 2:  First Ride, Skills & Drills

  • Eat: A healthy, yummy breakfast is prepared and served by the Bowen coaching team
  • Learn: Coaches guide participants with demonstrations, instructions and guided practice drills on a variety of bike handling skills and techniques.
  • Ride: A bike ride follows where skills are practiced and coaches provide feedback and field questions during breaks. This year (2019), that ride will be in lovely Klamath County.
  • Eat: Lunch is provided.
  • Rest: Back at Camp Central, riders can shower, rest, hang out, snack, etc.
  • Eat: Dinner, prepared and served by our coaching team. Desert, yep.
  • Learn: Hot Topic Coaching Session #1 gives campers the opportunity to debrief the day, review the day’s learnings and dig into a specific topic of interest.
  • Sleep!

Day 3:  Feature Ride, More Skills & Drills

  • Eat: Breakfast is served!
  • Learn: More lessons, demonstrations, drills and coaching/feedback opportunities.
  • Ride: This year we’ll ride the rim of Crater Lake, a spectacular loop around one of Oregon’s Seven Wonders. The Bowen team will provide both on-bike coaches and van support to help every rider experience the thrill, and just the right amount of challenge and support to make this an amazing ride and learning opportunity.
  • Eat: Lunch is provided on the ride.
  • Rest: Return to Camp Central for afternoon refreshing, snacking, resting, etc.
  • Eat: Dinner & desert
  • Learn: Hot Topic Session #2, review plus another topic of interest
  • Sleep!

Day 4: Final Day, a Short ride with on-bike Coaching

  • Eat
  • Learn & Ride: This is a putting it all together day, typically a shorter ride than previous days so campers have the afternoon to pack and travel home.
  • Eat: Lunch before check-out
  • Camp ends around 1:00 PM

Don’t miss this year’s magical ride around Crater Lake with the luxury of professional coaches, a support vehicle, and a supportive group of girlfriends. Let our coaches meet you right where you are and guide you to greater cycling proficiency. You deserve to take an occasional break from your busy life and focus on becoming a better, confident and safer cyclist. Give yourself that gift.

Crater Lake Training Camp is a fabulous, supportive, learning experience. Will you join us?

We’ll see you at camp!


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Bike Camp, Day One: Countless New Skills!

Today’s post is a compilation of the skills we learned on the first day of RLAG Road Biking Camp. We thought sharing them with you would be a great way to remember them ourselves. Note that we have included both photos and video (click to play those).

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