Get FIT and FAST for the 2017 Mountain Biking Season!

Mountain Bike Bootcamp has SOLD OUT – registration is now closed.


Mountain Bike Bootcamp 2017

This program for adult mountain biking enthusiast and aspiring racers alike.

This Bootcamp is designed for riders who want to develop both their skills and fitness to become really fit and REALLY FAST on their bike!

Mountain Bike Bootcamp Starts Januray 9, 2017


What’s Included in Mountain Bike Bootcamp?

  • Fitness program combined with mountain bike skills coaching to prepare riders for the 2017 mountain biking season.
  • Group gym training sessions, led by Ali Boudewyn, Athletic Therapist an Exercise Physiologist
  • Spin classes and outdoor riding / cross training sessions, led by Adam Walker, former Canada Cup XC Series Champion, PMBI and NCCP Certified Coach.
  • Mountain Bike Bootcamp will get under way on January 9 and run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays until March 4, in time for the Canada Cup XC Race at Bear Mountain.

Program Schedule / Details

  • January 9, 2017 until March 4, 2017
  • Mondays at 6pm – 1hr Strength Training with Ali BoudewynAli Boudewyn, Athletic Therapist and Exercise Physiologist
    • Sessions will cover:
      • Postural correction
      • Spine mobility
      • Scapular setting & stability
      • Glute activation & recruitment
      • Balance & coordination drills
      • Breathing and deep core training
      • Mountain bike specific strength training
      • PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretching
      • Self soft tissue/fascial release techniques
  • Wednesdays at 6pm –  1hr Spin Class with Adam WalkerAdam Walker - Cycling Coach & Canada Cup Champion
    • Sessions will cover:
      • Bike fit and position
      • Pedaling technique and posture
      • Breathing
      • Aerobic intensity
      • Mountain Bike specific high intensity intervals
  • Saturdays at 9am – 2 to 3 hrs Outdoor Riding with Adam Walker.
    • Sessions will cover:
      • Position and Balance
      • Braking technique and control
      • Gear selection
      • Terrain awareness, line selection
      • Roll downs, front wheel lifts, small drop offs, bunny hops
      • Pump track – learning to FLOW
      • Singletrack trail riding – navigating twisty trails with roots and rocks

Other Program Details

  • 8 Weeks, 24 sessions, 32+ hours of coaching/training, open to both men and women
  • 30 minute biomechanical assessment with Ali Boudewyn, Athletic Therapist and Exercise Physiologist
  • 30 minute coaching consult with Adam Walker, Former National Cycling Champion and Professional Mountain Bike Instructor
  • Race prep leading into Canada Cup XC Race on March 5 at Bear Mountain
  • Bike setup and mechanic skills workshop
  • 15% off Equipment and $25 off a Performance Tune Up for your bike at Oak Bay Bikes Westshore
  • 20% off your first private lesson of continued skills development and performance coaching with The Cycling Co.
  • 50% off bike rental available through The Hub bike shop for the Saturday sessions (total cost $100 for all 8 sessions).
  • 50% off entrance fee for the Bear Mountain Canada Cup XC Race for all bootcamp participants.

Haley Smith at Bear Mountain Resort


$700 per person.

Mountain Bike Bootcamp has SOLD OUT – registration is now closed.


Mountain Bike Bootcamp is for you if:
  • You’re thinking you want to race in the Canada Cup XC Race at Bear Mountain
  • You’ve mountain biked before but want to improve your skills, fitness and comfort level on the trails
  • Your partner is a mountain biker and wants you to join them on rides but you lack the skills/confidence
  • You want to try something new to get fit in 2017

The Mountain Bike Bootcamp program is jointly organized between The Cycling Co., the North Langford Recreation Centre, and Bear Mountain Resort.

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