“Recently got to be a participant in Cycling Co’s customized 3 day Road bike clinic at Bear Mountain. It was awesome. Adam and Mariska spoiled us rotten and took care of every possible detail for us. They have customer service nailed to perfection.
Adam worked with me well in advance to tailor the weekend for our small group and as a result, it was incredible. I can’t think of anything we’d change. For me personally, I came away with some personal ‘bucket list’ accomplishments – made it up Bear Mountain and finally, finally faced my fears and rode up Munn’s Road!!
My husband and I took the opportunity to stay at Bear Mountain with our out of town guests and had a fantastic ‘staycation’ as a result. I’d go back in a heartbeat – the rooms were great (who can’t fall in love with Westin’s Heavenly Beds) with beautiful peaceful views; food was delicious; and the staff were so friendly and helpful.
We all learned a lot in his skills clinic, had great rides around the area and my out of town visitors fell in love with cycling on the island. Oak Bay Cycle Westshore (location for our skills sessions) happily welcomed us to the shop, helped us with any last minute equipment fixes or purchases and made sure my out of town fellow cyclists felt like ‘kings and queens’ for the weekend.
Strongly recommend checking out customized clinics with Adam – he’ll make sure you come away loving cycling even more. I hope that this will entice out of town cycling aficionados of all skill levels to check out our city – Bear Mountain is a perfect location – lots to do in the area – mountain biking, road biking, tennis, golf, the rec centre, and of course, the spa – the perfect island getaway.
Can’t wait for next year when our group has committed to do this again – great way to kick off spring training and get ready for the upcoming race season.”
“I attended the first ever Corporate Cycling retreat from The Cycling Co / Bear Mountain Resort and it was fantastic. It was a complete package with 3 days of training, rides along the Tour de Victoria route, great accommodation with fairway views and tasty packaged lunches.
Adam is a great coach and I learnt much more about road cycling in 3 days than I did in the 2 years of trying to figure it out myself. Most of the group who participated in the 3 day corporate cycling retreat are at Intermediate level and we all learnt several new techniques that can be used to improve our rides and races.
The best part of the experience for me was going on long rides with Adam on each of the 3 days along the Tour de Victoria route and learning about cycling directly from a Pro. According to Adam there is no such thing as a silly question and we had a lot of questions. We covered everything from how to quickly check the bike before a ride (the ABCD test), how to dress appropriately according to the weather, common repairs, diet and nutrition before, during and after the ride, how to conserve energy, techniques for ascent and descent, tips on breathing effectively and much more.
The weather was perfect and scenery fantastic. We rode through the rolling hills of Metchosin, the Saanich Peninsula (including the big climb at Munn Road followed by an exhilarating descent) and the gorgeous coastal pathways of the South Island.
Adam and Mariska from the Cycling Co were absolutely awesome. I highly recommend this experience to anybody interested in improving their cycling while at the same time enjoying the rides through beautiful Victoria island.”
“The women’s cycling clinic has literally transformed the way I ride; the tiniest tweaks have yielded incredible results. I am stoked! Adam is an awesome coach full of great tips and tricks. I highly recommend this clinic to anyone wanting to take their riding up a notch and learn a few things from a pro.”