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Intro to Downhill – BC Cup New Racer workshop: Coast Gravity Park SOLD OUT

Date

June 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - June 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Event Cost
$100

Event Information

This workshop is sold out. Please email [email protected] to be added to a waitlist

Cycling BC and Blueprint Athlete Development are excited to announce their collaboration with Coast Gravity Park. On Father’s Day weekend we’ll be welcoming riders to a fun, fast, and fulfilling weekend of learning and timed training on the CGP classic Dynamite Panther

Throughout the weekend, riders will have the opportunity to learn more about the strategies and decisions that allow for a fun and successful racing experience. A number of mentors and coaches will be on-site to ride with athletes, offer advice, and to provide some insight into their own racing experiences and how they might approach the same track for themselves. 

On Saturday, riders and parents are invited to meet with Blueprint Athlete Development coaches and riders to formulate a plan for a great weekend, followed by spending time on track. On Sunday, riders will wrap up their final practice sessions and then have the opportunity for two timed laps in order to put their training and strategy to the test. This event is simply “timed training” rather than a serious competition, with plenty of opportunities for learning and fun along the way. With any luck, every rider will leave CGP with new insight into how they can succeed at future competitions. 

This workshop is open to riders aged 11 to 22 (born 1999 to 2010) who are comfortable riding sustained descents on black diamond trails. This workshop is designed for new racers but riders with minimal race experience (<2 years) are welcome to join.

Workshop registration fee does not include:

  • Park pass*
  • Meals
  • Equipment rentals
  • Insurance (all participants are required to be Cycling BC members or purchase a single event membership)

*Note that all participants will be required to pre-book their park passes ahead of time in order to gain access to the trails at Coast Gravity Park.

 

Itinerary

The following document is an itinerary, please also see our “Race Weekend Checklist” for further information about what to bring and how to prepare for a successful weekend.

Site: 

Saturday:

  • 10:00-10:30
    • Meet and greet with coaching staff, athletes, and parents
    • A brief overview of the day’s objectives, and how riders can begin to plan for a successful practice session
  • 10:30-12:30
    • On track training
    • Walking sections, beginning to test grip levels, identifying and trying lines, etc. 
    • 4 laps or less
  • 12:30-1:30
    • Lunch
    • Bike check
  • 1:30-3:30
    • On track training 
    • Making decisions about line choice, identifying “best practices” for lines, etc. 
    • 4 laps or less

Sunday: 

  • 9:45-10:00
    • Meet and greet with coaching staff, athletes, and parents
    • A brief overview of the day’s objectives, and how riders can begin to plan for a successful practice session
  • 10:00-11:00
    • On track training
    • Final track check, confirmation of lines, etc. 
    • 2 laps or less
  • 11:00-12:00
    • Timed training using Freelap
    • Group 1 
    • 2 laps or less
  • 12:00-1:00
    • Timed training using Freelap
    • Group 2
    • 2 laps or less
  • 1:00-1:30
    • Meet and greet with coaching staff, athletes, and parents
    • A final debrief of the session, lessons learned, and next steps
  • 1:30-4:00
    • Social ride!