January 1, 2023

KW Cycling Academy 2023 Programs

KWCA Programs 2023 (Age is a guideline only)

KWCA 2023 MTB School Program

New for 2023, the KW Cycling Academy - MTB School Program which takes our Young MTB riders through 4 different skill levels from absolute beginner to experienced trail shredder. The program covers everything from learning to mount the bicycle, starting to pedal and stopping your bicycle to approaching large obstacles with confidence and introduction to competition. Special development projects for technical skills lead by experienced mountain bike coaches compliment the weekly rides lead by our own highly-trained KWCA Ride Leaders and coaches with provincial, national and international certifications in cycling and mountain biking instruction.

Our riders young and old learn to ride in groups at similar ability levels to create the optimal environment for a fun and challenging path to quick progression at their own pace. The selection for the right group is made through a special assessment event that puts the fitness and ability of each rider to the test (assessment days for new riders will be announced separately in our team calendar).


Youth Program (Recreational riders)

Who: Under 13 riders and new riders; 

Goal: Ride for fun

Focus:

  • Time on bike enjoying riding
  • Skill development
  • Introduction to racing (Optional) (Kelso and O-Cups age 9 and older)


Sport Program

Who: U11;  Age 9 & 10 and older

Goal: Enjoy riding; enjoy racing; skill development


Focus:

  • Time on bike
  • Skill Development
  • Regular racing
  • Train for fitness and  bike handling skills
  • Develop race skills


Racer Program

Who: U15 (Minime) Age 13 & 14 and older


Goal: Enjoy riding; Skill Development; Race competitively 

Focus:

  • Time on the Bike
  • Skill Development
  • Train for fitness, bike handling skills and racing
  • Race O-Cups / local race series (i.e. Kelso)
  • OCA Development programs


High Performance Racing Program

Who: Cadet & older – expert or elite category

Goal: Race competitively at highest level; Qualify for Ontario projects; be within 5 minutes of top finisher

Focus:

  • Time on the Bike
  • Skill Development
  • Train for fitness, bike handling skills and racing
  • Race National & Provincial Championships, O-Cups / local race series (Kelso)
  • Ontario Cycling projects.

 KW Cycling Academy - Ride Schedule 2023 (Tentative)

Monday:  Focus - youth and recovery

  • Youth MTB ride (Cambridge) – meet @ 5:45 pm ride at 6 pm
  • Road Endurance ride – Road ride (Waterloo) or go out on own!

Tuesday:  Focus - race/train hard (Sport – HP) & youth recreation ride

  • Prerace season (April/ May)  -  long hard MTB rides 
  • Race season (May – August) – race hard  (preride, race, post ride) 
  • Hard road fitness rides (WCC or local club ride/road race in your area)
  • Youth MTB ride at Breithaupt park (Kitchener) April – June (Novice MTB Group)

Wednesday:  Focus - medium training ride

  • Sprint School, Time Trial, Criterium Training - (5:30pm - 8pm)
  • Road training ride (Flamboro & Waterloo)

Thursday: Focus -  longer lower intensity ride (Sport – HP) & youth recreational ride

  • Long MTB  training ride (Sport – HP riders) - Early Season Puslinch.
  • Road Recovery ride.

Friday: Focus - Novice/Intermediate/HP Road ride (Sport – HP riders)

  • Road ride (Flamboro & Waterloo)

Saturday: Focus –  (non race weekends) & activation or long interval training ride

  • Activation Ride @ O-Cup location
  • Race day – sportif race (Marathon series, epic 8 hours)
  • Long road ride  – challenge ride

Sunday: Focus – Skill development or go have fun on your bike (non race weekends) or race

  • Skill development with Coaches - Select dates March – May – & throughout summer
  • Practice skills assigned from coaches – find a place locally  (non club ride)
  • Race O-Cup

Week day Rides - Meet at 5:45 pm; ride at 6 pm (minimum ride 1.5 hours)

Kelso race nights – Preride at 5:15 pm; race at 6:45 pm

Sunday skill sessions - Day Camps

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