The KWCA MTB School Program which takes our young riders through 5 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 external 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 - Bechtel Park Waterloo).
Most riders getting into cycling by riding on the road; however, like anything new, certain skills are required. Road cycling is one of the easier cycling disciplines to get into, we use parting lot skills sessions to show our youth riders how to stay in control of their bike. The parking lot sessions challenge riders to test the limits of their bike and will form the base to build on for the rest of the summer. They beginner sessions are targeted for youth 6 - 12 years old. Older and more skilled riders use the parking lot as a starting point for their on road sessions. Skills sessions typically are on Monday & Friday evenings.
KW Cycling Academy spends many hours making sure are ready to introduce our youth riders to riding on country roads. Families meet at Sir John A MacDonald HS on Erbsville road (Monday/Friday) evenings... The rides use the Bamberg/Wellesley quiet country roads to teach even more cycling skills.
We encourage parents to come out with our youth road riders.
No matter which cycling discipline, you are training to improve and get faster. Motorpacing will help take you to the next level. KW Cycling Academy offers Motorpacing to anyone who trains regularly. Most athletes use motorpacing to get the quick speed in their legs.
KWCA offers motorpacing on an appointment basis on most days of the week from April - October. It is a great tool for Triathletes, MTB, Road, Track cyclists.
KW Cycling Academy offers Structured Indoor virtual training that improves cycling fitness. Our virtual Zwift/Zoom training sessions are fun, short and intense. Three groups in 1 training session.
The Covid 19 pandemic has changed our approach for indoor training for the 2020 season. By using technology like Zoom and Zwift, our athletes and coaches are able to keep up their training together and keep each other motived while enjoying the fun and challenging aspects of virtual rides.
KW Cycling Academy runs structured indoor training sessions on the track in London at the Forest City Velodrome and in Milton. These Sessions are pre-booked and riders will be invited to these special sessions.
Weekly track training is also available at the Forest City Velodrome.
New for 2023, KW Cycling Academy has have taken indoor training to the next level... KWCA sets up a multi-station MTB skills arena at Queensmount Arena in Kitchener.
The Vetta Lander, Rock Garden, Jumps, skinnies, turtles - take your riding to the next level.
Programs begin Saturday October 28th (10am - 2pm)
Expeditions to Joyride Toronto on a regular basis to make sure riders continue to improve their bike handling skills over the winter training months. Used as a supplement to structured virtual training, it is also a lot of fun for riders young and old.