Bike Medicine Cycling Performance Camps

2 ½ Days That Will Change Your Cycling Forever!

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Finally, there is a high level cycling technical skills, training, and safety learning experience for the recreational, fitness and corporate cyclists!

Perfect for beginners and experienced riders too!

It’s not just a camp, it is cycling school for all levels!

Have you ever had bike racer envy?

Tired of getting passed on the road like you are standing still?

Do you want to get to be a much faster, safer and more knowledgeable cyclist?

Are you stuck at a performance plateau with no pathway to progress?

NOW THERE IS AN ANSWER!

At the Bike Medicine Cycling Performance Camps we focus on providing you with performance increases, unique insights and serious skills boosting from expert instructors, coaches and professional bike race team practitioners.  We give both new and seasoned bike riders a rich variety of proven professional race team methods and techniques, all designed to increase their cycling capabilities and knowledge. Our camps are an intense cycling skills school. It’s all hands-on learning!

Bike Medicine is based in Houston, Texas. We host our Cycling Performance Camps in locations, all over the USA.

In two and a half days, packed with solid cycling learning, personal instruction and take home reference materials we will expand your horizons and change the way you ride a bike forever. Plus we do everything in a very nurturing and enjoyable atmosphere. After all, it is about becoming a much better cyclist and having a lot of fun while you do it.

In our experience, the combination of a higher skill level, a structured annual training program and access to professional cycling know-how, produces safer, stronger and faster riders. Also, the highly skilled and trained bike riders stay in the sport for a much longer time. Cycling is a truly lifelong activity with profound wellness benefits. Our camps will show you how to get the most out of it.

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All hands-on training

The Bike Medicine Cycling Performance Camps take place across two and a half days. Usually we hold a half day orientation, bike check, assessment and classroom session on Friday afternoon. Then on Saturday and Sunday, we deliver the payload.

Each weekend morning is a technical briefing, then the rest of the day is spent on teaching skills and techniques, practicing to perfection, followed by a solid road ride to put the new knowledge to use.

You will learn the skills by doing! It’s the best way to guarantee you get it right.

We teach and demonstrate advanced cycling techniques and then do them with you, until you can do it perfectly!

Here Some Of The Many Topics We Cover In The Bike Medicine Cycling Performance Camps

  • How to buy the best bike for you. What is good equipment, what is not and avoiding gimmicks.
  • Handle your bike like a skilled racer. Learn and practice the 27 critical skills that separate racers from most riders.
  • Getting the most out of a paceline. How to be safe and predictable in group riding situations. Plus, how to use the wind and road conditions to your advantage.
  • Relaxation techniques – One of the main keys to performance and control on the bike.
  • Spotting problem riders during an event and how to stay safe by avoiding accidents.
  • Training with a plan for a successful season and beyond. Periodization and goals. The annual training plan and monthly training schedule.
  • How and what to eat to boost performance, recover, or lose weight. Why the pros don’t use packaged food products.
  • Eating and drinking on the bike. How to handle various foods and drinks safely.
  • Power meters, heart rate monitors, computers and cadence.
  • The bike fit demystified. The critical component in form, power delivery, comfort and injury prevention explained.
  • The 10 most important maintenance items.
  • The pro team bike wash system. How to totally clean, detail and mechanically inspect your bike in ten minutes.
  • Roadside repairs. What to do after the unexpected happens, to get back riding
You will learn how to clean and detail your bike in under 10 minutes!

Each Bike Medicine Performance Camp session is limited to 15 participants. That way we can devote adequate time and personal attention to each rider. Bike Medicine wants to provide a tremendous level of value, a rich training experience and a wide set of skills to last a lifetime.

With the range of skills and learning opportunities, cyclists of any level can come away with new knowledge and capabilities that they can put to use immediately.

Approved helmets are to be worn at all times you are on your bike. Wear protective eyewear when on your bike. Use a good sunscreen. Your road or mountain bike must be in good mechanical order. We strongly suggest having a bike computer with a cadence feature. It is recommended that you have 2 waterbottle cages on your bike. Clipless pedals are required for the camp. Make certain that your cleats are in good condition. You are responsible for having a spare tube, inflation, a folding toolset and tire levers.

Bike Medicine provides a plentiful and nutritious lunch each day of the camp. If you have any special dietary needs, please inform us in advance of the course. We can happily accommodate Vegan, Vegetarian, Kosher, Hallal, Diabetic, or anything else within reason.

Camp days can possibly be broken up across non-consecutive days if necessary to meet a schedule for a group. This must be pre-arranged before the start of your camp session.

Any health problems or concerns must be disclosed before the start of your camp session.

The cost of the camp is $599 per participant. Call (281)561-7499, or send an email to bruce@bikemedicine.org for camp availability in your area!

Teaching Technique
We start with the basics and then build to advanced skills. It's all hands-on learning!

Here is the schedule of how typical Bike Medicine Performance Camps work

DAY 1 – Friday Orientation 1PM to 6PM 

  • How to buy the best bike for you. What is good equipment, what is not and avoiding gimmicks. 
  • Friday PowerPoint Show 1 
  • Bike check, safety in cycling, equipment assessment, correct usage and configuration . 
  • Power meters, heart rate monitors, computers and cadence. What is really necessary? 
  • Training with a plan for a successful season and beyond. Periodization and goals. The annual training plan and monthly training schedule. How to train like a racer to stay safe, strong and avoid injury. 
  • Friday PowerPoint Show 2 
  • The bike fit demystified. The critical component in form, power delivery, comfort and injury prevention explained. 
  • Friday PowerPoint Show 3 
  • The 10 most important maintenance items. Demonstration and hands-on training. 
  • The pro team bike wash system. How to totally clean, detail and mechanically inspect your bike in ten minutes. Demonstration and hands-on training. 

DAY 2 – Saturday 7AM to 6PM 

  • Handle your bike like a skilled racer. Learn and practice the first 15 of the 27 critical skills that separate racers from most riders. 
  • Getting the most out of a paceline. How to be safe and predictable in group riding situations. Plus, how to use the wind and road conditions to your advantage. 
  • Saturday PowerPoint Show 1 
  • Relaxation techniques – One of the main keys to performance and control on the bike. 
  • Spotting problem riders during an event and how to stay safe by avoiding accidents. 
  • Group ride – Practice what you have learned 
  • Saturday PowerPoint Show 2 
  • Roadside repairs. What to do after the unexpected happens, to get back riding. 
  • Fitness After 50 PowerPoint Show 
  • Recovery – The second side of training that makes it all work. 

DAY 3 – Sunday 7AM to 6PM 

  • Setting up a road course for daily training. How to get in all of the right exercises within 20 miles a day. How much do you really need to ride a day, in a week, in a year? 
  • Early season training. Introduction to the 4 in 1 workout and the Hypertrophy Period. 
  • Handle your bike like a skilled racer. Learn and practice the second 12 of the 27 critical skills that separate racers from most riders. 
  • Sunday PowerPoint Show 1 
  • How and what to eat to boost performance, recover, or lose weight. Why the pros don’t use packaged food products. 
  • Eating and drinking on the bike. How to handle various foods and drinks safely. 
  • Group ride – Practice with you have learned. 
  • Sunday PowerPoint Show 2 
  • How to change a flat fast. Demonstration and hands-on training. 
  • Accommodating and recovery from injuries. 
  • The pro team bike wash system. How to totally clean, detail and mechanically inspect your bike in ten minutes. Demonstration and hands-on training.
All kinds of riders

Bike Medicine is based in Houston, Texas. We can host our Cycling Performance Camps in locations, all over the USA.

The cost of the camp is $599 per participant. Call (281)561-7499, or send an email to bruce@bikemedicine.org for camp availability in your area!