That’s right! This is our 10th season of The Contender Camp. Each year we have refined the program in an effort to optimize a scientific approach allowing us to make the most out of our limited time. At the same time, we strive to keep it fresh and interesting.
For this season, we’ve changed our testing protocol. Wanting to provide a less invasive and intimidating form of testing, we decided to switch to a MAP ramp test. This test provides equally accurate power zones and a more objective value over interpretation of the lactate curve. Using accurate zones based on your current fitness level plays an important part of maximizing the effectiveness of the training program.
Make-Up/Bonus classes are free to registrants and held on Fridays at 6 am and Saturdays at 7 am. Our trainer room is open during the shop’s business hours for use by all camp participants including over Thanksgiving weekend and during the holiday break. As always, you can store your bike at the shop.
Register online, over the phone or in person at the shop. If you are interested in paying for all three blocks in advance, we are again extending a special offer by including your testing free of charge. Once you have registered, your spot is reserved.
To sign up for the Camp Special or just for Block I, please see the class schedule below for a direct link to each time slot and registration option.
M/W Morning: 6:00 AM – 7:30 AM
M/W Evening: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
T/TH Early Morning: 5:15 AM – 6:45 AM
T/TH Late Morning: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
T/TH Late Afternoon: 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM
T/TH Evening: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
BLOCKS OF TRAINING
BLOCK I : MON, NOV 5 – TUE, DEC 18 (THANKSGIVING BREAK: NOV 21 thru NOV 24)
BLOCK II: WED, DEC 19 – SAT, FEB 9 (HOLIDAY BREAK: DEC 24 thru JAN 1)
BLOCK III: MON, FEB 11 – THU, MAR 21
BLOCK I (includes initial and follow-up MAP ramp tests): $380.00
BLOCK II: $280.00
BLOCK III: $280.00
CAMP SPECIAL: $840 ($100 savings – all three blocks and two MAP ramp tests)*
*First time participants MUST have a MAP test prior to starting camp. If you start in Block II or III an additional $100 will be charged for testing. For those seasoned veterans, please feel free to use your MAP ramp tests at any point throughout the camp. It is important to have them done during camp to properly monitor your progress and optimize your training.
We will be doing all testing at Contender Bicycles on Fridays and Saturdays from now until the beginning of camp. To schedule your time to come in and test, please email Blake Vatne at email@example.com. Please note we recommend establishing your training values before the start of camp and, if needed, retest once during camp to reestablish values in order to maximize your gains and foster continual growth throughout the classes!
For more information on our MAP ramp test protocol, please visit the blog. You can also find recommendations on how to optimize your MAP ramp test along with more specific information on our approach to cycling camp.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our shop (801.364.0344) or email Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in a class that is full, please email Blake so he can put you on a cancellation list.