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Pedal Power co-hosting high altitude bike camp this summer

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EAGLE-VAIL — Pedal Power Bike Shop and Leadville Racing will be hosting a high-altitude mountain bike race camp this summer. This specialized camp is specifically geared toward young riders seeking to improve their racing technique and hone their competitive edge.

Designed and developed by the coaches at Leadville Racing in Leadville, this is a totally new concept in training for young athletes. This high-altitude camp takes place from June 14 through June 17 at the beautiful campus of Colorado Mountain College, the nation’s highest college campus. Cost is $375 and includes the camp, all meals and lodging at the CMC Timberline Campus dormitories

Geared toward all levels, young racers learn how to train for competitive racing surrounded by the 14,000-foot peaks of the Sawatch and Mosquito ranges in the heart of the Rockies. Camp participants will learn from professional riders as well as coaches from the highly successful Leadville Racing high school team.

As head coach for Leadville High School’s race team, Pedal Power owner and race camp director Bruce Kelly has been a part of competitive high school bike racing since its inception. As he watched it gain popularity and the level of competition rise, he saw the need for more organized training methods.

With that goal in mind, he has assembled some of the most successful bike and endurance racers from the region to help develop and implement this program. Fellow coaches include Tokyo Joe’s professional racers Gretchen Reeves and Jay Henry, along with Pedal Power team members Adam Plummer and Stacey Kelly. Kelly is also an assistant coach with Leadville Racing. Between them they bring a combined century of professional bike and endurance racing expertise to the camp.

The camp will cover every aspect of race training, including:

• Bike specific training and workouts for strength and endurance

• Techniques and tactics for competition

• Nutrition for the training table

• Maintenance and mechanics

• Yoga and wellness geared to younger athletes

For more information or to register for the Leadville Racing High Altitude Mountain Bike Camp, call 970-845-0931 or go to http://www.pedalpowerbike.com. You can also register directly at the CMC website at https://webadvisor.coloradomtn.edu.