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May 7/02 8:57 am - The Shore Group Whistler High School Race Camp

Posted by Editoress on 05/7/02

The Shore Group Whistler High School Race Camp July 8, 9, & 10 2002
Courtesy Leslie Tomlinson - The Shore Group

This Mountain Bike Racing Camp will be modeled after the very successful BC High School Invitational Camp that has been offered at Brentwood College and sponsored by the Sprockids Society and Pacific Sport, organized by the Shore Group for the past 5 years. Top youth racers from around the Province have been invited each year to this exclusive camp that gives them the opportunity to learn from top Canadian National Team Mountain Bike Professionals in a weekend camp. Each year we have hosted 65 youths and kept a waiting list of other keen racers over and above the limit of the camp capacity.Camp participants ride each day with their heroes and with coaches, followed by intensive Indoor Training and seminars,and entertainment.

The Shore Group Whistler High School Race Camp will be a three-day multi facetted instructional opportunity for aspiring High School age Mountain Bike Racers. We will limit the number of participants in 2002. They will enjoy lift-assisted instruction in the mornings followed by video and lunch. A Cross-Country ride will fill the afternoon. In the evenings there will be indoor training sessions. Guest speeches by Mountain Bike Legends and National Team Coaches as well as autograph opportunities. A relay race will wind up the 3-day camp.

The date is selected to feed off the energy created by the World Cup Mountain Bike Event in Vancouver July 4 to 7. This will also enable visiting World Cup Celebrities to attend the Camp as guest coaches.

The Shore Group partners, Lesley Tomlinson, Alison Sydor, Andreas Hestler, Elladee Brown and Andrew Shandro, bring 70 years of experience and accolades to the project. World Championship and World Cup wins, titles, and podiums as well as multiple Olympic Teams experience and medals.

The three-day camp is hosted by Whistler Mountain and utilizes their fabulous Lift Assisted Mountain Bike Park. Technical Sessions will take place in the park as well as group rides in the miles of incredible trail networks offered by the Whistler Valley.Included in the camp price is 2 Nights of Accommodation, as are day meals, lift tickets and instruction.Instructional components will include cross training elements and training discussions as well as seminars, an athlete forum and practical knowledge clinics. Special guest speakers are planned for the evening.Total Cost per Participant $299.00cnd + taxes Total Cost without accommodation $255.00cnd+ taxes

Accommodation is at the Glacier Lodge. 4 to 6 per unit. Each are privately owned units with full kitchen, TV.VCR and shared hotel pool and hot tub. There will be chaperones at the accommodation.There will not be much "idle time" however.

                           SampleCamp Schedule

Monday July 8

9:30am                    Arrival and check in, group assignments
10:30am                   Meet with designated group, coach and guest pro.
10:45am to 
12:30pm                   General Skills session in Whistler Mountain Bike 
Park. Video
1pm to 1:45pm             Group Lunch
2:30pm                    Regroup and depart for afternoon XC Ride
5pm                       Return from rides and get ready for dinner.
6pm                       Dinner on own 
7:30pm                    Evening athletes forum and video. Special Guests
9pm                       autograph signing
9:30pm                    free time until curfew

Tuesday July 9                  
8:30am                    Breakfast                  
9:15   am to 
10am                      Weight Training or Core Strength
10:30am                   Meet with group and new guest Pro.                    
10:45am to 
12:30am                   Downhill Skills for XC racing in 
                          Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Video         
1pm to 1:45pm             Group Lunch               
2:30pm                    Regroup and depart for afternoon XC ride     
5:30pm                    Return from ride, shower and get ready for dinner    
6:30pm                    Group BBQ activities, urban free ride demo/trials.
9pm                       Freerider/Trials autograph session

For registration or more information

Registration form in PDF format: Shore Group Camp

Cycling BC at for more information or to register. Their phone number is 604 737 3034.

E mail Leslie Tomlinson your questions at


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