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Attend One Of USA Cycling"s Regional Development Camps
Monday, March 29, 2004

Attend One of USA Cycling’s Regional Development Camps!
General Information for 2004 ( 3/18/04 )
2004 Regional Road Camps 2004 Regional Mountain Bike Camps
Northeast/date and location TBD Northeast/CoyoteHill MTB Camp – June 21-25
Midwest/University of Wisconsin-La Crosse – June 21-25 Southeast/Brevard College – June 21-25
Southeast/Furman University – June 14-18 SouthCentral/ date and location TBD
SouthCentral/Midwestern State University – June 14-18 Mountain/Ft Lewis College – June 21-25
NorCalPacWest/Cal State University-Chico – June 14-18 NorCalPacWest/UC Santa Cruz – July 5-9
SW/RockyMountain/Northern AZ University – June 14-18 Midwest/University of Wisconsin-Green Bay – June 21-25
The Lance Armstrong Junior Olympic Race Series (LAJORS) provides both U23 and
Junior athletes with the opportunity to qualify through competition, and attend a USA Cycling Regional Development Road Camp.
Check our website for the latest calendar
The Alison Dunlap Junior Olympic Mountain Bike Series (ADJO-MTB)
provides both U23 and Junior athletes with the opportunity to qualify through competition, and attend a USA Cycling Regional
Development Mountain Bike Camp. Check our website for the latest calendar
Who qualifies for LAJORS Regional Development Road Camp Invitation?
• Top 5 Junior Men and Women – 15,16 / 17,18 age group
• Top 5 Espoir Men and Women – 19-22 age group (cat 1,2 or 3)
• Athletes qualify at all LAJORS races, Collegiate Nationals and all State and District Championships
• 14 yr old athletes may gain an invitation if they qualify with the 15,16’s
Who qualifies for ADJO-MTB Regional Development Mountain Bike Camp Invitation?
• Top 5 Junior Men and Women – Junior Sport; and top 5 Junior Men and Women – Junior Expert
• Athletes qualify at all ADJO-MTB, AMBC and NCS races
• Athletes may also qualify for camp invitations at NORBA State Championship Series events.
• Check our website for the latest calendar of additional qualifiers
• 14 yr old athletes may gain an invitation if they qualify with the older Juniors
What about Junior riders who don’t have an annual USA Cycling license?
• If you have raced in a qualifying event as a one day member, and did not receive your invitation from the promoters, you must call in
with your contact info and request the invitation, or download it from our website. Those addresses don’t appear in our database. We
urge you to get your USAC license so that you will be included in our mailings and can keep up with the latest camp information.
How do you get your camp invitation?
• If you have qualified for a NORBA OR USCF regional camp, you can get your invitation from the race promoters (usually at the
awards ceremony), from David Mayer-Oakes, Athlete Development Manager, with a phone call or email, or you may download
your camp invitation directly from our website.
• The mountain bike invitations are here:
• The road invitations are here:
• Athletes who qualified after the 2003 camp dates, and did not receive a 2004 camp invitation and would like to attend a 2004 camp
should go ahead and download the invitation and a camp application form and send it in to be processed. For more info contact David
Mayer-Oakes at the development offices in Lubbock, Texas. (806) 762-9846 or fax (806) 762-9922. Email [email protected]
What happens once you get your invitation?
• In order to reserve your spot in the Regional Development Camp once you receive your invitation, send a USA Cycling Camp
Application Form and a check for $665 to arrive by June 1. If you receive your invitation after June 1 please call to make sure
there is still room before sending in your check. Make your check payable to USA Cycling. The Camp Application Form is available
to download on our website at The same application form
works for both the road and mountain bike camps. Once we have received your camp fee and application form we will send you a
confirmation packet containing a camp schedule, a packing list, release forms including a place to attach proof of health insurance,
and directions to check in. The signed release forms and proof of insurance are due on arrival at camp registration. Check-in is
usually from 9-11 on Monday morning the first day of camp.
• All release forms are due at camp registration, do not send them in!
Road and Mountain Bike Camp Fees
• Regional, National and other Development Camp fees may vary depending on camp location . Latest camp prices are available on
the 2004 Camp Application Form that you can download from our website;
• Camp participants are responsible for their own travel expense, and any incidental expenses incurred at the camps.
• Camp fees include food, housing, coaching, and activities from check in Monday morning to check out Friday after lunch.
Transportation ?
• You are responsible for all your transportation to and from the camp. Once you arrive at camp all activities will be on the bike, or on
foot. If you have to fly in to a camp location you must make airport pick-up arrangements with the camp manager. He will coordinate
your arrival and departure. Some locations charge an additional fee for airport pick-up.
What do Regional camps include?
• Each of USA Cycling’s Regional Road and Mountain Bike camps includes 5 days of activities, including 3 of selection activities.
Based on results from these activities, each Regional Camp Manager will select the top 3 female and male athletes from 2 age groups,
15-18 and 19-22. The selection procedures for each camp will be presented at the opening camp meeting on Monday night. These
athletes will then be invited to attend USA Cycling’s National Development Camps, for both road and mountain bike athletes, to be
held in July.
• Regional Road Camp managers organize a race trip for the Junior Men 17, 18 to the Tour de L’Abitibi, a UCI Junior World Cup race.
Selected athletes are responsible for coaching and support, travel expenses, and entry fee and housing package costs
• The top U23 male athlete from each Regional Development Road Camp will be given first shot at selection to compete with Bernard
Moerman’s Cycling Centre trade team ABC-AITOS in Oostende, Belgium in the summer of 2003.
• USA Cycling’s Regional Camps are well staffed, with USCF certified coaches and mechanics teaching the basics of training program
design, nutrition and hydration, injury prevention, positioning, and mechanics. Camp staff includes the camp manager, lead coach,
assistant coaches, athlete alumni, mechanics, and ride leaders.
• Your camp fee typically includes all food and lodging from dinner on Monday through lunch on Friday. Daily activities include lots
of riding, mechanics clinics, and evening classroom sessions. Most camps are set in colleges and universities where other sports
camps are taking place. Athletes are housed separately by sex, either in separate dorms or on different floors, and coaches are housed
with the athletes.
National Development Camps 2004
• Invitations to National Development Camps are handed out to qualifiers at Regional Camps.
• The USCF National Development Camp dates and location are still TBD.
• The NORBA National Development Camp will be held July 20-25 at Ft Lewis College in Durango, Colorado
• The National Development Camps for both road and mountain bike athletes provide the opportunity for regional athletes to
compete for invitations to the Junior Endurance Camp, the U-23 Endurance Camp, as well as opportunities for international
competitions. The Endurance Camps are the first camps of the year for the national teams programs. They are held at the ARCO
Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. The Junior camp is held over Christmas break, and the U23 camp is
scheduled for early December. This is the opportunity for the best regional athletes in the country to advance directly through USA
Cycling’s ‘athlete pipeline’ to the National level. Both Endurance Camps provide coaching from USA Cycling’s Road, MTB, and
Track National Team coaches. Guest coaches are also invited to participate at the Olympic Training Center camps.
• U23 men athletes qualify at the USCF National Development Camp for a race trip to a UCI International stage race in the fall
and/or winter of 2004/2005. Selected athletes are responsible for entry fee, support, travel expenses, and housing costs. In the past
these athletes have attended both the Bermuda Gran Prix and the Vuelta a Guatemala.
• U23 women and Junior men and women who qualify at the USCF National Development Camp will be invited to attend the
Bermuda Gran Prix. Selected athletes are responsible for entry fee, support, travel expenses, and housing costs.
• Junior men and women who qualify at the NORBA National Development Camp will be invited to participate as the US team at the
2005 Junior Pan Am Championships. Selected athletes are responsible for entry fee, support, travel expenses, and housing costs.
Hardship Invitations for athletes who miss qualifying events
• Hardship invitations are available to those athletes who would like to participate in a Regional Development Camp, but were unable
to compete in a qualifying event in 2003 or 2004 due to event location.. If you need a hardship invitation to attend camp, please fax
your request to participate, the hardship form, and a brief racing resume to David Mayer-Oakes at (806) 762-9922. The hardship form
is available on our website here:
USAC Development Foundation (USACDF) – Travel Grants
• The USACDF supports all disciplines of cycling and provides assistance to junior and U-23 athletes in need of travel grants to
Regional and National Development Camps.
• An application may be obtained by e-mail from [email protected] or you may download it from:
For information on Regional Mountain Bike Development Camps or Regional Road Development Camps contact:
[email protected] or call (806) 762-9846 or fax (806) 762-9922
For the latest camp info you should also check our website,

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