“Houshang Amiri is not only a world-class coach, he also cares deeply about each and every person he coaches.”
- Erin Carter
cycling, training, victoria, endurance, camp

Dates: Jan 01 - Jan 01, 1970
Deadline to Apply:Jan 01

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Find out what you need to know about how to build your foundation and fitness for the 2013 season.  We know your time is valuable and we want to make sure you reach your best form in the shortest time possible. This is a unique opportunity to train and work with PCC head coach Houshang Amiri who is leading the camp. While we are focusing to build and improve your fitness, we will help you identify your training targets that is vital as you build towards your personal goals. 

Customize your Camp: 

Power Meter: There is an opportunity to train with a power meter during the camp. Data from each ride will be collected and analyzed on a daily basis. This is valuable information that will help to find your own training targets and train in the zones that you need to optimize your training outcome. Ultimately this information will save you time and make you more efficient in a shorter time.

How it works: Your bike will be fitted with a PowerTap Power Meter, we will install your own Cogset on the PowerTap wheel (please make sure your Cogset is clean) your data (power files including heart rate, cadence, and speed) will be downloaded every day after the ride and analyzed by the PCC coach. You will then meet with your PCC coach at the camp, he/she will give you feedback and you’ll see how your body is responding to the training. You will learn new techniques and be able to set targets for your future training.  Note: there are limited PowerTap powers meters available so please book yours when you register for the camp

Cost: $199.00 

Dynamic Bike Positioning

We use power meter and pedal stork analysis to maximize power transfer, pedaling efficiency and riding economy. Includes shoe positioning.

Cost: $180.00

Maximal Aerobic Power (MAP) & Lactate Profiling

Maximal is the peak value that can be achieved by correlating cycling variables. MAP refers to the peak work rate or power that an athlete can sustain using primarily aerobic energy systems. It is different from a VO2max test since it focuses on sustainable power, and maximal oxygen consumption is not measured. This test is recommended for all cyclists using heart rate monitors, power meters and perceived efforts to measure training intensity. This test uses established cycling protocol and the latest testing equipment and technology available. It will determine your aerobic fitness on the bike and your lactate will be sampled by end of each stage of the test. There are limits to how the body can process these by-products - lactic aside - and it is important to determine the training target zones. After this test your coach will identify your specific training intensity targets for your training program based on your individual physiology; we pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses, and create a suitable training target for your needs and up-coming competition goals. 

Cost: $130.00

For list of service please see Pacific Cycling Center website http://www.pacificcyclingcentre.ca/services/other.html

Book your other services ahead of time, limited space available.

Camp includes: Daily training sessions with Pacific Cycling Centre Head Coach Houshang Amiri and possibly Olympian and elite athletes.
Presentation on training and recover. You will learn how to manage your fatigue and recovery from training. Complete Ride Support with Nutrition and Hydration products. Mechanical Support.

Camp Rules: Helmet, Road bikes are obligatory, please bring proper riding gear   Athletes are required to meet 15 minutes before the start of each ride. Camp schedule subject to modification due to weather conditions and participants fitness.

Camp Format: Rides will be divided into different groups based on the number of cyclists.  Modifications will be made based on cyclists’ abilities and coaches’ observations.

Camp Schedule:  All ride leaves at 10am from:

Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE)

4636 Elk Lake Dr., Victoria, BC (left side of Commonwealth Pool)

Registration:  A non-refundable $250 deposit is due at time of registration. The remaining balance is due 21 days prior to the start of the camp. If registration is completed within 21 days of the start of the camp full camp fee is due at time of registration.

For information on the cancellation policy go to: http://pacificcyclingcentre.ca/services/cancellation.html


Thu Nov 8 Meet: 9:50 am

~3-3.5 hrs
Fitness assessment ride, including ITT Willis Point (hill climb) and Sidney flat ITT


5-6.30 pm

Training presentation PISE board room


Fri Nov 9

Meet: 9.50 am

~3-3.5-4 hrs
Cycling techniques and tactics pace line


5.30 - 7 pm

Indoor gym strength, core stability, profiling. Your general strength, core stability, balance and flexibility are the key components of your fitness and injury prevention. Your PCC coaches will observe and give you feedback.

Sat Nov 10

Meet: 9:50 am

~4 hrs

Cycling climbing techniques



Personal meeting and consultation with PCC coaches as pre-scheduled

Sun Nov 11

Meet 9:50 am

~5 hrs
Endurance ride



Personal meeting and consultation with PCC coaches as pre-scheduled


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