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SUMMER CYCLING at Killington Mountain School

Downhill Mountain Bike Development Race Team

The DH Development Race Team (DRT) offers an opportunity for competitive riders ages 9-13 not yet enrolled in the KMS Full Term Program to join the KMS Gravity Program during the essential summer training and racing period.

 

Generally, the DRT will meet 3 days per week during the summer from 10am-2pm for training on Killington Resort's expansive terrain and surrounding trail networks. Athletes will be will be assessed for skills and goals and placed in training groups most appropriate for them. Training groups may change throughout the summer and coaches may float to best suit the needs of the athletes. Detailed training plans will be provided by coaches on a weekly basis.


The Development Race Team targets the Eastern States Cup Series (ESC) and DRT

caoches will provide race support. Athletes ages 13+ are invited to travel and lodge with coaches and Full Term Program Athletes for ESC races. All travel and lodging requests must be made via email to coaches and all associated expenses will be billed separartely from DRT program fees. 


Requirements:

  • Ability to confidently ride terrain at the top of Killington

  • Desire to race in the ESC Series

  • Killington Bike Park pass

  • Reliable full suspension bike and trail bike

  • Full face helmet

  • Goggles & gloves

  • Body armor

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Summer 2022 information shown for example only

2023 summer programming and schedule will be out soon

Downhill Mountain Bike Summer Racing Team
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Questions?

Dylan Conte

Gravity Cycling Program Director & Head Coach

dconte@killingtonmountainschool.org

Josh Poirier

Gravity Cycling, Head Coach

jpoirier@killingtonmountainschool.org

Summer Residential Options

Summer 2022 information shown for example only

2023 summer programming and schedule will be out soon

Cyclocros an XC

Cyclocross and XC Camps

The KMS CX Camp is a 6-day, 5-night boarding camp for junior cyclists CX racing age 13 to 18.  Immerse yourself in a week of cycling with like-minded peers, make new cycling friends, and have a lot of fun as you begin the journey toward meeting your cyclocross goals!   Through a combination of training rides, training races, skills work, on-bike games and drills, gym work, demonstrations and discussions, you will leave KMS ready to race. We will give you the tools you need to continue to improve long after the camp ends.  There will not be a lot of down time; this camp is targeted toward junior cyclists who are motivated to reach their potential in cyclocross.  Expect to be on your bike most of the week and go home tired; but it will be that satisfying tired that makes you feel good, strong, and totally excited for that first race!

  • Practice races and training rides

  • Proper technique for mounts/dismounts, sand, cornering, barriers, hole shots, run-ups, and off-cambers 

  • Strength and conditioning methods and plans 

  • Race preparation and course inspection

  • Race tactics and pit management

  • Bike maintenance, set up, and repair

  • Preparing for training/racing in inclement weather

  • Riding efficiently

  • Video analysis

  • Discussion on pathways to the elite levels of cyclocross   

  • The importance of tire pressure

  • Guest appearances from top collegiate and local pro racers. 

 

This camp is targeted toward motivated 13 to 18 year-old junior cyclocross racers of any ability.  Athletes will stay in the KMS dorm, make use of the KMS gym and other facilities, eat (nutritiously -special diets can be accommodated) in the KMS dining hall, and take advantage of the incredible terrain in the Killington area.  


This intensive session will have you well on your way to meeting your cyclocross goals!!

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Cyclocross Camps

Questions?

Brad Ramsay

Endurance Cycling Coach

wramsay@killingtonmountainschool.org 
802.422.5671, ext. 248

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