We are just a week away from hosting the 13th Annual “Near Death Experience” here at Kirkwood. The Near Death camp is known as the premier camp to prepare riders for the Death Ride, the grueling 129-mile bike tour of the California Alps held on July 14, 2012.
The NDE is designed to take riders to the next level and is a long-standing tradition here at Kirkwood. It cultivates a learning environment for applying the best biking techniques by using the challenging terrain of the Sierras. Led by elite coach Rob Panzera from Cycling Camp San Diego, campers will be provided the knowledge and hands-on training necessary to conquer the 2012 Death Ride.
Each day consists of on-the-road coaching, including cycling safety, bike positioning, descending skills, climbing skills, nutrition tips, Death Ride insight and additional tools to master the event. NDE riders can get a feel for the route by riding over Monitor Pass (8,314’), Ebbetts Pass (8,730’) and Carson Pass (8,573’). But most importantly, participants in the camp are also guaranteed entry into the 2012 Death Ride, in which open registration is now closed. For a detailed camp itinerary or to register, click here.
Guest post provided by our friends at Kirkwood