Cycle-Smart ‘Cross Camp


On August 20-21, the 5th annual Cycle-Smart ‘Cross Camp returns to Edmonton! will receive hands-on instruction in technique and training for cyclocross. Camp is limited to 40 participants, but is open to riders of all ability levels, although everyone must be a member of an ABA club, for insurance purposes. If you aren’t currently a member of a club, you can easily join the Velocity Cycling Club. For Velocity Members (must be a member as of August 9,2016), this event will be eligible under their race entry fee refund (spending limit still applies).

Skills covered will include mounting, dismounting, carrying, cornering, off-cambers, starts, bunnyhopping, line selection, course evaluation, and race simulation. We will focus specifically on skills and technique that can only be demonstrated and taught in person. You will receive feedback and will be able to leave the weekend able to practice and perfect.

Early bird registration discounts for registering by Thursday, June 30, at 11:45pm.

Registration cost: $225
Saturday only: $160
Sunday only: $160

Registration is open here:
Registration closes Thursday, August 18, at 11:45pm.


Saturday: Location: TBC
9 – 9:30am: Registration
9:30am – 12:30pm: Morning Session
• Mounting/Dismounting
• Carrying techniques
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm – 4:00pm: Afternoon Session
• Cornering
• U-turns
• Sweepers
• Starts
• Practice races
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Wrap Up
Clean up and have some snacks at the clubhouse with the coaches and other campers.

Sunday: Location TBC
9:30am – 12:30pm: Morning Session
• Review
• Cornering
• Off cambers
• Carrying speed
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm – 4:00pm: Afternoon Session
• Bunnyhopping
• Course analysis
• Race decisions
• Practice races


This year’s confirmed coaches are Cycle-Smart Associate Coach, Shaun Adamson, 2013 U23 Canadian National Champion, Michael van den Ham, and 2014 Canadian National Team member, Connor Wilson.


Coach Shaun Adamson

Shaun has been coaching cyclists for many years and has coached and run multiple clinics and camps for all ability levels. He has worked closely with Adam Myerson and was recently leading a group at Cycle-Smart Cross Camp in Southampton, Massachusetts and Chicago, Illinois. Shaun has raced all over North America and Europe, twice a member of the Canadian National Team. He has lived and breathed cyclocross since he first swung his leg over a bike.

Michael has been a Cycle-Smart client since 2012, where he quickly developed his love of cyclocross. He has been a part of multiple cyclocross camps, working with Shaun Adamson, living with Adam Myerson, and travelling North America and Europe in his pursuit of excellence in cyclocross. He has also twice been a member of Canadian National Team while racing for Cycle-Smart. He won the 2013 U23 National Championships and was on the podium in his first year as an Elite in 2014.

Connor has been a Cycle-Smart client since he was preparing for the 2014 World Championships, after finishing on the podium at the U23 National Championships. His prowess on a cyclocross bike quickly took him from camp participant to assistant to coach.

All the coaches are ready and willing to help you have your best cross season yet!

Level 4 Cross Camp Training Program: $150. This is a training program designed to complement the skills and knowledge you will gain when attending the cross camp. The training program will take you from the weekend of cross camp through to the end of the cyclocross season. More info about the Level 4 Training Program can be found here:

PLEASE NOTE: The Level 4 ‘Cross Camp Training Program is ONLY available to people purchasing one of the camp attendance registration options. People purchasing only the Cross Camp Training Program will be charged an additional fee of $100.