Cyclocross Camp

2021 Cascadia Junior Cyclocross Camp

August 5 – 8, 2021 in Hood River, Oregon

For Ages 13 – 19, this 4-day camp is for experienced riders with cyclocross bikes who want to train skills, learn tactics and boost your fitness for the fall race season.

2021 Recap Gallery

Thursday: arrival, intros & ride

  • Check-in begins at 1 PM in Hood River. You will receive the address by email.
  • Bend van = meet at 9 AM at Cog Wild to load up depart Bend by 9:30
  • 1 – 3 PM set up camp and intros
  • 3 – 5 PM urban skills ride
  • 6 PM dinner is Yumm Bowls with classroom to follow
  • 9 PM quiet, 10 PM lights out each night

Friday: Lost Lake loop / skills in the PM

  • begin with a 15 minute jog before breakfast, 7 – 7:15
  • 8 am loading up for ride — similar to this route Lost Lake loop or 2021 Version
  • skills: refine barriers, burn in course, mounts / dismounts
  • gentleman sprints for tactics and discuss
  • dinner is pasta & salad
  • classroom session = training concepts, how to plan your season, how to train to your strength / weakness


  • begin with a 15 minute jog before breakfast 7 am
  • roll out by 8:30 am — similar to this route Post Canyon loop or Post to Kingsley
  • lunch / nap
  • shorter skills / games / relays / bike polo
  • dinner is burritos / tacos, then cruise or drive to town for ice cream


  • begin with a 15 minute jog before breakfast 7 am
  • scratch races / hill climb challenge / relay finale
  • team photo
  • done at 11:30, debrief and lunch;
  • check out between 12:30 – 1:30 PM

OBRA annual or single event memberships are required


  • Camping on private property
    • Bring a tent or share with a friend
    • Camping is for our juniors and staff only, not available for families of riders, sorry.
  • Cooking our own food so we can eat well and learn about nutrition
    • breakfasts may include pancakes with fresh berries, yogurt, eggs, pickled veggies & fish, sausage, fruit
    • lunches may include lunch-meat sandwiches, salads, cold pasta, fruit, burritos
    • dinners will be Yumm bowl night, pasta night and taco / burrito night; with apps, sides and dessert

Skills & Rides

  • Skills Sessions each day to focus on specific skills, drills and movements unique to cyclocross
  • Group Rides will focus on building endurance and exploring the rough, rugged, steep terrain of the Columbia Gorge and Mt Hood National Forest.
  • Example rides from previous years: Post Canyon loop and Lost Lake loop
  • Rides can always be extended for distance but time is limited to about 4 hours so we can still do skills during the rest of the day


  • Cyclocross bike with 35 – 45c tires (wider are better because the roads are very rough, 38c is a sweet spot for most riders on this terrain) — tubes are great because it’s easier to replace a tube than patch a tire on a long ride; if you have tubeless tires you must bring extra tubes and a tire plug if you have one.
  • Good level of fitness and well-rested coming in. Must have experience with 3+ hour rides on hilly terrain. Ages 13 – 19.
  • Positive attitude, desire to work hard, help each other, and learn from your peers & coaches.
  • Must be able to carry with you: 2 extra tubes, multi-tool, 2 water bottles, snack, layers for mountain weather

Packing list:

  • 2 extra tubes!
  • Riding kit for 4 days
  • CX bike, shoes, helmet / multi-tool, hand pump
  • personal care items (we have a sun-shower and can go swimming)
  • towel & bathing suit
  • tent / sleeping pad / bag — due to covid it’s best to not share tents
  • personal food items that you need for meals or rides optional if you have restrictions or specific things you need. Otherwise food is provided.
  • street clothes
  • running shoes
  • try to take 3 bags maximum so you can keep track of your items


  • CX Camp Head Coach: Bill Warburton with Cascadia Junior Cycling
  • Assistant Coach: Summer Newlands with Team Oregon
  • Guest Rider for Friday: Brenna Wrye-Simpson with Sellwood Cycles / Team S&M
  • Other guest riders pending

COST: 2021 Camp is $300 with tuition assistance if needed email