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2019 Tri The Dirt Bear Mountain

The second iteration of Tri The Dirt Bear Mountain is coming April 27-29, 2019!  We are again partnering with Adam Walker and The Cycling Co to bring you world class technical coaching for all of your offroad skills!

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2018 Tri The Dirt XTERRA Victoria

Tri The Dirt XTERRA Victoria

Signup is open for TRI THE DIRT XTERRA Victoria and our second edition is going to be EVEN BETTER!  This camp is specifically focused on the XTERRA Victoria course and athletes who have signed up for XTERRA Victoria race save $25 and alumni from Tri The Dirt Bear Mountain save an additional $25!  We are rolling out the 2018 Tri The Dirt team gear so if you want to be part of the first year of TTD sign up quickly.

Tri The Dirt XTERRA Victoria edition is June 8-10!  You should plan to be in Victoria for a 5:30pm open water swim session on Friday night June 8.  The camp will run to approximately 4pm on Sunday June 10 with full days on Saturday and Sunday.  The final itinerary will be out in two weeks time.

The sign up INCLUDES TAX this time around 🙂

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Whether you are a beginner who is just starting your adventures on the dirt or a veteran looking to find more free speed TRI THE DIRT is the camp for you!  This is also an excellent opportunity for riders to come to familiarize with the course and receive coaching on how to best race at this venue.  This is a NON COMPETITIVE skills based camp.  This is not about smashing yourselves with exertion, it is about mindful improvement through better execution.  Everyone will improve and will swim/bike/run/transition at their level.  The learning environment is positive, fun, and confidence building.  NO ONE GETS DROPPED and NO ONE FEELS LIKE THEY ARE WAITING!

The camp will all be based at Durrance Lake where the XTERRA Victoria event will be held.  This camp is skills based, so all of the training will be focused on technique, but will also include a thorough preview of the courses.

We will teach you skills to tackle what you will encounter at XTERRA Victoria – roots, rock rolls, hills, and tight corners.  All of these obstacles require nailing the basic skills of mountain biking and some good run technique.  You will leave the camp with the knowledge of how to train to be better at this sport – not just fitter.  Offroad racing rewards technically sound athletes – so we will make you technically better at swimming, biking, running, and transitioning.

Why Tri The Dirt—> See HERE

The camp will start with an OPEN WATER BUOY session.  This session will be in wetsuits at this time of the year.  Sighting, turns, pack swimming, and entry/exits of the water will be covered.

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Then there will be a run clinic on AGILITY and UP/DOWNHILL running.  Mountain bike skills clinics will start with the basics and we will progress to some common maneuvers that incorporate all of the skills.

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Learn skills appropriate for YOUR LEVEL that make you a more confident rider

Also included in the camp will be a session on nutrition, transitions, and a tech session on suspension and tires.

This camp is supported by Clif Bar so we will have snacks on hand to avoid any hangry incidents…and at the end of the camp there will be an all out rock/paper/scissors war for prizes from Rudy Project.  We didn’t say it was all non-competitive!

Lunch will be provided! (as long as you are stoked on a massive Red Barn sandwich, cookie, and a drink because that is really all we can offer at this venue!)

Looking forward to meeting you all at Tri The Dirt.  Space is limited… so don’t delay.

 

Melanie McQuaid wins US Championship

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Go Camping with 3X XTERRA World Champ, Melanie McQuaid

 From www.xterraplanet.com by Pamela Hunt

Close your eyes and imagine your ideal coach. Tough, kind, incredibly knowledgeable, totally trustworthy, and maybe a bit of a badass.

 

If you just imagined three-time XTERRA World Champ Melanie McQuaid, you are in luck. This year, McQuaid will be leading the Tri the Dirt off-road triathlon camp from April 27th-29th at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, British Columbia. She and former pro mountain biker, Adam Walker will offer intense mountain bike coaching for both beginners and expert off-road athletes.

 

“For XTERRA and mountain bike racing, fundamental technical skills are always going to be a limiter if they are not in place,” said McQuaid of her decision to offer a camp. “So I figure the most important coaching I could offer are the technical aspects of XTERRA and off-road triathlon. I partnered with Adam, an experienced skills coach, so together we can offer a camp of technical coaching that will blow people away.”

 

The camp is a natural progression of McQuaid’s coaching and skills clinics. Last December, she offered a swim and run camp that was highly successful.

 

Tri the Dirt Camp will kick off Friday evening with a hill running session and dinner. Saturday will begin with a mountain bike skills workshop, a session on bike set-up, and continue with a lesson on skills, including angulation, rotation, cornering, and pumping. The day will conclude with an open water swim practice. Sunday will be equally awesome and will include another mountain bike skills session and a duathlon to practice transitions.

 

McQuaid added that her camp is neither a train-cation nor a mad, overtraining opportunity. “We are going to make you better technically. You will see immediate results and take away knowledge that will continue to improve and break through to new levels in your sport.”

 

But this is also camp, meaning that the weekend is pretty much guaranteed to be a blast.

 

“In general, mountain biking demands a laid back attitude,” said McQuaid. “It’s part of the culture.  So as soon as a mountain bike is involved, people relax, have fun, and enjoy the connection to nature and other athletes. You are coming to Canada. We pride ourselves on friendliness, politeness, and kicking serious ass on mountain bikes. We would love to demonstrate all of the above at Tri The Dirt Camp.”

 

For more information on Melanie McQuaid’s Tri the Dirt Camp, visit http://melrad.com/

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2018 Tri The Dirt Triathlon Camps Kickoff at Bear Mountain

Inaugural TRI THE DIRT triathlon camp – Bear Mountain Resort April 27-29, 2018

Tri the Dirt Triathlon Camp

After 22 years of racing mountain bikes, road racing, triathlon and XTERRA/offroad triathlon I am super excited to offer a triathlon training camp dedicated to the off road discipline.  I am drawing from my experience as former Canadian National team cross country mountain bike racer, XTERRA pro with over 50 professional victories including five World titles, and six time Ironman 70.3 Champion to bring you TRI THE DIRT – the ULTIMATE OFFROAD TRIATHLON CAMP.

I am excited to partner with former pro mountain bike athlete (we were team mates back in the day!) and master technical skills coach Adam Walker of The Cycling Co to offer hands-on mountain bike skills coaching which really sets this event apart from any other triathlon camp in the world.

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Check out Adam’s website to learn more about him!

TRI THE DIRT is for:

  1. The fresh faced beginner new to triathlon racing who has decided offroad is the coolest
  2. The seasoned Ironman veteran who is looking to try something a lot more fun
  3. The tri-curious mountain biker who is secretly coveting the ability to swim and run and is ready to come out and race
  4. The expert XTERRA racer who wants to dominate the top step of the podium at XTERRA Victoria
  5. Athletes that want to go have the most amazing, killer, train-cation on SWEET SWEET westcoast trails!*

*must be willing to learn some awesome new skills in the process

Sign up follows along with the itinerary for the camp.

Athletes need Tri BC memberships on that weekend and can sign up for membership through MelRad racing (with a $5 discount cha-ching!).  Athletes not from BC – details on how to buy a two day event membership is available.

There is the option to use an Interac email transfer instead of using Paypal.. just contact me to use that option and I will provide you with a receipt!

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Our goal is to make you more confident in your riding skills and help you master the world famous west coast single track trails.  TRI THE DIRT is an opportunity to learn the skills honed in Victoria, BC that developed the #1 women’s mountain bike team in the world (for over 20 years!)  In addition to riding skills, TRI THE DIRT is about executing an excellent off road race and what  training to dominate the trails both on the bike and run.

The cornerstone of a great offroad race is excellent riding but it is still a triathlon.  We will help you navigate the swim, bike and run where you maximize your strengths and build on your weaknesses.  We will touch on all aspects of off road racing.

The camp is suitable for ALL LEVELS.  TRI THE DIRT is your opportunity to improve by teaching you when you are comfortable, confident, and relaxed!  This camp is not on the trails for the awesome XTERRA Victoria event but the coaching will prepare you well to take them on.  Stay an extra day and you can go do a course recon to check it out!

The only restriction is this camp is 18 and over –  stay tuned for the kids version in the future!

Early bird fees until March 16th!

Early bird camp fees are $399 plus GST —> $418.95 

On March 17th the price will jump to $425 plus GST 

On March 30th the price is $450 plus GST.

On April 13th the price is $475 plus GST. 

REGISTER EARLY!

We will honor your entry for a future camp or allow you to transfer to another athlete AT ANY TIME.

NO refunds after April 13th (see above.. you can defer to another camp or another athlete who wants to take your spot).

There is an athlete LIMIT!  Refunds up to two weeks in advance but you can transfer your registration to someone else if you can’t make it.  First signed up gets the spots and once we are sold out.. that is it.

Also we have CUSTOM TRI THE DIRT CAMP JERSEYS and BOCO hats!! Woohoo.. thank you Champion System.  We will provide a link when the store is live.

Thank you very much for checking in with us!  Adam and I are excited about TRI THE DIRT and are confident this is the best triathlon camp in the world.  The stoke is high.

 

Tri The Dirt Bear Mountain Schedule

Schedule for 2018 Tri The Dirt Triathlon Camp at Bear Mountain Resort