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Program Runs:  January - May 2024

Registration Closes December 31, 2023

Holistic Cycling Group Coaching 

Experience the Endurance Cycle Coaching Program, a comprehensive 5-month journey that blends the power of 1:1 life coaching with cycle training, all while fostering a tight-knit community of fellow riders. This program is designed to emotionally and physically prepare you for the Transylvania Epic (TSE) Mountain Bike Stage Race or your big 2024 adventure endurance challenge. You'll walk away with deep inner work, new friends, and a massive accomplishment under your belt.

What you get

  • 5-month training plan with goals and daily workouts in Training Peaks

  • 5 monthly group rides featuring progressive terrain and features 

  • 2 individual coaching sessions 

  • 5 monthly group learning seminars

  • A training camp weekend in April to preview the TSE trails in Rothrock

  • A private facebook page for community communications

  • Discounts and offers from our partners

If you are interested in learning more, please visit our FAQ section on the bottom of this page.

We included a link to our Webinar Video Call, as well as the questions we received.

Program Schedule

Jan

  • Training plan begins!

  • Jan. 7: Group Kickoff Ride with Meet & Greet @ Patapsco Bikes

  • 1:1 Holistically-Oriented Coaching Call with You

  • Group Learning Seminar #1 ~ Bike Maintenance

  • Pop-Up Rides based on Weather

Feb

  • Training Continues

  • Group Ride #2 

  • Group Learning Seminar #2 ~ Mobility & Injury Prevention

  • Pop-Up Rides based on Weather

Mar

  • Training Continues

  • Group Ride #3

  • Group Learning Seminar #3 ~ Nutrition & Nourishment

  • A 1:1 Coaching "Check-In" Video Call with You

  • Pop-Up Rides based on Spring Weather

Apr

  • Training Continues

  • Group Ride #4

  • Group Learning Seminar #4 ~ Mindful Self-Care

  • The Rothrock Training Camp Weekend!

May

  • Training Continues

  • Group Ride #5

  • Group Learning Seminar #5 ~ Final Race Preparation

  • We will see you at the Transylvania Stage Race Event!! #Singletracksummercamp      #Eastcoastrocks

Meet your Coaches

We're Britt and Jen! We are passionate mountain bikers with over 30 years of combined experience in biking and stage racing.   Jen is a board-certfiied health and wellness coach with a master's in integrative health and wellness coaching.  Britt is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with a degree in kinesiology. We blend our unique strengths to bring you a holistic cycling coaching program that integrates on and off the bike elements to support you in confidently taking on your 2024 adventure challenge. 

 

We know that any stage race or long-course event can feel daunting, but what has consistently been the best part of racing for us has been the immersion in natural beauty, the deep sense of community and belonging, and the unparalleled feelings of accomplishment after the race.  Biking, to us, is a teacher and metaphor for living a robust and vibrant life.

Whether or not you intend to actually compete in the race or just experience it, we are eager to offer tactical support, practical training, and community as we all prepare for the Transylvania Epic (TSE) Mountain Bike Stage Race in May.

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"This program was very different from any other training program, it embodied a holistic approach to get my body and mind ready for endurance races and events and I absolutely loved the community approach!

—Anne M

  • What is the pricing for the program
    Register by December 15, 2023, to secure our Early Bird Pricing and save $50. Save an additional $25 by paying via Zelle. $725-Zelle $750-Venmo/Paypal This works out to be $150 per month or $37.50 per week. Registration will close on December 31, 2023. Pricing below: $775-Zelle $800-Venmo/Paypal
  • How many participants do you expect to be in your program?
    We will be limiting our program to no more than 24 riders. Our monthly ride groups will be at most 12 riders per group and organized based on rider skill and fitness ability. It is important to us to ensure all riders feel safe and encouraged while stretching their limits.
  • What skill and fitness level must I have to participate in the program?
    You have some experience riding trails with roots and rocks, and can ride continuously for 90+ minutes.
  • What if I have never raced before?
    This program is designed to prepare you for completing a big event whether that is a specific race like the Transylvania Epic MTB Stage Race or a big adventure with your friends in the mountains.
  • When and where will the monthly group rides take place?
    When: We will be targeting Saturdays with a rain date on Sunday (of the same weekend). Where: We will start with rides in Patapsco, and, based on the group's abilities, progress to the Frederick Watershed/Gambrill and Michaux.
  • How will the group rides be organized?
    Group rides will have a 12-person maximum and be split into smaller groups based on skill/fitness level. It is important to us to ensure all riders feel safe and encouraged while stretching their limits.
  • Tell me more about the Learning Seminars.
    We will host five specific learning seminars with local-area experts. These sessions will take place on Sundays at Patapsco Bikes in Elkridge and will be recorded for those who cannot attend in person. Topics we are targeting are bike maintenance, mobility/injury prevention, nutrition, mindfulness/self-care, and preparing for your event.
  • What's included in the Rothrock Training Camp weekend?
    We will be leading 3 curated rides that traverse sections of the TSE stage race course. We will have a late afternoon/early evening "happy hour" ride on Friday. Saturday and Sunday, we will cover more terrain and provide additional options for those needing to depart early. You will be responsible for food and lodging. For those interested in #camplife, we will stay at the Seven Mountains Campground as our base camp for the weekend (1 mile from the TSE camp). Seven Mountains provides many camping options, from rustic to full amenities. We will provide more information for those who are interested.
  • Tell me about the Training Plan.
    The 21-week cycling training plan will prepare you for the Transylvania Epic 3 or 5-day stage race event (or your next big challenge) and is intended to start on January 1, 2024. The plan will be periodized into five phases and will include weekly target workouts and goals that you progress toward your May event. You will select from two available plans based on your specific goals and life management parameters: Our medium-volume plan is designed to prepare you for the TSE 3-day event or medium-length endurance event. You can dedicate approximately 8-11 hours per week on the bike. Our high-volume plan is designed to prepare you for the TSE 5-day or longer endurance event. You can dedicate approximately 10-14+ hours per week to the bike. The training plans will have similar goals and workouts, creating opportunities for group members to train together outside of our regular monthly rides. If you want to customize your plan and/or want regular 1:1 feedback throughout the program, please contact us to discuss a VIP coaching option right for you.
  • Have a question that is not listed here...
    Please send your question to jentillhuman@gmail.com or attend our Webinar Overview on Monday, December 4th at 7:00P ET.
  • Resources from our December 4th Webinar Call
    Link to the recorded Webinar Video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dXl92q4nXYAqU8cuQ2ONbAi50TewaCZp/view?usp=sharing Webinar Presentation: What were the themes we heard were most important from our Webinar guests: Questions we received: How quickly does the TSE sell-out? Generally if you commit before April, you will be ok. What kind of mountain bike do I need? We recommend a full suspension or hardtail in good working order. (This person will likely ride a 2.5" tire hard tail and we think she'll do well) When are the group rides? We will target Saturdays with Sunday as a backup plan due to the weather. We can make minor adjustments as needed based on changing weather conditions. Does the TSE have sweepers? Do I need to worry about stage cut-off's? TSE focuses on safety and will have sweepers on course. They also have volunteers pre-ride the course the morning of the race to ensure course markings are good-to-go. And their stage maximums are very generous!

"Jen and Britt are a powerhouse coaching duo, both are passionate about sharing their expertise and personal experience of endurance racing, especially the TSE.  They were excellent coaches who had just the right amount of encouragement and compassion to help me stay focused and keep training fun. They were both very accessible to answer questions, provide encouragement, and help when life got in the way and my training had to become more flexible. This program was very different from any other training program, it embodied a holistic approach to get my body and mind ready for endurance races and events and I absolutely loved the community approach!  Having other people to ride with who are also endurance training was essential to keeping me motivated and made the whole experience a lot more fun!  I highly recommend this program to anyone thinking about doing the TSE or any other endurance/stage race. The training and skills you learn will take you to the next and keep you motivated!"

~Anne, owner of the Bike Lane

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