The Athletes By Design Cycling Club (ABD), one of the Midwest racing organizations, has opened an indoor Cycling Center at the newly relocated Prairie Path Cycles in Winfield - featuring eight "Computrainer" stations wired up to a PC, television and stereo sound.
The Cycling Center inaugural "Boot Camp", which kicks off November 14, is similar to a spin class in that it allows riders the advantage of having a group indoor workout, but the similarities end there. Riders bring in their own bikes for the Computrainer system, and attach them to computer controlled resistance units which allows them to compete against the other seven riders in the 'class'. ABD’s coaches, including club President Mike Farrell, can program in courses with hills and wind that are tailor-made for that evening’s session, and even incorporate Olympic or Tour de France courses.
During the boot camp, which has 56 spots available (seven groups of eight), riders compete in two sessions per week - one focused on speed and one focused on power. Fees for the camp are $250 for ten weeks, which includes a total of 20 sessions and the base fitness test.
For details, go to www.prairiepathcycles.com