Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo
Century, ULTRA, & Time Trial
(And Chief Ladiga Cruise Family Ride)
Saturday & Sunday
May 16 & 17, 2020
March 13th and 14th, 2020
INSTRUCTOR: BETH LEASURE-HUDSON (firstname.lastname@example.org)
An enjoyable rolling classroom in a beautiful outdoor setting. We'll demonstrate and drill climbing and descending dkills and discuss training. We'll ride the tough steeps along the Scenic Parkway. On Saturday, we'll put it all together riding to the top of Cheaha and back!
DATE: Friday, March 13th, 3PM - 6PM (3 hours)
DATE: Saturday, March 14th, 9AM - NOON (3 hours)
COST: $79 per rider for both sessions; $49 for each day
BRING: Snacks, liquids, weather-ready gear, your bike, and be ready for FUN learning!
LOCATION: Scenic Overlook at Start of Scenic Parkway - GOOGLE MAP LINK
SCHEDULE & CONTENT
Intro to Coaches & Riders
Standing Versus Seated Climbing
Warm-up Drill Out of Saddle Cllimbing - 3 Ways
Uphill Shifting, Momentum, Accelerating, Pacing
Power Hill Drills and How to Get Faster on Steeps
Horseblock, Not Again, Oh Shift Will Be Your Classroom!
Warm-Up Drill: Cornering, Downhill Arcs
Braking & Weight Distribution for Faster Descending
Winds on Descents
Long Climbs: Grinding & Spinning
Training for Long Climbs
Break Into Groups and Climb Cheaha
Return at Your Own Pace / Ride With a Coach
ABOUT THE INSTRUTOR
Beth Leasure-Hudson is a former bike racer turned coach and pro cycling performance expert. Through her experience and interests, she considers herself a compassionate, science-based teacher offering a comprehensive program in competitive cycling success. Beth also acts as a consultant in various community or sponsor-based projects to broaden cycling awareness, represent brand or marketing interests, and steward resources for cycling causes. Beth is married to recreational cyclist and keen hill descender, Mike Hudson whom she met at a crossroads on a training ride. Their intersected lives are dedicated to serving others.
Beth's distinctions include:
M.S. Exercise Physiology
B.S. International Studies, European Studies, Institut Européen de Bruxelles
USA Cycling Level 1 Coach *Distinguished
USA Cycling Power-Based Training Certified
Research related to the indices of aerobic endurance; physiological characteristics of Grand
Tour riders; psychological characteristics of successful Olympians; coaching effectiveness;
biomechanical considerations of bicycle climbing.
Some of Beth's past accomplishments include:
Cat 1 rider in the U.S.
International Dames rider in The Netherlands for Team Van Schilt Zuidwesthoek
Provincial Category in France, including men's races for Vélo Sprint Romanais Péageois
La Drome Provincial Champion, France
U.S. Masters National Criterium Champion
Mid-Atlantic Regional Criterium Champion
Colorado State Road, TT, Cyclo-Cross Champion. Best All Around Rider masters women.
Colorado State Mountain Bike Bronze
Founder of Team Spirit, non-profit for pro cycling development
Directeur Sportif, Kelly Benefits Elite Men's Team
Directeur Sportif, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University Cycling Teams
Guest Director for Calyon Litespeed, Canadian men's pro team
Guest Director for Team Caico, Colombian-Puerto Rican combined men's pro team
Team Coach for Breast Cancer Awareness Ride Event
Personal Coach for Ride for the Cure Diabetes Event