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Winter Road Racing Program

Every November to March, WattsUp Cycling offers a road racing specific training program. Designed for cyclists who are, or want to become, competitive road racers. The program develops your fitness to handle the demands of the following: criteriums, road races, and short time trials (<= 15k).

The program does not focus on race tactics, strategies, equipment, etc. Rather, it is a fitness-development program. We ensure that you are in terrific form to start the racing season. This isn't your standard winter training program. It's very specific, designed for the Ontario cyclist who doesn t have an abundance of time to devote to training. The program is five months long, and broken into three phases:

Phase I: Basic Training

Phase II: Fitness Development

Phase III: Race Readiness

Program includes:

LEVEL I
available Nov to Mar at both locations
LEVEL II
available Nov to Mar at both locations
LEVEL III
available Nov to Mar at both locations
$139/mo +HST
Initial two month commitment required ($278 +HST)
$239/mo +HST $299/mo +HST
1 weekly class

Reserved class slot

Opportunity to make up missed classes by attending other classes, space permitting

Lactate-based test upon entry into program

On site bike storage included

Showers*, towel service, and change rooms on site

Try a complimentary class anytime

* Showers available at 38 Torlake Cres
2 weekly classes

Reserved class slots

Opportunity to make up missed classes by attending any other class/es, space permitting

Lactate-based test upon entry into program

On site bike storage included

Showers*, towel service, and change rooms on site

Try a complimentary class anytime

* Showers available at 38 Torlake Cres
3 weekly classes

Reserved class slots

Opportunity to make up missed classes by attending any other class/es, space permitting

Lactate-based test upon entry into program

On site bike storage included

Showers*, towel service, and change rooms on site

Unlimited riding Mon – Fri, space permitting

Try a complimentary class anytime

* Showers available at 38 Torlake Cres
TESTIMONIALS

Thank you very much for a wonderful winter training program! Never have I felt this prepared this early in the season, and I have already seen results on the road (an early season PR on Ellis Ave after 90 previous attempts in the past 2 years). I have nothing but great things to say about your program and studio and have already shared my positive testimony many family and friends. I will definitely continue to do so.

Thanks again for a great opportunity. I'm definitely in the best shape I've been in to start a season.

I'll definitely be back to ride with WattsUp in the offseason! Great program, and great way to stay in riding shape throughout the winter!

It was great! I found the entire WattsUp experience to be great. Extremely fun and rewarding. From the moment I popped in and met with you, and through the lactate testing and other painful testings......ha ha, I have enjoyed every session. Really appreciate the tireless work from you, Kevin and Nick over the winter season.

Hey guys just wanted to say thanks again for the training this winter. Just returned from the first MGCC ride - it was the fastest ride I have ever done. I was able to stick with the group the whole way (110 km to Burlington and back), even when the pace picked up to the mid to high 40's at a couple of places. We were mostly cruising along at 35-38 and I had no problem with that pace - last year I would have been dropped with prejudice! I was able to take turns at the front and generally felt confident. I was a little unsure about how I would do after the training but I must say I feel like a different rider. I am so happy with this improvement and I am really excited about the season! Sign me up for next winter!

I just finished 2017 Springbank Elite 1/2 race. I am really pleased how it worked out. As per the plan, attacked early and put myself in a 2 man break. We stayed away for about 10 laps of a 30 lap race. Big effort. Basically threshold dipping into 5 min power on risers. We got swallowed up which was expected. Recovered. Attacked and followed a couple more moves. Critically survived some nasty strung out sections. Put down some small hard surges to stay top 10 wheels leading into the final straight and led out my teammate for the sprint, delivering him about 200 m from the line. Where he picked up fifth. Success for the team. I rolled across 17th.

Anyways I am writing because this race was a hard one. It was short and fast. I?ve hostorically struggled to put power down late in the race and deal with the surges. I did that today, even after riding hard in the break. My break away companion did not finish after he got absorbed. I also picked up some cash primes along the way in the break - bonus!

So I'm writing to say thanks. The system works. I?m better rounded than I was a year ago. Second, I better understand that I need to find time to recover between efforts to survive and I was confident if I sat in that I would have the strength to cover surges to get to the end. It's awesome going to a race and having a real sense of what I can put down for efforts and also knowing that if I play my cards right I can be there at the end. It lets me think about racing and actually not worry about power numbers. A winter of power based training has lead me to look at my in race power less than I ever have before. Not what I would have expected - but I welcome it!

Believe it or not 17th is my best result in a field this size at this level, and it came under tough race circumstances. Thanks again.

Just wanted to let you know that the "HARD" training at wattsup over the winter is paying off. I used to spend a couple of months, March ? May, riding to be back on where I was the year before in terms of fitness. By the time I feel comfortable with my fitness, I realized it's winter again. This winter, I definitely improved my power through a proper training program which I?ve never had before. My first O-cup race was Steve Bauer Classic. I got dropped on the Effingham hill but I finished it with my teammate and I working together. The Honda Crit was the fastest and hardest race I've ever done as all women from different categories raced together. It was happy to just stay with the pack. Thanks for putting a great program for our team.