2006 Cycle-Smart Cyclo-Cross Camp - Northfield

Cycle-Smart is proud to present the 6th annual Northfield Cyclo-Cross Camp, taking place September 8-10, in Northfield, Massachusetts.

The camp's unique attraction lies in its beautiful setting, fun atmosphere, and mix of skill levels and personalities. Not to mention the opportunity to learn and practice skills with some of the best 'cross racers in New England. "Adam Hodges Myerson passed along one tip about 'cross starts that was worth the entire price of camp alone! No matter what level racer you are, camp will fit into your agenda. " (Chris Mayhew, former camper)

Cycle-Smart coaches will provide hands-on instruction in training and technique for cyclo-cross, with an aim towards a 1:5 coach:rider ratio. Full vegetarian meals and lodging will be provided. The cost of the camp includes entry in the the Northfield Cyclo-Cross race on Sunday, where skills learned over the weekend can be put to use and evaluated after the race.

The camp is open to riders of all ability levels, although everyone must have a USCF or NORBA license. Unlicensed riders can purchase a license at the camp for an additional charge.


'Cross Camp Level 4 Training Program

This year Cycle-Smart is offering a special level 4, 3-month training program to accompany your experiences at the 'cross camp. This individualized training program is aimed to take your experiences at the camp and build on them during the course of the Fall 'cross season.
More Information About The Level 4 Training Program



This year's confirmed coaches are Adam Myerson, Steve Weller, Johs Huseby, and Ben Turner.


The venue for the camp will be the picturesque Northfield Mt. Hermon School. Lodging and meals will be served here. This year's camp will take advantage of dormitory-style lodging.

There are a number of pricing options available based primarily on lodging, meal, and coaching options:

1. 1 Single bed/Single Occupancy: $650. If you are coming to the camp as an individual, and would like your own room with a single bed, choose this option.
2. 2 Single Beds/Double Occupancy, 1 camper: $750. If you are coming to the camp and would like to bring a non-riding partner with whom you will share a room, choose this option. Meals are included for your partner in this price.
3. 2 Single Beds/Double Occupancy, 2 campers: $550. If you are coming to the camp as an individual, would like your own bed, but don't mind sharing a room, choose this option.
4. Camp not including lodging: $450. If you live nearby or plan to make other lodging plans, use this option. This includes the Friday evening meal and seminar, Saturday meals and both clinic sessions, and Sunday race entry, meal, and coaching.
5. Saturday Only: $350. This option includes attendance at both of the clinic sessions on Saturday, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the school. Race entry on Sunday is not included.
6. Level 4 'Cross Camp Training Program: $125. This is a training program designed to complement the skills and knowledge you will gain when attending the 'cross camp. The training program will take you from the weekend of the 'cross camp through to the end of the cyclo-cross season.
More Information About The Level 4 Training Program

PLEASE NOTE: The Level 4 'Cross Camp Training Program is ONLY available to people purchasing one of the camp attendance registration options. People purchasing only the Cross Camp Training Program will be charged an additional fee of $25.



Register Online at BikeReg.com. You can also mail a check denoting camp option, ability level (beginner/intermediate/advanced), t-shirt size, and race category to: Cycle-Smart Cyclo-Cross Camp, 32 Ditson St. #5, Dorchester, MA 02122. This camp will fill up, so cancellations will be charged a $100 fee. Registration must be received by September 4th.

E-mail or call Adam at adam@cycle-smart.com or 617.288.1460 if you have any questions.



Northfield/Mt. Hermon School

The Northfield campus overlooks the Connecticut River and surrounding hills. Lodging will be in Hibbard Dorm.Driving Directions - below

Curriclum and Schedule


6-8 PM: Arrival and Registration
8-10 PM: Evening Seminar and Dinner


7-8:30 AM: Breakfast
9-12 AM: Morning Session, Technique Emphasis 12:30-1:30 PM: Lunch
2-5 PM: Afternoon Session, Racing Emphasis 6-7 PM: Dinner
7-10 PM: Evening Seminar


7-8:30 AM: Breakfast
8:30 - Warm up in groups based on race category
10-3 Race
3:00 - Depart from Race Venue


Fully vegetarian, catered meals.

Driving Directions

Northfield Mount Hermon is easily accessible from I-91 and Route 2.

From Eastern Massachusetts

Follow Route 2 west to Route 63, then go north on Route 63 for approximately 8 miles to where Route 63 merges with Route 10, then:

To get to the Northfield campus, remain on Route 63 two more miles through the village of Northfield until you see the School's sign on your right. 

From I-91

Take Exit 28 in Massachusetts and follow Route 10 north.

To get to the Northfield campus, stay on Route 10 over the Connecticut River. At the "T" intersection, turn left on Routes 10 and 63. Go through the village of Northfield until you see the School's sign on your right. 

You will pass the Mt. Hermon Campus on Rt. 10. Don't be confused; you're looking for the Northfield Campus.


If you have any questions about the camp, contact Adam at adam@cycle-smart.com, or 617.288.1460