Pro Cycling Training Camp, produced by Bahati
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The Ultimate Pro-Tour
Bahati Racing Pro-Training
Camp Gears Up in Aliso Viejo
Carson, CA. May 18,
On Thursday, July 16, 2009, Bahati Racing and Cannondale will host its first
Ultimate Pro-Tour Cycling Experience camp. This four-day training camp led by the 2008 National
Criterium Pro Cyclist, Rahsaan Bahati, provides professional riding
instruction, as well as guidance for strength training, racing tactics and
skills, sports nutrition, recovery, and time and energy management.
The Pro Cycling
Experience will include: fully supported rides with support bicycles provided
by Cannondale, support vehicles to keep cyclists safe; on-staff mechanics to
keep bikes cleaned and tuned; on-staff masseurs to provide daily massages for
peak performance and optimal recovery; a professional bike fit to ensure
bicycles are custom fit to individual riders; chiropractic adjustments to keep
everyone fine-tuned physically; daily lectures and skills clinics to educate
participates on best practices; and, ride appropriate nutrition lessons to
inform athletes of how to get the most out of their daily food and beverage
The most diversified
cycling camp offered in the United States, Bahati’s Pro Cycling Experience is
expected to reach world-class and upcoming athletes from a pool of more than 70
million cyclists nationwide.
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Participants will enjoy
first-class accommodations at the Renaissance Club Sport Resort in Aliso Viejo,
CA. Designed for the
fitness-minded individual, this resort offers an impressive array of amenities
structured to cater to an event such as the Pro Cycling Experience training
camp. The extensive full-service
workout facility, rejuvenating day spa, and top-rated restaurants and guest
rooms provide a one-of-a-kind experience for club members and visiting
The four-day Bahati
Pro-Training Cycling Experience presented by Cannondale includes all activities
and accommodations mentioned above for $1,400. Food and beverages are also included, with the exception of
alcohol. Camp begins on Thursday,
July 16th at 1:30 pm with hotel check-in and bike set-up. Once acclimated, the intense weekend of
lectures, rides, and activities begins.
Saturday’s scheduled activities include a fundraiser charity ride with
celebrities from 8:30am to 1:30pm.
Camp concludes on Sunday, July 19th with a dinner and awards
ceremony at 6:00 pm.
“We anticipate a
tremendous turn-out,” commented Rahsaan Bahati. “Although this is my first self-directed camp, I have
participated in cycling camps all over the United States. I am excited about the opportunity to
fine tune and enhance the skills of the riding community, which is very close
to my heart. I look forward to the
success of this camp and the ongoing efforts of Bahati Racing in developing
highly skilled and knowledgeable cycling athletes.”
Rahsaan Bahati was
introduced to cycling at the age of 12 years old. His 7th grade teacher Reggie
Gorman convinced Bahati’s parents to allow him to take a cycling class to help
him expend his exorbitant energy.
The cycling class was held at the Olympic Veldrome in Carson, California,
where the 1984 track Olympics were held. Soon, Bahati was racing at the
National Junior level.
In 1996, just six months
after being enrolled in the after school program, Bahati advanced to the Jr.
Track Nationals in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
He brought home four medals, three silver and one bronze. Bahati was also named a National team
member for five consecutive years.
He won more than 80 races from 1998-2000, including Elite Crit
championships; Junior Road and Crit championships; and, two National track
championships. After a successful 2000 season, Bahati decided to further his education,
enrolling in Indiana University where he studied Telecommunications and African-American
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After college, Bahati
returned to the professional cycling circuit, winning 13 additional races, including
the CSC Innovational in 2007, the Manhattan Beach GP and 2008 winning the USPro
Criterium National Championships.
For more information
about the Bahati Pro-Training Cycling Experience, and how to register, please
visit the Bahati Racing website at www.bahatiracing.com.