Near Death Experience cyclists at Kirkwood |

Near Death Experience cyclists at Kirkwood

The Near Death Experience cycle camp is coming to Kirkwood this June.

“The NDE allows cyclists to take a break from their daily routine and spend three days focusing on the healthy pursuit of cycling without distraction,” says U.S.A. Cycling certified coach Robert Panzera.

Participants will have the opportunity for high alpine cycling with professional coaching from Panzera and Cycling Camp San Diego coaches and mentors.

Panzera is also certified from the Strength and Condition Associate and has been involved in racing and training all levels of athletes for the past 17 years.

For the 16th year, Kirkwood, sitting at an elevation of 7,800 feet, will host the event June 6-8.

“Before tackling a challenging ride at altitude it is important for cyclists to see how their body reacts to the environment of rarefied air. This includes knowing how to modulate efforts, adjust nutrition, and modify pacing strategies,” Panzera said about the importance of training at elevation.

Besides professional coaching, the Near Death Experience offers indoor and outdoor seminars and clinics, on-road guidance, full service and gear (SAG) support, a hard copy of Pazera’s book, all meals and entry into the 2014 Death Ride.

More information and registration on the camp can be found at Kirkwood’s events calender website at

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