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June Club Meeting: Training for Optimal Performance

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

June Club Meeting: Training for Optimal Performance

Event: Monthly Club Meeting

Date: June 13, 2017

Location: Connolly’s Bar & Restaurant, 121 West 45th St. (3rd fl.) (bet. 6th Ave. & Broadway)

Training for Optimal Performance

As recreational cyclists, we spend a more than a fair amount of time on our bikes, but are we actually training for optimal performance or even improving? Do you know that this year a couple of young, eager and innovative NYCC members have developed the club’s first racing and development team and ……have been remarkably successful?

Please join us at our June 13 th club meeting to hear from our NYCC Racing & Development Team co-captains, James Gilbert and Andrew Leone to learn about the interesting and motivating story of how and why this team was developed and has enjoyed surprising success in their very first year of competition. In addition, Chad Butts and Allan Rego, the team’s professional coaches, from enduranceWERX, will provide the key elements of how to really maximize your time on the bike and train for optimal performance.

Gran Fondo NJ will be sponsoring the meeting with valuable raffle prizes


6:00PM - dine, drink and schmooze
7:00PM – program
8:15PM - raffle

Gran Fondo NJ

Gran Fondo NJ is the northeast’s most fun Gran Fondo and for the past 3 years has been named as one to the top 3 Gran Fondos in the USA.

The 2017 event is expected to draw approximately 3,000 registered riders in an amazing Mass Start.

Gran Fondo NJ features scenic routes of 107, 75, 62, 42 and 18 miles and 6 themed support stations with locavore foods.

Although the event is a ride, not a race, there are timed segments on the toughest hill climbs on the four longest routes.

In its first 6 years the event and its participants have raised over $1,000,000 for local and national charities.

Come and celebrate cycling with an amazing event, and finish with a food festival, expo and beer.

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Raffle Prizes:

  • Grand Prize: Free registration for two (any distance) in Gran Fondo NJ 2017, plus one full Gran Fondo NJ Cycling kit (jersey, shorts, hat)
  • 5 free registrations for one (any distance) in Gran Fondo NJ 2017
  • 5 Gran Fondo NJ Cycling Jerseys
  • ...and more!


James Gilbert

James is a founding member and co-captain of the NYCC Race Team. Coming from a background of competitive running and rowing, he is relatively new to the world of cycling and cycle racing. This season he leads the Floyd Bennett Field Thursday Night Race Series as well as CRCA's Jim Boyd B Field Team Cup with NYCC's Category 4 Race Squad.

Andrew Leone

Andrew is a founding member and co-captain of the NYCC Race Team.  He discovered his love for riding in 2009 after a friend convinced him to enter a 150 mile one day ride.  Andrew started racing in 2015 with CRCA and soon thereafter found the New York Cycle Club.  Andrew currently races with the Category 4 squad which is leading the 2017 CRCA B Field Team Cup.

Chat Butts

Chad holds a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology (2004) and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science/Cardiac Rehabilitation (2001) from Ithaca College. Chad is the owner of enduranceWERX, a cycling coaching and fitting studio in NYC. Chad is a certified USA Cycling coach and Retul bicycle fitter. He has over 15 years of experience coaching, testing, fitting, and consulting individuals. Chad is also a Triathlete and Category 1 cyclist, devoting many hours to training for his own goals. Most of all, Chad enjoys the time he spends with his wife Jessica and three children, Evangeline, Conor, and Jolene in Montrose, NY.

Allan Rego

Allan is a 2008 graduate of Boston College, where he was a member of the Alpine Ski and Cycling Teams. He is a USAC Level 2 Coach, and USAC Category 1 Racer on the Lupus Racing Team.  He has coached athletes to success in Trans America Tours, Professional Criterium Racing, and The Jim Boyd Cup (CRCA Overall Champion). His recent personal palmares: 1st Place 2016 Bear Mtn. Classic, 1st Place 2017 Orchard Beach Criterium, and 2nd Overall 2016 GFNY.



Connolly’s/NYCC Beer Happy Hour

Connolly’s/NYCC Beer Happy Hour will include the following beers for the entire duration of our meeting (6:00 - 9:00 PM) and will be available for purchase at the discounted price of $6.00 :

Bass Ale  ·  Sam Adams  ·  Connolly’s Red or Wheat  ·  Yuengling


June Club Meeting: Training for Optimal Performance
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