Welcome to the new Mike Fraysse Sports website! This site has been created to keep everyone up-to-date with all of the exciting services Mike Fraysse Sports has to offer.

From our world-famous Better Bicycling Weekends for recreational riders looking to improve their skills for increased fun, to our weeklong summer training camps for juniors and young riders, to our renowned New Mexico and Argentina training camps, Mike Fraysse Sports has something for everyone!

And with our world-class facilities and coaching staff made up of National Champions, World Champions, and Olympic Team coaches, you can be sure that you are getting the very best coaching and instruction available, no matter what your goals are.

To navigate, simply use the menu on the right. Click on each topic to learn more. And remember, we are always just a phone call or email away!

Phone: (845) 856-3335
Email: info@mikefrayssesports.com
Fax: 845-856-3459
This site last updated: January 7, 2009

About Us

About Mike Fraysse

1976 and '84 US Olympic Team Manager and 19-time World and Pan American Championship coach Mike Fraysse has been involved with the sport of cycling all his life. A fourth-generation cyclist whose grandfather founded what is today the United States Cycling Federation, Fraysse was a world-class racer with a National Championship title to his palmares before moving into the coaching role. In 1979 he brought Polish coach Eddie "B" Borysewicz over from the Eastern Bloc, and together the two went about revolutionizing the sport of cycling in America.

Fraysse has had a hand in the development of such riders as Greg Lemond, Ron Kiefel, Alexi Grewal, Andy Hampsten, Davis Phinney, Betsy Davis, Connie Carpenter, Rebecca Twigg, Beth Heiden, Eric Heiden, Lance Armstrong, and Steve Woznik, to name just a few.
To date, Fraysse has personally produced 42 National Champions, 5 Pan Am Games Gold Medalists, 1 World Cup Medalist, 15 World Championships Medalists, 1 individual Tour de France Winner, and 2 Tour de France Team Classification Winners.

Fraysse has also contributed heavily to the development of the bicycle industry. As In 1979 he built the very first aerodynamic frame with tear-drop tubing for Greg Lemond to use in his silver medal ride at the Junior World Championships. Other notable inventions include the concor saddle and the female-specific saddle with anatomical cutout, to name just a few.

For his contributions to the sport, in 1998 Fraysse became one of the only Americans ever to recieve the prestigious Merit Award from the UCI, cycling's world governing body, and later that same year he was inducted into the US Bicycling Hall of Fame.

About Mike Fraysse Sports

Since 1994, Fraysse has operated Mike Fraysse Sports, LLC., a cycling- and triathlon-specific training center located in the foothills of New York's Catskill Mountains just 2 hours from New York City and 3 hours from Philadelphia. Situated on 28 secluded acres, the Sports Resort features a Victorian Mansion where 4-course gourmet meals are served three times daily, guest accomodations for visitors and athletes each with private bath and cable TV, gym, computrainer and roller rooms, a full-size swimming pool, deck, and volleyball court.

Camps are conducted throughout the year for a wide range of abilities-- from beginners and recreational riders all the way up to elite national-caliber professionals. In addition to the Sports Resort, Mike Fraysse Sports, LLC. also conducts a large number of international racing trips, along with their renowned winter training camp held in Argentina each February and March.

Better Bicycling Weekends

Better Bicycling Weekends will begin again in Spring 2010.

Mike Fraysse Sports' award-winning Better Bicycling Weekends are back for 2009! As featured in the New York Times and countless other nation-wide publications, Better Bicycling Weekends are getaways to the beautiful Catskill Mountains for anyone interested in gettiong more out of the lifetime sport of bicycling. These clinics are designed for cyclists and triathletes (and their families) age 12-80 of any and all abilities who want to learn more about the sport of cycling in a laid-back, relaxed country setting.

Besides the riding on lightly traveled and impreccably smooth country roads, there are plenty of opportunities to relax and have fun at the resort while getting away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday rat race. Enjoy the morning paper or a good book on the porch of the Victorian mansion, gaze at the stars after dusk, go for a swim in our pool, or take a hike on our 28-acre property's network of trails.The lifetime sport of bicycling offers fitness and enjoyment, so learning about correct and efficient technique will greatly enhance your knowledge and enjoyment.

Outside the resort, enjoy a multitude of activities, from antiqueing, to horse shows, canoe/kayak excursions down the Delaware River, bald eagle watching, fishing, and so much more!
Typical Weekend Schedule:

Friday Evening: Bike fit analysis followed by wine and cheese as we break up into individual groups for discussion with US Cycling Federation coaches, followed by dinner and a Q & A session.

Saturday Morning: Breakfast, followed by an overall evaluation of riding technique and bike handling skills. Based on this evaluation we will work on each rider 1-on-1 to improve his or her weak points through skills drills (such as cornering, bumping and touching wheels on the lawn, etc.)

Saturday PM after Lunch: Group ride along the Lackawaxen River incorporating cornering technique and various drills, with breaks for eagle watching on the Delaware River and to check out some of the local attractions, such as the Roebling Bridge and Minisink Battlefield.

Saturday Evening: Dinner followed by Q & A period with former US Olympic Team Coach Mike Fraysse.

Sunday AM: Breakfast, then hill climbing and descending technique drills, followed by a group ride to the original Woodstock Concert site in Bethel Woods.

Sunday PM: Lunch, relax by pool, depart.

For more information or to reserve a spot, please contact us by phone or email:
(845) 856-3335

2010 New Mexico Winter Training Camps

Escape the harsh winter and train in mild climates amidst the rugged mountains of New Mexico, on the very same training rides used by Johan Bruyneel and Team Astana!

9-day Training Camps running from January 23 - February 14 and March 13 - 21 for all abilities and ages.

Just a short plane ride away lies Albuquerque, New Mexico, a hidden paradise for cycling. Covered in bicycle-only lanes, routes, and paths, Albuquerque is a cycling-friendly city and much safer to train in than other nearby locations, such as Tuscon, AZ, or southern California. Nestled amongst numerous mountains that top out above 13,000 feet, it is easy to see why Johan Bruyneel brings his teams here to train every winter. Set at 5,300 feet above sea level, athletes can enjoy the benefits of training at altitude without having to worry about the negative symptoms of training at higher elevations.

Albuquerque is one of the nation's fastest growing cities, and boasts a multitude of off-the-bike cultural events and activities. With its own international airport and very inexpensive flights, Albuquerque is the perfect place to kick off your serious training for 2010.

Mike Fraysse Sports has brought together a world-class coaching and support staff to give you the experience of a lifetime.

Specialty Camps
Choose from the following dates (or come for the whole time!)

Jan. 23 - 31
Jan. 29 - Feb. 7
High Performance Camp: March 13 - 21 (intended for racers looking to kick off the race season in peak form)

Professional Bike Fit Included
Included in the price of this training camp will be a $250 full professional bike fit performed by the staff of Bike Fit Systems, the company behind the revolutionary wedge! Each athlete will receive a complete fit and analysis performed by the very best in the business. You will get the same service provided to Olympic medalists, World Champions, Tour de France competitors, and numerous others! For more details, click onto Bike Fit's website http://www.bikefit.com/

Nightly Clinics
Each night we will hold a 1-hour clinic on a different topic, ranging from stretching techniques, to proper nutrition, etc.

Special Deal for Spouse, Girlfriend, or Significant Other!
Any athlete's non-participating spouse or sigificant other will be able to come along for free! So now you don't have to leave your wife at home while you selfishly train...invite her to come along for a free vacation!

Sample Schedule:
Saturday - arrival and check-in. Professional bike fit followed by 1-2 hour recovery ride. Evening meeting to go over the coming week.
Sunday - 4 hr group ride to evaluate each athlete's ability. That night we will divide the athletes into groups for training based on similar ability and skills.
Monday - AM: 2 hr ride. PM: 3 hr pace line practice. Night: clinic.
Tuesday - AM: 2 hr ride. PM: Climbing tempo ride. Night: clinic.
Wednesday - 5-hr endurance ride on varied terrain. Night: clinic.
Thursday - AM: 2-hr recovery ride PM: Intervals Night: clinic
Friday - 4-hr easy ride Night: clinic
Saturday - Destination ride with lunch PM: free
Sunday - AM: free PM: depart

SPECIAL DEAL: Pay in full by January 1, and get a 10% discount!

After January 1: $995 per 9-day training camp, which includes:

-Hotel accomodations (based on double occupancy)

-Airport pickup/dropoff

-Daily breakfast

-Professional comprehensive bike fit from Bike Fit Systems (a $250 value)

-Supported training rides with follow vehicle

-World-class coaching

-Nightly lecture/clinic

-Camp clothing kit

(Airfare not included)

To register, simply click onto http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=9606
Or, to request a registration form, please contact us by phone or email.

In order to reserve your spot, a $200 deposit is required and must be received a minimum of 3 weeks before the beginning of your desired camp. Checks can be made payable to "Mike Fraysse Sports," and mailed to:

Mike Fraysse Sports, LLC.

PO Box 326

Glen Spey, NY 12737

For more information or to request a registration form, feel free to contact us by phone or email:
(845) 856-3335

2010 Trinidad & Tobago Racing Trip

International Easter Grand Prix Racing Trip
Trinidad & Tobago
March 27 - April 5, 2010

Mike Fraysse Sports will be taking a group down to the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad & Tobago during the week of Easter for an intensive track-specific training camp followed by 3 days of international competition.

Arrival will be on Saturday, March 27. An intensive training camp will be run during the ensuing week, taking advantage of our location less than 1/2 a mile from the velodrome. Coaching staff made up of former Olympic Team and National Team coaches will be there both to direct high intensity workouts and to instruct riders in proper technique, tactics, and correct bike fittings, and work 1-on-1 with each rider as needed.

Over Easter weekend, participants will compete in the International Easter Grand Prix. The Grand Prix is a 3-day track meet with races for Junior, Amateur, Professional, and Masters categories. Juniors and Masters categories are divided by age group as per normal national championship standard (ie - 15-16, 35-39, etc.) while amateurs compete in categories 4, 3, 2, or 1. Each category will race 3-5 times each night, competing for prizes in each race and collecting points for an overall omnium that covers all 3 nights of racing.

In addition to great high-intensity early-season training in warm weather, plus top-notch international competition, participants will have the rare opportunity to share the velodrome with some of the sport's superstars competing in the professional category. Past editions have seen Franco Marvulli (5x World Champion), Walter Perez (Olympic and World Champion), Toni Tauler (Olympic medalist and former Tour de France rider), Roberto Chiappa (World Champion), Stefan Steinweg (World Champion), and many more of the biggest names in the world of cycling.

This trip is open to racers of all abilities, male and female: juniors, masters, and senior categories 4-3-2-1.

Price of $1495 (juniors please contact us for special Scholarship details) covers everything from airport pickup and transportation to races, private track use, motor sessions, coaching, accommodations, 3 daily meals, and race entry. The only thing this price does not cover is airfare, which is extremely cheap. For example, flights from Miami are around $230 roundtrip.

To register, sign up via BikeReg.com or contact us for an application.

For more information, feel free to call or email us:



2010 Argentina Triathlon Training Camp and Half-Ironman Mar del Plata

February 27 - March 8
Mar del Plata, Argentina
Escape the harsh winter this February and travel to Mar del Plata, Argentina, for a training camp vacation and the experience of a lifetime!
Train in one of South America's hottest vacation spots, race in an internationally-sanctioned half Ironman (optional), partake in a traditional Argentinean BBQ, witness a spectacular tango show, go sight-seeing in Buenos Aires, and much more!
Training Camp
For all levels and abilities of triathletes, from sprint on up to Ironman competitors. Recreational and age group "weekend warriors" will raise their fitness level and increase skills to gain further enjoyment from the sport of triathlon. Racers will work with coaches to improve all aspects of their training and skills to see improved results and faster PRs.
We will be utilizing a vast array of world-class, private training facilities (see seperate page for details) all located within several blocks of the hotel, under the full-time supervision of many of the biggest names in the triathlon world.
Barbara Buenahora, Latin America's #1 Pro Ironman Triathlete, as well as Juan Mutti, 3-time Argentina National Ironman Champion (photo at left), will join us at workouts and meals to work 1-on-1 with each athlete in addition to coaches to help you achieve your goals.
Half-Ironman Mar del Plata
In addition to triathlon training, participants will have the option to take part in Half-Ironman Mar del Plata, an official internationally-sanctioned Ironman Triathlon that takes place on Sunday, March (giving you a full 9 days preparation leading into the event).
For those who choose to compete, the experience is unlike any other. All of Mar del Plata shuts down to give racers complete use of major city and surrounding countryside streets. Tens of thousands of spectators turn out to cheer you on every step of the way. The race begins with a swim through the Atlantic Ocean starting on the beach alongside Casino Central, the world's largest casino. The bike portion travels along the coast, using Mar del Plata's most prominent streets where spectatorspack 3-deep along the curb. The run brings you through the heart of the city, where, cheered on by thousands you will finish just before the beach and be crowned an International Ironman Finisher and be eligible for Age Group awards as well.
Later in the day after the race we will travel to the awards presentation, followed by a special Argentinean barbeque later that evening where you will be able to sample all of Argentina's world-famous meat.
Trip to Buenos Aires
On Monday, March 8, we will depart Mar del Plata after breakfast and travel north to Buenos Aires. There we will take part in a guided tour of Buenos Aires during the afternoon. In the evening we will visit a traditional Argentinean tango show, and afterwards dine out at one of Buenos Aires' most exclusive restaurants, before flying back to the USA.
Coaching Staff
Mike Fraysse: 1976 and 1984 US Olympic Team Manager, 14-time World Championships Coach, former coach of Greg Lemond and Lance Armstrong
Kevin Koskella: World-renowned triathlon swim coach for TriSwimCoach. Regular contributor to Inside Triathlon and Men's Health Magazine, former NCAA All-American swimmer.
Barbara Buenahora: #1 ranked Latin American Ironman triathlete, 9-time Argentina Champion, winner of 2003 Ironman Brazil
Dr. Juan Mutti: 3-time Argentina Ironman Champion, owner and chief sports medicine physician at world-renowned Sports Institute
Juan Curuchet: 2008 Beijing Olympic Gold Medal Winner, 2004 Elite Track World Champion
Jiri Manus: Olympic and World Championships Medalist
Phil Stephens: ISU Track Certification Instructor, Pan Am Champion, world-renowned bike fit specialist with Bike Fit Systems, LLC.
Betsy Davis: 19-time US National Champion, 300+ career victories, former US National Team coach
Joe Saling: 17-time US National Champion, multiple Masters Pan-Am Champion, Head Coach of the Walden School of Cycling
• 250m Velodrome (sight of 1995 Pan Am Games and recently covered with a brand new roof; soon to play host of 2011 World Cup #4)
• Private Beach for open water swim training and transition practice
• Private 50m and 25m Swimming Pools
• Gym
• Private Road Circuit Criterium Course for training and
• 2.5km Auto Track for road drills and workouts
• Sports Science Clinic
• Cross-country Running Course
Locations and Accommodations
Our tried and tested venue from the last 6 years, Mar del Plata is known as the "Riviera" of South America. One of the most popular resort cities in South America, Mar del Plata is a summer wonderland that is actively increasing its reputation as the sports capital of South America. Mar del Plata has hosted such events as the annual Mar del Plata Marathon, the internationally-sanctioned Half-Ironman Mar del Plata, as well as the 1995 Pan Am Games, 2005 FIBA Youth World Championships, 1978 FIFA World Cup, and 2001 FIFA Youth World Championships.
As a result, Mar del Plata is an incredibly sports-friendly city that is absolutely perfect for our training camps. A beautiful location right on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Mar del Plata is in the height of summer during February and March, making it the perfect place to escape the frigid winter snows of the northern hemisphere.
Our accommodations in Mar del Plata are at the 5-Star Hotel 13 de Julio. Much more than just a hotel, 13 de Julio features an Internet Cafe with Wi-Fi connection, Bar, Dance Floor, Game Room, and spacious Lobby. Rooms are equipped with Private Bath, Central Heating, Environmental Music, Cable TV, and Telephone with NDD and IDD capabilities. Suites are also available and feature wide kitchen and dining room, living room, meeting area, 3 spacious bedrooms, individual cold/heat air conditioning, and jacuzzi.
Special Club and Group Discounts
For clubs or groups of 5 or more, special discounts and rates are available. Please contact us for pricing.
Bring your friends and team members and save!
Prices and Dates
The triathlon camp runs 10 days, from February 27 - March 8. Departure from the US is on Friday evening, February 26, with arrival in Buenos Aires on the 27th. Return from Buenos Aires is on Monday evening, March 8, with arrival in the US on the morning of the 9th.
However if you would like to arrive later or need to leave earlier, arrangements can be made (for example if you want to fly out Sunday night rather than Tuesday).
The price for each camp is $1995, which covers lodging, meals, coaching, use of training facilities, use of private beach resort, Ironman entry fee, airport pick up and drop off and all internal transportation within Argentina, bike fit analysis, sports medicine testing, training kit, special BBQ and awards dinner, tango show, sightseeing in Buenos Aires, and a special dinner in Buenos Aires. Single rooms are available for an additional $300 for the entire stay. Price does not include airfare.
Special pricing for juniors and U-23s, thanks to the generosity of one of our sponsors! Please contact us for details.
Big discounts are also available for clubs or groups of 5 or more! Please contact us for details.
To register online via credit card, please click onto http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=9717
Or, to pay by check or money order, please contact us and we will send you an application form by email or mail.
In order to reserve your spot, a $500 deposit must be received by February 1. Please make checks payable to "Mike Fraysse Sport," and send to:
Mike Fraysse Sports, LLC.
PO Box 326
Glen Spey, NY 12737
For more information, questions, or to request an application form, please feel free to give us a call or send an email:
(845) 856-3335

2010 UCI Masters Pan Am Championships

The Masters Pan American Cycling Championships for road and track will return to Havana, Cuba in 2010!

Dates are still being decided, so please check back regularly for updates!