Cycling center to open at Clay Terrace Mall

(Submitted photo)
(Submitted photo)

Staff report

Power Booster, a high-tech indoor riding and coaching program designed for competitive cyclists and tri-athletes, plans to open a new location inside St. Vincent Sports Performance at Clay Terrace Mall in Carmel.

The training center will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1.

The popular indoor cycling training series prepares Indy-area cyclists and tri-athletes for a full season of training and competition through an established system of workouts that take place inside on state-of-the-art Computrainer units.

The advanced indoor multi-rider set-up allows the riders and coach to monitor, via digital screens, individual power (wattage), speed, distance ridden, caloric expenditure, and other metrics. A small-group setting of eight riders at a time allows coaches to see individual data and hone in on each rider’s specific training needs while riders are coached through designed workouts to build power and form on the bike.

“This is not your mom’s spin class,” said Dean Peterson, Marian University’s cycling coach. “This is an established system of workouts for competitive cyclists and tri-athletes who want to increase cycling-specific efficiency, power, and overall output.”

Local sports talk radio host JMV from 1070 The Fan will be at the center during the open house to greet visitors and register people for four $50 gift cards from Bike Line. Visitors can also meet student-athletes from Marian University’s national championship cycling team and test the Computrainer units.