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FASCINATED BY INDOOR CYCLING?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO START WITH ARTISTIC CYCLING OR CYCLE-BALL?

THEN THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SUPPORTING YOU AND WILL BE HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU ON SITE.

THIS IS IMPORTANT TO GETTING STARTED

ATHLETES

Interested children and teenagers. Beginners ideally start practicing artistic cycling and cycle ball at the age of 6 to 10.

YOU!

As a coach. There are many successful coaches in artistic cycling and cycle-ball who have never practiced indoor cycling on their own. From Indoor Cycling World Wide you get tips for getting started and we support you in setting up your training.

TRAINING AREA

A training area with a non-slip floor for a riding-area or a playing field measuring 11 x 14 metres.

EQUIPMENT

Bicycles for artistic cycling and / or cycle-ball.
We can assist you with used bikes or special conditions of the manufacturer. For cycle-ball: goals, boards and balls.

You are interested in

PROJECT PARTNERS

Irmtraud Wirth and Eliana Thalmann

Our specialists for artistic cycling team 4 and partner for artistic cycling in Slovakia.

Rolf Halter - ICWW

Rolf Halter

is our coordinator for Asia.

Kathrin Igel and Marco Wagner

Our coaches for artistic cyclists and cycle-ball players from Canada.

Michele Giorgio and Ekkehard Zübner

Our coaches for Italy.

Enrico Krien

supervises the annual summer training camp in Kolarovo (Slovakia) for artistic cyclists from Ukraine, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Laura Rissé, Corinna Biethan and Silke Rissé

support the athletes and coaches from Ukraine.

Stefan Born

has been supporting athletes and coaches from Hungary for many years and is coordinator of the East European Cup.

The board of Indoor Cycling World Wide with the team of coaches at the presentation of the new ICWW-jackets.

SUPPORT BY INDOOR CYCLING WORLD WIDE

Starter Kit

We organise an introduction course with coach and bikes (travel expenses and transportation covered by us, housing and food by you).

Education

Support for “train-the-trainer”

Judging school

Workshops for judges

Partner program

Setting up contact to partner clubs or coaches from the main indoor cycling federations Austria, Germany & Switzerland.

Training camps

Support for training camps

Preparation course

Training camp for the preparation for the World Championships

THE HISTORY OF ARTISTIC CYCLING AND CYCLE-BALL

The history of artistic cycling and cycle-ball starts with the American, Nicholas Edward Kaufmann. His father emigrated from Switzerland to North America. Kaufmann was born in 1861 in Rochester, New York (USA) and he died in Berlin in 1943. In addition to his athletic skills Kaufmann possessed creative, artistic and organizational talents, so that he could become the acclaimed pioneer of the sport.

Nick Kaufmann was a good swimmer, gymnast and skater. But the bicycle has always challenged him to try acrobatic tricks on it. At this time cycling races were already very popular. The break during cycling races was a good opportunity for Kaufmann to show his acrobatic tricks on the bicycle to a large audience.

After the first cycling race was held in Paris on 31 May 1868, cycling races spread out quickly in Europe and North America. Beside the races, the presentation of figures on the bicycle as they were known from gymnastics, also became popular. The performances were presented on the “Michauline” with iron-clad wheels. Pictures of a training room for ”Vélocipèden” in Paris from 1869 and an indoor cycling sports festival of the Magdeburger Velocipeden Club in 1874 bear witness to this.

In 1888, Nick Kaufmann became World Champion in “Professional Cycle Trick Riding”. Nick Kaufmann is also regarded as the inventor of cycle-ball. The story of the little dog, which inspired him in 1893 to play a ball with the wheel, may be fictitious, but maybe it gets the gist.

(by Norbert Diehl, Head of “Rheinhessisches Bicycle Museum”)

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