Bucket List Events

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2015 Brazil Ride

The Brazil Ride is the newest MTB stage race edition to the CTS Bucket List. Join us in October 2015 for a 7-day race through the Chapada Diamantina National Park in east-central Brazil. This is a semi-arid region of Brazil, not tropical rainforest. The terrain is challenging and the scenery is spectacular with mountains, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and of course singletrack!

You must race with a partner during this race, so bring a friend or let us match you another rider from Team CTS.
Expect top-notch service at a CTS Bucket List event. Join us to benefit from bi-lingual guides and mechanics, comprehensive race support, and all your hotel accommodations, meals, and ground transportation covered.

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Location:

  • Brazil
  • International

Date: October 18-October 25, 2015

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2015 La Ruta de los Conquistadores

Note: The race is November 5-7, our trip is November 4-8. Billed as the "most grueling mountain bike race in the world", this mountain bike stage race through the jungles of Costa Rica lived up to its moniker each year that CTS has sent a team to compete. For 2015 we have a great package for you that includes Comprehensive Race Support in Costa Rica, and your Race Entry. As a member of the CTS team, you'll receive an entry into the race and full support during the camps and the race. Food, accommodations, and ground transportation in Costa Rica are included for your race trip. A Recon Camp is available as an optional add-on, as as coaching. Transportation to and from Costa Rica is not included.

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Location:

  • Costa Rica

Date: November 04-November 08, 2015

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2016 California Coast Ride

A NEW BUCKET LIST EVENT for 2016! Don't miss this opportunity to ride your bike the entire distance - 620 miles - from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to the SoCal beaches of San Diego. We will literally ride every mile, from hotel to hotel, along this beautiful and iconic stretch of California coastline. Along the way, CTS will offer our world famous support with coaches guiding the way, professional mechanics keeping the bikes tuned and cleaned, and professional soigneurs providing massages each evening.

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Location:

  • California

Date: January 17-January 23, 2016

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2016 Spring Classics Experience

Classics Season is something all cycling fans should experience at least once in their lives. For 2016 we have two ways you can immerse yourself in the Classics. For the Tour of Flanders option, join Chris Carmichael and knowledgeable local guides for the Tour of Flanders Cyclosportif, VIP access to the Tour of Flanders on race day, and then ride the final 150km of the Paris-Roubaix course. For the Paris-Roubaix option, you and Chris will ride the Paris-Roubaix Challenge, enjoy VIP Access to the "Hell of the North", and then ride the final 150km of the Tour of Flanders course!

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Location:

  • Belgium
  • France
  • International

Date: March 31-April 05, 2016

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2016 Trans Portugal

Trans Portugal is a unique 8-day mountain bike stage race that crosses Portugal. The 2016 race dates will be in May 7-15. It a very exclusive event, open to only 75 athletes each year. CTS has secured a very limited number of entries into the 2016 race and we want you to be part of our team! Hotel accommodations, all meals, and mechanic support are included. Join us for an exquisitely difficult and beautiful mountain bike experience through the trails and town of Portugal.

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Location:

  • Portugal

Date: May 07-May 15, 2016

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2016 Amgen Tour of California Race Experience

Register early because our 2015 trip sold out! As a member of Team CTS you will ride every stage of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California, just hours ahead of the pro peloton. And this isn't just some wine and cheese cycling tour… if the CTS pack is too slow, you'll be pulled off the course before reaching the finish line. It's you against the pros, and they're going to be coming up behind you very fast! The group will be supported on the road by professional mechanics and follow vehicles, you'll be staying in the same hotels and sharing meals with the pro teams, and we'll take care of all the logistics.

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Location:

  • California
  • USA

Date: May 08-May 15, 2016

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2016 Dirty Kanza 200

This event sells out every year and CTS has coveted entries! The Dirty Kanza 200 is unlike any other race you’ve done. It’s 200 miles over gravel roads through the Kansas countryside. At first blush that might seem about as fun or interesting as sticking needles in your eyes, but this race is a hidden gem! It’s awesome. It’s beautiful. It’s ridiculously hard. Use this as your excuse to upgrade your cyclocross bike, then come out to Emporia, Kansas with CTS for this incredible race!

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Location:

  • Kansas

Date: June 02-June 05, 2016

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2016 USA Pro Challenge Race Experience

This event sold out in 2015, so register early! Can you handle 7 back-to-back days riding in the Rocky Mountains and trying to stay ahead of the pro peloton? There's only one way to find out! Join Team CTS to ride every stage of the 2016 USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado, just hours ahead of the pro peloton. Team CTS will experience the full pro treatment. You'll be supported on the road and between stages by professional mechanics and soigneurs. You'll receive a post-stage massage daily, eat meals with the pro teams, stay in the same hotels as the pro teams, and have VIP Access to all stage finishes! This is as close as you'll ever get to living the pro cyclist lifestyle, and you'll come away with a whole new perspective on stage racing and your favorite pros!

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Location:

  • Colorado

Date: August 15-August 21, 2016

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2016 Haute Route Alps

Haute Route Alps is a 7-day stage race contested by teams of amateur cyclists (Trip dates 8/26-9/5. Race dates 8/28-9/3). But this isn't like your local weekend omnium. This is a timed event with a rolling enclosure and full pro-level support. This is your chance to experience European stage racing without taking out a ProTour license! Join our team and you'll train and race with complete CTS support, including one CTS Coach on the road with you and one CTS Coach providing pro-level support before/during/after every stage!

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Location:

  • France

Date: August 26-September 05, 2016

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2016 La Ruta de los Conquistadores

Note: 2016 Race dates are still TBD. Billed as the "most grueling mountain bike race in the world", this mountain bike stage race through the jungles of Costa Rica lived up to its moniker each year that CTS has sent a team to compete. For 2016 we have a great package for you that includes Comprehensive Race Support in Costa Rica, and your Race Entry. As a member of the CTS team, you'll receive an entry into the race and full support during the camps and the race. Food, accommodations, and ground transportation in Costa Rica are included for your race trip. A Recon Camp is available as an optional add-on, as as coaching. Transportation to and from Costa Rica is not included.

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Location:

  • Costa Rica

Date: November 04-November 07, 2016

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