Breckenridge Mountain Bike Camp

  • Breckenridge, CO
  • Jul 19 - 22, 2017
  • MTB Specialty

Is this camp right for me?

Fitness Level:
? Athletes in this group normally ride at least 3 days per week and feel comfortable riding 3-4 hours or up to 50 miles on a normal day (70 miles on a long day).
Moderate fitness recommended
Skill Level:
? Road: Comfortable riding side-by-side, drafting, drinking on the go. MTB: Ride blue and some blue/black (intermediate/advance) singletrack.
Comfortable in a Group

Epic 3 Day Mountain Bike Camp in Breckenridge!

Whether you are looking for an intensive training block to prepare for your key event of the season, or just a want an epic mountain biking trip to explore some of the best trails in the Colorado Rockies, we have got the camp for you! Our Epic Mountain Bike Camp is 3 days of long mtb rides (4-6 hours), big climbs, and epic single track in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Camp Includes:

  • Daily training sessions and on-the-bike coaching with Carmichael Training Systems Coaches
  • Trail guides with exclusive local knowlege from Breck Bike Guides
  • Training presentations from CTS Coaches
  • Professional mechanic support that includes daily wash and tune of your bike as well as unpacking and packing pre and post camp (shipping cost excluded)
  • Ride SAG support with sports nutrition and hydration products provided
  • CTS Jersey
  • 3 lunches, 2 dinners
This camp will be held in Breckenridge, Colorado, one of the top mountain biking destinations in the US. Situated at 8800 feet above sea level and featuring a wide variety of terrains, Breckenridge is the perfect place for the CTS Epic Mountain Bike Camp. This is the home of the six-day Breck Epic Stage Race, the almost-entirely-singletrack Breck 100, and the Firecracker 50. And when you get back into town, Breckenridge is one of the premier resort towns in the Rocky Mountains, packed with award-winning restaurants, shops, and services.
The Breckenridge Epic Mountain Bike Camp will be more than a series of coach-led trail rides. We’ve designed an intensive learning and training experience for you. We will be riding long distances on great trails, and stopping to teach you skills that will make you faster, more confident, and more efficient on the trails. You’ll learn handling skills for both climbing and descending, along with pacing, nutrition, and hydration techniques for endurance rides/races and high-altitude adventures.

Because we have a very high staff to athlete ratio we are able to split our groups based on ability and fitness level to ensure every athlete gets the most out of their camp. Due to the length of the rides and overall technical nature of the trails in Breckenridge, this camp is intended for intermediate to advanced mountain bikers.

Camp Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Check-In

    Once you arrive in beautiful Breckenridge, we’ll introduce you to your coaches for the camp and then we’ll all head into town for a great team dinner. We’ll also have a presentation on “Hydration and Nutrition for Epic Performance”. Registration is from 3-5pm at Breck Bike Guides 114 Lincoln Ave, Breckenridge, CO 80424.

  • Day 2 – Thursday

    Today’s 4- to 5-hour ride will feature sections of the Breck100 and Firecracker 50 racecourses, and we’ll cover about 3,000-4,000 feet of climbing. One of the focuses for the day will be skills and descending, so we’ll be doing a skills session and video analysis today. Following lunch there will be a presentation on “Mountain Bike Training with a Power Meter” and then some recovery time before you head out to the local restaurant of your choice.

  • Day 3 – Friday

    Today’s we’ll be on the bikes for 4-6 hours, and the route features the infamous Colorado Trail section of the Breck Epic and sections of the Breck 100. Overall we’ll cover 5,500 to 6,500 feet of climbing. Following lunch we’ll get together to review the analysis videos from yesterday’s ride. And we’ll end the day with a great team dinner in Breckenridge. Tonight you’ll want to get in bed early, so you have energy for tomorrow!

  • Day 4 – Saturday

    We saved the best and biggest ride for last! Today’s 4-6 hour route will feature parts of both the Breck Epic and Breck100 racecourses, and a few extra surprises! Overall we’ll cover 6,000 to 7,000 feet of climbing. It’ll be a blast, but you’ll be happily exhausted by the time we pull back into town. Following the ride, we’ll swap stories over a final lunch.

Additional Details & FAQs

REGISTRATION/CANCELLATIONS

A non-refundable $350.00 deposit is due at time of registration. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the camp and will be billed automatically. The credit card information used for your deposit will be billed unless otherwise arranged with the CTS accounting department.

Cancellation:

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We recommend you arrive by Wednesday, July 19, 2017 . Camp registration will be from 3:00-5:00 PM Saturday, July 22, 2017 . You must provide your own transportation. The conclusion of the camp will be Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Colorado Springs Airport (COS) is about 2.5 hours from Breckenridge.

Denver International Airport (DEN) is an approximately 2 hours from Breckenridge.

Items to pack for any of our cycling camps:

  • Bicycle: Clean, tuned and ready to ride
  • Gearing: Your bike should have a 12-27 cassette and/or a compact crankset.
  • Helmet
  • Jerseys: at least 4 (short and or long sleeve)
  • Shorts: at least 4 pair
  • Wind Vest
  • Baselayer : 1 or 2 lightweight
  • Rain Jacket
  • Arm Warmers
  • Socks
  • Cycling gloves: short finger
  • Cycling Shoes/pedals (carry these with you if traveling by plane)
  • Eyewear/sunglasses
  • Chamois cream
  • Small tote or backpack for anything you wish to keep in support vehicles.
  • Heart Rate Monitor and/or Power Meter (Power Tap or SRM or other)
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries for clean up between rides.

Items to add just in case

  • Light jacket
  • Medium weight jacket
  • Long sleeve and/or thermal jersey
  • Long finger gloves
  • Shoe covers/booties
  • Leg or knee warmers or light tights

Other items to consider:

  • 12-27 or 12-25 cassette – If you are not accustomed to climbing, are a beginner cyclists or are attending a climbing camp.
  • Bottles/mix/food – if you will be arriving before a camp begins or remaining afterward, and wish to ride, please bring what food/drink supplies you will need for your riding.

We will have sport drinks, food, spare tubes/tires, etc in our follow vehicles.  Each day we will prepare waterbottles for your bike using Bonk Breaker Nutrition and will provide you with sports nutrition products for use during the camp.

If you have any questions about what to pack or what to look for when purchasing cycling clothing or supplies, please contact us at 866-355-0645 or AthleteServices@trainright.com.

BIKE TRANSPORT AND ASSEMBLY

If you wish to ship your bike, please ship to Breck Bike Guides: 411 S Main St #12, Breckenridge, CO 80424. Plan for it to arrivle 1-2 days before camp. We will gladly assemble it and have it waiting for you.

If you plan to ship your bike, we recommend using BikeFlights.com.

(Please make sure your bike box/case is clearly labeled with your name)

CTS recommends that you purchase a Travelex travel protection plan to help protect you and your camp trip investment.

Consider travel protection for:

  • Trip Cancellation
  • Trip Interruption
  • Emergency Medical Expenses
  • Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation of Remains
  • Trip Delay
  • Baggage & Personal Effects
  • Baggage Delay and more.

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE & CONCIERGE SERVICES*: With a Travelex Travel Protection Plan, emergency assistance and travel services are just a phone call away from virtually anywhere in the world.

For more information on the recommended plans or to enroll, click here to enroll online or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference location number 06-0245.

Please Note: Trip Cancellation plans are only available to U.S. Residents and/or Citizens.

*Travel Assistance & Concierge Services are provided by the designated provider as listed in the Description of Coverage. This is a brief description of benefits. For a summary of plan details on benefits, coverages, limitations and exclusions, please refer to the applicable Description of Coverage. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio; NAIC #10952. 1308333

Breckenridge Mountain Bike Camp

July 19-22, 2017
Breckenridge, CO

Whether you are looking for an intensive training block to prepare for your key event of the season, or just a want an epic mountain biking trip to explore some of the best trails in the Colorado Rockies, we have got the camp for you! Our Epic Mountain Bike Camp is 3 days of long mtb rides (4-6 hours), big climbs, and epic single track in Breckenridge, Colorado.

The Breckenridge Epic Mountain Bike Camp will be more than a series of coach-led trail rides. We’ve designed an intensive learning and training experience for you. We will be riding long distances on great trails, and stopping to teach you skills that will make you faster, more confident, and more efficient on the trails. You’ll learn handling skills for both climbing and descending, along with pacing, nutrition, and hydration techniques for endurance rides/races and high-altitude adventures.

Because we have a very high staff to athlete ratio we are able to split our groups based on ability and fitness level to ensure every athlete gets the most out of their camp. Due to the length of the rides and overall technical nature of the trails in Breckenridge, this camp is intended for intermediate to advanced mountain bikers.

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