Cycling Camp – Climbing 101 in Brevard

  • Brevard, NC
  • May 17 - 20, 2017
  • Climbing Cycling

Is this camp right for me?

Fitness Level:
? Athletes of all fitness levels welcome. Beginners and slow experienced riders to moderately- and highly-fit athletes. Our professional coaches divide the camp into groups so you will be with riders of similar fitness.
Everyone
Skill Level:
? Road: Comfortable riding, want to improve skills like group riding, drafting, descending, cornering. MTB: Ride green trails and some blue singletrack.
Beginner/Intermediate

This camp is a supportive and comfortable learning environment for riders of all ability and experience levels.

Climbing 101 camps are perfect for cyclists looking to improve climbing and descending performance, and also looking to learn essential road cycling skills like riding close to other cyclists, basic drafting, eating and drinking on the move, etc. This is a great camp for riders who find climbing, descending, and/or riding in a group intimidating.

This camp is designed for beginner and intermediate road cyclists who want to get better at riding, learn about training, and those who simply get in a good 3-day training block. Each day will include 3-4 hours of riding, and we’ll complement the work we do on the bike with coach-led training presentations on sports nutrition, training with power, and other topics. You will also sit down individually with a coach for one-on-one power file data analysis after every ride. All camp rides feature full mechanic and nutrition support and a high coach-athlete ratio.

Camp Includes:

  • Daily training sessions with Carmichael Training Systems Coaches
  • Professional mechanics
  • Training Presentations from CTS Coaches and outside professionals
  • Complete ride support with hydration products and Bonk Breaker nutrition
  • CTS Cycling Jersey
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • Lots of climbing

Eat. Ride. Sleep. Repeat.

Three long days on the bike is a big challenge, so we make sure to take great care of you off the bike. Three lunches and two dinners are included with this camp and you’ll be treated to fresh, nutritious ingredients and enjoy dinners from some of the best local restaurants. Since you’ll be riding many more hours than you normally do at home, you will also have access to recovery tools like Normatec compression boots. When you’re not on the bike we encourage you to relax as much as possible and learn about training, nutrition, and recovery during seminars led by our professional coaches.

Nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Brevard has long been one of the premier locations for endurance athletes to live and train. With its moderate climate, spectacular mountains, and Southern hospitality, it’s no wonder why. The finest roads, trails, and climbs in the South are just minutes away from the doors of our location.

Camp Itinerary

  • Day 1 Check In – Wednesday

    Wednesday is our check in and arrival day. We will have the doors open and waiting to greet you at 3:30 PM. At this time you will drop off your bike with our mechanical support staff, get your goodie bag, and get to meet our great team of coaches. Following check in we will have a group diner, staff and athlete introductions, and a nutrition lecture to set the tone for fueling for the weekend ahead.

  • Day 2 – Thursday

    Day 2 of camp will begin with a light breakfast on your own to fuel you for the days efforts of assessment and testing. You will enjoy the pleasure of the CTS Field Test followed by skills assessments by our coaches in our morning ride. This will allow our coaches to best place you in a group for the following rides as well as to serve as a starting point to talk about how to improve your fitness and reach your goals. After the ride session we will have a post ride lunch and a short presentation on climbing techniques. Then it’s back to the bikes for an invigorating climbing and descending skills session. This ride will focus on skills and tactics to make you a better climber and a faster, safer descender.

  • Day 3 – Friday

    Day 3 of the camp, we’ll use the training information gained from the test to perform a key cycling workout. Climbing Repeats are one of the most targeted workouts you can do to improve your climbing fitness. We’ll also spend time on the skills you need to go downhill quickly, safely, and efficiently. Total ride duration today will be about 3.5-4 hours. Lunch will be waiting for you when you get back, and in the afternoon you will sit down individually to review the data from your intervals. We end the day with a fun group dinner at one of our favorite restaurants.

  • Day 4 – Saturday

    Day 4 and our final day together in the mountains of Western NC! This will be one last day of good climbing and miles together. We will try to wrap up on skills during this ride along with pacing and nutrition strategies. Along the way we hope to suffer a bit together and have loads of fun! Climbs of note may include Jeter Mountain, Green River Preserve, Pinnacle Mountain, Caesar’s Head, or Hwy 178. After the ride we will have our traditional cookout and spend time as a group answering any remaining questions you might have while sipping a fine iced tea under the shade of a tent.

  • Day 5 – Sunday

    New for 2017 is the option to extend your camp for a 4th day! Add one more fully supported 5+ hour ride with our coaches for a chance to push your fitness to new heights!

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, May 17, 2017 . Camp registration will be from 3:30-5:00 PM Saturday, May 20, 2017 . You must provide your own transportation. The conclusion of the camp will be Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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.

Lodging is not included in the camp price, but this camp is being hosted by the Hampton Inn Brevard. This hotel has free wireless and high speed internet. There are no laundry facilities on site, but there is a coin-laundry nearby. You will need to contact the Hampton Inn to set up your rooming. The direct line is 828-883-4800.

Hampton Inn Brevard
275 Forest Gate Drive
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
828-883-4800

BIKE TRANSPORT AND ASSEMBLY
If you are shipping your bike, we will gladly assemble it and have it waiting for you. We will also take care of packing your bike before it departs.

Please ship your bicycle to:

Carmichael Training Systems
11 Mama’s Way
Suite B
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

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.

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Cycling Camp – Climbing 101 in Brevard

May 17-20, 2017
Brevard, NC

Climbing 101 camps are perfect for cyclists looking to improve climbing and descending performance, and also looking to learn essential road cycling skills like riding close to other cyclists, basic drafting, eating and drinking on the move, etc. This is a great camp for riders who find climbing, descending, and/or riding in a group intimidating.

This camp is designed for beginner and intermediate road cyclists who want to get better at riding, learn about training, and those who simply get in a good 3-day training block. Each day will include 3-4 hours of riding, and we’ll complement the work we do on the bike with coach-led training presentations on sports nutrition, training with power, and other topics. You will also sit down individually with a coach for one-on-one power file data analysis after every ride. All camp rides feature full mechanic and nutrition support and a high coach-athlete ratio.

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