Cycling Skills & Training 101 June 2018 - Santa Ynez, CA

  • Santa Ynez, CA
  • Jun 20 - 24, 2018
  • Climbing Cycling
Master Your Climbing, Descending, and Group Riding Skills

Cycling Skills and Training 101 camps are perfect for cyclists looking to improve climbing and descending performance, and who are 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 want to 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 FOCUS

Skills + Group Riding

DURATION

4 Days / 3 Nights

DAILY MILEAGE

25-50 Miles

DAILY ELEVATION

1500-4000 FT

ROUTE TERRAIN

Rolling Hills / Short Climbs

The CTS Camp Experience

Personalized Training Advice From Professional Coaches, Unparalleled Support, World-Class Locations, and Lasting Memories
ON THE BIKE
  • Ride With CTS Coaches
  • Professional Mechanics
  • Nutrition & Hydration Products
  • Support Vehicle
  • Daily Use of Power Meter
OFF THE BIKE
  • Training Presentations
  • Power File Analysis
  • Q&A With Coaches
  • 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Use of NormaTec Recovery System
CAMP FEATURES
  • Iconic Cycling Location
  • Bike Build & Prep For Shipping
  • Daily Bike Tune & Wash
  • CTS Jersey

Recommended Hotels

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A boutique bed & breakfast in downtown Santa Ynez, CA — where the place you stay is as fun as the area you visit. Nestled in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country and only a few minutes walk from the CTS Training Center.

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The luxurious AAA-four diamond rated Santa Ynez Inn delivers a unique hotel experience with sophisticated grace and warm hospitality nestled in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country, and is just across the street from the CTS Training Center.

Additional Details

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
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  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Bike Shipping or Rental
  • 3 Breakfasts / 1 Dinner
  • Transportation To/From Airport

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS
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  • Pre/Post Camp Private Coach Ride
  • Comprehensive Bike Fit
  • VO2 Max and Lactate Threshold Testing
  • Daily Massage

WHAT TO BRING
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  • Recommended Gearing: 11-28 Cassette and Compact

WEATHER
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Camp Itinerary

DAY 1

CHECK-IN DAY

Where: CTS Santa Ynez Training Center
Check-in Time: 2:00-5:00PM

Arrival: After dropping of your bike and a brief check-in process, you’ll join the CTS coaching staff and fellow riders for a gourmet dinner and a preview of the week ahead. If you’d like to add any lab testing or a bike fit to your camp, it’s best to arrive before 2 pm on this day.

Dinner: TRATTORIA GRAPPOLO @ 6:00-7:30PM

DAY 2

CTS FIELD TEST / BIKE SKILLS

Mileage: 25- 45
Elevation Gain: 1500-5500 FT
Ride Time: 3 – 3.5 Hours

Description: We start camp with a bike handling skills session and the CTS Field Test.  Even the best pros spend time working on their skills and there is plenty to learn from the coaches leading and demonstrating the drills. The CTS field test you’ll tackle next will allow you to establish training ranges for the rest of camp. This morning’s ride is also where we practice climbing and descending technique with the stunning backdrop of Ballard Canyon.

Training Presentation @ 2:00PM

Lunch: PANINO @ 1:00-2:00PM

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DAY 3

CLIMBING REPEATS / BIKE SKILLS

Mileage: 25-45
Elevation Gain: 1500-5500 FT
Ride Time: 3 – 3.5 Hours

Description: Friday morning’s ride continues the focus on climbing and descending with a set of Climbing Repeat intervals on the lower slopes of Figueroa Mtn. You’ll use power ranges established by the field test to climb at an appropriate intensity. Don’t worry, if you don’t already have a power meter, we have one for you to use as part of the camp! The climb is tough, but the descent is also a challenge, so you’ll continue to practice the descending skills you mastered the day before.  We will also spend some time discussing proper climbing technique, climbing out of the saddle and maintaining momentum through rolling hills.  

Training Presentation at 2:00PM

Lunch: THE VINEYARD HOUSE @ 1:00-2:00PM
Dinner: THE RED BARN @ 5:30-7:30PM

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DAY 4

FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN

Mileage: 44
Elevation Gain: 5000 FT
Ride Time: 4 – 4.5 Hours

Description: We save the hardest ride for last at Cycling Camp – Figueroa Mountain!  The technique fundamentals, pacing strategies and nutritional tips you’ve learned the previous days will all help you conquer this extremely challenging “hors catégorie” climb. It’s a mountain that has tested some of the world’s best cyclists, but our coaches and support staff will help you conquer it too. In the words of CTS coach Julia Priest: “The only people who don’t make it up Figueroa are the ones that don’t really want to.” And while this mountain will challenge your legs and resolve, you will also enjoy a spectacular ride through the vineyards, ranchland, and mountains of California’s Central Coast.

Lunch: CTS @ 1:30-2:30PM

Camp Conclusion: Camp concludes with a review of your power meter data from Figueroa Mtn and a final group lunch in Santa Ynez.

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About the Santa Ynez Valley

FAQs

If you have additional questions, our Athlete Services will be happy to answer them:
athleteservices@trainright.com  //   866.355.0645

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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Airports: Santa Barbara is approximately 35 minutes from Santa Ynez. LAX is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes from Santa Ynez (allow more time during high traffic periods).

If you are shipping your bike, please make sure it arrives at CTS by June 20, 2018 so we can have it built and prepped in time for camp.

After you sign up, please let the camp manager know if you would like us to pack your bike for shipping at the conclusion of the camp, we will do it free of charge.

The mailing address for CTS Santa Ynez is:
3640 Sagunto Street, Suite 100
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 694-8651

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)

Dr. J’s bike shop in Solvang (3 miles away from CTS Santa Ynez) has a full fleet of rental bikes and provides a discount to CTS camp athletes:  

Booking website: www.drjsbikeshop.com   

10% discount code: CTSRENTAL

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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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.

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Cycling Skills & Training 101 June 2018 – Santa Ynez, CA

Dates(includes check in day): June 20-24
Location: CTS-Santa Ynez
Duration (includes check in day): 4 Days / 3 Nights
Camp Focus: Skills, Group Riding
Daily Mileage Range: 25-50
Daily Elevation Gain: 1500-4000
Terrain: Rolling Hills, Short Climbs

Cycling Skills and Training 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.

Cyclists have been drawn to the Santa Ynez Valley in California's Central Coast for decades, and CTS has been running training camps in these mountains and valleys for more than 15 years.

This camp is designed for beginner and intermediate road cyclists who want to get better at riding, learn about training, and those who simply want to 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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