Cycling Skills and Training 101 May 2018 - Brevard, NC

  • Brevard, NC
  • May 16 - 19, 2018
  • Cycling
Learn Essential Road Riding Skills in a Iconic Cycling Destination

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.


Skills + Group Riding


4 Days / 3 Nights


15-50 Miles


1000-2500 FT


Rolling Hills / Short Climbs

The CTS Camp Experience

Personalized Training Advice From Professional Coaches, Unparalleled Support, World-Class Locations, and Lasting Memories
  • Ride With CTS Coaches
  • Professional Mechanics
  • Nutrition & Hydration Products
  • Support Vehicle
  • Training Presentations
  • Q&A With Coaches
  • 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Use of NormaTec Recovery System
  • Iconic Cycling Location
  • CTS Jersey

Recommended Accommodations


These cabins are just up the hill from CTS and are designed to seamlessly interact with the outdoors. Fully finished with a kitchen, bathroom, living area, washer/dryer, mudroom, covered deck, secure bike storage, bike wash station, and private parking, these cabins are your perfect home away from home in the mountains.


Experience the quiet of the woods at the Hampton Inn Brevard hotel near Pisgah National Forest and just down the street from our CTS Training Center.

Additional Details


  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Bike Shipping or Rental
  • Transportation To/From Airport
  • 3 Breakfasts / 1 Dinner


  • Pre/Post Camp Private Coach Ride
  • Comprehensive Bike Fit


  • Recommended Gearing: 11-28 Cassette and Compact


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Camp Itinerary



Check-in Time: 3:30-5:00 PM

Where: CTS Brevard, 11 Mama’s Way Suite B, Pisgah Forest NC

Arrival: Arrival and check in at our training center in Brevard. After check in we will move over to a local restaurant for dinner and camp introductions.

Dinner: Square Root @ 6:00-7:30PM



Mileage: 15 – 45
Elevation Gain: 1000-2500 FT
Ride Time: 4 – 4.5 Hours Total Over 2 Sessions

Description: Camp begins with a chat about road safety and skills. Following or morning discussion a fitness and skills assesment ride will help the coaching staff assess the group’s abilities. Balance on the bike, positioning and comfort in a group will be assessed.  After our lunch break and mid day lecture on Climbing, Cornering and Descending we will take to the bikes again for our second ride of the day. This ride session will focus toward working on the skills and techniques from our mid day lecture.

Training Presentation @ 8:00AM and 1:00PM

Breakfast: On Your Own
Lunch: CTS Brevard Office @  12:00-1:00PM
Dinner: On Your Own



Mileage: 15 – 45
Elevation Gain: 1000-2500 FT
Ride Time: 4 – 5 Hours Total Over 2 Sessions

Description: Day 2 of camp is about riding with others and taking care of yourself! First off we will have a morning discussion about the benefits of riding in a group . Next our morning ride will take us from that discussion and into the practical aspects of groups and the dynamics within. Riders will learn how to safely ride in a group, how to learn to read the dynamics of the group, and feel at ease riding next to and near others. Thus avoiding the dreaded hugging the yellow line effect that comes when riders are not comfortably near others. Our mid day break will include lunch and a chat on hydration and fueling to improve your cycling pleasure and performance. Our second ride of the day is a recovery ride. While this seems obvious in its execution very few riders actually do this type of ride correctly. This ride will help you understand the benefits of a recovery ride and how to best complete one!

Training Presentation @  8:00 AM and 1:00PM

Breakfast: On Your Own
Lunch: CTS Brevard Office @  12:00-1:00PM
Dinner: On Your Own



Mileage: 30 – 50
Elevation Gain: 1000 – 2500 FT
Ride Time: 3 – 4 Hours

Description: This is graduation day! After a fast route review we are off into the roads of Western North Carolina. During this ride we will bring together all the skills from the preceding days and practice them together on a fun and inspiring route!

Training Presentation @  8:00 AM

Breakfast: On Your Own
Lunch: CTS Brevard Office @  1:00PM

Camp Conclusion: Camp ends after our final lunch at 2:30 PM on Saturday May 19th.

About Brevard, North Carolina


If you have additional questions, our Athlete Services will be happy to answer them:  //   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.


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Asheville Regional Airport: AVL (Recommended)

Charlotte Douglas International Airport: CLT

Greenville/Spartanburg Regional Airport: GSP

If you are shipping your bike, please make sure it arrives at CTS by May 14th 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 Brevard is:
11 Mamas Place
Suite B
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

If you plan to ship your bike, we recommend using

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

The Hub: 828-884-8670 (Directly next door to CTS Brevard Training Center)

Sycamore Cycles: 828-877-5790

Liberty Bikes: 828-274-2453

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Cycling Skills and Training 101 May 2018 – Brevard, NC

Camp Focus: Skills, Group Riding
Dates(includes check in day): May 16-19 2018
Location: CTS Brevard, 11 Mama’s Way Suite B, Pisgah Forest North Carolina
Duration (includes check in day): 4 Days / 3 Nights
Daily Mileage Range: 15-50
Daily Elevation Gain: 1000-2500 FT
Terrain: Rolling Hills, Short Climbs

Our Cycling Skills and Training 101 Camp is designed to help the beginner cyclist gain knowledge and skills that will help accelerate their learning curve and get them on the road safer, faster, and sooner!

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