Epic Endurance Camp - Santa Ynez
- Santa Ynez, CA
- Feb 15 - 18, 2017
Is this camp right for me?
THREE BIG DAYS ON THE BIKE TO PUT MILES IN THE BANK!
You can’t hide poor fitness on multi-day rides or even huge 1-day events. And poor group riding skills and bike handling will compound any weaknesses. Improve your fitness and your skills with 3 long days of riding. Our professional coaches provide feedback and instruction to improve skills and hone performance. Fully supported rides, professional mechanics and daily power file analysis enhance your experience.
Wonder if you’re qualified for a CTS Bucket List Event? The best way to earn your spot on one of our teams is to spend time working with our coaches. This three-and-a half day camp welcomes intermediate to advanced riders looking for long training days and professional instruction. Due to the demanding nature of the routes, we highly recommend that your bicycle be equipped with a 12-28 cassette, and/or a compact crankset.
WHAT ATHLETES HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS CAMP:
“Just spent 3 days with Carmichael Training System in Santa Ynez. Three days- 300 miles 15000 feet of climbing. 17 strong riders, great weather and awesome coaches. Thanks to Jason Siegle who pushed me, Paul who kept me in the game, and my own Coach Kirk Nordgren whose guidance made it possible!” – Greg G. (2015 Epic Endurance Camp)
Day 1 – Check-In
This arrival and check in day at CTS Santa Ynez. After dropping off 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. Registration is from 3 to 5:30 pm at our office in Santa Ynez.
Day 2 – Jalama Beach
Today’s endurance ride focuses on group riding skills as we head towards Jalama Beach. Many consider the ride to Jalama to be the most beautiful in the area, and the views as you crest the final rise to the coast are amazing. This is a technically challenging route with a deceptive amount of climbing, and as part of the Epic Endurance camp we’ll be adding extra miles and extra climbs on to the normal Jalama route. As with all the days, we’ll be right around 100 miles of total riding today, and there is lots of riding to come!Lunch and power data review is at CTS, and there is the option for a sports massage.
Day 3 – Santa Ynez Valley
The endurance ride today focuses on long miles with lots of hills. We’ll spend the day riding the canyons of the Santa Ynez Valley. Lots of climbing and descending await as we spin through the vineyards, ranchland and mountains of California’s Central Coast.After lunch and reviewing the morning’s ride data you’ll again have the option for massage, followed by a group dinner.
Day 4 – Figueroa Mountain
We save the hardest ride for last at Epic Endurance 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. But we’re not done after Figueroa. We have lots of more miles to go through the challenging and scenic canyons of the Santa Ynez Valley. A final data recall with coaches and one more group lunch caps off a great block of huge miles which will boost your fitness for any endurance challenge in the year to come.
Day 5 – Bonus Day
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
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.
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’re flying into the Santa Barbara airport on February 15, we can arrange a shuttle service to your hotel/CTS in Santa Ynez.
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.
- 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
- Cycling gloves: short finger
- Cycling Shoes/pedals (carry these with you if traveling by plane)
- 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)
- 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.
For Friends Inn
1121 Edison Street
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
2 blocks from CTS; Nice B&B owned by cyclists; Call for a CTS discount
Holiday Inn Express
1455 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
Use the link for 20% discount
400 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93463
Mention CTS for a corporate discount
Santa Ynez Inn
3627 Sagunto Street
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Across the street from CTS
Call for a CTS discount
BIKE TRANSPORT AND ASSEMBLY
If you are shipping your bike, please make sure it arrives at CTS by February 14, 2017.
The mailing address for CTS Santa Ynez is:
3640 Sagunto Street, Suite 100
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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)
Epic Endurance Camp - Santa Ynez, CA
Date:Feb 15-18, 2017
Cost:$1200 ($350 non-refundable deposit due upon registration)