Epic Endurance Cycling Camp With Matthew Busche - Brevard - August 2017

  • Brevard, NC
  • Aug 9 - 12, 2017Aug 9 - 13, 2017
  • Cycling 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

Ride with former UCI pro cyclist Matthew Busche while putting in some long miles in beautiful Western North Carolina.

If you’ve signed up for an epic cycling event in 2017, you better show up prepared. This training camp is designed to stretch your limits; it’s a three day road cycling training block that will push your fitness to a new level. Whether you’re targeting a multi-day late season event or a 1-day challenge like the Six Gap Century, this camp is your opportunity to put the necessary miles in your legs and gain invaluable insights from a former pro rider, Matthew Busche, who has ridden some of the biggest race in the world including the Tour de France.

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 under the guidance of CTS coaches. The beautiful and challenging roads of the Western North Carolina will test the fitness of any cyclist. And our professional coaches provide feedback and instruction to improve skills and hone performance. Fully supported rides, professional mechanics and daily power file analysis complete the experience at our Epic Endurance Training Camp.
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.

Camp Includes:

  • Daily training sessions with Carmichael Training Systems Coaches
  • Certified Professional Mechanics
  • Use of PowerTap power meter
  • Daily power analysis with CTS Coaches
  • Complete Ride Support with hydration products and Bonk Breaker nutrition
  • Training Presentations with our Coaches
  • CTS Jersey
  • Two dinners and three lunches (extra day price includes a fourth lunch)

Option to extend a day on Sunday August 13th for $250.

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 – Wednesday

    This arrival and check in day at CTS Brevard. 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 Brevard.

  • Day 2 – Thursday

    Today we will tackle one of the Southeast’s most known climbs; Mt Mitchell. After a custom made for the day breakfast we will shuttle to The Folk Art Center in the Blue Ridge Parkway in South Asheville. From here we will ride North on the Blue Ridge Parkway, past Craggy Gardens to the summit of Mt Mitchell. Once at the summit of Mt Mitchell we will descend back to the Blue Ridge Parkway and again head North toward Hwy 80. Next the icing on the cake. A huge descent on Hwy 80 South toward Micaville and our finish in Burnsville for our post ride meal and a shuttle back to Brevard.

  • Day 3 – Friday

    Day two is our second point to point day. We will start with our team meal at our offices and ride west. Along the route we will climb Hwy 215 toward the Blue Ridge Parkway, round large mountain lakes…. Finishing in Cashiers or Highlands NC. At the finish we will have a post ride meal on site before shuttling homeward to Brevard.

  • Day 4 – Saturday

    Day three will start in a similar fashion to our first day with a sumptuous breakfast feast! Following our meal we will ride directly from our offices up Hwy 276 toward the Blue Ridge Parkway. Once at the top of the climb we will descend off the North side of the ridge toward Lake Logan and Weaverville NC. Once at the bottom the group will once again climb the ridge up Hwy 215 again summiting at the Blue Ridge Parkway. After a quick refuel and some pictures we will make the epic descent toward Rosmen and the French Broad River basin. Once in the valley we will descend into the Frozen Creek area for several short but steep climbs before topping out again near our home elevation. From there we are home free with rolling river roads all the way home to a great post ride meal!

  • 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:

Click to view Cancellation Policy

We recommend you arrive on August 9, 2017. We will not have lodging for you prior to August 9th if you arrive earlier. The conclusion of the camp will be August 12, 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
IIf 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.

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

  • CTS is an equal opportunity service provider
  • CTS is a permit holder of the Pisgah National Forest
Epic Endurance Cycling Camp – Brevard – August 2017

August 9-12, 2017
Brevard, NC

If you’ve signed up for an epic cycling event in 2017, you better show up prepared. This training camp is designed to stretch your limits; it’s a three day road cycling training block that will push your fitness to a new level.  Whether you’re targeting a multi-day late season event or a 1-day challenge like the Six Gap Century, this camp is your opportunity to put the necessary miles in your legs.

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 under the guidance of CTS coaches.  The beautiful and challenging roads of the Western North Carolina will test the fitness of any cyclist.  And our professional coaches provide feedback and instruction to improve skills and hone performance.  Fully supported rides, professional mechanics and daily power file analysis complete the experience at our Epic Endurance Training Camp.

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.

  • Daily training sessions with Carmichael Training Systems Coaches
  • Certified Professional Mechanics
  • Use of PowerTap power meter
  • Daily power analysis with CTS Coaches
  • Complete Ride Support with hydration products and Bonk Breaker nutrition
  • Training Presentations with our Coaches
  • CTS Jersey
  • Two dinners and three lunches (extra day price includes a fourth lunch)
Thanks for sharing! Be sure to follow CTS for more training information!