Leadville + Breck Epic Camp and Race Support (Do the Double!)

  • Leadville and Breckenridge, CO
  • Aug 11 - 18, 2017
  • MTB

Is this camp right for me?

Fitness Level:
? Athletes in this group normally ride at least 4 days per week and feel comfortable riding 4+ hours or up to 70 miles on a normal day (100 miles on a long day).
Moderate to advanced fitness recommended
Skill Level:
? Road: Can ride rotating paceline/echelon and twisting descents. Can eat on the go. MTB: Comfortable in technical terrain, yet know your limits.
Comfortable in all conditions

Race the Leadville 100 and Breck Epic with Professional CTS Support

Are you planning on doing Leadville in 2017 but don’t think it is challenging enough? Or you want to experience more epic Colorado mountain biking? We want to help you achieve your ultimate Colorado mountain bike adventure. Start it off with the Leadville Trail 100, a grueling 100 mile mountain bike race ridden above 10,000 feet! The morning after start the Breck Epic Stage Race. The Breck Epic Mountain Bike Stage Race is a challenging 6-day stage race in Breckenridge, Colorado. The 2017 race dates will be August 12-18, and our event will start on the 11th and conclude on the 18th. The Breck Epic goes back to the beginning when mountain biking was about big rides with friends. While the vibe of the race is relaxed and fun, the courses are all serious. The six stages that compose the Epic are a well-rounded rider’s dream. Long climbs followed by endless big-ring descents.

Why do Leadville and Breck Epic with Team CTS? Because we have every aspect of your race support handled: mechanics, meals, aid station support, strategy sessions, and local knowledge of the courses.

What are the most stressful parts of racing? It’s all the daily logistics around the race.  Where are you going to eat, not to mention having the energy to go find food once you’ve crossed the finish line? What about fixing that rattle in your bike or getting all the mud cleaned off the drive train before the next stage. And no one wants to fight the crowds to at neutral support at the aid stations. Let CTS take care of all the details so you can focus on racing your bike and maximizing recovery between stages.

The CTS Race Support package includes race strategy and daily planning with a CTS Coach. Post-stage we’ll get your recovery started off right with a recovery drink and a nutritious meal prepared by our own team chef. He will also be crafting a delicious dinner every night for the team so you can focus on relaxing and recovering. Speaking of recovery, you can slip in to a pair of Normatec recovery boots or take the option of a-la-cart massage.   While you’re recovering after the stage our mechanics will be washing and tuning your bike after every stage, and we’ll keep your bike stored safely and deliver them to you for the start of the next stage.   During the stage, our support team will be at aid stations stocked with nutrition and hydration products from our partners Bonk Breaker and Carb Boom, not to mention delicious portables prepared by our chef, or special items that you might need.

Camp Includes:

  • Entry into Breck Epic Stage Race (6-day option)
  • Daily race strategy talks with CTS Coach
  • CTS Race support with Bonk Breaker and Carb Boom
  • CTS liaison during race for logistical and race support at aide stations and finishes
  • Professional mechanic support and daily bike wash and tune-up
  • Post stage lunches prepared by the CTS team chef
  • Nightly team dinners in Breckenridge, specially prepared by the CTS Team Chef
  • 7 dinners, 7 lunches
  • CTS Jersey

Not Included:

  • Airfare is NOT included
  • Entry into Leadville Trail 100 is NOT included (we wish!)
  • Accommodations are NOT included
  • Transportation to and from Breckenridge is NOT included
    • To accommodate individual pre-race strategies and finish times, we highly recommend athletes provide own transportation to and from Leadville on Friday and Saturday.

tuscany-dinnerChef Scotty has you covered!

Keeping things simple is the key to having a great week racing Leadville and Breck Epic. With post-race lunches and team dinners prepared by Chef Scotty, you can rest assured we have your stage-by-stage nutrition taken care of. You won’t need to worry about long waits at local restaurants, or shopping for and preparing your own meals. Coming together for team dinners also gives everyone a chance to share war stories from the day’s stage and get insights from the coaches on strategies for the next stage. We will also have Normatec Compression Boots available in the afternoons and evenings, as well as massage.

Double the Pain, Double the Pleasure!

Racing either the Leadville 100 OR the 6-day Breck Epic is a challenge. Racing the Breck Epic with the Leadville 100 as a warmup is… monumental. For those of you who are up for the challenge, we are here to do everything we can to improve your chances of success. We can’t pedal for you, but we can make sure your bike is clean and tuned every day. We’ll make sure you are well fed and that you are not waiting in long lines for your food. We’ll be there at the aid stations specifically for you, and again at the finish. In stage races, everything you do – on and off the bike – affects your performance down the line. Our pro-level support is designed to reduce stress and provide peace of mind so you nothing takes away from your performance on the bike.

CTS Athletes Consistently Beat Race-wide Finisher Rates

A lot can happen – good and bad – over 7 days of mountain bike racing. The reason CTS Athletes consistently beat finisher rates at Leadville, La Ruta, Dirty Kanza, and other endurance races is because of our professional race support service. We understand how to keep athletes going, whether it has to do with equipment, nutrition, a hug, a high five, or a kick in the pants. For those of you who are up for the challenge, we are here to do everything we can to improve your chances of success. We can’t pedal for you, but we can make sure your bike is clean and tuned every day. We’ll make sure you are well fed and that you are not waiting in long lines for your food. We’ll be there at the aid stations specifically for you, and again at the finish. In stage races, everything you do – on and off the bike – affects your performance down the line. Our pro-level support is designed to reduce stress and provide peace of mind so nothing takes away from your performance on the bike.

Camp Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Arrival / LT100 Rider Meeting

    This arrival and check in for Leadville Trail 100. After you check in for LT100 we will do a short pre ride before the LT100 Rider Meeting. After the meeting we will gather for a team lunch prepared by Chef Scotty and review race-day strategies and nutrition plans. Then we will send you on your way to relax and rest up for the big day.

  • Day 2 – Leadville 100!

    Leadville Trail 100 Race Day! The CTS Crew will be at Pipeline and Twin Lakes Aid Stations to provide top notch aid and support. Once you cross the finish line, just hand your bike off to our mechanics and focus on recovery. We will clean and tune your bike and have it ready for you at Breck Epic. We will have a team dinner in Breckenridge and help you prepare for Stage 1 of Breck Epic. We will have Normatec Recovery Boots and massage therapy available in Breckenridge. To accommodate your individual pre-race strategy and finish time, we highly recommend athletes provide their own transportation to the race start and back from Leadville to Breckenridge after the finish.

  • Day 3 – Breck Epic Stage 1: Pennsylvania Creek – 35 miles, 6000’

    CTS will be your personal support at aid stations and take care of you at the finish. Simply hand off your bike to be cleaned, tuned, and made ready for Stage 2. We will also have a post-race lunch for you, and during the afternoon/evening you will have access to Normatec Compression Boots, massage, and recovery nutrition. Join the team for dinner prepared by Chef Scotty, share stories from the day, and get the coaches’ insights about strategy for tomorrow’s stage.

  • Day 4 – Breck Epic Stage 2: Colorado Trail- 43 Miles, 7200’

    If there is such thing as iconic Colorado Single Track, this is it. The climbs are grueling but worth every pedal stroke for the downhills. CTS will be your personal support at aid stations and take care of you at the finish. Simply hand off your bike to be cleaned, tuned, and made ready for tomorrow’s stage. We will also have a post-race lunch for you, and during the afternoon/evening you will have access to Normatec Compression Boots, massage, and recovery nutrition. Join the team for dinner prepared by Chef Scotty, share stories from the day, and get the coaches’ insights about strategy for tomorrow’s stage.

  • Day 5 – Breck Epic Stage 3: Guyot- 44 miles, 8100’

    CTS will be your personal support at aid stations and take care of you at the finish. Simply hand off your bike to be cleaned, tuned, and made ready for tomorrow’s stage. We will also have a post-race lunch for you, and during the afternoon/evening you will have access to Normatec Compression Boots, massage, and recovery nutrition. Join the team for dinner prepared by Chef Scotty, share stories from the day, and get the coaches’ insights about strategy for tomorrow’s stage.

  • Day 6 – Breck Epic Stage 4: Aqueduct- 44 miles, 6300’

    CTS will be your personal support at aid stations and take care of you at the finish. Simply hand off your bike to be cleaned, tuned, and made ready for tomorrow’s stage. We will also have a post-race lunch for you, and during the afternoon/evening you will have access to Normatec Compression Boots, massage, and recovery nutrition. Join the team for dinner prepared by Chef Scotty, share stories from the day, and get the coaches’ insights about strategy for tomorrow’s stage.

  • Day 7 – Breck Epic Stage 5: Wheeler- 32 miles, 4900’

    CTS will be your personal support at aid stations and take care of you at the finish. Simply hand off your bike to be cleaned, tuned, and made ready for tomorrow’s stage. We will also have a post-race lunch for you, and during the afternoon/evening you will have access to Normatec Compression Boots, massage, and recovery nutrition. Join the team for dinner prepared by Chef Scotty, share stories from the day, and get the coaches’ insights about strategy for tomorrow’s stage.

  • Day 8 – Breck Epic Stage 6: Gold Dust- 30 miles, 4800’

    Last Stage! CTS will be your personal support at aid stations and take care of you at the finish. We will also have a post-race lunch for you, and during the afternoon/evening you will have access to Normatec Compression Boots, massage, and recovery nutrition. Join the team for dinner prepared by Chef Scotty and share war stories from your successful Breck Epic!

Additional Details & FAQs

REGISTRATION/CANCELLATIONS

A non-refundable $850.00 deposit is due at time of registration. The remaining balance is due 30 days before 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 11, 2017. The conclusion of the camp will be August 18, 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 with this camp.

We recommend you stay at the Beaver Run Resort which is the lodging partner of Breck Epic. This is where the race HQ is located and will also be the CTS Team HQ and where dinners will be located.

BIKE TRANSPORT AND ASSEMBLY
If you are shipping your bike, please make sure it arrives at Beaver Run Resort by August 10, 2017.

The mailing address is:
620 Village Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424

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

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