Mountain Bike Skills Clinic – Level 1 – Brevard

  • Brevard, NC
  • Jun 10 - 11, 2017Jul 8 - 9, 2017Aug 5 - 6, 2017
  • MTB

Is this camp right for me?

Fitness Level:
? Athletes of all fitness levels welcome. Beginners and slow experienced riders to moderately- and highly-fit athletes. Our professional coaches divide the camp into groups so you will be with riders of similar fitness.
Everyone
Skill Level:
? Road: Comfortable riding, want to improve skills like group riding, drafting, descending, cornering. MTB: Ride green trails and some blue singletrack.
Beginner/Intermediate

The goals of the camp are to help instill confidence in the rider to allow greater fun, speed and just wide-ways ripping’ times!

Mountain bike riding is just plain fun, nothing more needed to be said there. That fun factor can be exponentially increased by learning the basics of bike handling and skills. Whether a novice or a seasoned professional identifying, understanding, and honing those basic skills is key. This mountain bike skills camp is designed for the beginner to intermediate off road rider looking to develop trail skills and confidence. Those two items together allow for greater safety, speed, and fun!

Camp Includes:

  • Daily training sessions with Carmichael Training Systems Coaches
  • Complete ride support with hydration products and Bonk Breaker nutrition
  • 2 lunches
  • World Class Trails of Dupont State Forest and Pisgah National Forest
  • Lots of good times, a possible burrito or 2, and loamy dirt
This mountain bike camp will be held in our location in Brevard NC. Brevard is a small town located in Western North Carolina, nestled between the Pisgah National Forest and the DuPont State Forest of the Appalachian Mountains. Known as the “land of waterfalls”, Brevard is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Brevard is not only famous for its abundant outdoor activities, but also plays host to a vibrant downtown scene with art galleries, terrific restaurants, theatre, the Brevard Music Center, and Brevard College.

Brevard, North Carolina is one of the top vacation destinations on the East Coast, and for good reason. Situated just east of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park and adjacent to the Pisgah National Forest, Brevard is the gateway to thousands of acres of outdoor playground. And with a wide variety of restaurants, fine hotels, and cultural and natural sights and events through out the year, Brevard is a great place to come for a weekend, a week, or the rest of your life.

Further, Asheville is just as stone’s throw away… Known for its beautiful mountains, abundant outdoor activities and rich local history Asheville has been named One of the Top Ten Outdoor Towns (Outside Magazine) and one of the 10 Great Adventure towns (National Geographic Adventure).

Temperatures in July can vary from 60-90 degrees at mid-day, and rains are likely. Please come prepared to ride in all weather conditions.

We’ll Go Over:

  • Position and Balance Skills
  • Operation of Controls
  • Terrain Awareness and Safety
  • Experimentation and Skill Development

Camp Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Saturday

    The first day will be broken up into two sessions. During the morning session the group will cover the first two essentials of successful, fun and safe mountain bike riding. Those being Position and Balance and Operation of Controls. While sounding very basic these are the essential components of building skills and understanding maneuvers off road. Once we have thoroughly worked up an appetite we will dine on local foods and fuel up for the afternoon ride. During the lunch break, we will be performing a lecture on nutrition and how it can impact the skills needed during a ride in the woods.

    For the afternoon ride, we will do a fast warm up and review of the morning skills. Following the warm up and review we will head out on the trail and apply the morning skills.

  • Day 2 – Sunday

    Day two of the mountain bike skills camp will take day one and build on what was learned adding the next component of successful off road riding; Terrain Awareness.

    The afternoon session is all about putting the weekend together. More trail riding will be involved but with less stopping to work on sections and more linking parts of the trail together. After ripping down the final descent we will smoothly ride sections that used to cause us trouble. But most of all we will have FUN!

Additional Details & FAQs

REGISTRATION/CANCELLATIONS

A non-refundable $150.00 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

Camp registration will be at 8:00 AM on the Saturday of your camp. You must provide your own transportation. The conclusion of the camp will be Sunday.

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
If 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
Mountain Bike Skills Clinic – Level 1 – Brevard

June 10-11, 2017
Brevard, NC

Mountain bike riding is just plain fun, nothing more needed to be said there. That fun factor can be exponentially increased by learning the basics of bike handling and skills. Whether a novice or a seasoned professional identifying, understanding, and honing those basic skills is key. This mountain bike skills camp is designed for the beginner to intermediate off road rider looking to develop trail skills and confidence. Those two items together allow for greater safety, speed, and fun!

WHAT TO EXPECT IN THIS 2 DAY MOUNTAIN BIKE CLINIC

Day 1
The first day will be broken up into two sessions. During the morning session the group will cover the first two essentials of successful, fun and safe mountain bike riding. Those being Position and Balance and Operation of Controls. While sounding very basic these are the essential components of building skills and understanding maneuvers off road. Once we have thoroughly worked up an appetite we will dine on local foods and fuel up for the afternoon ride. During the lunch break, we will be performing a lecture on nutrition and how it can impact the skills needed during a ride in the woods.

For the afternoon ride, we will do a fast warm up and review of the morning skills. Following the warm up and review we will head out on the trail and apply the morning skills.

Day 2
Day two of the mountain bike skills camp will take day one and build on what was learned adding the next component of successful off road riding; Terrain Awareness.

The afternoon session is all about putting the weekend together. More trail riding will be involved but with less stopping to work on sections and more linking parts of the trail together. After ripping down the final descent we will smoothly ride sections that used to cause us trouble. But most of all we will have FUN!

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