Spring Training Cycling Camp & Assault on the Carolinas – Brevard

  • Brevard, NC
  • Apr 3 - 8, 2017
  • Cycling Spring Training

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, want to improve skills like group riding, drafting, descending, cornering. MTB: Ride green trails and some blue singletrack.
Beginner/Intermediate

This is a great camp for athletes who want to ride an incredible event and also want a big training block that’s full of instruction.

Every spring, the mountains of Western North Carolina attract cyclists from all over the East Coast for the training benefits found here. Join us for a camp designed for intermediate to advanced riders who are looking to jumpstart their spring training. This camp focuses on endurance training with a power meter – longer rides at moderate, steady intensities – under the guidance of our experienced coaching staff.

Whether you’ve attended cycling training camps in the past or have always done your spring training solo, if you’re seeking the next level of training, then this is the camp for you. This Spring Training Camp is perfect for intermediate and advanced enthusiasts, and amateur racers. During this five-day camp we will challenge you with long rides through moderate to difficult, and always beautiful, terrain. We will outfit you with a Powertap power meter for the camp, and conduct power file download/ review sessions with coaches. (If you have your own power meter, please bring it with you.)

Additionally our April spring camp will finish with our group riding and competing in the Assault on the Carolina’s Ride. This is a metric century that visits the continental divide twice and assaults the famed Cesar’s Head climb.

Camp Includes:

  • Daily training sessions with Carmichael Training Systems Coaches
  • Entry into the Assault on the Carolinas
  • Professional Mechanics
  • Complete Ride Support with hydration and nutrition products from Bonk Breaker and Carb Boom
  • Training Talks with Carmichael Training Systems Coaches
  • Use of PowerTap power meter (if you don’t have a power meter)
  • CTS Jersey
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Tired legs, big smiles, and a high five from the staff
“The Assault on The Carolinas has three featured rides that are fully supported with well-stocked rest stops, bathroom facilities, traffic support at major intersections, well marked courses, and a hot lunch after the ride. All rides start and finish on Main Street in downtown Brevard.

Riders can choose between the 100K ( 65.8 miles), 60K (37 miles), and 40K (25 miles) options. All rides begin at 9:00am and start and finish at the Water Oak Suites Building on the Corner of East Main and Johnson Street. This 100k has it all from flats, rolling hills, the Walnut Hollow climb, fast descents, and a grueling 6-mile climb up Caesars Head near the North Carolina-South Carolina border. This ride will take you through the river valleys of Transylvania County, up Walnut Hollow, and up and over Highway 178. Hwy 178 offers some amazing descents, with miles of curves, that will be enjoyed by all. Once riders cross Hwy 11 in South Carolina they will stretch out their legs on some rolling hills and flat sections. Then riders reach the bottom of Caesars Head they begin a challenging 6 mile climb to the top. Once over Caesars head it’s @ 15 miles back to Brevard with more descents, flats, and a ride back through the river valley. This ride has 4 rest stops. Total ascent of 3,727 ft. with a maximum elevation of 3,157 ft.

The 60K riders will get to test their climbing abilities on Walnut Hollow, which is a local favorite. Walnut hollow is a steep challenging climb that is sure to get everyone’s heart pumping. The climb is 1.1 mile with grades reaching 15%. After climbing Walnut Hollow riders will enjoy a nice rolling ride home through the French Broad River Valley. The 60k has 2 fully stocked rest stops.

The 40K Ride goes through the scenic river valleys of Transylvania County and features some rolling hills and great scenery. This ride has 2 rest stops.” – http://www.assaultonthecarolinas.com/pisgah-road-race

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 – Monday

    Registration and bike drop off from 3:00-5:00 pm at the host hotel followed by a wonderful, locally prepared diner, introductions of staff and athletes and a nutrition lecture to help set the tone for proper fueling during your weeks training..

  • Day 1 – Tuesday

    Day 1 of camp will begin with a light breakfast to fuel you for the days efforts of assessment and testing. You will enjoy the pleasure of the CTS Field Test followed by skills assessments by our coaches. This will allow our coaches to best place you in a group for the following rides as well as to serve as a starting point to talk about how to improve your fitness and reach your goals. After the ride session we will have a post ride lunch and begin individual data review sessions.

  • Day 2 – Wednesday

    Day 2 will begin much like day 1 but with a bit heartier breakfast. Following our fueling session we will depart of the first long day of endurance riding. Weather allowing groups will proceed to the Blue Ridge Parkway via Hwy 276 or Hwy 215. Both routes average 60-90 minute climb times depending on fitness levels. And or course what goes up must come down, so the groups will be treated to some excellent descents. Along route the coaches will help work on climbing efficiency, descending skills, nutritional and general tips.

  • Day 3 – Thursday

    Day 3 is another day of long riding and great climbs. Following our daily team breakfast we will saddle up for another full day in the saddle. This time we will head off the mountain down the upstate of South Carolina. But, do not think that it will be an easy day. Climbs home can be very challenging and can include the Greenville Watershed, Caesars Head or the challenging but beautiful Green River Preserve dirt climb! Following the ride we will refuel, download and talk about the ride with individuals and try to rest up for the next 2 days!

  • Day 4 – Friday

    Day 4 is a split day. Those getting tired will have the option of a short recovery spin with some group skills riding included. This will be limited to 90 minutes to 2 hours max. For those still wishing to test the legs we will run a rolling route toward Asheville via the Etowah River Valley. Of course, there can always be the surprise of one monster hill… The famed Bearwallow Mtn in Fletcher NC! Following our rides we will have our post ride meal, data recall, and a training lecture.

  • Day 5 – Saturday

    Day 5, the last shootout! Our day will begin very early with our normal morning meal. All groups will roll out to our offices in downtown Brevard via the bike path to stage for the event start. Coaches and riders will ride side by side during the event making for a excellent way to finish off our camp! Following the ride we will all gather in the expo area and enjoy food and other offerings provided by the event promoters.

Additional Details & FAQs

REGISTRATION/CANCELLATIONS

A non-refundable $800.00 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 April 3, 2017. Camp registration will be from 3:30-5:00 PM. Monday, April 03, 2017 The conclusion of the camp will be April 8, 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
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

Spring Training Cycling Camp & Assault on the Carolinas – Brevard

April 3-8, 2017
Brevard, NC

Every spring, the mountains of Western North Carolina attract cyclists from all over the East Coast for the training benefits found here. Join us for a camp designed for intermediate to advanced riders who are looking to jumpstart their spring training. This camp focuses on endurance training with a power meter – longer rides at moderate, steady intensities – under the guidance of our experienced coaching staff.

Whether you’ve attended cycling training camps in the past or have always done your spring training solo, if you’re seeking the next level of training, then this is the camp for you. This Spring Training Camp is perfect for intermediate and advanced enthusiasts, and amateur racers. During this five-day camp we will challenge you with long rides through moderate to difficult, and always beautiful, terrain. We will outfit you with a Powertap power meter for the camp, and conduct power file download/ review sessions with coaches. (If you have your own power meter, please bring it with you.)

Additionally our April spring camp will finish with our group riding and competing in the Assault on the Carolina’s Ride. This is a metric century that visits the continental divide twice and assaults the famed Cesar’s Head climb.

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