Spring Training Cycling Camp & Assault on the Carolinas Event April 2018 - Brevard, NC

  • Brevard, NC
  • Apr 2 - 7, 2018
  • Cycling Spring Training
Build Your Fitness on Beautiful Country Roads, Then Test Your Legs at the Assault on the Carolinas Ride

We all need a long training block or time away from the grind and to pretend like it’s our job to ride our bike, and get a concentrated dose of training and coaching.

Our Spring Cycling Camp is just that. Spend 6 days on your bike focusing on early season endurance miles and refining your group riding skills alongside our team of coaches in one of the best kept secrets on the East Coast. Every mile will bring beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains as we roll along quiet country roads through fertile green valleys. At camp you will be treated like a professional cyclist in every way: professional mechanical support, individual power file analysis with our coaches, and catered meals created specifically with your training in mind.

As a bonus our last day of camp is the annual Assault on the Carolinas Cycling event. A great way to join 1000 other cyclists on a great route and push ourselves one last time.

CAMP FOCUS

Endurance Miles + Event

DURATION

6 Days / 5 Nights

DAILY MILEAGE

40-80+ Miles

DAILY ELEVATION

2000-6500 FT

ROUTE TERRAIN

Short Climbs / Mountainous

The CTS Camp Experience

Personalized Training Advice From Professional Coaches, Unparalleled Support, World-Class Locations, and Lasting Memories
ON THE BIKE
  • Ride With CTS Coaches
  • Professional Mechanics
  • Nutrition & Hydration Products
  • Support Vehicle
  • Daily Use of Power Meter
OFF THE BIKE
  • Training Presentations
  • Power File Analysis
  • Q&A With Coaches
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 1 Dinners
  • Use of NormaTec Recovery System
CAMP FEATURES
  • Assault on the Carolinas Entry
  • Bike Build & Prep For Shipping
  • Daily Bike Tune & Wash
  • CTS Jersey

Recommended Accommodations

PILOT COVE RENTAL CABINS

These cabins are just up the hill from CTS and are designed to seamlessly interact with the outdoors. Fully finished with a kitchen, bathroom, living area, washer/dryer, mudroom, covered deck, secure bike storage, bike wash station, and private parking, these cabins are your perfect home away from home in the mountains.

HAMPTON INN BREVARD

Limited Availability: 25% Off Room
Call the Hampton Inn and mention CTS.

Experience the quiet of the woods at the Hampton Inn Brevard hotel near Pisgah National Forest and just down the street from our CTS Training Center.

Additional Details

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
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  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Bike Shipping or Rental
  • Transportation To/From Airport
  • 5 Dinners

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS
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  • Pre/Post Camp Private Coach Ride
  • Comprehensive Bike Fit
  • Daily Massage

WHAT TO BRING
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  • Recommended Gearing: 11-28 Cassette and Compact

WEATHER
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Camp Itinerary

DAY 1

CHECK-IN DAY

Check-in Time: 4:00-6:00 PM

Where: CTS Brevard Training Center

Arrival: Arrive at the CTS Brevard Training Center to check in and get ready for the week ahead!

Dinner: Hampton Inn- Catered Event by Blue Ridge Bakery @ 6:00-8:00PM

DAY 2

CTS FIELD TEST

Mileage: 40- 50
Elevation Gain: 2700-3500 FT
Ride Time: 4 – 4.5 Hours

Description: New camp athletes will complete the CTS Field Test and a bike skills session before concluding the day with some endurance riding.

Training Presentation @ 8:00AM
One on One Data Downloads  @ 3:30 PM

Breakfast: Hampton Inn- Catered Event by Blue Ridge Bakery @ 7:00AM
Lunch: Hampton Inn- Catered Event by Blue Ridge Bakery @  2:30PM
Dinner: On Your Own

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DAY 3

THE PARKWAY LOOP

Mileage: 64-74
Elevation Gain: 5000-6000 FT
Ride Time: 4.5 – 5.5 Hours

Description: Climb from the Davidson River to the top of the ridge and to the Blue Ridge Parkway before screaming down to the northern side of the ridge. Once there we will ride around Lake Logan before again climbing up via Hwy 215 back to the Blue Ridge Parkway. One more epic descent and we are back to the rolling terrain of the French Broad River and home!

Training Presentation @  8:00 AM
One on One Data Downloads  @ 4:00 PM

Breakfast: Hampton Inn- Catered Event by Blue Ridge Bakery @ 7:00AM
Lunch: Hampton Inn- Catered Event by Blue Ridge Bakery @ 2:30PM
Dinner: On Your Own

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DAY 4

THE ETOWAH SHUFFLE

Mileage: 50-60
Elevation Gain: 2450 – 3000 FT
Ride Time: 3.5 – 4.5 Hours

Description: A favorite of the staff and locals alike today will be a break from the longer climbs of the first days of camp. We will run through the Mills River Valley and Etowah North toward the South Mills Recreational area of Pisgah National Forest.  Making a large loop once at our furthest point the groups will ride back toward Brevard. Again on the rolling terrain of the river valley. However, don’t let this description deceive you on the overall elevation of the day. The continuous rolling hills of the valley add up to a good deal of total climbing for the day!

Training Presentation @  8:00 AM
One on One Data Downloads  @ 4:00 PM

Breakfast: Hampton Inn- Catered Event by Blue Ridge Bakery @ 7:00AM
Lunch: Hampton Inn- Catered Event by Blue Ridge Bakery @ 2:30PM
Dinner: On Your Own

VIEW STRAVA ROUTE MAP

DAY 5

THE LOOKING GLASS FALL RECOVERY RIDE

Mileage: 10-15
Elevation Gain: 400 – 500 FT
Ride Time: 1.5 – 2.5 Hours

Description: Today is geared toward rest and recovery. We will ride lightly into the Pisgah National Forest toward Looking Glass Falls. Along the way a few photos and some simple pace line drills will come into play for sure!

Training Presentation @  8:00 AM
Training Presentation @ 1:00PM
One on One Data Downloads  @ 4:00 PM

Breakfast: Hampton Inn- Catered Event by Blue Ridge Bakery @ 7:00AM
Lunch: Hampton Inn- Catered Event by Blue Ridge Bakery @ 1:00PM
Dinner: On Your Own

VIEW STRAVA ROUTE MAP

DAY 6

THE ASSAULT ON THE CAROLINAS LOOP

Mileage: 61 – 71
Elevation Gain: 5800 – 6500 FT
Ride Time: 3.5 – 5.5 Hours

Description: Our final route will be a local classic. Starting in the center of downtown Brevard we will ride along with 1000 other cyclists along the ridge until we reach the continental divide. From here our course takes us to the piedmont of South Carolina down a snaking road with lots of views and corners to please all! After riding the rolling terrain of South Carolina we will embark on the 6 miles of climbing of Caesars Head, a local climb used by pros and enthusiasts alike! Once atop the climb our group will enjoy a run into Brevard on rolling terrain!

Breakfast: Hampton Inn- Catered Event by Blue Ridge Bakery @ 6:00AM
Lunch: Race Village @ 1:00-3:00PM

Camp Conclusion: Camp will conclude after our final lunch at 3:30 PM on Saturday April 7th.

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About Brevard, North Carolina

FAQs

If you have additional questions, our Athlete Services will be happy to answer them:
athleteservices@trainright.com  //   866.355.0645

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

Asheville Regional Airport: AVL (Recommended)

Charlotte Douglas International Airport: CLT

Greenville/Spartanburg Regional Airport: GSP

If you are shipping your bike, please make sure it arrives at CTS by April 2nd so we can have it built and prepped in time for camp.

After you sign up, please let the camp manager know if you would like us to pack your bike for shipping at the conclusion of the camp, we will do it free of charge.

The mailing address for CTS Brevard is:
11 Mamas Place
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)

The Hub: 828-884-8670 (Directly next door to CTS Brevard Training Center)

Sycamore Cycles: 828-877-5790

Liberty Bikes: 828-274-2453

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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Spring Training Cycling Camp & Assault on the Carolinas Event April 2018 – Brevard, NC

Camp Focus: Long Endurance Miles + Event
Dates(includes check in day): April 2-7 2018
Location: Brevard Hampton Inn- 275 Forest Gate Dr, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
Duration (includes check in day): 6 Days / 5 Nights
Daily Mileage Range: 40-80
Daily Elevation Gain: 2000-6500
Terrain: Short Climbs, Mountainous

We all need a long training block or time away from the grind and to pretend like it’s our job to ride our bike, and get a concentrated dose of training and coaching.

Our Spring Cycling Camp is just that. Spend 6 days on your bike focusing on early season endurance miles and refining your group riding skills alongside our team of coaches in one of the best-kept secrets on the East Coast. Every mile will bring beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains as we roll along quiet country roads through fertile green valleys. At camp you will be treated like a professional cyclist in every way: professional mechanical support, individual power file analysis with our coaches, and catered meals created specifically with your training in mind. As a bonus our last day of camp is the annual Assault on the Carolinas Cycling event. A great way to join 1000 other cyclists on a great route and push ourselves one last time.

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