Nearly every cyclist we work with wants to improve his or her ability to ride uphill, and this three-and-a-half day camp is just what you need.
You will learn key techniques that help riders of all sizes and shapes excel when the road tips toward the sky. And since what goes up must come down, we will also help you develop the confidence and skills you need to descend quickly, safely, and efficiently. Camps include a CTS Field Test and subsequent review of test data with the coaching staff to determine your most efficient climbing pace. Following days will include longer endurance rides focusing on climbing.
Our three and a half day Climbing Camps welcome riders of intermediate and advanced fitness and skill abilities. We highly recommend that your bicycle be equipped with compact gearing, or at least a 12-27 cassette for the terrain encountered at this camp.
Our three-and-a half day Climbing Camps welcome riders of ALL LEVELS, from beginners to advanced. We highly recommend that your bicycle be equipped with a 12-28 cassette, and/or a compact crankset, for this camp.
Colorado Springs, CO
This Climbing Camp will be held out of the CTS headquarters location in Colorado. Colorado Springs sits at an elevation of 6,035 feet and is home to Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods.
|Wednesday||This arrival and check in day at CTS Colorado Springs. After dropping of your bike and a brief check-in process, you’ll join the CTS coaching staff and fellow riders for a preview of the camp and brief presentation about proper nutrition practices to improve performance. Following that we’ll have dinner together at once of our favorite restaurants. 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 3:30 to 5:00 pm at our office in Colorado Springs..|
|Thursday||We start camp with a bike handling skills session and the CTS Field Test. Even the best pros spend time working on their skills and there is plenty to learn from the coaches leading and demonstrating the drills. The CTS field test you’ll tackle next will allow you to establish training ranges for the rest of camp. After lunch at the CTS office, the coaches will provide individual feedback on your Field Test results. The afternoon ride is a skill development ride covering momentum and descending technique with the stunning backdrop of the Garden of the Gods.|
|Friday||Friday morning’s ride continues the focus on climbing and descending with a set of Climbing Repeat intervals. You’ll use power ranges established by the field test to climb at an appropriate intensity. Don’t worry, if you don’t already have a powermeter, we have one for you to use as part of the camp! After lunch and reviewing the morning’s ride data, we’ll discuss how to get the most out of riding with a power meter.The day’s second ride is an easier session that focuses on bike handling and cornering technique. We end the day with a fun group dinner.|
|Saturday||We save the hardest ride for last at Climbing Camp. This will be a longer ride of 3.5-4 hours with as many vertical feet of climbing we can get in to one ride. The technique fundamentals, pacing strategies and nutritional tips you’ve learned the previous days will all help you conquer this challenging course. And while this ride will challenge your legs and resolve, you will also enjoy a spectacular ride through the Front Range of the Colorado mountains. Camp concludes after lunch and a review of your power meter data from the ride and a Q and A session with the coaches.|
- Daily training sessions with Carmichael Training Systems Coaches
- Use of PowerTap Power Meter
- Certified Professional Mechanics
- Complete Ride Support with Nutrition and Hydration products
- CTS Jersey
- 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Date: June 04-07, 2014
Registration:Book your spot
Amount of Instruction:
This is a perfect camp for anyone who wants to go uphill faster. You'll learn more in one weekend than you have in years of cycling on your own. It's a supportive and comfortable learning environment for riders of all ability and experience levels.