The vast majority of cyclists want to ride faster and more comfortably on climbs, and the Carmichael Training Systems Climbing Camp in Tucson, Arizona is the perfect weekend getaway for making the climbing progress you’re looking for. Never thought of Tucson, Arizona as a mountainous paradise? Think again. We’re surrounded by mountains (Mt. Lemmon rises above 9000 feet above our desert floor). Join us and kick off your Spring with some climbing.
The camp is three and a half days of riding and presentations, through which our professional coaching staff will teach you the skills and techniques to become more efficient on the bicycle and give you the tools to become a better climber.
We welcome riders of all abilities. Come ready to absorb, learn, and retain as much as you can. All rides are fully supported.
Tucson is located in Southern Arizona surrounded by Saguaro Cacti and overlooked by our 9000’ peak, Mount Lemmon. With 300 days of annual sunshine per year, Tucson is known as a mecca for cyclists. In April 2006, the League of American Bicyclists promoted the Tucson region to “Gold” status on their certification system of the nation’s most “bicycle friendly” cities, making Tucson one of only seven cities in the U.S. to earn such distinguished status. Furthermore, two of the most popular and highly regarded bicycling publications, Bicycling and VeloNews, continue to rank our city in the top tier of “bicycle friendly” cities nationwide. In fact, Bicycling recently promoted Tucson to the #2 bicycling city nationwide for cities with population ranging from 250,000 to 500,000. Tucson is the winter training home of many professional cyclists and triathletes.
The weather during this time of year can vary from 70-90 degrees as a daily high. Chances of rain are very minimal but come prepared for all weather conditions.
|Wednesday||This is the arrival and check-in day at CTS Tucson. After dropping of your bike and a brief check-in process, you’ll join the CTS coaching staff and fellow riders for a dinner and a preview of the camp. If you’d like to add a bike fit to your camp, it’s best to arrive before 2 pm on this day. Registration is from 3 to 5:00 pm at our office in Tucson. Our address is 7000 E Tanque Verde, Suite 10, Tucson AZ, 85715.|
|Thursday||We start camp with a bike handling 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. The ride will continue after the field test with an emphasis on working on group riding skills as well as handling momentum changes on rolling hills. After lunch, CTS coaches will provide individual feedback on your Field Test results. Later in the afternoon, we’ll discuss how to get the most out of riding with a power meter.|
Friday’s ride continues the focus on climbing and descending with a set of Climbing Repeat intervals on the west side of Tucson. 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, you will sit down individually to review the data from your intervals. We end the day with a fun group dinner.
|Saturday||We save the hardest ride for last at Climbing Camp – Mount Lemmon! The technique fundamentals, pacing strategies and nutritional tips you’ve learned the previous days will all help you conquer this challenging “hors catégorie” climb. It’s a mountain that is used my many of the local professionals for training. And while this mountain will challenge your legs and resolve, you will also enjoy a spectacular ride that takes you from the saguaro cacti of the desert up to cool pine forests, brisk air, and dramatic windblown igneous rock formations. Camp concludes with a final individual data recall with CTS coaches and a final group lunch at the CTS office.|
- Daily training sessions with Carmichael Training Systems Coaches
- Professional Mechanics
- Complete Ride Support with Nutrition and Hydration products
- Training Presentations with our Coaches
- CTS Jersey
- Two dinners and three lunches
Location: Tucson, AZ
Date: April 15-18, 2015
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.
Get $300 Off CTS Climbing and Hors Catégorie Camps
Bonus: Get a Free Month of Coaching Prior to Camp!
Intimidated by uphills? Nervous going downhill? Our professional coaches will help you learn the skills and gain the confidence to be faster, stronger, and safer!
- Non-coached athletes get a free month of coaching prior to camp ($199 value)
- Learn techniques to climb more efficiently
- Discover how to descend with confidence
- Enhance your group riding skills
- Learn how to train with power
- Prepare for your target event this season
There is no coupon code required, the reduced price will automatically display when you sign up for any of the camps below.
*Free month of coaching is for new, non-coached athletes only. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
Climbing Camps $1200 Now $900
Hors Categorie Camps $1499 Now $1199
Offer Expires: May 15, 2016