This camp is your chance to establish a base of endurance miles for your 2015 season with large volume rides under the watchful eye of CTS coaches. Nestled in a valley between the Santa Ynez mountains outside Santa Barbara and mountains of the Los Padres National Forest, this camp includes sessions of cycling skill refinement and a CTS Field Test. And while we’ll teach you key techniques for proper climbing and descending, the main focus will be long endurance rides that incorporate group riding skills and pacelines. This camp includes the use of a PowerTap power meter and daily review of power meter data with the coaching staff to help you refine your correct training ranges for the upcoming season.
On the last day of camp we will ride the challenging and beautiful Santa Barbara Century with 9600 ft of climbing (62 mile and 34 mile routes are also available).
Our three day Fall Mileage Camp welcomes 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.
The weather during this time of year can vary from 50-90 degrees (ave high 81, ave low 53). Be sure to come prepared for all weather conditions.
Santa Ynez, CA
Santa Ynez is a small town located in Santa Barbara County, near the Los Padres National Forest and just inland from the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Quiet roads, awesome trails, and beautiful scenery await the cyclists and mountain bikers who are ready ride! The area is not only famous for its abundant riding routes, but is well known for great restaurants, galleries, country inns and exceptional wine tasting rooms. Rides carry you through some of the Santa Ynez Valley’s finest roads, described by Chris Carmichael as “spectacular” and “some of the best riding in North America.” You will pass through rolling terrain, along streams, through vineyards and horse farms.
|Wednesday||This arrival and check in day and CTS Santa Ynez. After dropping of your bike and a brief check-in process, you’ll join the CTS coaching staff and follow riders for dinner and a preview of the week to come. 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.|
|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. Alumni riders have a Gran Settimana option of extra endurance miles instead of the skills and Field Test. After lunch at a local restaurant, CTS coaches will provide individual feedback on your Field Test results. The afternoon ride is a skill development ride covering climbing and descending technique with the stunning backdrop of Ballard Canyon.|
|Friday||Friday’s endurance ride continues the focus on climbing and descending technique with a 3.5 to 5.5 hr spin through the canyons of the Santa Ynez Valley. Lots of climbing and descending await as we ride through the vineyards, ranchland and mountains of California’s Central Coast. After lunch and reviewing the morning’s ride data, we’ll discuss nutrition and pacing strategies for tomorrow’s Santa Barbara Century. We end the day with a group dinner in Santa Ynez.|
|Saturday||We’ll start the day with a short drive to the city of Santa Barbara for the start of the century at Leadbetter Beach. The route starts off easy but after 20 miles starts to climb through the foothills of Carpinteria and Montecito. At mile 40 the infamous Gibraltar Road climb begins, followed by 20 miles challenging miles along the ridge road Camino Cielo. The view to the inland valleys and out to the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands are worth the long climbs! The final miles of the century are flat and lunch at the beach awaits. Camp concludes with data recall with the coaches after the short trip back to Santa Ynez.|
- Daily training sessions with Carmichael Training Systems Coaches
- Certified Professional Mechanics
- Use of a PowerTap power meter
- Daily power analysis with CTS Coaches
- Complete Ride Support, including Nutrition and Hydration products
- Training Presentations with our Coaches
- CTS Jersey
- Entry into the Santa Barbara Century
- Two dinners and three lunches
Location: Santa Ynez, CA
Date: October 15-18, 2014
Registration:Book your spot
Amount of Instruction:
Improve your skills under the supervision of our top coaches, and ride some big miles in great fall weather. Finish camp with the challenging and beautiful Santa Barbara Century ride.