This CTS women’s camp is designed to provide a setting for female athletes to receive top coaching, ride beautiful roads, and experience some of the latest women’s specific gear from Giro. You will learn key cycling skills that will help you climb, descent and corner with confidence, as well as ride comfortably in groups. You’ll also receive a great training stimulus to help boost your current fitness, all while riding on some of the most scenic roads in the country. With Giro as our partner for this camp, you will have all the best women’s specific ride gear at your fingertips and you will receive a Giro helmet on the camp’s first day.
This camp is open for female cyclist of all fitness and skill abilities. Our coaches are prepared to help you identify your strengths and work on your weaknesses in a supportive environment. There will be a climbing challenge at the end of the week, so it is best to have compact gearing for this camp.
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 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 and challenging climbs, along streams and fields, and through vineyards and horse farms.
|Thursday||Travel day – arrive in Santa Ynez and check in with the female CTS coaches, meet your mechanics for the week and chat with Giro reps. Try on some women’s specific Giro products for use during the camp. The evening concludes with a gourmet dinner and camp introductions at SY Kitchen in Santa Ynez.|
|Friday||Today’s ride will focus on the skills to become more comfortable on your bike and riding in a group. You will have the opportunity to establish your baseline fitness with a CTS Field Test. Your coach will go over the results with you after the efforts so you can learn how to improve your current fitness. After a healthy lunch we will discuss nutrition practices specific to a female cyclists, and finish the afternoon with a wine tasting trip to a beautiful local winery.|
|Saturday||Saturday morning’s ride will focus on climbing and descending skills. We’ll practice descending fundamentals and learn how to climb comfortably and correctly. After a nutritious lunch, we’ll discuss ways to manage some of the unpleasant physical realities faced by female cyclists and finish with an invigorating yoga session. We cap off the evening with a fun ladies dinner at Dos Carlitos in Santa Ynez.|
|Sunday||For the camp’s final day, we will start out with a “get me home” mechanic Q and A. Then we challenge the group with the beautiful climb up Figueroa Mountain. Don’t worry, we will have climbing options that cater to each women’s fitness abilities. Our female coaches will guide you down the mountain with your new found descending skills and the final miles will twist through beautiful vineyards.|
- Daily training sessions with female Carmichael Training Systems coaches
- Professional mechanical support
- Use of a PowerTap power meter
- Daily power analysis with female CTS coaches
- Complete ride support, including nutrition and hydration products
- Training presentations with our female coaches
- CTS jersey
- Yoga class and use of a yoga mat and block
- Two dinners and three lunches
Location: Santa Ynez, CA
Date: October 09-12, 2014
Registration:Book your spot
Amount of Instruction:
A women's only camp in a supportive and comfortable learning environment. Female riders of all abilities and experience levels will be challenged to learn new skills and develop their fitness.