This camp is available exclusively for CTS-Coached Athletes. Leadville 100 entries are only available through the Leadville Race Series. CTS will not be supplying race entries in 2014.
Looking to ride your fastest‐ever Leadville 100, or wondering what you got yourself into if it’s your first time? Then what better place to join your friends, and make new ones, than on the Leadville course in the shadow of Mounts Elbert and Massive? Come ride with CTS Coaches and learn the riding skills needed to be confident, powerful, and successful in Leadville come August. Pre‐ride the crucial parts of the course and learn strategies to get you through the race and through unanticipated obstacles.
CTS will also support you during the LT100 Mountain Bike race at the Pipeline and Twin Lakes aid stations. We will have our coaches and professional support staff on course to ensure that you aer set up for success out on the course.
This is an intensive race‐specific camp that will challenge your skills and fitness. Expect to spend at least 4 hours per day on the bike. This camp is best suited for intermediate and advanced mountain bikers, and anyone planning on competing in the LT100 Mountain Bike Race. We recommend that your bicycle be equipped with a 12‐32 or 12‐ 34 rear cassette or appropriate singlespeed gearing (gear ratio or 1.8:1 or less) for this camp.
Sitting at 10,200 feet above sea level, Leadville is an old mining town straight out of the Wild West. It’s seen booms and busts from the mining industry, and over the past few decades it’s evolved into a mecca for endurance athletes. The hometown of the Leadville Race Series, which includes the Leadville 100 MTB and Run events as well as their shorter sister events, this is a hardscrabble town that rewards and respects toughness and fortitude. It also boasts spectacular views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains, cool crisp evenings even in the middle of summer, and miles of incredible trails.
|Sunday, July 6||Registration, Meet & Greet with Coaches from 3:00-5:00pm|
|Monday, July 7||Arrive to the camp at 7:00AM for an intro to the day’s ride, and then we’ll head out for a 4-5 hour ride to show you the first and last 25 miles of the Leadville 100. Today’s ride will include St. Kevin’s, Sugarloaf, and Powerline climbs, as well as the associated descents. These are crucial parts of the race, so we’ll be providing instruction and advice along the way, not just leading a group ride. After the ride and nice lunch, we have a great presentation on the “10 Things You Need to Know to be Successful in the Leadville 100”|
|Tuesday, July 8||This morning we’ll meet out a Twin Lakes and ride the formidable climb to the Columbine mine. This 3000+ foot climb reaches an altitude of 12,600 – the highest point in the race. Learning about this climb before race day can save you huge chunks of time, because once you make a pacing/nutrition/hydration mistake at 12,000 feet it can be difficult to recover from it. We’ll also have presentations on clothing/equipment needs for Leadville and we’ll end the day with lunch and a Q&A with the coaches.|
- Daily training sessions with Carmichael Training Systems Coaches
- Race-day Aid Station support from CTS Coaches
- Certified Professional Mechanics
- Complete Ride Support with Nutrition and Hydration products
- CTS Jersey
- 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Location: Leadville, CO
Date: July 06-08, 2014
Registration:Book your spot
Amount of Instruction:
If you want to finish Leadville or set a PR, this camp is a must. We'll recon all the critical parts of the course, and on race day CTS will be your support crew. You could race Leadville on your own, but you'll be faster and have a better day doing it with CTS.