Leadville 100 Recon Camp


Camp Description

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.

Leadville, CO

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.


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  • 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
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Location: Leadville, CO

Date: July 06-08, 2014

Price: $899


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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.

Current Specials:

$100 OFF 2014 Camp!

Through April 7, save $100 when you sign up online for a 2014 CTS Cycling Camp! Use Promo Code: 2014CAMP100 during checkout. Excludes High-Altitude Running Camp.

Offer Expires: April 07, 2014
Questions about camps? Call us at 866.355.0645

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Members' 5% discount on training camps is already included in the listed price. (Airfare, Lodging and Transportation not included.) A non-refundable $300 deposit is due at time of registration. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the camp and will be billed automatically. The credit card information used for your deposit will be billed unless otherwise arranged with the CTS accounting department.


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We recommend you arrive by Sunday, July 06, 2014 . Camp registration will be from 3:00-5:00 PM Sunday, July 06, 2014 . You must provide your own transportation. The conclusion of the camp will be Tuesday, July 08, 2014.

Bike Transport and Assembly

If you are shipping your bike, please make sure it arrives at CTS or your hotel by Saturday, July 05, 2014.

If you are shipping your bike, please make sure it arrives at CTS by July 4th.  We will gladly assemble it and have it waiting for you.

Our address is:

Carmichael Training Systems
6365 Corporate Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

If you wish to ship your bike, we recommend using Shipbikes.com.  They provide door to door pick/up and delivery of your bike.  You will need to pack your bike, or have it packed for you.   We will take care of packing your bike before it departs.


877-323-4083 Reservations and Service



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Colorado Springs Airport (COS) is about 2.5-3 hours from Leadville.

Denver International Airport (DEN) is an approximately 2-3 hours from Leadville.

You must provide your own transportation to and in Leadville. This includes having transportation out to Twin Lakes to do the Columbine climb. The conclusion of the camp will be July 8th, after the final ride.

What to Bring

Items to pack for High-Altitude Ultrarunning Camp: Coming soon.

Items to pack for any of our cycling camps:

  • Bicycle: Clean, tuned and ready to ride
  • Gearing: Your bike should have a 12-27 cassette and/or a compact crankset.
  • Helmet
  • Jerseys: at least 4 (short and or long sleeve)
  • Shorts: at least 4 pair
  • Wind Vest
  • Baselayer : 1 or 2 lightweight
  • Rain Jacket
  • Arm Warmers
  • Socks
  • Cycling gloves: short finger
  • Cycling Shoes/pedals (carry these with you if traveling by plane)
  • Eyewear/sunglasses
  • Chamois cream
  • Small tote or backpack for anything you wish to keep in support vehicles.
  • Heart Rate Monitor and/or Power Meter (Power Tap or SRM or other)
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries for clean up between rides.

Items to add just in case

  • Light jacket
  • Medium weight jacket
  • Long sleeve and/or thermal jersey
  • Long finger gloves
  • Shoe covers/booties
  • Leg or knee warmers or light tights

Other items to consider:

  • 12-27 or 12-25 cassette – If you are not accustomed to climbing, are a beginner cyclists or are attending a climbing camp.
  • Bottles/mix/food – if you will be arriving before a camp begins or remaining afterward, and wish to ride, please bring what food/drink supplies you will need for your riding.

We will have sport drinks, food, spare tubes/tires, etc in our follow vehicles.  Each day we will prepare waterbottles for your bike using Osmo Nutrition and will provide you with sports nutrition products for use during the camp.

If you have any questions about what to pack or what to look for when purchasing cycling clothing or supplies, please contact us at 866-355-0645 or AthleteServices@trainright.com.

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