Details and Itinerary
CTS Brevard, NC
Date: May 16-19, 2012
Focus: Going uphill and downhill faster!
Location: Brevard, North Carolina
This climbing camp will be held in Brevard NC, in our new location. Brevard is a small town located in Western North Carolina, nestled between the Pisgah National Forest and the DuPont State Forest of the Appalachian Mountains. Known as the “land of waterfalls”, Brevard is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Brevard is not only famous for its abundant outdoor activities, but also plays host to a vibrant downtown scene with art galleries, terrific restaurants, theatre, the Brevard Music Center, and Brevard College. The format follows a similar format as CTS’s very popular Climbing Camps conducted in Colorado. You’ll learn key techniques that help riders of all sizes and shapes excel when the road tips toward the sky. And since what goes up must come down, we will also help you develop the confidence and skills you need to descend quickly, safely, and efficiently. Camps include a CTS Field Test and subsequent review of test data with the coaching staff to determine your most efficient climbing pace.
Our three and a half day Climbing Camps welcome riders of intermediate and advanced fitness and skill abilities. We highly recommend that your bicycle be equipped with compact gearing, or at least a 12-27 cassette for the terrain encountered at this camp.
Brevard, North Carolina is one of the top vacation destinations on the East Coast, and for good reason. Situated just east of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park and adjacent to the Pisgah National Forest, Brevard is the gateway to thousands of acres of outdoor playground. And with a wide variety of restaurants, fine hotels, and cultural and natural sights and events through out the year, Brevard is a great place to come for a weekend, a week, or the rest of your life.
Further, Asheville is just as stones throw away.. Known for its beautiful mountains, abundant outdoor activities and rich local history Asheville has been named One of the Top Ten Outdoor Towns (Outside Magazine, 2002) and one of the 10 Great Adventure towns in 2004 (National Geographic Adventure)..
Temperatures in May can vary from 50-70 degrees at mid-day, and spring rains are likely. Please come prepared to ride in all weather conditions.
- Daily sessions Carmichael Training Systems Coaches
- Training presentations from CTS Coaches
- Professional Mechanics
- Complete Ride Support with GU Nutrition and Hydration products
- CTS Jersey
- Bike assembly/repacking
- 3 lunches, 1 dinner
Customize your Camp:
- 3D Dynamic Bike Fit add $250
- Lactate Threshold Test add $150
- RMR and Body Composition add $100
Members receive a 5% discount on training camps. (Airfare, Lodging and Transportation not included.)
A non-refundable $300.00 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.
If you have to cancel for any reason, your deposit may not be refunded depending on when you cancel. Additional cancellation fees may also apply.
• 6 business days – 30 calendar days prior: Deposit only
• Within 5 business days of the start of camp: Deposit plus 50% of remaining balance
Carmichael Training Systems reserves the right to cancel a camp. We will do so at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the camp. In this event, you will be issued a full refund. CTS is not responsible for fees associated with planning your trip, such as airfare.
All fees will be applied to the camp for which you are registered. If you have to cancel for any reason, your deposit and all subsequent payments will be applied to the camp for which you have registered and cannot be transferred to an alternate camp.
Exceptions to this policy cannot be made for any reason, including weather or personal emergencies.
We recommend you arrive by May 16, 2012. Camp registration will be from 3:00-5:00pm on May 16, 2012. You must provide your own transportation in Tucson. The conclusion of the camp will be May 19, 2012 after the final ride.
Bike Transport and Assembly:
If you are shipping your bike, please make sure it arrives at CTS or your hotel by Tuesday, May 15th, 2012. If you wish to ship your bike, we recommend using Sports Express. 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, and Sports Express will take care of the rest. Sports Express can be found at www.sportsexpress.com/trainright.
Bike assembly and repacking are included in this camp.
If you’d like to send your bike to CTS Brevard, please use the following address for shipping your bike(s):
Carmichael Training Systems
147 East Main St
Brevard, NC 28732
(Please make sure your bike box/case is clearly labeled with your name)
There are several hotels around Brevard. All of which you can drive or RIDE to our offices from.
Red House Inn
266 West Probart Street
Brevard, NC 28712
Hampton Inn Brevard
275 Forest Gate Drive
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
Holiday Inn Express
1570 Asheville Highway
Brevard, NC 28712
Due to the nature of this camp, and for the safety of all of the athletes and staff, time trial bikes and aero bars are not allowed for this camp. Your bike must be equipped with a standard set of road bars and brake levers. If you have questions about your bike setup, please contact the camp manager.
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is a short 30 minute drive to our offices.
Charlotte Douglas International (CLT) is an approximate 2.5 hour drive away, and Greenville Regional Airport (GSP) is approximately 90 minutes drive from Brevard.
Things to Bring
Items to pack for any of our camps:
- Clean bicycle, tuned and ready to ride
- Jerseys at least 4 (short and or long sleeve)
- Shorts at least 4 pair
- Wind Vest
- Base layer 1 or 2 lightweight
- Rain Jacket
- Arm Warmers
- Cycling gloves short finger
- Cycling Shoes/pedals (carry these with you if traveling by plane)
- 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)
- 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 water bottles for your bike using GU Electrolyte Brew, and will provide you with GU Energy 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.
May 16-19, 2012
||Registration and Bike drop off.
||Dinner and Introductions Provided by CTS. Location TBD
Arrive prepared to ride
|8:30am – 11:30pm
||Ride: Field Test, Cornering
||Presentation: Why & How we Train/Field Test Results with a focus on climbing
||Ride: Climbing/Descending Technique and Skills
||Arrive at CTS ready to ride
||Climbing Repeats with CTS Coaches
||Lunch provided by CTS
||Presentation: Optimal Sports Nutrition
||Ride: Rolling terrain – focus on preserving momentum
||Optional coaching consults – 20-30minute appointments with coaches
||Arrive at CTS ready to ride
||Presentation: Q&A with Coaches
||Group Ride: Tour of the best climbing in Brevard!
||Final Lunch with coaches