assault on the carolinas

Brevard Spring Training Cycling Camp & Assault On The Carolinas

  • Brevard
  • Apr 5 - 10, 2021
  • Cycling Specialty Spring Training
Build Your Fitness on Beautiful Country Roads, Then Test Your Legs at the Assault on the Carolinas Ride

We all need a long training block or time away from the grind and to pretend like it’s our job to ride our bike, and get a concentrated dose of training and coaching.

Our Spring Cycling Camp is just that. Spend 6 days on your bike focusing on early season endurance miles and refining your group riding skills alongside our team of coaches in one of the best kept secrets on the East Coast. Every mile will bring beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains as we roll along quiet country roads through fertile green valleys. At camp you will be treated like a professional cyclist in every way: professional mechanical support, individual power file analysis with our coaches, and catered meals created specifically with your training in mind.

As a bonus our last day of camp is the annual Assault on the Carolinas Cycling event. A great way to join 1000 other cyclists on a great route and push ourselves one last time.

CAMP FOCUS

Endurance Miles + Event

DURATION

5 Days / 4 Nights

DAILY MILEAGE

40-80+ Miles

DAILY ELEVATION

2000-6500 FT

ROUTE TERRAIN

Short Climbs / Mountainous

The CTS Camp Experience

Personalized Training Advice From Professional Coaches, Unparalleled Support, World-Class Locations, and Lasting Memories
ON THE BIKE
  • Ride With CTS Coaches
  • Professional Mechanics
  • Nutrition & Hydration Products
  • Support Vehicle
OFF THE BIKE
  • Training Presentations
  • Power File Analysis
  • Q&A With Coaches
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 1 Dinners
  • Use of NormaTec Recovery System
CAMP FEATURES
  • Assault on the Carolinas Entry
  • Bike Build & Prep For Shipping
  • Daily Bike Tune & Wash
  • CTS Jersey

Recommended Accommodations

PILOT COVE RENTAL CABINS

These cabins are just up the hill from CTS and are designed to seamlessly interact with the outdoors. Fully finished with a kitchen, bathroom, living area, washer/dryer, mudroom, covered deck, secure bike storage, bike wash station, and private parking, these cabins are your perfect home away from home in the mountains.

HAMPTON INN BREVARD
Call the Hampton Inn and mention CTS.

Experience the quiet of the woods at the Hampton Inn Brevard hotel near Pisgah National Forest and just down the street from our CTS Training Center.

Additional Details

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
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  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Bike Shipping or Rental
  • Transportation To/From Airport
  • 5 Dinners

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS
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  • Pre/Post Camp Private Coach Ride

WHAT TO BRING
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  • Recommended Gearing: 11-28 Cassette and Compact

WEATHER
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Camp Itinerary

DAY 1

CHECK-IN DAY – 4/5/2021

Check In Time:5:00 PM

Where: Hampton Inn Brevard-  275 Forest Gate Dr, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

Arrival Description: Arrive at the Hampton Inn, get checked in with our coaching staff and mechanics.

Dinner TBA- @ 6:00-8:00PM

DAY 2

CTS FIELD TEST

Mileage: 40-50

Elevation Gain: 2000-3500 FT

Time Range: 4 – 4.5 Hours

Brief Ride Description:  New camp athletes and alumni will complete the CTS Field Test and a bike skills session before concluding the day with some endurance riding.  

Training Presentation @ 8:00AM Field Test Overview and Updated CTS Training Ranges

Ride departs at 10:00am and returns between 12:30 and 3:00pm

Light Breakfast @ 7:00-8:00AM

Lunch @ 1:30-2:30PM

Dinner on your own


DAY 3

THE PARKWAY LOOP

Mileage: 64-74 Miles

Elevation Gain: 5000-6500 FT

Time Range: 4 – 4.5 Hours

Brief Ride Description:  Climb from the Davidson River to the top of the ridge and to the Blue Ridge Parkway before screaming down to the northern side of the ridge. Once there we will ride around Lake Logan before again climbing up via Hwy 215 back to the Blue Ridge Parkway. One more epic descent and we are back to the rolling terrain of the French Broad River and home!

Light Breakfast @ 7:00-8:00AM

Data Downloads 8:15-9:15AM

Ride Departs @ 10:00AM

Yoga Session @ 2:30-3:30AM

Lunch @ 3:00-4:00PM

Dinner on your own


DAY 4

THE ETOWAH SHUFFLE

Mileage: 50-60 Miles

Elevation Gain: 2500-3000 FT

Time Range: 3.5 – 4.5 Hours

Brief Ride Description:  A favorite of the staff and locals alike today will be a break from the longer climbs of the first days of camp. We will run through the Mills River Valley and Etowah North toward the South Mills Recreational area of Pisgah National Forest.  Making a large loop once at our furthest point the groups will ride back toward Brevard. Again on the rolling terrain of the river valley. However, don’t let this description deceive you on the overall elevation of the day. The continuous rolling hills of the valley add up to a good deal of total climbing for the day!

Light Breakfast @ 7:00-8:00AM

Training Presentation @ 8:00AM Yoga and Strength Work for Cyclists

Ride Departs @ 10:00AM

Lunch @ 3:00-4:00PM

Presentation @ 4:00-5:00 “Testing Your Training Knowledge”

Dinner on your own


DAY 5

THE LOOKING GLASS FALL RECOVERY RIDE

Mileage: 10-15 Miles

Elevation Gain: 400-500 FT

Time Range: 1-1.5 Hours

Brief Ride Description: Today is geared toward rest and recovery. We will ride lightly into the Pisgah National Forest toward Looking Glass Falls. Along the way a few photos and some simple pace line drills will come into play for sure!

Light Breakfast @ 7:00-8:00AM

Training Presentation @ 8:00AM Yoga and Strength Work for Cyclists

Ride Departs @ 10:00AM

Lunch @ 12:00-1:00PM

Training Presentation @ 12:30=1:30PM- The Assault on The Carolinas Strategy Talk

Dinner on your own


DAY 6

THE ASSAULT ON THE CAROLINAS LOOP

Mileage: 61-71 Miles

Elevation Gain: 5800-6500 FT

Time Range: 4+ Hours

Brief Ride Description: Our final route will be a local classic. Starting in the center of downtown Brevard we will ride along with 1000 other cyclists along the ridge until we reach the continental divide.  From here our course takes us to the piedmont of South Carolina down a snaking road with lots of views and corners to please all! After riding the rolling terrain of South Carolina we will embark on the 6 miles of climbing of Caesars Head, a local climb used by pros and enthusiasts alike! Once atop the climb our group will enjoy a run into Brevard on rolling terrain!

Light Breakfast @ 6:00-7:00AM

Lunch at Race Village Post Event

Dinner on your own

Camp Conclusion Description: Camp will conclude after our event and race village post event meal at 3:30 PM on Saturday April 10th 2021


*Schedule subject to change

About Brevard, North Carolina

FAQs

If you have additional questions, our Athlete Services will be happy to answer them:
athleteservices@trainright.com  //   866.355.0645

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Brevard Spring Training & Assault On The Carolinas 2021
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