California Central Coast Cycling Classic

California Central Coast Cycling Classic 2020

  • California
  • Sep 29 - Oct 3, 2020
  • Cycling

Ride big point-to-point miles on the most scenic roads of California’s Central Coast.

There’s no better place to ride during the fall than California’s central coast. This scenic coast ride will depart from Monterey making its way south to the Santa Ynez Valley in 4 days of riding. Each day presents new climbs to be conquered and new views to be seen. Some of the world’s best riders have raced on these challenging roads during the Amgen Tour of California making this camp extra special.

At the California Coast Ride, you will be treated like a professional cyclist in every way: from daily massages, to professional mechanical support, to on-the-bike coaching. At this camp, we will focus on long endurance miles to keep your ride volume up as the traditional cycling season comes to a close. The camp will end with a challenging ride across the Santa Ynez Valley with our CTS office being the final destination.

CAMP FOCUS

Long Endurance Miles

DURATION

5 Days / 5 Nights

DAILY MILEAGE

55-80+ Miles

DAILY ELEVATION

2,600 – 7,100 FT

ROUTE TERRAIN

Short Climbs & Mountainous

The CTS Camp Experience

Personalized Training Advice From Professional Coaches, Unparalleled Support, World-Class Locations, and Lasting Memories
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ON THE BIKE
  • Ride With CTS Coaches
  • Professional Mechanics
  • Nutrition & Hydration Products
  • Support Vehicle
  • Daily Use of Power Meter
OFF THE BIKE
  • Daily Massage
  • Power File Analysis
  • Q&A With Coaches
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Use of NormaTec Recovery System
CAMP FEATURES
  • 5 Nights Lodging Included
  • Transportation To/From Monterey and Santa Barbara Airports
  • conic Cycling Location
  • Bike Build & Prep For Shipping
  • Daily Bike Tune & Wash
  • CTS Jersey

Accommodations Included

 
 

Additional Details

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
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  • Airfare
  • Bike Shipping or Rental

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS
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  • None

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

Camp Itinerary

DAY 0

CHECK-IN DAY – September 29, 2020

Check-In Time: 2:00 PM

Where: Monterey

Arrival: We will provide pickups at Monterey airport, or meet at our Monterey host hotel

Dinner with introductions in downtown Monterey @ 6:30-8:30PM

DAY 1

MONTEREY TO RAGGED POINT

Mileage: 80 miles

Elevation Gain: 7,183 FT

Time Range: 5 – 6 Hours

Brief Ride Description:  Athletes will depart from Monterey for an all-day scenic adventure down the Big Sur coastline. We’ll include an optional bonus climb of Nacimiento Fergusson road with amazing ocean views.  We finish the day on the cliffs above the coastline at the Ragged Point Inn.

Breakfast at Monterey Hotel @ 6:30-8:00AM

Lunch Post-ride @ 1:30-3:30PM

Dinner at Ragged Point Inn @ 6:30-7:30PM


DAY 2

RAGGED POINT TO CAMBRIA

Mileage: 68 miles

Elevation Gain: 4,300 FT

Time Range: 4 – 5 Hours

Brief Ride Description: The ride continues down the pacific coast for a relatively flat 40 miles leading up to the climb of the day that heads inland on Santa Rosa Creek road. This 12-mile climb has an elevation gain of 1,800 ft with the final half-mile being the steepest section with an average gradient of 12%. After cresting the top of the climb, athletes will descend back to the coast for a pleasant stay along the beach in Cambria.

Breakfast at Ragged Point Inn @ 6:30-8:00AM

Lunch Post-ride @ 1:30-3:30PM

Dinner at The Canteen @ 6:30-7:30PM


DAY 3

CAMBRIA TO PISMO BEACH

Mileage: 52 – 63 miles

Elevation Gain: 3,600 – 4,000 FT

Time Range: 3 – 4 Hours

Brief Ride Description: As the ride departs, the climbing begins. At mile 10, the climb of the day starts as we head inland on Green Valley Rd. with 1,300 ft. of elevation gain in just 5 miles. Similar to the previous day, we will descend back down to the ocean for some flat miles along the beach before cruising back inland through San Luis Obispo. All athletes will be on the same route for the first 41 miles, but  after accumulating almost 150 miles in the two previous days, we will give the athletes the option to choose a 52 mile route that heads directly south to Cliff’s hotel or an extended version with about 11 bonus miles that will take athletes through Edna Valley that is well known for their lush vineyards.

Breakfast at The Canteen @ 6:00-8:00AM

Lunch Post-ride @ 1:30-3:30PM

Dinner at Cliff’s Hotel @ 6:30-7:30PM


DAY 4

PISMO BEACH TO SANTA YNEZ

Mileage: 63 – 74 miles

Elevation Gain: 2,600 – 3,400 FT

Time Range: 4 – 5 Hours

Brief Ride Description:  The push to our final destination in the Santa Ynez Valley will test each athletes depth of fitness with plenty of miles and climbing to finish off a challenging week. With two seperate route options, it will be up to the athlete to determine how far into the pain cave they would like to go. The longer option features the infamous Cat Canyon climb featured in the Figueroa Mtn. Gran Fondo. Although this is a short 1.2 mile climb, the average gradient is 7.5% forcing even the fittest athletes to dig deep for the final push.

Breakfast at Cliff’s Hotel @ 6:30-8:00AM

Lunch Post-ride @ 1:30-3:30PM

Dinner at The Red Barn @ 6:30-7:30PM


 

 

FAQs

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

Airports: Athletes should arrive in Monterey by Tuesday September 29th for camp check-in. The Monterey Regional Airport(MRY) is approximately 5 miles away from Hotel Portola making it convenient for athlete to fly into. The final ride ends at the CTS office in the Santa Ynez. The Santa Barbara airport(SBA) is the closest airport to the Santa Ynez valley and is only a 35 minute drive.

Airport Transportation Arrival & Departure: CTS will provide a shuttle service from the Monterey airport on September 29th. We will also provide a shuttle service to the Santa Barbara airport on Sunday October 4th.

 If you are shipping your bike, please make sure it arrives at CTS Santa Ynez by Sunday, September 27th so we can have it built and prepped in time for camp.

CTS Santa Ynez

3640 Sagunto Street, Suite 100
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

 (Please make sure your bike box/case is clearly labeled with your name)

If you plan to ship your bike, we recommend using BikeFlights.com.

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California Central Coast Cycling Classic 2020
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