Copper Triangle Cycling Camp

  • Nov 23, 2017
  • Cycling

Is this camp right for me?

Is this camp right for me?

Rocky Mountain Cycling Camp with Entry to Copper Triangle Event

If you dream about riding your bike in the Rocky Mountains in the summer, this training camp is for you. Whether you are a CTS Camp veteran or a first timer this camp will challenge you and is a great summer goal event. This camp focuses on endurance training rides with a power meter, plus climbing and descending skills.

Improve your skills and enjoy the Rockies with 3 days of riding under the guidance of CTS coaches. The beautiful and challenging roads around Copper Mountain, Vail, and Leadville in Colorado will test the fitness of any cyclist. And our professional coaches provide feedback and instruction to improve skills and hone performance. Fully supported rides, professional mechanics and daily power file analysis complete the experience at our Copper Triangle Camp. Camp ends with the Copper Triangle event, which covers 85 miles and over 6,000 feet of climbing. CTS will donate $100 from every camp entry to the Davis Phinney Foundation.

davis-phinney-foundation-logo This three-and-a half day camp welcomes beginner to advanced riders looking for quality training days and professional instruction.  Due to the demanding nature of the routes, we highly recommend that your bicycle be equipped with a 12-28 cassette, and/or a compact crankset.

Camp Includes:

  • Daily training sessions with Carmichael Training Systems Coaches
  • Certified Professional Mechanics
  • Use of PowerTap power meter
  • Daily power analysis with CTS Coaches
  • Complete Ride Support with hydration products and Bonk Breaker nutrition
  • Training Presentations with our Coaches
  • CTS Jersey
  • Entry into Copper Triangle
  • Two dinners and three lunches

Eat. Sleep. Ride. Repeat.

Three days riding at altitude is a challenge, so we make sure to take great care of you off the bike. Three lunches and two dinners are included with this camp and you’ll be treated to fresh, nutritious ingredients and enjoy dinners from some of the best local restaurants. Since you’ll be riding many more hours than you normally do at home, you will also have access to recovery tools like Normatec compression boots. When you’re not on the bike we encourage you to relax as much as possible and learn about training, nutrition, and recovery during seminars led by our professional coaches.

Explore Colorado with Coach Jane Marshall

The roads and mountains around Copper Mountain, Colorado are absolutely stunning in the summer. The air is clean and clear, with warm days and cool nights, and the occasional thunderstorm. Climbs here can last 30 minutes or more at relatively steady grades (which makes for great descents!) and you will spend time riding above 10,000 feet in elevation.

The rides at this camp will include both instruction and endurance. We will start with a field test to establish power ranges you can use to pace yourself while climbing high-altitude mountain passes. We will also teach you how to use individual cues to gauge your effort so you can conserve energy when you need to and give it your all when you want to. Our goal is for you to have a great ride at the Copper Triangle event and then go home tired and more skilled and confident on your bike! Our professional coaches will divide the camp into groups based on riders’ skill and fitness levels so everyone is challenged and no one is overwhelmed.

Camp Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Check-In

    This arrival and check in day at Copper Mountain.  After dropping off your bike and a brief check-in process, you’ll join the CTS coaching staff and fellow riders for a gourmet dinner and a preview of the week ahead.

  • Day 2 – Field Test and Endurance Ride

    We will begin with the CTS Field Test followed by and endurance ride. We will depart from Copper Mountain. The field test will allow our coaches to best place you in a group and serve as a starting point on how to improve your fitness and skill. After the ride we will have a post ride lunch and do individual power data review sessions.

  • Day 3 – Vail Pass

    Today we will recon the Vail Pass Climb. We will begin our ride again from Copper Mountain. We will split into groups and ride 30-70 miles and work on pacing, climbing, and descending skills. After the ride we will have a post ride lunch and individual power file review. After rest and recovery time we will gather for a pre event dinner.

  • Day 4 – Copper Triangle!

    Today is the Copper Triangle! Time to put everything you’ve learn to use. All groups will stage for the start of the event at Copper Mountain. Coaches and riders will ride side by side making for an excellent way to finish our cam. Following the ride we will gather in the expo area and enjoy food and other offerings.

Additional Details & FAQs


A non-refundable $350.00 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.


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We recommend you arrive by August 2, 2017. Camp registration will be from 2:00-5:30 PM on August 2, 2017. You must provide your own transportation. The conclusion of the camp will be August 5, 2017.

Airports: Denver International Airport is about 2 hours from Copper Mountain. (allow more time during high traffic periods).

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 Bonk Breaker 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

To book lodging call Copper Mountain. Call 1-866-837-2996 and reference the Copper Triangle or guest code to receive the discount rates.
Special Lodging Code : 2387


If you are shipping your bike, please make sure it arrives at CTS by August 1, 2017.

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If you plan to ship your bike, we recommend using

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

CTS recommends that you purchase a Travelex travel protection plan to help protect you and your camp trip investment.

Consider travel protection for:

  • Trip Cancellation
  • Trip Interruption
  • Emergency Medical Expenses
  • Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation of Remains
  • Trip Delay
  • Baggage & Personal Effects
  • Baggage Delay and more.

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For more information on the recommended plans or to enroll, click here to enroll online or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference location number 06-0245.

Please Note: Trip Cancellation plans are only available to U.S. Residents and/or Citizens.

*Travel Assistance & Concierge Services are provided by the designated provider as listed in the Description of Coverage. This is a brief description of benefits. For a summary of plan details on benefits, coverages, limitations and exclusions, please refer to the applicable Description of Coverage. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio; NAIC #10952. 1308333

Copper Triangle Cycling Camp