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CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo VIP Camp 2018

  • California
  • Nov 5 - 10, 2018
  • Cycling
Experience All Of The Beautiful Roads Of Santa Ynez Valley Ahead Of The Fig Fondo

Hundreds of cyclists will join us for the second edition of the CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo, but only a dozen will be our VIP guest athletes for the entire week leading up to the big event. Join Chris Carmichael and top CTS coaches for this week of great riding, exceptional CTS support, delicious meals, and VIP treatment at this all-inclusive cycling camp.

You’ll stay at the luxurious Santa Ynez Inn and join our professional coaches for the best rides of the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara. Your bike will be cleaned and tuned daily by professional mechanics and you’ll experience daily massage and ride feedback from a personal coach. You’ll also have a reserved spot at our pre-fondo VIP dinner and a front row call-up on the morning of the Gran Fondo. Whether you’ve been a loyal CTS Athlete for years or just want to experience the best of the services we offer, you are invited to join us for the week-long VIP Experience.

LEARN ABOUT THE FIG FONDO
CAMP FOCUS

Endurance Miles + Gran Fondo

DURATION

6 Days / 6 Nights

DAILY MILEAGE

40-80+ Miles

DAILY ELEVATION

1500-6000 FT

ROUTE TERRAIN

Rolling Hills / 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
  • Training Presentations
  • Power File Analysis
  • Q&A With Coaches
  • 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Use of NormaTec Recovery System
CAMP FEATURES
  • Lodging At Santa Ynez Inn
  • Fig Fondo Entry
  • Fig Fondo Jersey
  • Iconic Cycling Location
  • Bike Build & Prep For Shipping
  • Daily Bike Tune & Wash

Included Accommodations

THE SANTA YNEZ INN

The luxurious AAA-four diamond rated Santa Ynez Inn delivers a unique hotel experience with sophisticated grace and warm hospitality nestled in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country, and is just across the street from the CTS Training Center.

Additional Details

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

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS
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  • Pre/Post Camp Private Coach Ride
  • Comprehensive Bike Fit
  • VO2 Max and Lactate Threshold Testing

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

Where: CTS Santa Ynez Training Center

Check-in Time: 3:00-5:00PM

Arrival: This arrival and check in day at CTS Santa Ynez. After dropping of 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. If you’d like to add any lab testing or a bike fit to your camp, it’s best to arrive before 2 pm on this day. Registration is from 3 to 5:30 pm at our office in Santa Ynez. If you’re flying into the Santa Barbara airport today, we can arrange a shuttle service to your hotel/CTS in Santa Ynez.

DAY 2

CTS FIELD TEST/BIKE SKILLS OR ALUMNI RIDE

We start camp with a bike handling skills session and the CTS Field Test. Even the best pros spend time working on their skills and there is plenty to learn from the coaches leading and demonstrating the drills. The CTS field test you’ll tackle next will allow you to establish training ranges for the rest of camp. Alumni riders have a Gran Settimana option of extra endurance miles instead of the skills and Field Test. After lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll sit down with a CTS coach to review your Field Test data and discuss power training ranges for the week of riding ahead. The afternoon is free time and we’ll meet again for a group dinner at a local restaurant.


DAY 3

GIBRALTAR ROAD CLIMB

This ride is a special treat as we shuttle down to Santa Barbara to climb the world-famous Gibraltar Road. This is one of the most challenging climbs in California, but the views are amazing and the pavement is new and smooth! The ride along the top of the ridge – on Camino Cielo – offers impressive ocean and inland valley views. With Figueroa Mountain waiting as part of the Gran Fondo, this is a chance to tackle both of the premier climbs in the region in one week. We’ll enjoy lunch in Santa Barbara before heading back to CTS for data review and massage. Dinner is on your own tonight, a chance to try a local restaurant we don’t visit as part of the camp.


DAY 4

JALAMA BEACH

Today’s endurance ride focuses on group riding skills as we head towards Jalama Beach. Many consider the ride to Jalama to be the most beautiful in the area, and the views as you crest the final rise to the coast are amazing. This is a technically challenging route with a deceptive amount of climbing, but we know how to customize the day for any ability level. Experienced riders will complete the 85 mile ride, while several shorter options exist for the athletes who need to save their legs for the big day at the end of the week. Lunch and power data review is at CTS, as well as massage. We’ll have a guest presentation in the evening followed by a group dinner.


DAY 5

VALLEY CRUISE

Today will be an easier day with the goal of resting the legs ahead of the Gran Fondo. Enjoy an easy cruise through the valley on some of our favorite local roads. After lunch we’ll discuss nutrition and pacing for tomorrow’s big ride. We’ll meet for the Gran Fondo VIP dinner after picking up our registration packets for Saturday.


DAY 6

CTS FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN GRAN FONDO

We don’t have far to go for the Gran Fondo as the starting line is literally right out the door. Whether you choose the Fig Epic route, or the shorter Fig Loop, you’ll have a front row start as a VIP Camp Athlete. Enjoy the challenge of the event and a fun afterparty. We’ll conclude the camp and the evening with a group dinner.


About the Santa Ynez Valley

FAQs

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

A non-refundable $800.00 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.

Cancellation:

Click to view Cancellation Policy

Airports: Santa Barbara is approximately 35 minutes from Santa Ynez. LAX is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes from Santa Ynez (allow more time during high traffic periods).

Airport Transportation: If you’re flying into the Santa Barbara Airport on Monday November 5th and leaving on November 11th, we can arrange a shuttle service to/from your hotel/CTS in Santa Ynez.

If you are shipping your bike, please make sure it arrives at CTS by November 5th, 2018 so we can have it built and prepped in time for camp.

After you sign up, please let the camp manager know if you would like us to pack your bike for shipping at the conclusion of the camp, we will do it free of charge.

The mailing address for CTS Santa Ynez is:
3640 Sagunto Street, Suite 100
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 694-8651

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

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

Dr. J’s bike shop in Solvang (3 miles away from CTS Santa Ynez) has a full fleet of rental bikes and provides a discount to CTS camp athletes:  

Booking website: www.drjsbikeshop.com   

10% discount code: CTSRENTAL

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CTS is an equal opportunity service provider

CTS is a permit holder of the Los Padres National Forest

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CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo VIP Camp 2018