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Cycling Skills & Training 101 Camp Brevard, NC - 2019

  • North Carolina
  • May 15 - 18, 2019
  • Cycling
Learn Essential Road Riding Skills in a Iconic Cycling Destination

Cycling Skills and Training 101 camps are perfect for cyclists looking to improve climbing and descending performance, and who are also looking to learn essential road cycling skills, like riding close to other cyclists, basic drafting, eating and drinking on the move, etc. This is a great camp for riders who find climbing, descending, and/or riding in a group intimidating.

This camp is designed for beginner and intermediate road cyclists who want to get better at riding, learn about training, and those who simply want to get in a good 3-day training block. Each day will include 3-4 hours of riding, and we’ll complement the work we do on the bike with coach-led training presentations on sports nutrition, training with power, and other topics. You will also sit down individually with a coach for one-on-one power file data analysis after every ride. All camp rides feature full mechanic and nutrition support and a high coach-athlete ratio.

CAMP FOCUS

Skills + Group Riding

DURATION

3 Days / 2 Nights

DAILY MILEAGE

20-45 Miles

DAILY ELEVATION

500-2500 FT

ROUTE TERRAIN

Rolling Hills / Short Climbs

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
  • Q&A With Coaches
  • 3 Lunches, 1 Dinners
  • Use of NormaTec Recovery System
CAMP FEATURES
  • Iconic Cycling Location
  • Daily Bike Tune & Wash
  • Bike Build & Prep for Shipping
  • 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

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
  • 3 Breakfasts / 2 Dinners

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

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

WEATHER
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Camp Itinerary

DAY 0

CHECK-IN DAY – 5/15/2019

Check-in Time: 3:30-5:00 PM

Where: CTS Brevard, 11 Mama’s Way Suite B, Pisgah Forest NC

Arrival: Arrival and check in at our training center in Brevard. After check in we will move over to a local restaurant for dinner and camp introductions.

Dinner: CTS Brevard Offices- Catered by Blue Ridge Bakery @ 6:00-8:00PM

DAY 1

FITNESS AND SKILLS ASSESSMENT DAY

Mileage: 15 – 45
Elevation Gain: 1000-2500 FT
Ride Time: 3 – 3.5 Hours

Description:  Camp day begins with review of road safety and skills. On to the bikes for fitness and skills assessment ride. This will help the coaching staff assess the group’s abilities. Skills introduction and review to include, balance on the bike, bike handling for different ride scenarios, comfort riding in a group as well as others. After lunch break and mid day lecture on Climbing, Cornering and Descending we will take to the bikes again for our second ride of the day. This ride session will focus toward working on the skills and techniques from our mid day lecture.

Training Presentation @ 8:15AM (Road Safety & Communication Skills)
Training Presentation @ 1:00PM (Climbing, Cornering and Descending)

Breakfast: On Your Own
Lunch: CTS Brevard Office @  12:00-1:00PM
Dinner: On Your Own


DAY 2

GROUP RIDING AND PROPER RECOVERY RIDING

Mileage: 25 – 45
Elevation Gain: 1000-2500 FT
Ride Time: 3 – 3.5 Hours

Description: Day 2 begins with morning discussion about the benefits of riding in a group . The morning ride will include review of cornering and descending drills as well as group ride practice. Riders will learn how to safely ride in a group, how to learn to read the dynamics of the group, and feel at ease riding next to and near others. After lunch and a chat on hydration and fueling to improve your cycling pleasure and performance, our second ride of the day is a recovery ride. While this seems obvious in its execution very few riders actually do this type of ride correctly. This ride will help you understand the benefits of a recovery ride and how to best complete one!

Training Presentation @ 8:15AM (Benefits of Riding in a Group)
Training Presentation @ 1:00PM (Hydration & Fueling for Improved Ride Performance)

Breakfast: On Your Own
Lunch: CTS Brevard Office @  12:00-1:00PM
Dinner: On Your Own


DAY 3

SKILLS REVIEW AND ENDURANCE RIDE

Mileage: 25 – 40
Elevation Gain: 1000 – 2500 FT
Ride Time: 3 – 4 Hours

Description: This is graduation day! After a fast route review we are off into the roads of Western North Carolina. During this ride we will bring together all the skills from the preceding days and practice them together on a fun and inspiring route!

Training Presentation @ 8:15 AM (Importance of Route Review)

Breakfast: On Your Own
Lunch: CTS Brevard Office @  1:00PM

Camp Conclusion: Camp ends after our final lunch at 2:30 PM on Saturday May 18th.


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

Asheville Regional Airport: AVL (Recommended)

Charlotte Douglas International Airport: CLT

Greenville/Spartanburg Regional Airport: GSP

If you are shipping your bike, please make sure it arrives at CTS by May 14th 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 Brevard is:
11 Mamas Place
Suite B
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

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)

The Hub: 828-884-8670 (Directly next door to CTS Brevard Training Center)

Sycamore Cycles: 828-877-5790

Liberty Bikes: 828-274-2453

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Cycling Skills & Training 101 Camp Brevard, NC – 2019
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