gravel camp

Gravel Training Camp Colorado Springs, CO May 2019

  • Colorado
  • May 15 - 18, 2019
  • Gravel

Fine Tune Your Fitness And Equipment At Our Gravel Training Camp For Your Target Mixed Terrain Event.

Front range views with mixed terrain riding. We have incredible rides planned for you during this four day camp.

If you’ve signed up for a gravel cycling event in 2018, you better show up prepared! This training camp is designed to stretch your limits; it’s a four-day road/gravel cycling training block that will push your skills and fitness to a new level.  Whether you’re targeting an extreme event like the Dirty Kanza 200 or any other gravel grinder, this camp is your opportunity to put the necessary miles in your legs. And even if you’re not doing a CTS Bucket List Event, this is a great training experience for anyone preparing for a major cycling challenge.  

We’ll be riding mixed surfaces all three days  – pavement, gravel, dirt, and everything in between. You’ll be grinning ear-to-ear on every ride!  During and after each ride our professional coaches will provide feedback and instruction to improve your skills, hone your performance, and leave you with tips and advice you can apply to the rest of your season. As always with CTS camps, we’ll provide fully supported rides, professional mechanics and daily ride file analysis to complete the experience.

CAMP FOCUS

Skills + Long Endurance Miles

DURATION

4 Days / 3 Nights

DAILY MILEAGE

40-80 Miles

DAILY ELEVATION

3000-6000 FT

ROUTE TERRAIN

Gravel

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
  • 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Use of NormaTec Recovery System
CAMP FEATURES
  • Iconic Cycling Location
  • Bike Build & Prep For Shipping
  • Daily Bike Tune & Wash
  • CTS Jersey

Recommended Accommodations

COLORADO SPRINGS MARRIOTT

Just 1.5 miles away from our CTS Training Center, the Colorado Springs Marriott is a great location with views of the surrounding mountains.

COMFORT INN NORTH

The Comfort Inn is the most convenient hotel you’ll find to stay in Colorado Springs, as it’s within walking distance of our CTS Training Center.

Additional Details

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
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  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Transportation To/From Airport
  • Bike Shipping or Rental
  • 4 Breakfasts / 2 Dinners

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 0

CHECK-IN DAY – 5/14/2019

Where: CTS Colorado Springs Training Center

Check-in Time: 5:00-6:00PM

Arrival: After dropping off your bike and a brief check-in process, you’ll join the CTS coaching staff and fellow riders for a group dinner and a preview of the days ahead.

Dinner at PHANTOM CANYON BREWERY @ 7:00-8:00PM

DAY 1

MONUMENT LOOP

Mileage: 25- 50
Elevation Gain: 1500-3000 FT
Ride Time: 3 – 4 Hours

Description: During our first ride, our coaches will focus on ensuring your equipment and gravel riding skills are dialed in and ready for the following days. This course features the rolling hills of the Colorado front range with incredible views and support from our professional staff.

Lunch at MOD MARKET @ 1:00-2:0PM


DAY 2

OLD STAGE AND GOLD CAMP

Mileage: 35-50
Elevation Gain: 3000-4500 FT
Ride Time: 4.5 – 5 Hours

Description: With breathtaking views of Colorado Springs and pristine gravel, Old Stage and Gold Camp Roads offer incredible training for our 2nd day of camp.

Training Presentation @ 7:30 AM (Hydration and Nutrition, for Training and Racing)

Lunch at CHIPOTLE @ 12:30-1:30PM


DAY 3

RAMPART RANGE LOOP

Mileage: 45-80
Elevation Gain: 3500 – 6500 FT
Ride Time: 4 – 5 Hours

Description: Long gravel climbs present a unique a challenge and the scenic Rampart Range Road gives another opportunity to learn how to maximize your performance. With several route options, our coaches will work to maximize your learning and enjoyment during this amazing day.

Training Presentation @ 7:30PM (Pacing for Peak Performance)

Lunch at GARDEN OF THE GODS MARKET AND CAFE @ 12:30-1:30PM


DAY 4

FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS

Mileage: 45-80
Elevation Gain: 2000 – 3500 FT
Ride Time: 3 – 4.5 Hours

Description: After three days in the saddle today is your chance to bring together all of the lessons from the week. With rolling hills and long miles our coaches will ensure you leave camp with a great training block and the skills and strategies you need to complete your target event.

Training Presentation @ 7:30AM (Race Day Tricks and Tips)

Lunch at PANERA @ 12:30-1:30PM
Dinner at ODYSSEY GASTROPUB @ 6:30-7:30PM


About Colorado Springs

FAQs

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

Airports:

  • Denver International Airport: DEN (60-90 minutes from our office)
  • Colorado Springs Municipal Airport: COS (30 minutes from our office)

Airport Transportation Arrival & Departure:

  • Colorado Springs Shuttle https://www.coloradoshuttle.com/
  • Colorado Bustang https://www.ridebustang.com/south-line

If you are shipping your bike, please make sure it arrives at CTS by 5/10/2019 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.

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)

Cafe Velo: http://www.cafevelobikes.com/bike-shop/bike-rentals/
Criterium: http://criterium.com/about/rentals-pg66.htm

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Gravel Training Camp Colorado Springs, CO May 2019
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