cycling spring training camp Tucson Arizona

Tucson Spring Training Cycling Camp February 2023

  • Tuscon
  • Feb 13 - 18, 2023

A High Mileage Endurance Camp Designed To Jump-start Your Season

The 2023 Tucson Spring Training Camp is tailored for intermediate and advanced cyclists and will feature high mileage training over a variety of terrain. From the imposing figure of Mt. Lemmon to the sprawls of Saguaro Cacti, expect to be treated to incredible views all week. Tucson is a world-class training destination with cool mornings and moderate afternoon temperatures over the winter months. Many professional cyclists come here to train this time of year, so don’t be surprised to see some flying by us while out on the road!

This year's camp will feature professional mechanic support and training file analysis with a CTS coach. We will meet each day in the CTS conference room for training presentations, and data recall. 

We look forward to having you with us in Tucson! 

CAMP FOCUS

Endurance Miles + Group Riding

DURATION

6 Days / 5 Nights

DAILY MILEAGE

40-80 Miles

DAILY ELEVATION

2000-8000 FT

ROUTE TERRAIN

Short Climbs / Mountainous

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

Recommended Accommodations

Rides will leave from 3110 E Skyline Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718 (Embassy Suites)


Embassy Suites Tucson
3110 East Skyline Drive,
Tucson, AZ, 85718
(520) 352-4000
TownePlace Suites Tucson

405 West Rudasill Road Tucson, Arizona 85704 USA

(520) 292-9697

Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa
245 E Ina Rd,
Tucson, AZ, 85704
(520) 297-1151

Additional Details

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

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

WHAT TO BRING
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  • Recommended Gearing: 11-34 Cassette and Compact

WEATHER
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Camp Itinerary

DAY 1

CHECK-IN DAY - 2/13/2023

Check-In Time: 3:00pm 

Where: 3110 E Skyline Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718 (Embassy Suites)

Check-in is from 3 pm-5 pm at the Embassy Suites. Bring your bike with you to hand off to our mechanic, receive your camp schedule, SAG bag for the week, as well as a complimentary CTS jersey. At 5 pm we will do some athlete and staff introductions before eating dinner.

Dinner: catered in CTS Conference Room at 5:30 pm

DAY 2

GATES PASS

Mileage: 65 miles 

Elevation Gain: 2500-3500 ft

Time Range: 3.50-4.00 hrs 

Brief Ride Description: For our first ride of camp we will head to the west side of Tucson, climbing Gates Pass and then descending over the top for a loop around Saguaro National Park West before turning back for home.

Lunch: catered at CTS Conference Room post-ride  

Dinner: catered at CTS Conference Room at 6:30 pm


DAY 3

PISTOL HILL LOOP

Mileage: 70 miles

Elevation Gain: 2500-3000 ft

Time Range: 4.00-4.50 hrs

Brief Ride Description: Today we will head down towards Saguaro National Park East, skirting the outside of the park, and climbing Pistol hill around Colossal Cave Mountain Park. 

Lunch: catered at CTS Conference Room post-ride

Dinner: on your own tonight


DAY 4

MT LEMMON PREVIEW

Mileage: 40-50 miles

Elevation Gain: 3000-3500 ft

Time Range: 3.00-3.50 hrs

Brief Ride Description: Athletes will have a chance to preview the lower slopes of Mt. Lemmon today, which will be a great opportunity to get a feel for the climb and establish a pacing strategy.

Lunch: catered at CTS Conference Room post-ride  

Dinner: catered at CTS Conference Room at 6:30 pm


DAY 5

ORO VALLEY

Mileage: 30-40 miles

Elevation Gain: 1000-1500 ft

Time Range: 2.00-2.50 hrs

Brief Ride Description: While today isn’t a “recovery day” we will tone things back in preparation for summiting Mt. Lemmon on the final day. We will roll a shorter group ride on the North side of Tucson around Oro Valley.

Lunch: catered at CTS Conference Room post-ride  

Dinner: on your own tonight


DAY 6

MT LEMMON

Mileage: 65-80 miles 

Elevation Gain: 5500-8000 ft

Time Range: 4.00-6.00 hrs 

Brief Ride Description: The crown jewel of Tucson, today we will finally summit Mt. Lemmon. Athletes should put into practice the strategies and knowledge they have picked up throughout the week and will have an opportunity to either make it to the 13 mile mark of Windy Point or to travel to the summit of Mt. Lemmon at mile 21 depending on their pace. 

Lunch: catered at CTS Conference Room post-ride  

Dinner: catered at CTS Conference Room at 6:30 pm (Final Dinner)

Camp Conclusion Description: Our camp will conclude with the summit of Mt Lemmon. We will have one final lunch and dinner to celebrate a week of extraordinary riding. Please get bike packing and shipping details to our mechanic as soon as you can after our final ride to expedite the shipping process. 


FAQs

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

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Tucson Spring Training Cycling Camp 2023
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