Press Release: CTS Santa Ynez Grand Opening Celebration – July 23, 2011

For Immediate Release:

Re: Santa Ynez Regional Training Center Grand Opening July 23, 2011

Date and Time:  July 23, 2011 – 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Carmichael Training Systems will be hosting a Grand Opening to celebrate the launch of the new CTS Santa Ynez Regional Training Center on the central coast of California! The highlights of the Grand Opening will be an opportunity to ride with CTS Founder and renowned coach Chris Carmichael, and endurance sports expo, and tours and demonstrations at our state-of-the-art training and physiological testing facility in Santa Ynez, California. MainStreet Cycles will be on hand for a Trek Demo Day, enabling cyclists to test out a wide variety of Trek bicycles, and CTS will be giving away valuable products and services in hourly prize drawings. One lucky participant will receive the Grand Prize of the day: a cycling jersey signed by 7-time Tour de France Champion Lance Armstrong.  

“I’m very excited to open a training center in Santa Ynez. The central coast of California is not only a beautiful destination for any event but it’s also a fantastic place to conduct cycling and triathlon training camps throughout the year,” said Chris Carmichael, CEO of Carmichael Training Systems. “The local terrain allows many different types of training opportunities. You can climb steep canyon roads for days to sharpen your top-end fitness or stay along the scenic coast for miles of foundation work. The training opportunities are virtually endless which is why so many of the top pros live and train in this area.”

The following is a schedule of events for the Grand Opening on July 23, 2011:

  • 9:00 – 9:30 – Welcome and Facility Tour
  • 9:30 – 11:00 – Ride with Chris Carmichael, fully supported by CTS
  • 11:00 – 12:00 – Lactate Threshold Test  Demonstration
  • 12:00 – 2:00 – 3D Bike Fit Demonstration
  • 1:00 – 2:00 – Tour de France viewing/discussion with Chris Carmichael
  • 2:00-3:00 – Book Signing with Chris Carmichael
  • 2:30 – Raffle for Lance Armstrong autographed jersey

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The beauty and variety available in the Santa Ynez Valley makes it a great place to host training camps. The 2011 camp schedule includes a special Ironman Prep Camp for triathletes who are preparing for Ironman Kona, Florida, or Arizona. This triathlon camp, from August 4-7, will take advantage of the Santa Ynez region’s valley roads, convenient ocean access, and the summer heat. Heading into the fall, the Santa Ynez center will travel north for a reconnaissance camp for the King Ridge Gran Fondo and hold a Harvest Cycling Camp in September. In October they will host a Cyclocross Training Camp.

Santa Ynez is Carmichael’s fourth regional location. The company also has training facilities in Colorado Springs, CO; Tucson, AZ; and Asheville, NC. Since 2000, Carmichael Training Systems has been the premier destination for coaching, training camps, and performance testing. Founded by Olympian and 1999 US Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, Chris Carmichael, CTS delivers world-class personal coaching services to athletes of all abilities, across the complete spectrum of endurance sports.

For more information on the on the Santa Ynez regional training facility or any 2011 training camps or coaching opportunities call our athlete services department at 866-355-0645 or visit

Media Contact: Jim Rutberg // 719-635-0645 x118

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