Custom base training Camp for colavita women's team

February 20 to 24, 2017


5 days of awesome riding in Southern California with coaching from CCSD covering topics such as: improving climbing, descending and cornering; pacing; nutrition; working with power or heart rate; essential bike skills; essential bike mechanics and safety checks; pedaling efficiency drills; how to approach group rides / events; and how to identify and improve on cycling weaknesses.  


Rides will be between 40 and 70 miles per day with a mixture of terrain from flat / rolling hills to more challenging climbing days in the mountains. All rides will be at 'base camp' pace (i.e., endurance pace designed to build a solid base for the upcoming season.) This is not a camp for sprints, anaerobic intervals or extreme riding!

The aim of this camp is to have fun with fellow Colavita cyclists in a beautiful riding environment while sneaking in some bonus miles to surprise your riding buddies back East.

Athletes will benefit from on-the-road and post-riding coaching and excellent support from our roving mechanic.


Base location and hotel

Fairfield Inn & Suites, 27416 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, California 92589
Rides will leave each morning from the hotel. We may drive to the start of a ride one day to reach some unmissable riding in the mountains.  

Please make your own reservation at the Fairfield Inn by calling (951) 587-9800. Mention the CCSD Training Camp group block to get a reduced room rate. Note that reservations must be made by January 15, 2016 to get the group rate. 

Temecula area

Temecula is located 50 miles north of San Diego, CA, and still retains some appearance of an Old West town. In spite of this appearance, Temecula is a modern town and has many services within walking distance. The town is located at 700 feet elevation and has many surrounding traffic-free roads that take in the Southern California coastal range scenery.
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Example daily Itinerary


  • Camp briefing & morning coaching clinic
  • Group ride: 40 to 60 mile ride into the hills around Temecula.  Approximately 3,000 to 4,000 feet of climbing.
    • or 60 mile ride with up to 5,500 feet of climbing (Mount Palomar Day!)
    • or 70 miles covering some of the inland areas and hills of North County San Diego
  • On the road coaching topics are covered before heading back


  • Pre-dinner coaching clinic
  • Group dinner is arranged at a local restaurant. Attendance is optional, but this is often the best part of camp with bonding, camarderie, and "lies" from the day's riding.
  • Massage staff available for in-room massage bookings


Weather in Temecula in February is usually mild.  Average daytime temperatures are in the high 60 to 70 degrees, although morning can be cool in the low 50s. Athletes should bring clothing suitable for a ride start. Inland rides that go to higher elevations (e.g. Mount Palomar) will require heavier clothing e.g. jacket, long fingered gloves, leg warmers, etc. 


Athletes should arrive in Carlsbad in time for an 8am briefing on Monday, February 1.  Please request a late check out when you check into the hotel.  

Departure will be on Friday afternoon.  We usually try to start early on Friday and keep the ride short to allow for departure before rooms need to be vacated. 


Registration for this camp is $499 + 3.5% registration fee. Returning athletes discount: $449 + 3.5% registration fee.

Camp price includes: daily coaching and support, fully supported rides, a support car stuffed with treats and snacks, CCSD handouts and printed materials, online maps and GPS downloads, plus cue sheets. 

Not included: accommodation, travel to/from camp, lunch and dinner (hotel includes breakfast), cost of major mechanical repairs, gratuities.

Bike shipping

Athletes can ship their bikes to the hotel for free. The hotel will store the bike until your arrival. Athlete is responsible for building their own bike. If you wish for the bike to be unpacked and built, then repacked and shipped, please contact The Bike Shop Temecula. For additional fee, The Bike Shop will perform this service. Note: The Bike Shop closes at 4pm on Sundays.

Bike Rental

Bike rental is available in San Diego. Please contact Robert ( for a list of local shops that will rent road bikes for the week. Athlete is responsible for picking up and returning their bike rental.