training Camp for New York Cycle Club

Monday, February 27 to Friday, March 3, 2017

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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.  

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Rides will be between 40 and 70 miles per day with a mixture of terrain from rolling hills to more challenging climbing days.  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 New York cyclists in a beautiful riding environment while sneaking in some bonus miles to surprise your riding buddies back East.  

Athletes will benefit from one to one coaching on the road and excellent support from our roving SAG support.

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Carlsbad

Base location and hotel

Fairfield Inn & Suites Temecula, 27416 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590
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 Cycling Training Camp group block to get a reduced room 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.
For more information please see www.visittemeculavalley.com.

EXAMPLE DAILY ITINERARY

Daytime

  • Camp briefing / morning coaching clinic
  • Group ride (example):
    • 40 mile ride heading into Temecula win country.
      Approximately 2,500 feet of climbing. Stop for coffee on the way back where we will cover more coaching topics over a latte!
    • 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 along the ride through the coastal mountains of the Pacific. 

Evening

  • Pre-dinner coaching clinic
  • Group dinner is arranged at a local restaurant. Attendance is optional, but this is often where the hilarious stories from the day come out! 

Weather

Weather in Temeucla in February is usually mild.  Average daytime temperatures are in the high 60's - 70 degrees although morning can be cool.  Athletes should bring clothing suitable for a ride start in the 40's.  Inland rides that go to higher elevations (e.g. Mount Palomar) will require heavier clothing e.g. jacket, long fingered gloves, leg warmers etc. 

Bike Rental

Bike rental is available via SoCalBike.com.  For a small fee SoCalBike will deliver the bike to the hotel for you too. Please make a reservation directly with SoCalBike.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

Athletes should arrive in Temecula in time for an 8:30am briefing on Monday, February 27. NOTE: We highly recommend that you rent a car or buddy up with someone to rent a car. We do drive to one or two ride starts to ensure you get the best of San Diego County riding, without tremendous amounts of miles and climbing.

Departure will be on Friday afternoon. Please request a late check out when you check into the hotel. We start earlier on Friday and keep the ride short to allow for departure before rooms need to be vacated.

Registration

Registration for this camp is $620 for new CCSD attendees, or $568 for returning CCSD attendees. Please register on via our online shop. 

Camp price includes:

  • Daily coaching and support
  • Fully supported rides with mechanic on staff in a support vehicle
  • Support vehicle stuffed with treats and snacks
  • CCSD handouts and printed materials

Camp price does not include:

  • Accommodation (group rate available, see above)
  • Travel to/from camp (it is highly recommend that you rent a car, or buddy up with someone to rent a car)
  • Meals (we choose reasonably priced restaurants for optional group dinner each evening)
  • Cost of major mechanical repairs (we have tubes, tires, and CO2. Larger parts needs may require payment)
  • Gratuities (to your discretion)

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