Kick-Off the 2019 Outdoor Season
Experience a Cycling Tradition
Travel to southern Indiana this April…and take in a weekend full of amazing riding, relaxing at a wonderful rustic country lodge and a chance to experience a one of a kind cycling race made famous by the movie “Breaking Away”. If you love cycling and you’re a fan of it, you have to see this spectacle at least once in your lifetime.
The moment you start riding the roads of southern Indiana you will quickly realize why the Little 500 riders are so strong…they have an excellent training ground to help them get super fit. The local terrain gives you the feel of being in the foothills of a mountain town where gradients routinely range from 4-16% are not unusual.
Springtime in this part of Indiana is full of color from the blossoming redbud and dogwood trees to the wildflowers scattered throughout the countryside. You will enjoy all of the splendor of Spring as you ride through the picturesque countryside of Brown County and the surrounding area.
Camp will kickoff with a full day of riding, offering both morning and afternoon sessions. Endurance building rides will be most valuable after a long winter of riding indoors. The morning will provide an opportunity to stretch out those legs as we loop around the artistic community of Nashville and then a hill climbing skills session later in the day for those that want to get a big jump on their spring training.
Saturday morning we’ll ride some of the roads seen in “Breaking Away” and then take in the actual Little 500 first hand. Following the race we’ll immerse ourselves in the energy of this special event and enjoy dinner in downtown Bloomington.
Before we depart on Sunday we’ll take advantage once more of the wonderful playground the roads of Brown County offer any cycling enthusiast.
Weekend Event Schedule
Thurs April 11th Arrive at Brown County State Park
Fri April 12th Morning - Nashville Loop 25-50 Endurance miles Afternoon - Optional Recovery Ride or Hill Climbing Skills
Sat April 13th Morning- Lake Lemon/Morgan Monroe Forest 30-45 mile ride Afternoon - Attend 69th running of Men’s Little 500 Group dinner in Bloomington following race
Sun April 14th Morning - Brown County State Park Circuits 30-45 miles
Camp participants should be comfortable riding a minimum of 25-30 miles at a 16-20 mph pace. Participants will be placed in riding groups that will best match their skill and fitness levels to ensure that everyone has a positive experience.
50% deposit due at time of reservation-balance due March 31.
3 Days of Coached Rides
Full Ride Support (performance drinks, energy bars, gels, SAG vehicle & mechanic) Ticket to Little 500 bike race
Rooms have been reserved at the Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County. Family cabins and Cabin suites are also available.
Call (877) 563-4371 to reserve your room by 3/14/19 to receive special rate of $109. Please use Group code:0411PC