Carolina Climbing Camp
“The Mountains are Calling”
Breakaway from the ordinary this summer and come experience a cyclists dream in Asheville. You will enjoy new challenges and the sense of accomplishment that come from stretching your limits, all the while cultivating your cycling skills. Every curve in the road is a new adventure, where you can’f fully anticipate what this camp has to offer until you are actually doing it. This camp is for you if you are tired of riding the same roads, want to challenge your fitness and aspire to become a grow as a cyclist and get better.
If you want to become a stronger climber, Asheville is the perfect playground and have fun while doing it. You will find all types of climbs, from the long gradual roads typical of the Blue Ridge Parkway to the popular 5 mile effort up Elk Mountain with it’s ever changing gradients while the road snakes up to the top and a finishing gradient of 16%. As the saying goes “What goes up must come down”, you will also have plenty of excellent opportunities to enhance your descending skills and learn the proper techniques that will allow you to feel comfortable going downhill.
West Asheville offers rolling hills more like the roads of northern Michigan or southern Indiana, which we will also explore. When our legs need a little breather from all of the climbing we’ll venture along the French Broad river as it winds itself towards the quaint mountain town of Marshall and enjoy the “flats”.
Our group will enjoy a delicious dinner at George Hincapie’s hotel Domestique, just over the state line in South Carolina, after a rejuvenating recovery ride on some of the wonderful roads in this area.
Ride to Marshall, NC 40-50 mi (3,500 feet climbing)
Dinner-River Arts District
Elk Mtn/Blue Ridge Parkway 35-40 mi (4,000 feet climbing)
Recovery Ride & Dinner@ Domestique (George Hincapie's Hotel)
West Asheville Rollers 35-40 mi (3,000 feet climbing)
50% deposit due at time of camp reservation- Balance due 7/15
3 Days of Coached Rides
Full Ride Support (performance drinks, energy bars, gels, SAG vehicle)
It's all here; views with postcard perfect scenery, challenging climbs, pristine roads with little traffic, a vibrant mountain town that's fun to explore, great restaurants and excellent lodging options. The Asheville PowerCycling camp has all of this and more to offer!
This camp is designed to create a most memorable cycling experience, but then also to give you plenty of downtime to enjoy the "afterglow" relaxing around the pool, engaging in other outdoor activities, heading downtown to go shopping, or treating the body right at the resort spa.
You'll also want to make time to explore the downtown scene and it's eclectic vibe mixed with Southern style and elegance. This is a vacation where you are doing something you love and this enjoyment flows over into every other aspect of the experience.
Rooms have been reserved at the luxurious Crown Plaza
You will want to reserve your room Wed July 31 - Friday Aug 2
Call 1-844-330-0296 and mention the group name PowerCycling in order to receive the special group rate.