Chelan Camp May 16-20 (Sold Out)

Chelan Skills and Hills Camp May 2013

Looking for something to spice up your 2013 cycling season? Like it to be local? Not a bad idea, given that United now charges $175 to check a bike…one way. Join Cycle U founder and Coach Craig Undem, Coach Tom Meloy and other expert coaches from Cycle U at a professionally run cycling camp.

The riding will be superb, as will the support. Throw in coaching and clinics from Cycle U, and this is as close as you can get to living the pro cycling life. It will be eat, sleep, and ride! The cost is very reasonable; the whole camp will cost you less than half of what a plane ride alone to Europe would cost.

Chelan Skills and Hills Cycling Camp: Thursday, May 16th through Monday, May 20th.
We are staying at the Lakeside Lodge with indoor pool and lakefront location, new and improved for 2013:  Lakeside Lodge and Suites

Chelan Camp 2013 Flyer

The cost for the camp is $850 and if we get over 25 riders it will be $800 (we are already at 22!) The price for a single room supplement is $200. Go Click Here to pay to lock in your spot with a $350 deposit. Space is very limited, only 30 riders will be allowed to attend.

Chelan Skills and Hills is a four night, 5 day camp that is designed to prepare you to tackle the toughest events. This camp offers an opportunity to cycle in one of the most scenic and cycling friendly areas in Washington. The Chelan Skills and Hills camp is best suited for riders able to ride 50 miles at a moderate to faster pace. (12-18 mph)

Ride with coaches and fellow cyclists east of the Cascades on some of the best cycling roads in the state. The camp package price includes breakfasts, lunches, on-the-road ride support, four night’s accommodations, mechanical support, daily skills clinics, and coaching sessions. Dinners will be at the rider’s expense. Camp will convene on Thursday evening. Come early and do a ride on your own (Chelan is only 3 hours from Seattle) for a 5 day super camp.

Riders will be able to preview the Chelan Century Challenge and Cycle de Vine routes. Chelan also offers much besides cycling, including some of the best wineries in the state. Why not make the trip a family affair? Routes will be 40-60 miles long, and an early start will leave a lot of time left in the day for other activities.

What You Get

-Coaches to help you improve your group riding and hill climbing skills

-The dry East Side of the Cascades

-Low traffic roads and country setting

-Coaches to answer your training and technique questions

-Full on-the-road support

-Healthy breakfasts and food during and after the rides

-Comfortable accommodations with outdoor pool, hot tub, mini-fridge and microwave

-Walking distance from restaurants and town

-Mechanical support

-Cycle U Founder Craig Undem, Coach Tom Meloy and others leading rides and teaching you skills to help take your cycling to the next level.

-Meet other cyclists with common passions and have fun.

Chelan Camp Details

-Riders must sign-up with a $350 deposit.

-Riders canceling on or before April 1st will receive a $250 refund from their deposit.

-No refunds after April 1st.

Payment in full is due on or before April 1st, 2012.

Final price will be determined on April 1ar and will depend on how many people sign up:

15 or less riders $900

15-25 riders $850

>25 riders $800  *30 rider maximum

Email Coach Tom Meloy: tom.m@cycleu.com with any questions.

The Basics

The Chelan Camp is a fully supported cycling camp, and while the focus is on the riding, the long weekend isn’t just about the bike. The Lake Chelan area is home to fantastic hiking, provides opportunities for water sports, and boasts a fabulous wine industry. For interested cyclists and/or significant others participating in the Chelan Camp, there will be opportunities to check out all that Lake Chelan and the surrounding areas have to offer. An early riding start will ensure plenty of time to relax or explore after each day’s ride.

Every morning, we will have a nutritious breakfast and a pre-ride coaching clinic. On the road, we will have great ride food, mechanical support, and Cycle U Coaches riding amongst the group. Feel free to ask the coaches any questions you have about the day’s coaching clinic or anything else. Ride by yourself or with a group of friends. After the ride, healthy recovery food will be available at the motel, along with a chance to soak in a hot tub or cool off in the pool.

Dinners are on your own, but after dinner, come hang out in our meeting room. I’m sure we’ll be showing Tour de France movies or the Giro broadcast!

The Daily Rides

Thursday:
for the early-birds, we will provide a suggested easy 16 mile route from Chelan to Manson and back. You are on your own on this one; there won’t be any support, but there are plenty of stores along the way. Route 150 has a nice shoulder, follows the lakeshore, and offers stunning views across the lake. Chelan itself is very bike friendly. Why not take some time to explore town on your bike? We’ll have a short meeting on Thursday evening outlining camp logistics, routes, support, coaching, etc.

Friday through Monday: Every day we will head out in a different direction to do a great 40-60 mile ride. The camp is designed to alternate easier and harder riding days. The routes are structured so that many of the climbs are optional. The big weekend goal is a successful climb and descent of McNeil Canyon. Riders wishing to opt out can always jump in the van at any time. We won’t tell. We promise!

Additional Information

We are staying at the Lakeside Lodge with indoor pool and lakefront location, new and improved for 2013: Lakeside Lodgeand Suites

-Wireless internet in all rooms

-8 Person hot tub to sooth the muscles

-Indoor pool

-Queen or King beds

-Complimentary in-room Coffee, premium bath amenities, hairdryers, alarm clock

-Most units have microwave and mini refrigerator

-75 channel cable TV

-Picnic area with gas BBQ for grilling your favorite treats

Possible Pre-ride Coaching Clinic Topics

-Climbing technique

-Cornering and braking technique

-Descending and cornering

-Group riding skills and pacelines

Possible after ride presentations

-Nutrition basics

-Fast and light multi-day touring

-Motivation and the mental game: you were “born to climb”

-Euro touring and slide show

Go Click Here to pay to lock in your spot with a $350 deposit. Space is very limited, hope you can make it!

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