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    Boulder Cycling Camp – Road

    Discover challenging climbs, picturesque scenery, and why Boulder is home to many of the world’s best endurance athletes!

Ride the legendary climbs of Boulder Colorado, the training ground of top professional cyclists and legends like the 1985 Giro d’Italia winner Andy Hampsten. Receive expert coaching from former pro racer and USA cycling certified coach Simon Kessler.

Highlights & What’s Included

Daily climbing and descending training and tips by coach Simon

Ride the legendary climbs of Flagstaff (Super Flag), Super James, Sunshine Canyon, Lee Hill, Highway 7, and the highest summit to Brainard lake at 10,300 feet (3,200 meters)

Pre and on-the-bike instruction on climbing & descending, nutrition, recovery, mindset, and more

Informal talk and Q & A on training and nutrition scheduled before dinners (2 nights)

Support following vehicle for rides with food, drink, mechanical support, and GPS routes for all rides

3 lunches included plus lots of food and drink during rides.

On-the-bike  guides/coaches supporting different cycling abilities

Sports nutrition provided for during and post rides (Skratch, SIS, Cliff products)

Lot’s of fun, laughs, and camaraderie!

Camp Schedule

Thursday

Brainard Lake at 10,300 feet of altitude!

Cycle a local favorite climb of Lefthand Canyon through the town of Ward and up to beautiful Brainard Lake, a national park. Enjoy this pristine mountain lake with magnificent views and a good chance of moose sightings. We’ll enjoy a lunch stop at the lake before some instruction from coach Simon before our long descent back to Boulder.

Informal Q & A on training and nutrition followed by our optional group dinner

Friday

Peak to Peak Scenic Highway

Today’s ride goes through the beautiful horse country of Longmont then Lyons before climbing up Highway 7 and the Peak to Peak highway. Enjoy spectacular views at over 8,500 feet before descending back down via into Boulder.

Informal Q & A on training and nutrition followed by our optional group dinner

Distance: ± 69 mile / 5,960 ft (A & B ride*) 

*Today’s ride is one big loop. Riders who are struggling can at any time jump in our following support vehicle.

Saturday

Flagstaff mountain & Sunshine Canyon 

Test your climbing legs on the legendary local climbs of Flagstaff and Sunshine Canyon. Flagstaff is the “Alpe d’Huez” of Boulder and Sunshine Canyon is the toughest and longest climb out of Boulder. After these two challenging climbs we will climb up the shorter Olde Stage climb before doing an easy loop through the beautiful horse country of Longmont.

Distance: ± 54 mile / 6,415 ft (A ride) or 46 miles / 4,555 ft (B ride*)

Optional group dinner

*The B ride follows the same route as the A route but does half of Flagstaff mountain to avoid the steepest section of 15% and turns earlier on Sunshine Canyon climb.

Sunday

Local Favorites Lee Hill, Olde Stage, James Town

Our last day includes a local favorite climb of Lee Hill then on to James Town and the mountain of Super James. We’ll then descend back down Lefthand Canyon for one final climb – the steep but short Olde Stage Coach climb. The camp ends before noon.

Distance: ± 36 mile / 4,610 ft (A ride) or 22 miles / 2,390 ft (B ride*)

*The B ride follows the same route as the A route with the exception of the turn to James Town and the mountain of Super James.

Dates: June 9-12, 2022 (4 riding days) see also our Gravel Camp

Camp starts officially on Thursday. Optional meet-and-greet in town on Wednesday night at a local restaurant (venue TBA). The camp ends after our last ride on Sunday around noon.

Camp fee: $650 per person Submit your reservation form here >>

$400 is due at the time of reservation with $250 due 30 days before the camp start date. Your payment is refundable up until 31 days out. 50% refundable 30-15 days. Non-refundable 14-0 days before the camp start.

Contact: simon@simonsayscycling.com or call Simon at 813-453-1719.

Not Included

Bike rental option with Specialized Boulder Demo Center. Use coupon code SIMONSAYS to get 25% off your rental bike.

Accommodation

Airfare

Meals except for plenty of food and drink provided during rides and 3 lunches

Transport to and from the camp start/end

Hotels (not included):

We’ll start our rides each day in front of the Boulder Marriott Spa Hotel – 2660 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302. This is the preferred hotel each year by the majority of the camp participants.

The Residence Inn by Marriott is right across the way and another good option – 2550 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302. Any hotel within a few miles from this location is a good option.

Contact: simon@simonsayscycling.com or call Simon at 813-453-1719.

Submit your reservation form here >>

Testimonial from SSC camp Participants

“Simon’s camps are without question some of the best in the industry. From the accurate Garmin course routes to the reliable sag van to the professional guidance and advice, every participant can experience significant improvements in many aspects of their cycling. Since the group sizes are small, individual attention is given to everyone from the coaching staff that is both professional and passionate about the sport. I would recommend these camps for any cyclist who wants to improve their game.” Bill Weller, Tampa FL