Boulder Cycling Camp

    Discover challenging climbs, picturesque scenery, and why this is home to some of the best pros in the world!

Ride the legendary climbs of Boulder Colorado, the training ground for many top professional cyclists and triathletes and legends like Andy Hampsten, 1985 Giro d’Italia winner. Learn how to improve your climbing and your descending skills, and receive many more pro tips 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 including video analysis using the Everysight Raptors

1-on-1 consulting session with coach Simon to review ride files, discuss training, and answer specific questions

Ride the legendary climbs of Flagstaff (Super Flag), Super James, Sunshine Canyon, Lee Hill, Magnolia, Highway 7, and the highest summit to Brainard lake at 10,500 feet (3,200 meters)

Enjoy some super fun hard packed sand road adventures (no special bike required)

Pre/post ride and on-the-bike instruction on: climbing & descending, nutrition, recovery, mindset, and more

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

3 lunches included (either post ride or a stop during longer rides) plus lots of food and drink during rides.

Multiple on-the-bike guides/coaches leading different group abilities

Skratch labs sports nutrition provided for all rides

Lot’s of fun, laughs, and camaraderie!

Camp Schedule

Dates: June 6-9th 2019 (4 riding days)

Camp starts officially on Thursday at 8:30am for our first ride at our camp headquarters. Optional meet-and-greet in town on Wednesday night at a local restaurant. The camp ends after our last ride on Sunday around noon.

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

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Epic Climbs of Boulder including Flagstaff, Sunshine Canyon, Magnolia and more!

Test your climbing legs on the legendary local climbs of Boulder including Super Flag, the “Alpe d’Huez” of Boulder, Sunshine Canyon, Magnolia, and Linden. Learn specific breathing techniques to manage the altitude and pacing strategies so that you complete each climb with sustained power.

Afternoon activity: Visit the home of training software TrainingPeaks and get a tour of the facilities. 1 x “30 minutes with coach Simon” 1-on-1 consult to review ride files, discuss training, and answer specific questions. Group dinner (optional).

Distance: ± 62 miles (100 km)

Elevation Gain: ± 8,528 ft (2600 m)


Lefthand Canyon to Brainard Lake at 10,500 feet of altitude!

Cycle the a local favorite, the climb of Lee Hill then up Lefthand Canyon through the hippie town of Ward and up to beautiful Brainard Lake, a national park. Peak to Peak scenic highway will take us back through Lyons and beautiful horse country back to Boulder.

Afternoon activity: We’ll visit some of the best local bike shops of the area and see the 1985 Giro d’Italia winning bicycle that Andy Hampsten rode to victory! Group dinner (optional).

Distance: ± 78 miles (125 km)

Elevation Gain: ± 7,038 ft (2146 m)


Boulder Reservoir, Lyons Peak to Peak, Sugarloaf road

Today’s ride starts out with some hard packed sand around the Boulder Reservoir then on to Lyons and scenic climb up Highway 7 to the Peak to Peak highway. Enjoy spectacular views along Peak to Peak at over 8500 feet (2600 meters). We’ll then go back to some hard packed sand down Sugarloaf road and on to Boulder for some lunch.

Afternoon activity: 1 x “30 minutes with coach Simon” 1-on-1 consult to review ride files, discuss training, and answer specific questions. Group dinner (optional).

Distance: ± 71 miles (114 km)

Elevation Gain: ± 6,500 ft (1982 m)


Enjoy a beautiful ride up Lefthand Canyon and up the climb of Super James. We’ll then head back into Boulder via Lee Hill offering spectacular views of Boulder. Choose to cut the ride short here or join us for one last adventure, the sand packed climb of Chapman which takes us to the amphitheater on Flagstaff. One last thrilling descent back into town before our final coffee and post ride snacks. This concludes the Boulder camp for 2019.

Distance: ± 51 miles (82 km)

Elevation Gain: ± 5,890 ft (1796 m)

Rider level: 2.8+ watts/kilo and higher recommended


$500 per person (limited to 10 people)

Not Included



Meals except plenty of food and drink provided during rides

Transport to and from the camp start/end

Recommended Hotels:

Hotel accommodation is not included. Below are a list of options that are close to our ride start location and camp headquarters each day.

Holiday Inn Express

Hyatt Place Boulder

Boulder Adventure lodge

Airbnbs in central boulder

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

Submit your reservation form here >>

Testimonials from SSC camp Participants

“The SSC Climbing Camp was one of the most challenging things I have done on the bike and the most rewarding. I am not a climber in any shape or form, but was able to learn a lot and find my own wins within the camp. The tips on nutrition, hydration, recovery and climbing were awesome. Simon and his team are top notch!” – Rob Marchello

“Really enjoyed and benefited greatly from the 6 Gap Cycling Camp. The camp was well organized and well supported. Simon, Scotty and Gary were ever present to help and provide guidance and the riding was outstanding – lots of great climbs and beautiful countryside. The group attending the camp was fun – I really enjoyed the off bike dinners with the group. I’m already organizing my calendar to return next season! THANKS” – Chuck Harris

“A great camp that has the ability to service all ability levels. Super knowledgeable staff that goes out of their way to provide an amazing riding experience.” – Eric Hall

“This was the first camp I have ever attended and it was fantastic. From the time of arrival to the very end there was constant opportunity to improve. From pre- ride nutrition to post ride recovery and all the riding in between I truly know I have improved! Can’t wait for the next one.” – Adrian Besancon

“This was not only a training camp but I really got to experience a great cycling vacation. I was catered to as if I were a pro athlete. Simon and the other coaches were very knowledgeable, experienced and professional. This is a must do if you like cycling.” – Scott Elkin