• Boulder Cycling Camp – Gravel

    Discover some of the best gravel roads around Boulder including epic climbs and beautiful farms roads.

Join coach Simon for our first gravel camp in Boulder, Colorado!

We are excited to take you on some epic rides along beautiful farms roads, challenging gravel mountain climbs, and thrilling descents.

Test your legs on the local gravel climbs of Logan Mill, Chapman, Four Mile, Poorman, Sunshine Canyon, and more. Our experienced coaches and guides provide expert coaching instruction with pre ride tips on climbing and descending, nutrition, recovery, and mindset. .

All rides include a support following vehicle with sports nutrition food, hydration, and mechanical support. We provide on-the-road lunches on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Each participant receives a paid Ride with GPS account which includes full navigation with file transfer option to Wahoo and Garmin devices. The camp has an overall split of approximately 60% gravel/sand roads to 40% asphalt roads. All the challenging climbs are on gravel while the majority of longer descents are on asphalt.

Camp Schedule

Thursday: Poorman to Switzerland Trail

Cycle the legendary gravel climbs of Poorman to Switzerland Trail, an old railway track from another era. Switzerland Trail includes some tough gravel roads and spectacular views. We’ll climb to over 8,500 feet of elevation before heading to Nederland and back to Boulder.

Distance: 55 miles / 5,400 feet of climbing with approximately 60% of gravel and 40% of paved roads

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

Friday: Sunshine Canyon, Logan Mill and Chapman gravel climbs

Today is the biggest climbing day of the camp and includes Sunshine Canyon starting from Poorman road, Logan Mill fire escape route, and Chapman, the gravel climb of Flagstaff. These are some epic climbs and roads and offer spectacular views of snow peaks in the distance.

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

Distance: 53 miles / 7,600 feet of climbing with approximately 50% of gravel and 50% of paved roads

Saturday: Longmont Horse Country and Lyons loop

After the two first climbing days we are going to enjoy some rolling terrain through the beautiful Longmont horse country and the town of Lyons. One harder climb awaits us before we return to Lyons and back around the Boulder reservoir.

Distance: 67 miles / 4,000 feet of climbing with approximately 40% of gravel and 60% of paved roads

Optional group dinner

Sunday: Local Gravel Trails

Our last day includes a shorter loop staying closer to Boulder. This is our final ride and a fun route along the beautiful open spaces of Boulder County. We’ll finish our ride before noon to allow you head to the airport or on with your further travels.

Distance: 41 miles / 1,730 feet of climbing with approximately 65% of gravel and 35% of paved roads

*We reserve the right to modify and improve the routes described here with always the participants enjoyment and safety in mind.

Dates: June 2-5, 2022 (4 riding days) *See also our Boulder Road 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 (online registration form >)

Contact: simon@simonsayscycling.com

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.

“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