Join us January 13-15, 2018 in the Napa Valley for an amazing weekend of riding, learning, and eating. Worried about your ability to hang with our group? Don’t be. We’ll have multiple coaches supporting you on every climb on every day of the camp! We’re here to make sure you have an awesome time throughout the weekend. Here’s what you can expect:
Napa Valley Training Camp
Ride – Learn – Eat
- Great accommodations and perfect location in Calistoga, CA at the Best Western Stevenson Manor.
- World class riding throughout the Napa Valley, encompassing challenging climbs, technical descents, and scenic flats. You won’t forget any of these rides!
- Expert coaching and ride guidance from two USA Cycling Certified coaches.
- Our camp is sanctioned by USA Cycling, meaning you’ll earn 3 upgrade points from a Cat 4 to Cat 3.
- Local dining at several of Nate’s favorite restaurants in Calistoga and St. Helena, all included in the camp price.
Saturday, Day 1 | 37 miles, 2700 feet climbing
We’ll meet together in St. Helena for quick introductions before we head out to tackle one of Nate’s favorite climbs up Old Howell Mountain Road. We’ll use the data from this effort as a learning tool the following day, but for now you can do your best to try and knock off Levi Leipheimer’s KOM.
After finishing the climb we’ll resume our route through Nate’s home town of Angwin, into Pope Valley, through Chiles Valley, and finally back into St. Helena where we’ll enjoy sandwiches from Guigni’s, the best deli in the history of the world (OK, Nate’s a little biased, he’s been eating here for over 25 years).
After lunch we’ll head into Calistoga where we’ll check into our hotel, relax, and get settled for the afternoon. Before long we’ll continue the trend of eating great good by heading out to another great local restaurant in Calistoga.
Once we get back to our hotel we’ll take in a short presentation on how to utilize smarter nutrition to more properly fuel your cycling, especially on longer rides like we’ll be tackling the following day.
Sunday, Day 2 | 80 miles, 8500 feet climbing
After a quick breakfast at the hotel, we’ll head west by car toward Santa Rosa where we’ll take in our biggest ride of the weekend. Covering King Ridge road with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean we’ll take in a loop covering 80 miles and 8600 feet of climbing.
All that riding will be the perfect primer for our trip back toward the Napa Valley where we’ll have dinner at another of Nate’s favorite restaurants, the carb heavy, glycogen restoration utopia that is Boskos in Calistoga.
After dinner we’ll take in another short presentation on how to utilize our ride data from Friday to better understand the concept of the lactate threshold and how it anchors training prescription.
Monday, Day 3 | 52 miles, 4300 feet climbing
After a quick breakfast at the hotel, we’ll head out from our rooms up a classic cycling route over Old Toll Rd and Mt. St Helena then finally up Ink Grade before heading down a great descent back into Calistoga.
After packing up we’ll close out our camp by visiting Gott’s Roadside in St. Helena for a quick burger fix before your trip home.
If you have any additional questions about the camp please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you there!
Camp Registration Conditions
- No cancellations based on weather. We ride rain or shine. You probably already knew that.
- If you decide to cancel your registration more than 15 days prior to the camp start date you will be refunded 75% of your registration price. If you cancel less than 15 days before the camp start date there will be no refunds.
- Final cycling routes may change from what is published.
- Final restaurant selection may change based on seating availability. Alcohol on your own tab.
Napa Valley Camp Double Occupancy
This registration includes 2 nights of a shared double occupancy room, all meals for the weekend, and full support over the weekend rides. Please see “camp registration conditions” for terms.
Napa Valley Camp Single Occupancy
This registration includes 2 nights of a private single occupancy room, all meals for the weekend, and full support over the weekend rides. Please see “camp registration conditions” for terms.