BPC Performance Systems USA Pro Cycling Challenge Training Camp
Location: Cascade Village Condominiums – 25 miles North of Durango, CO
Camp Focus: 3-4 amazing days of supported riding, in a world renowned cycling mecca, and cap things off with Stage One of the USA Pro Challenge! This years race is sure to have all of the top professional bike racers from across the world! Be part of the action!
All the Details
The goal of this camp is simple – to provide cycling enthusiasts 3 amazing days of riding the the legendary San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado. This great riding is all a prelude to Stage One of the USA Pro Challenge which rolls out of Durango, Colorado on August 20th. It’s as simple as that. Come out for 3 days of fully supported and expert guided training days and spend day four watching the opening stage of this top notch cycling event.
The “base camp” is at Cascade Village Resort located 25 miles north of Durango, Colorado and just 1 mile north of Durango Mountain Resort. Reservations for Cascade Village can be made through the following link – www.durangomountainresort.com – there are also numerous other condominiums and cabins that can be booked through Durango Mountain Resort.
Cascade Village boasts an indoor pool and Jacuzzi, 2 outdoor hot tubs, outdoor grills, indoor fitness center, and a tennis court. Nearest airport is just outside Durango, Colorado.
For altitude weary campers, there is an option to stay in Durango (6500 ft elevation). Remember that the daily rides leave from Cascade Village, 25 miles north of Durango.
Click HERE to be linked to the www.durango.com hotel page.
For the food and drink lovers – Durango boasts over 80 different restaurants including two local micro-breweries. Here is how they all stack up on TripAdvisor.com.
What’s included in the Price:
- 3-4 guided rides with the BPC Coaching Staff
- Opportunity to ask questions and receive individualized answers from the BPC Coaches about training, racing, nutrition, and goal setting.
- Vehicle sag support on all rides
- Shuttle to and from the Pro Tour Challenge race
- Mid-ride lunch on Day 2 and Day 3 of the camp
12:00pm – Evening: Arrival and check-in
5:00pm – 6:30pm: Short ride – 31 mi and ~2000ft of climbing over a 10mi span (option to add a 6mi, 6% climb at the end of ride)
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Dinner and discussion of camp itinerary
8:30pm – Lights out: Campers on own for rest of evening – Hot tubs, Jacuzzi, swimming pool available
9:00 am Ride departs Cascade Village
9:00am – 2:00pm Roughly 60 miles and 3000ft of climbing (Cascade Village to Durango and back)
Ride will be broken up with a brunch stop in Durango
8:30 am: Ride departs Cascade Village
9:15am – 1 pm Cascade-Silverton-Cascade
42 miles and 5000+ feet of climbing. If you’re not going up, you’re going down!
There is the option to add on additional mileage for those that are up for it.
8:30 am: Campers will be driven over to Silverton, Colorado for the ride start.
9:15 am – 1:00 pm: Depart Silverton on the “Million Dollar Highway” – route will take campers on a 7 mile steady warmup before heading up Red Mountain Pass and down a 13 mile decent into Ouray. Campers will eat a snack before tackling the 13 mile climb back up to the top of Red Mountain Pass. Fastest time up last year was 1h and 18 minutes. Descend back down and then roll the 7 miles back to Silverton. 46 total miles and about 5500 ft of climbing. Option to add on an additional 21 miles back to base camp if desired.
Enjoy the sights, sounds, and atmosphere of the opening stage of the USA Pro Challenge in Durango, Colorado! Maybe even partake in a few celebratory craft beers from one of the three local breweries. Below is an image of Stage One of the USA Pro Challenge. The race will complete a circuit of downtown Durango before heading out of town and on to Telluride.
Some of the Sights You’ll See!!
Views from Cascade Village Condominiums
Molas Pass Overlook
Heading up Coal Bank Pass – Just a few miles from Base Camp
Down the Descent into Silverton
Main Street of Silverton – road into and out of Silverton about ¼ of the way up the mountain
Heading up Coal Bank Pass
Million Dollar Highway
Switchbacks near the top of Red Mountain Pass near Ouray
The long descent into Ouray, CO