Our 6-Day March Miles camp is all about preparing you for the spring by getting in some outdoor road miles, training in a beautiful setting and recharging the fun in triathlon. This camp is for Olympic distance, 70.3 and Ironman athletes looking for some spring miles in prep for the season. A variety of mileage options allows this camp to be tailored to your specific needs.
This camp is ideally placed to serve as a rest bite for those training in cold climates and also as a good way to keep the motivation alive as you transition from winter to spring training. Each athlete will leave the camp with increased confidence in their fitness having enjoyed a week of training and camaraderie in an idyllic training area.
Sports massage therapy available at the camp per individual needs
Mike Ricci - Founder and Head Coach at D3Multisport USAT Coach of the Year
Peter Reid - 3 X Hawaii Ironman Winner, 10 X Ironman Winner, and inductee to Ironman Hall of Fame
Tim Murakami - Bike Mechanic/Ride Leader/Support
$1195 Full week rate
$1135 Alumni rate
$1045 4+ Yr Alumni rate
$795 Part week rate
Group Discount: Enquire about our group rates for 3 or more athletes from one club: Camp Director Email
Saturday, March 4th: Arrival Day, Check in between 3:30-4pm, 4:30pm Swim, Dinner, Introductions, Review of week ahead
Sunday, March 5th: Breakfast, Ride Happy Canyon with focus on bike climbing and descending skills, 40-50 miles, Run, Seminar, Dinner
Monday, March 6th: Swim, Breakfast, Ride - Jalama Beach Ride 40-80+ mile options, PM PART WEEK ATHLETES ARRIVE, Short bike spin Ballard Canyon, Dinner, Outdoor movie night/camp fire
Tuesday, March 7th: Recovery day! Run at the track easy drills, Breakfast, Seminar, Easy ride/spin, wine tasting, Dinner, Q and A with coaches
Wednesday, March 8th: Swim, Breakfast, Ride Figueroa Mountain loop (climb up to 4,500ft) with T-run on mountain, Free afternoon and Evening
Thursday, March 9th: Swim, Breakfast, Long Ride 40-80+ miles, PM - Pack bikes, Pre-Dinner drinks, group dinner at a local restaurant
Friday, March 10th: 8am Run/long run, 30mins - 2 hours dependent on athletes needs, or rest day option (for those staying on to ride the Solvang Century/Half Century on Saturday March 11 in Solvang), breakfast, departure day/airport shuttles for those not staying to ride the Solvang Century.
Solvang Century Option Saturday, March 11th: For extra mileage in the week, stay an extra day to ride the Solvang Century or half century with 5,000 others before departing home! Solvang Century Registration
For all those looking for some spring miles in prep for racing Olympic distance, 70.3 and Ironman races. This camp offers a variety of mileage options, but experience with race distances from Olympic distance or longer is strongly recommended. Alternatively, if you have ridden a century ride, that would also qualify you for this camp. We will have different paced groups on the road each day which allows for a variety for experience and pace levels within the above parameters. If you are unsure about the suitability of this camp for you, please email the Camp Director: Email
If you are debating between bringing a road bike or triathlon bike to this camp and have the choice, then our vote is a road bike. Gearing should be set up to allow the rider to tackle long climbs as well as steep ones, with preferably a rear cassette with a 27 tooth cog. For a week long camp a road bike offers more comfort and is more suitable to the terrain offered with this itinerary. The exception to this would possibly present if you are racing within a month of this camp and need time on your triathlon bike in prep for your race.
The Meadowlark Inn is located just 1.5 miles from the center of Solvang and is our host hotel for this camp. It is positioned near the outdoor pool, track and Vineyard run and just 1/3 mile from El Rancho Market grocery store:
The Meadowlark offers each guest a very nice breakfast which is included in the room rate. The inn has a variety of rooms available with a few of each room type. Standard single occupancy rooms start at $95 per night and standard double occupancy rooms (couple rate) at $120. For shared rooms with two beds, rates are $160 per room ($80 per person). There are also suites available with indoor Jacuzzi tubs. All rates include breakfast.
For more information:
(Note, if you try to book a room at the Meadowlark Inn on-line, it will look full as all the rooms are blocked off for the camp. Best to email your request for accommodation!)
This camp offers evening meals each night with the exception of one night which is free night, and left open for you to enjoy a local restaurant of your choosing.
Breakfast: Included in the cost of your accommodation.
Lunch: We are typically on the road for lunch so leave athletes up to their own devices for this meal. There is a quaint, but fully stocked grocery store open 6am - 10pm every day just a few minutes walk from the Meadowlark Inn in Solvang. The store has a good selection of groceries, wine, a sushi bar, salad bar, deli (where you can have sandwiches made to order at any time of the day) and a coffee bar with wireless internet. There is also a natural food market with a super deli located in the heart of Solvang.
Dinner: Catered dinners each night (with the exception of free night) are all part of the camp fee.
Ride Food: Training nutrition and hydration provided by our sponsors and an array of real food snacks will be available throughout each training session.
Nearest Airports: Solvang is located just a 35 minute drive from Santa Barbara Airport or a 2 hour/2 hour 30 minute drive from Los Angeles/LAX
Airport Shuttles: Our camp staff operate transfers from Santa Barbara Airport to Solvang and return. The airport shuttles we offer are available at the following times and must be booked in advance:
ARRIVAL FROM SBA TO SOLVANG
Saturday March 4th - pick up at SBA: 1:30pm
DEPARTURE FROM THE MEADOWLARK INN, SOLVANG TO SBA
Friday March 10th: Departing Solvang at 10am or 11:30am
(Allow 40 mins for the drive from Solvang to SBA and 75 minutes for check in at SBA (it is a very small airport!).
RoadRunner Shuttle from Santa Barbara Airport to and from Solvang: There is a commercial shuttle tat runs from Santa Barbara Airport to and from Solvang, for details and to make a reservation:
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Central Coast Shuttle: There is a bus that goes from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Buellton which is a town just 5 miles from Solvang. The cost is $70 one way or $128 round trip (pre-paid) plus $20 for your boxed bike. Details: Central Coast Shuttle. If you take the bus, let us know what time you are going to arrive in Buellton, and we will pick you up at the Buellton bus station.
Rental car or not? Typically about half of the athletes at our camps have a car, but it is not necessary. The camp will provide transport where needed to activities off site and airport shuttles are available to and from Santa Barbara airport.
Shipping your bike to Solvang: Mail to the camp headquarters:
2644 Mission Drive,
Solvang, CA, 93463 USA
Build/Pack Option Dr J's Bicycle Shop, our local bike shop in Solvang, offers a build/pack option for our camp athletes for $80. To book this please call Dr J's Bicycle Shop directly on: 805-688-6263. The owner Corey will be happy to assist you. Do tell him you are with Solvang Triathlon Camps.
Dr J's Bicycle Shop
1693 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
Full payment (with the exception of your $100 non-refundable deposit) is refundable for withdrawals up until January 21st, 2017. For withdrawals after January 21st, 2017 but before February 18th, 2017, 50% of your full payment is refundable. For withdrawals on or after February 18th, 2017, there is no refund available. If we (Solvang Triathlon Camps) have to cancel a camp for any reason, we will refund you the full amount of your camp fee including your deposit, within 30 days of the cancellation of the camp. We cannot however be responsible for expenses incurred with airline tickets or any travel arrangements.