TRIATHLON CAMP 2018
2-8 MARCH, 2018
Registration is open!
This camp is solely for PR Performance team athletes.
PR Performance have partnered with Solvang Triathlon Camps to offer a spring triathlon training camp in March 2018. PR Performance coaches will be leading the coaching and guiding the athletes through some of the best training that Solvang has to offer.
It's a great opportunity to escape colder climes, test your winter fitness, and enjoy a week of fully supported training in this beautiful California area.
The camp includes:
- Transfers from/to Santa Barbara Airport
- Professional Coaching from PR Performance coaches
- 4-5 rides from 30-80+ miles
- 4 runs to include all-weather track and trail
- 3 group swims
- Fully supported rides
- Coached swim, bike and run sessions
- Rides to the beach and up Figueroa Mountain
- All-weather track
- All evening meals included, with exception of free night
- Bike mechanic
- Sponsors' goodies
- Group wine tasting
- Outdoor movie night
- Accommodation - A room block has been reserved at our host hotel, The Meadowlark Inn in Solvang.
Email or call the inn, 1-805-688-4631, and ask for the Solvang Tri Camps rate.
- Lunches - athletes are on their own for lunch.
Coaches - PR Performance
(A Deposit of $100 is payable with your registration and secures your place at the camp. Your camp balance is due by January 19, 2018.)
CAMP ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES
Camp dates: March 2-8, 2018
Friday, March 2nd: Arrival Day - Shuttles from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) available departing SBA at 1pm and 1:30pm. Camp starts in Solvang at 4pm.
Thursday, March 8th: AM training session, then depart camp from 10:30am. Shuttles to Santa Barbara Airport available departing Solvang at 11am and Noon.
Stay in Solvang a couple of extra days and and ride the Solvang Century on Saturday March 10th, 2018. The century or half century is not part of this camp, but it is highly recommended that you participate in this great Solvang event. Please register for this event yourself: Solvang Century Registration
If you are debating between bringing a road bike or triathlon bike to this camp and have the choice, then our recommendation is to bring 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 - host hotel is located just 1.75 miles from the center of Solvang. It is positioned near the outdoor pool, track and just 1/3 mile from a quaint grocery store. All camp activities start from this hotel and a nice breakfast is included in the accommodation price!
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. Please note priority is given to full week athletes at this hotel.
For more information:
Contact info: Email or telephone: 805-688-4631
Breakfast: Included with your accommodation at the Meadowlark Inn.
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.
TRAVEL TO SOLVANG
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 from Santa Barbara Airport: Our camp staff operate airport shuttles from Santa Barbara Airport to Solvang and return. The airport shuttles we offer need to be booked 2 weeks in advance and are available at the following times:
ARRIVAL FROM SBA - SOLVANG
Friday March 2: Pick up at SBA: 1pm, 1:30pm
DEPARTURE FROM THE MEADOWLARK INN, SOLVANG TO SBA
Thursday March 8: Departing Solvang at 11am, Noon
(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 that runs from Santa Barbara Airport to and from Solvang, for details and to make a reservation:
For more information: www.rrshuttle.com/sba.html
Central Coast Shuttle from LAX: 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? Historically 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:
Solvang Tri Camps
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 $100. So, you ship your bike to Dr J's, they unpack and build it up for you pre-camp. You then collect it once you arrive in town (we can assist). Then post camp you return your bike to Dr J's, they pack it up for you, and ship it to your home. (Note return shipping is additional). To book and arrange this service, 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 19, 2018. For withdrawals after January 19, 2018 but before February 16, 2018, 50% of your full payment is refundable. For withdrawals on or after February 16, 2018, 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.