SPRING FLING CAMP 2018
12-18 MARCH, 2018 - FULL WEEK OPTION
14-18 MARCH, 2018 - PART WEEK OPTION
Registration is open!
A 6 day camp for 70.3/Ironman athletes looking for a fully supported big mileage week. This camp is not limited to triathletes, the cycling is spectacular and a big part of the itinerary so cyclists are also very welcome.
This multi-sport camp, now in its 15th year, offers the Olympic Distance/70.3/Ironman athlete and pure cyclists a demanding but very fun training week. The goal of this 6 day week camp is to jump start your winter training in all disciplines, meet athletes from all over and enjoy the coaching and seminars led by our professional staff.
It's a week devoted to training, recovery, coached swim, run and cycling sessions, catered evening meals throughout the camp and miles of smiles. There will be fully supported rides each day ranging from 30-80 plus miles, including a ride to Jalama Beach and up Figueroa Mountain climb! Our experienced and professional coaching staff look forward to leading and supporting the athletes through this very fun camp!
The camp includes:
- Transfers from/to Santa Barbara Airport
- Professional Coaching
- Fully Supported Rides
- Coached swim, bike and run sessions
- Seminars on training and race execution
- Outdoor pool, stroke instruction/analysis
- All-weather track
- A ride up Figueroa Mountain
- Q&A session with the coaches
- All evening meals included, with exception of free night
- Camp cycling jersey
- Bike mechanic on site
- Sponsors' goodies
- Group wine tasting
- 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.
Camp Add-Ons (can be booked 4 weeks from camp):
- Bike fit
- 1:1 session with coach
Lead Coach:Mike Ricci, Level 3 USA Triathlon Certified Coach and USA Triathlon Coach of the Year
$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: Email
March 12-18, 2018 (Full week)
March 14-18, 2018 (Part week)
Optional: Sat March 10th, 2018 - Solvang Century
Arrive early at the camp and ride the fabulous Solvang Century or Half Century Solvang Century Registration
Monday, March 12th: Arrival Day - Shuttles from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) available, Camp starts at 4pm, Swim, Dinner, Introductions
Tuesday, March 13th: Run - easy paced run 45-90 minute options, Breakfast, Ride 45miles with focus on climbing techniques, Pre-dinner seminar, Dinner
Wednesday, March 14th: Swim, Breakfast, Ride to the beach 35-80 mile options, 4pm Part week athletes arrive, Wine tasting, Dinner, Q and A with coaches
Thursday, March 15th: Recovery day: Run drills at track, Breakfast, Seminar, Ride easy 20-35 miles, Free afternoon, Swim, Dinner, Outdoor movie night around camp fire
Friday, March 16th: Fig Day! Ride Mount Figueora loop and climb up to 4,500ft, Brick session available on mountain, Dinner, Free night - local restaurant recommendations available
Saturday, March 17th: Swim, Ride 40-80 mile options, Afternoon pack up bikes, Pre-dinner drinks at Meadowlark Inn, End of camp celebratory group dinner at local restaurant
Sunday, March 18th: 8am Trail Run - variable mileage options, Breakfast, Depart camp from 10:30am. Shuttles to Santa Barbara Airport available.
Arrive at the camp a couple of days early and ride the famous Solvang Century on Saturday March 10th, 2018. Then take the Sunday easy, and be ready to start the camp on Monday March 12. The century or half century is not part of our camp, but it is highly recommended that you participate in this great Solvang event. Please register for this event yourself: Solvang Century Registration
Athletes looking to improve or compete in a 70.3/Ironman event this year or the near future, and/or those who have completed a century ride. Once again, we also welcome pure cyclists. We will have 2 or 3 groups of different paced cyclists out on the road which allows scope for a variety of paces and experience levels. 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 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.
Option 1: 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
Option 2: (For part week athletes) The Royal Copenhagen Inn is located in the heart of Solvang (1.75 miles from our host hotel), near the bike shop, coffee shops and restaurants. This hotel is the option for our part week camp athletes. A continental breakfast is included for all guests.
Room block listed under 'Solvang Triathlon Camps'. Rates at this hotel are: King room $79 Mon-Thurs and $149 Fri/Sat, or Two Queens $79 Mon-Thurs and $159 Fri/Sat.
For more information and reservations:
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
Monday March 12: Pick up at SBA: 1pm, 1:30pm
DEPARTURE FROM THE MEADOWLARK INN, SOLVANG TO SBA
Sunday March 18: 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 tat 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/to 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 this camp 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:
Spring Fling Camp,
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
REFER A FRIEND DISCOUNT - $100!
We love our alumni athletes and appreciate the word of mouth referrals so we wanted to say a small thank you. If you refer a new camp athlete to one of our Spring camps, we will give you a $100 discount off your 2018 camp and also give your friend a $100 discount on their registration fee! Just be sure to have your friend write your name in the 'referred by' box on the camp registration form! Discount applied to your camp balance fee.
Full payment (with the exception of your $100 non-refundable deposit) is refundable for withdrawals up until January 22, 2018. For withdrawals after January 22, 2018 but before February 26, 2018, 50% of your full payment is refundable. For withdrawals on or after February 26, 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.