SPRING FLING CAMP 2017
12-18 MARCH, 2017 FULL WEEK OPTION
14-18 MARCH, 2017 PART WEEK OPTION
Registration is currently open!
A 6 day camp for 70.3/Ironman athletes and pure cyclists looking for a fully supported big mileage week.
This multi-sport camp, now in its 14th 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:
- Professional Coaching
- Transfers from/to Santa Barbara Airport
- Fully Supported Rides
- Coached swim, bike and run sessions
- Transition Practice
- Seminar on 'Long Course Racing Nutrition' by Coach Matt Smith
- Outdoor pool
- 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
Sports massage therapy available at the camp per individual needs
Matt Smith - MA in Leadership and Personal Development, USAT Coach, Training Peaks Level 2 Certified, Slowtwitch Cycling Coach Certified, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, 4 X Hawaii Ironman Qualifier
Peter Reid - 3 X Hawaii Ironman Winner, 10 X Ironman Winner, and inductee to Ironman Hall of Fame
Bill Ludington - Bike Mechanic/Personal Trainer/Ride Leader
$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
March 12-18, 2017 (Full week)
March 14-18, 2017 (Part week)
Optional: Sat March 11th, 2017 - Solvang Century
Arrive early at the camp and ride the fabulous Solvang Century or Half Century Solvang Century Registration
Sunday, March 12th: Arrival Day, Camp starts at 4pm, Swim, Dinner, Introductions
Monday, March 13th: Breakfast, Ride 45-60 mile options which include a focus on climbing techniques on the back side of Figueora Mountain, Run (variable distances available) 30-60 minutes, Pre-dinner seminar, Dinner
Tuesday, 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
Wednesday, March 15th: Recovery day: Run track technique work, Breakfast, Seminars with coaches, Ride easy 20-35 miles, Free afternoon, Dinner, Outdoor movie night around camp fire
Thursday, March 16th: Fig Day! Ride Mount Figueora loop and climb up to 4,500ft, Brick session available with run at top of climb, Dinner, Free night - local restaurant recommendations available
Friday, 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
Saturday, March 18th: 7:45am Run/Long run - mileage options as per individual needs, Breakfast, Depart camp from 10:30am as per individual travel needs.
Arrive at the camp a couple of days early and ride the famous Solvang Century on Saturday March 11th, 2017 with 5,000 others! Our camp starts the day after on the Sunday with just an easy swim, which gives you a recovery day before further camp training gets underway. The century or half century is not part of our camp, but it is highly recommended that you participate in this wonderful event on Saturday March 11th, 2017. 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 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 - 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.
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!)
The Spring Fling Camp offers evening meals each evening with the exception of one night which is left open for you to enjoy a local restaurant of your choosing.
Breakfast: Included in the cost of your chosen 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.
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: 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 - SOLVANG
Sunday March 12th - pick up at SBA: 1pm, 1:30pm
DEPARTURE FROM THE MEADOWLARK INN, SOLVANG TO SBA
Saturday March 18th: Departing Solvang at 10:30am, 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:
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? 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 $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 29th, 2017. For withdrawals after January 29th, 2017 but before February 26th, 2017, 50% of your full payment is refundable. For withdrawals on or after February 26th, 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.