- SPRING FLING CAMP 2014
- March 9-16, 2014 (Full week)
March 11-16 2014 (Part week)
Registration opens on September 1st, 2013
- A camp for 70.3/Ironman athletes and pure cyclists
looking for a fully supported big mileage week
- This multi-sport camp, now in it's 11th year, offers the 70.3/Ironman athlete and pure cyclists a demanding but very fun training week. The goal of this 7 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 camp!
The camp includes:
- Professional coaching
- Fully supported rides
- Coached swim, bike and run sessions
- Outdoor pool
- All-weather track
- A ride up Figueroa Mountain
- Seminars and Q&A session with the coaches
- Camp cycling jersey
- Wine tasting
- Catered evening meals
- Bike mechanic
- Sponsors' goodies
Bike fits and sports massage therapy available at the camp per individual needs.
- Charlie Woodcock
Coaches and support staff for this camp will be announced August 2013.
- CAMP FEE
2014 Camp fee rates announced August 2013
March 9-16, 2014 (Full week)
March 11-16, 2013 (Part week)
Solvang Century and Half Century option - Saturday March 8th, 2014
Sunday, March 9th: Arrival Day, Camp starts at 4pm, Swim, Dinner, Introductions
Monday, March 10th: Vineyard Run (variable distances available), Ride 45-65mile options, Pre-dinner seminar, Dinner
Tuesday, March 11th: Swim, Breakfast, Ride to the beach 35-80 mile options, 4pm Part week athletes arrive, Wine tasting, Dinner
Wednesday, March 12th: Recovery day: Run drills/aerobic run at track, Seminars with coaches, Ride Tour of Valley 30-45 mile options, Yoga/stretching, Guest Speaker presentation, Dinner, Outdoor movie night around camp fire
Thursday, March 13th: Fig Day! Ride - Climb up Figueroa Mountain, Brick session available with run at top of climb, Dinner, Free night - local restaurant recommendations available
Friday, March 14th: Swim, Long run in Santa Barbara along coast (ride option for pure cyclists available), Free afternoon in Santa Barbara, Dinner, Q and A with coaches
Saturday, March 15th: Swim, Ride 40-80 mile plus options, Afternoon pack up bikes, Pre-dinner drinks at Meadowlark Inn, Group dinner
Sunday, March 16th: Departure day, Run for those whose travel permits.
- SOLVANG CENTURY
Arrive at the camp a couple of days early and ride the famous Solvang Century with 5,000 others! The century or half century is not part of our camp, but it is highly recommended that you come early and participate in this wonderful event on Saturday March 9th, 2012. Please register for this event yourself: Details and registration
- TARGET ATHLETE
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@example.com
- BIKE CHOICE
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 host hotel is The Meadowlark Inn Solvang
The recommended overflow hotel is The Svendsgaard Lodge
Camp accommodation reservations open on September 1st, 2013 at the Meadowlark Inn.
Contact via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Meadowlark Inn has a variety of rooms available with a few of each room type. Standard single occupancy rooms start at $90 per night and standard double occupancy rooms (couple rate) at $115. For shared rooms with two beds, rates are $150 per room ($75 per person). There are also suites available with indoor Jacuzzi tubs. All rates include breakfast.
The Spring Fling Camp offers evening meals each evening with one night open for you to enjoy a local restaurant of your choosing.
Breakfast: Included in the cost of your accommodation if staying 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.
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 30 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 a limited number of airport shuttles from Santa Barbara Airport to Solvang and return ($30 round trip, payable with your camp balance payment pre-camp). The airport shuttles we offer are available at the following times:
Arrival from SBA - Solvang
Santa Barbara Airport - FRIDAY March 7th: 3:30pm
(for Solvang Century)
Santa Barbara Airport - SUNDAY March 9th: Noon, 1:30pm
Departure from The Meadowlark Inn, Solvang to SBA
Solvang - SUNDAY March 16th: Departing Solvang at 9am, 11am, 12:30pm
(Allow 40 mins for the drive from Solvang to SBA and 75 minutes for check in at SBA (it is a very small airport!).
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.
- BIKE SHIPPING
Shipping your bike to Solvang: Mail to the camp headquarters:
Spring Fling Camp 2014
2644 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463 USA
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
- CANCELLATION POLICY
Full payment (with the exception of your $100 non-refundable deposit) is refundable for withdrawals up until January 26, 2014. For withdrawals after January 26, 2014 but before February 23, 2014, 50% of your full payment is refundable. For withdrawals on or after February 23, 2014 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.
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