Cycling camps come to Steamboat
June 13, 2018
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Want to hone your bike riding chops while finding great partners with whom to ride? A bevy of bicycling camps are slated to take place in Steamboat this summer, getting like-minded riders together for two-wheeled fun and instruction. The camps kick off this week with the Moots Gravel Camp and extend into July with the Grinta Cycling Camp.
“They’re a great way to improve your skills and have fun doing so,” said Bike Town USA Executive Director Amy Charity, who also runs Grinta Cycling Camps. “They get people together of the same ability for instruction and great rides.”
Moots Gravel Camp, June 12 to 17
Moots Cycles and The Cycling House have teamed up to offer a six-day, five-night off-road camp in Steamboat, following The Cycling House's home base itinerary — overnight with the Cycling House, with home-cooked meals and rides leaving right from your door. The five rides include Dunkley Park (76 miles), Emerald Circuit (28 miles), Sleeping Giant (41 miles), Steamboat Unbridled (60 miles) and the 50-mile Moots Ranch Rally Ride June 16. Elevation gains range from 1,750 to 5,300 feet per day. For more information, visit thecyclinghouse.com.
Boost your fitness, improve your cycling skills and have fun by joining the Grinta Cycling Camps, catering to all abilities and led by retired professional cyclists Amy Charity and Lisa Renee Tumminello.
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Building off of the success of last year's camps, the duo will host a cycling camp this summer on Steamboat's world-class terrain.
“As avid cyclists, we're fortunate to have Steamboat as our training ground," said Charity. "With quiet paved roads, rolling hills and mountain passes, it’s an ideal road cycling destination. We saw an opportunity to bring cyclists to town to experience it.”
Tumminello, an ultra endurance cyclist and coach, has hosted similar camps for running and foresees similar success for cycling.
“After experiencing great support for our youth track and field and high school running camps, hosting cycling camps seems a great fit," she said. "We live in a perfect place for quality training and are surrounded by talent and knowledge. We hope to help grow the cycling community here.”
Grinta Cycling Retreat, July 11-15
A four-day retreat on July 11 to 15 is designed to help cyclists develop technical riding skills, fitness and confidence in an un-intimidating environment. It includes four structured rides, skills workshops and nutrition clinics, as well as hot springs, meals with wine and more.
Visit grintacamps.com for more information.