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Boulder Cycling Climbing Camp

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Velocious Cycling Camp

2885 Wilderness Place

Unit B

Boulder, CO 80301

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Join us for a cycling climbing camp in Boulder, Colorado!

“You can say that climbers suffer the same as the other riders, but they suffer in a different way. You feel the pain, but you’re glad to be there.” – Richard Virenque

At the core, climbing is all about watts per kilogram and translating that into speed. The allure of climbing faster is often a top goal of performance cyclists. How can you improve your climbing power and skills?

Join the Velocious team for a dynamic training and learning camp featuring the perfect blend of on-the-road climbing education, classroom training, power-weight development education, and leading nutrition and performance advice to up your game. Coaches attending will receive 15 CEU's for attendance.

This camp features Coach Scott Moninger, the winningest US male pro in history and a famed climber; Tim Cusick, Velocious master coach and TrainingPeaks WKO4 product leader; and Dr. Allen Lim, founder of Skratch Labs for the perfect learning experience.


  • Daily climbing and descending training led by Scott Moninger, teaching the secrets of the pros
  • Educational programs focused on helping you learn to develop a better power-weight ratio from Tim Cusick by better understanding your unique power-duration capabilities via data analytics from TrainingPeaks WKO4
  • A special nutrition seminar from Dr. Allen Lim, focused on improving your daily and event performance by fueling to perform
  • Daily power file reviews and immediate feedback on ways to improve
  • Onsite motion and position analysis from Velocious coach Benito Flores
  • PowerTap product demonstrations
  • Skratch Labs has partnered with us for this camp, allowing for the utilization of their corporate headquarters as our educational center.
  • Bike support provided by the House of Spin

What's Included

  • Daily rides with coaches
  • After-ride training analysis & education
  • Daily bike cleaning and tuneup
  • Morning bike check and coffee at House of Spin
  • Group dinner at local restaurant
  • Daily ride food & Skratch drink mix
  • Welcome reception at House of Spin
  • Bike assembly/breakdown upon arrival/departure

What's Not Included

  • Airfare or transportation to/from Boulder
  • Transportation to/from airport
  • Lodging
  • Bike shipping or rental
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for coaches

Camp Coaches and Speakers


Scott Moninger

Scott’s amateur and professional career lasted twenty-six years. Of the 2000+ events he entered, he amassed a total of 275 wins, a record no U.S. rider has come even close to breaking. Scott was the top ranked professional rider in the U.S. twice, first with Coors Light in 1992 and again in 2005 with HealthNet-Maxxis.



Dr. Allen Lim

Dr. Allen Lim is a sports physiologist, cycling coach, and a founder of Skratch Labs, a manufacturer of performance hydration mixes and the world’s first active nourishment company.

Beginning his coaching career with Jonathan Vaughters’ TIAA-CREF cycling development team, Lim developed a method of testing for biological markers of performance enhancing drugs that led to cycling’s Biological Passport.

Lim was director of sport science for Garmin and RadioShack cycling teams and is the only American scientist to have worked and cooked for teams at the Tour de France. Lim has worked with dozens of top American cyclists to improve their performance and nutrition.

He is a founder of Skratch Labs, a nourishment company for athletes that is best known for its hydration mix




Tim Cusick

Tim wears two hats in the world of cycling. First, as the TrainingPeaks WKO4 Product Leader he is widely recognized as a data analytics expert, working with numerous pro tour teams, manufactures and athletes searching for imporvements in training and performance analysis. Second, he is a Master Coach with Veocious Cycling Adventure, coaching professional athletes such as two time Worldf Champion Amber Nebe, Team Tibco's Emma Grant, Miriam Brourer, Carson Miller and more.


Benito Flores

Benito is a mechanical engineer with a specialty in biomechanics. He holds bike fit certifications from Slowtwitch and Guru, and he offers detailed and comprehensive biomechanical analysis for road, mountain bike, track, cyclocross, triathlon, and time trial riders of all levels.


Special Guest Rider: Emma Grant / Team Tibco

Emma is a half brit half kiwi born in Oxfordshire, England. Previously an 800m runner she made the switch to cycling after being scouted by a talent ID scheme called Girls 4 Gold. She has always dreamed of being a professional athlete. Growing up with 3 other competitive siblings fostered competition in everything whether it be ping pong or croquet she hated losing. She knocked her front teeth out in her first ever bike race, her dad picked them off the road put them in some milk and took them to the hospital to be put back in! In 2016 Emma had a surgery to repair her iliac artery endofibrosis using a patch made from bovine heart and made a steady comeback to racing.


CAMP ITINERARY

Day 1
Welcome Reception
Monday, June 10, at 6:00 p.m.
House of Spin

Description
A brief welcome reception for those in town. We'll outline the camp and give an overview of the process, rides, and educational programs. It's a great opportunity to meet your coaches and fellow riders.

Day 2
Today's Ride: Lyons-Ward Loop
Tuesday, June 11
Mileage: 63
Elevation Gain: 5,592 feet
Ride Time: 9:00 a.m. (4-5 hour ride)
Departs From: Skratch Labs / House of Spin

Ride Description
After a nice, flat/slightly-downhill warm-up from Boulder to Lyons (45-60 minutes), we’ll begin the long and gradual ascent of the South Saint Vrain Canyon up to the Peak to Peak Highway. This is one of Boulder County’s most tranquil routes from the front range up to Peak to Peak Highway, and for that reason it was Scott’s favorite climb for long, steady threshold work. Gaining over 3,000 feet in the initial 16-18 miles, this gradual grade allows you to settle into a nice climbing rhythm, and then we gain another 1,000 feet as we stair-step up on Peak to Peak Highway to the high point of today’s route in Ward. Our reward for all that climbing is the 4,000-foot descent from Ward back to Boulder, which just might have your ears popping on the way down. Panoramic views of both Longs Peak (14,000+) and most of the continental divide make today’s route breathtaking in both scenery and effort.

Lunch: on your own, between ride and educational program

Education Program: 3:30 p.m. at Skratch Labs
Power at Gradient Analysis: Tim Cusick will lead the group through a review of riders' power-duration curve at gradients vs. other terrains, teaching how climbing affects our ability to put out power. Once we better understand this power-duration relationship, we'll discuss ideas on how to build on climbing strengths while limiting the limiters.

Day 3
Today's Ride: Hell Hills
Wednesday, June 12
Mileage: 62
Elevation Gain: 9,245 feet
Ride Time: 9:00 a.m. (4-5 hour ride)
Departs From: Skratch Labs / House of Spin

Description
Aptly named the Hell Hills, today’s route will tackle a series of Boulder’s most storied and famous climbs: Super Flag(staff), Super James(town Canyon), Sunshine Canyon, and Leehill/Olde Stage Road. We’ll work on both climbing and descending form and technique.

Lunch: on your own, between ride and educational program

Education Program: 3:30 p.m. at Skratch Labs
Fueling for Performance: Dr. Allen Lim will take the group through an in-depth nutritional educational program to help riders better understand the role of nutrition in performance.

Group Dinner: 7:00 p.m. at Reuben's Burger Bistro
Join the coaches for a fun dinner

Day 4
Today's Ride: Brainard Lake
Thursday, June 13
Mileage: 74
Elevation Gain: 6,750 feet
Ride Time: 9:00 a.m. (4-5 hours)
Departs From:Skratch Labs / House of Spin

Description
Today’s route will take us to the highest peak elevation of the weekend, topping out just above 10,000 feet with a stunning view of Brainard Lake. We’ll spend a bit of time on the rolling portions of Peak to Peak Highway through Allenspark before a fast and beautiful 18 miles of downhill into Boulder Country via Lyons and back into Boulder.

Lunch: on your own, between ride and educational program

Education Program: 3:00 p.m. at Skratch Labs
The Work of the Climber: Tim Cusick will lead this file review/learning lesson that will help riders better understand the utilization of energy and work in climbing. We'll focus on learning how different climbing paces and methods can effect your energy systems and how to make the most of this knowledge when it comes to performance.

Day 5
Today's Ride: Carter Lake-Estes Park Loop
Friday, June 14
Mileage: 100 (5-6 hour ride)
Elevation Gain: 5,903 feet
Ride Time: 9:00 a.m.
Departs From:House of Spin

Description
The longest mileage day of camp takes us on a nice, flat warm-up on the plains north of Boulder past Carter lake before we start the long and gradual climb up big Thompson Canyon through Glen Haven. A short, steep pitch up the Devil’s Gulch will give us a stunning view as we descend into Estes Park. From there we’ll do a long, fast, sweeping descent into Boulder via Lyons.

Lunch: on your own, between ride and educational program

Education Programs: 4:00 p.m. at Skratch Labs
Power over Time: An in-depth dive into the cost of extended climbing events such as Haute Route. A blend of power analysis and nutrition, this session will help riders understand how to stay on their performance over multi-day events.

Day 6
Today's Ride: Famous Morgul - Bismark Course
Saturday, June 15
Mileage: 35 (2-3 hours)
Elevation Gain:2,887 feet
Ride Time: 9:00 a.m.
Departs From: House of Spin

Description
After yesterday's long ride, today will feature a shorter climb focused on power climbing on the famous Morgul Bismark "the call." The route is a simple loop, but we'll spend time working on methods and techniques that will help you tackle hyper-steep climbs. We'll end with a casual-pace ride back to town.

Lunch: on your own, between ride and educational program

No educational program; camp ends post ride.
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Velocious Cycling Camp

2885 Wilderness Place

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Boulder, CO 80301

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