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Train where you belong!

Building on your BaseCamp virtual experience, join us for an extended weekend camp of amazing riding, learning, and social fun.

COMING SOON

BASECAMP LIVE AND IN PERSON!

October 13-16, 2022

You've trained together from around the world, but separately. Now it's time to get together in person! Join BaseCamp coaches Tim Cusick, Kathy Watts, and Amber Neben for an awesome ride experience, building on the relationships formed in our BaseCamp virtual training center, giving all members the chance to socialize and ride with other members while continuing to build their training and performance knowledge. We’ll focus on both learning and fun social events. 

COMING SOON

The Experience

The Riding

South central Pennsylvania is a cyclist’s dream! Our hometown of Carlisle is located in the center of the Cumberland Valley and surrounded by two classic mountain ranges, providing a variety of ride types. In the past ten years, Tim and Kathy have ridden more than 185,000 miles on these roads and are excited to share them with you. From rolling valley rides to classic climbs, our low-traffic roads and stunning vistas offer a cycling experience like no other. We'll tackle challenging climbs like Waggoneers Gap, the famous hawk watch area, Tuscarora State Forest, and Colonel Denning State Park.

Downtown Carlisle
Downtown Carlisle

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Beautiful Carlisle
Beautiful Carlisle

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Our camp is sponsored by Giant Bicycles
Our camp is sponsored by Giant Bicycles

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Downtown Carlisle
Downtown Carlisle

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Train where you belong!

The Location

Beyond the riding, Carlisle has a thriving downtown with our host hotel located at the crossroads of "main on main" with easy walking access to breweries, restaurants, and more. Harrisburg International Airport is a short 35-minute drive away.

We'll host social events at downtown eateries and locations while we show you around town. Our breweries, wineries, cideries, distilleries, and restaurants offer just the right mix of relaxation and fun for a getaway; from the heart of downtown to scenic mountain and water views, there are plenty of options that let you drink like a local while exploring all there is to see and do here in the Valley. Click here to read more!

The Coaching Support

Take your training and performance knowledge to the next level! This camp isn’t all about stamping out big miles and riding till we drop; instead, we want to enhance both your performance skills and training knowledge.

 

Daily rides will feature skills and on-the-bike coaching to help you up your game, and afternoon coach corner sessions build your knowledge and answer your questions in a small group setting.

We designed this camp with a casual coaching approach; we want to work one-on-one with each athlete on skills and techniques that you can take home with you.

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Powered by Giant and Liv

What's bike camp without amazing bikes? Our sponsors Giant and Liv will supply ride support and more.

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The Schedule

Day 1, Thursday: Welcome to Carlisle!

  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. - Camp check-in and bag pickup. Meet us in the breakfast area of the Comfort Inn Downtown Carlisle to check in for camp. You'll get a COVID-19 test when you check in, which we ask that you take promptly before joining us; if you test positive, please self quarantine in your room and contact Kathy Watts.

  • 6:00-8:00 p.m. - Welcome meeting and dinner at The Whiskey Rebellion. Meet the team and your fellow campers! Join us for a welcome dinner on the front patio of the Comfort Inn to kick off our weekend; dinner and the first drink are on us.

Day 2, Friday

  • 6:30-9:00 a.m. - Breakfast. Prepackaged breakfast items are available in the hotel dining room with coffee and juices. For a hot breakfast, take a  quick walk to Fay’s Country Kitchen for complete breakfast options (opens at 6:00 a.m.) or Denim Coffee for great coffee and made-to-order hot breakfast sandwiches (opens 7:00 a.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday).

  • 9:30 a.m. - Rider meeting outside the hotel back door

  • 10:00 a.m. - Ride departs. 40-65 miles, flat to rolling, with handling and paceline skills education

  • Food/lunch: We will provide half sandwiches at the top of Kings Gap, and you will have time after the ride to go out for lunch before the Coaches' Corner.

  • 3:00 p.m. - Estimated ride return

  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. - Coaches' Corner. Join us at Whiskey Rebellion on the front patio for some great pro tips.

  • Dinner - Tonight's dinner is on your own. In the center spread of the Downtown Carlisle magazine in your swag bag is a list of restaurants within easy walking distance of the hotel. Issei Noodle, Café Bruges, and Molly Pitcher Brewing Company are our favorites, but Vegetable Hunter (veggie/vegan), Yak and Yeti, Grand Illusion, and lots of others are good choices, too.

  • 7:30-9:30 p.m. - Drinks and stories! Join Tim and Kathy in their courtyard for a beer/wine/water, a warm fire, and a fun night of sharing stories.

Please note this schedule is subject to change; check your daily camp emails for up-to-date info.

Day 3, Saturday

  • 6:30-9:00 a.m. - Breakfast. Prepackaged breakfast items are available in the hotel dining room with coffee and juices. For a hot breakfast, take a  quick walk to Fay’s Country Kitchen for complete breakfast options (opens at 6:00 a.m.) or Denim Coffee for great coffee and made-to-order hot breakfast sandwiches (opens 7:30 a.m. Saturday).

  • 9:30 a.m. - Rider meeting at the back door of the hotel

  • 10:00 a.m. - Ride departs. 40-65 miles, flat to rolling, with climbing and descending skills education

  • Food/lunch: We will provide a half sandwich at Pine Grove; you'll have time to go out for lunch after the ride.

  • 2:30 p.m. - Estimated ride return

  • 5:30 p.m. - Sponsored dinner at the Cold Springs Inn and Brewery. Dinner's on us! Join us at the Cold Springs Inn and Brewery along the beautiful Yellow Breeches Creek. We're providing transportation for anyone who needs it; please gather outside the Comfort Inn between 5:15 and 5:30 to catch a ride, and we ask that you wear a mask while in the car.

Day 4, Sunday

  • 6:30-7:30 a.m. - Breakfast. Prepackaged breakfast items are available in the hotel dining room with coffee and juices. For a hot breakfast, take a  quick walk to Fay’s Country Kitchen for complete breakfast options (opens at 6:00 a.m.) or Denim Coffee for great coffee and made-to-order hot breakfast sandwiches (opens 7:30 a.m. Sunday).

  • 8:00 a.m. - Rider meeting

  • 8:15 a.m. - Ride departs

  • 10:30 a.m. - Estimated ride return

  • 12:00 p.m. - Camp ends. We'll be on the front porch of the Comfort Inn to say goodbye!

The Details

Lodging

You are free to arrange lodging where and with whomever you choose, though we plan to secure a discounted rate with the Comfort Suites Carlisle, which is in easy walking distance of all services. There is an additional charge for parking, so we recommend booking an Uber or taxi for airport transportation.

Travel Insurance

Even with the best possible planning, there are always elements beyond our control like flight delays, illnesses, and family emergencies. A good travel insurance policy will reduce the stress of these situations by covering most (if not all) of their extra cost. Here’s a helpful guide to finding travel insurance.

Travel

Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) is the closest airport to Carlisle, about a 35-minute drive from the camp hotel. For a larger airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is about 90 miles from Carlisle. We recommend booking an Uber or taxi for airport transportation.


The camp welcome reception is at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, and we recommend checking in at the hotel in plenty of time to get settled before joining us. 


The camp ends after our morning ride on Sunday.

The COVID-19 Precautions

We believe ongoing safety is a partnership among our company policies, our camp leaders, and our customers. We must all work together to deliver camps in the safest of environments. If you do not feel we can adequately ensure your safety at a camp or event for any reason, we will refund your deposit and/or camp registration fees in accordance with our camp cancelation policy

Please review our COVID-19 mission statement and policies before registering. We require either proof of vaccination or a negative test within 48 hours prior to attending camp to attend. 

The Dates and Prices

October 13-16, 2021
What's Included
  • Daily skills and education

  • Four days of riding with your BaseCamp coaches

  • Pro ride support and mechanic services

  • SAG vehicle

  • Ride food and drink

  • Thursday night welcome reception with appetizers

  • Saturday night BaseCamp Party

Not Included
  • Lodging

  • Travel to and from Carlisle

  • Meals other than the lunches and dinners specified above

  • Bike repair work

  • Travel insurance (we strongly recommend it)

Pricing
  • $799 for all BaseCamp members, Velocious coached athletes, and Velocious camp alumni

  • $399 additional fee for non members

  • $250 deposit due upon registration, with remaining payment due 30 days before camp begins

Cancellation Policy

All camp deposits are refundable up to 30 days prior to the first day of the camp, minus a $50 processing fee. If you cancel your camp registration between 8 and 30 days prior to the first day of camp, we can offer you either a 50% refund or a 75% credit toward a future event. If you cancel your camp registration less than 8 days prior to camp, no refunds will be given, but we can offer a 25% credit toward a future event.

The Bike Options

BRING YOUR BIKE

Bringing your own bike to camp has obvious advantages in individual comfort. Before your trip, we suggest getting a tuneup at your local bike shop so it’s ready to roll for your week of riding. Once you arrive, we'll build it for you and help with any necessary tweaks.

 

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SHIP YOUR BIKE

If you'd like to ship your bike ahead of you rather than bring it with you, our hotel will hold it for you, and we'll help build it upon your arrival. Just mark your packaging with “BaseCamp Cycling Camp” and write “Hold for arrival date of October 13.”