The Cycling Formula - 2022 Vermont Gravel Adventure Camp July 8-10 Stowe VT The Cycling Formula - 2022 Vermont Gravel Adventure Camp July 8-10 Stowe VT

The Cycling Formula - 2022 Vermont Gravel Adventure Camp July 8-10 Stowe VT

The BEST Gravel Roads in the Country.
The BEST Craft Beers in the WORLD!

The Vermont Adventure Gravel Camp

presented by The Cycling Formula

July 8-10, 2022 - Stowe, VT

This 3 day camp will challenge you mentally and physically in one of the most beautiful places anywhere, Stowe, Vermont. The VT Gravel Adventure Camp is designed not only for seasoned gravel riders wanting a big challenging adventure but also beginner gravel riders who have good fitness. In addition to exposing riders to Vermont’s best gravel treats, we also have some of the best Vermont craft beer available post ride. This camp is designed for those doing gravel races as well as roadies and triathletes who want to improve their skills and fitness related to gravel riding, adventuring, or racing. This is a supported camp with Cycling Formula coaches as well as amazing guest coaches who are seasoned gravel riders that love sharing their love of the sport. Every ride is followed by ice cold Vermont craft beer.

 

 

 

 
Reset Selection
T-Shirt Size:
Camp Price Options:
Price:
$899.00
Quantity:
  • Team members, please enter your discount code at checkout, for appropriate pricing.

 

IS THIS CAMP FOR YOU?

Well, do any of the following describe you?

  • You love hard rides that are adventurous.
  • You like going uphill on a bike and enjoying amazing views.
  • You want to be able to get some good riding fitness for upcoming gravel events/races.
  • You’re a strong roadie or triathlete but new to gravel. You need some coaching, tips and practice on how to better and more safely ride the chunkier, rockier terrain of unmaintained class 4 Vermont roads.
  • You want to come but don’t have a gravel bike (FYI, we have you covered with gravel bike rentals via AJ’s bike shop). 
  • You usually ride about 3 times a week or more and have good cardio fitness.
  • You love to adventure on the bike and explore a state with more dirt roads than paved.
  • You love exploring new places and enjoying delicious Vermont farm to table meals.
  • You want to have s’mores by the fire with fellow campers and gawk at each other’s sock tans.

If any of that describes you then please come join us!!
 

VT GRAVEL CAMP AT-A-GLANCE

Includes Three FULL Days of Riding

  • All rides are supported by coaches and camp support staff

Day 1  

  • AM – Class 4 technical skills session with coaches 

  • PM – 3-hour gravel ride (3500 feet of gain)

  • Breakfast and dinner provided

  • After dinner presentation on gravel skills and nutrition/fueling for events

Day 2 

  • 5-6 hour gravel ride with multiple Class 4 sectors (7000 feet of gain)

  • Breakfast and dinner provided

Day 3  

  • 4-hour gravel ride with multiple class 4 sectors (5000 feet of gain) - shorter route also available, for those who want to ride a little less volume 

  • Breakfast and lunch provided

  • Camp will end by 2PM EST
     

Abutting the Cady Hill trail network, the Golden Eagle is an ideal location for those looking to include any mountain biking in their weekend.

Triathletes looking to include any swimming into their weekend, there is a beautiful 25-meter pool across the street from the Golden Eagle (The Swimming Hole - Stowe). There are also multiple open water swim spots on Waterbury Reservoir, and the bike path is also very close by and great for runs.

If you are not sure if this camp is right for you, please feel free to reach out to head Cycling Formula coach John Spinney at john@qt2systems.com
 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Our home for this 3 day camp is the Golden Eagle Resort but the lodging cost is separate and not a part of camp. We have arranged special room rates for attendees:

  • The special room rate for campers is $139/night (normally $179) 

  • In order to book, call Jasmin at The Golden Eagle at (802) 253-4811 ext 604

The Golden Eagle is located in the heart of Stowe, you can walk most of the area's attractions right from the lodge!  Featuring large, modern guest rooms the lodge is synonymous with Vermont hospitality & service. The resort has a heated outdoor swimming pool, two fully stocked fishing ponds (with poles & bait available), playground area, tennis courts, fire pit, recreational nature trails & more!

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Attendance at the 2022 Vermont Gravel Camp including all rides, seminars, & coach-led discussions.

  • Official 2022 Gravel Camp T-shirt & Sticker - for campers and coaches ONLY! 

  • Beautiful, mountainous, and rural Vermont roads that were made for EPIC gravel rides! (NOTE, you must be capable of maintaining 17-18 mph on open road). It is ideal that you have some off-road cycling experience. If you are unsure of your skill level, please contact us. If we feel you may be on the fence as far as skill and experience goes, we might prescribe a pre-camp training plan to prepare you for the rigors of camp.

  • Access to Cycling Formula coaches and guest coaches for the duration of the camp.

  • 4-wheel drive, off-road SAG vehicle that will be covering the route that day. The SAG will be stocked to fix flats and take care of other minor repairs, however we strongly urge you to bring and carry your own repair kit so that you are self-sufficient in case you suffer a flat tire in an area where a vehicle cannot get to you easily or quickly. Being prepared will allow you to get back up and running much quicker than waiting around for a SAG.  Riders must also keep a small bag of personal items (jackets, more food, etc.) PLUS extra water bottles in the SAG. 

  • Because #BeerIsRecovery... Post-ride, ice-cold Vermont Craft Beer!! Let’s celebrate our day’s achievements by partaking in some of Vermont’s finest local brews! 
     

  • After ride beer tasting Saturday evening at The Alchemist Brewery!
          

  • NEW! Breakfast and post-ride meals, provided by The Nest Café at the Golden Eagle Resort. Meals included - Fri: Dinner, Sat: Breakfast & Dinner, Sun: Breakfast & light lunch. 
     

  • The Cycling Formula will provide some fueling, courtesy of our partners at Gatorade Endurance & Picky Bar. Be sure to bring some of your own, however, as these will be challenging rides that will require you to plan your fueling accordingly! You’re going to pedaling and climbing a LOT!

    PLEASE NOTE: Riders will be required to fill their own water bottles and store them in their own personal bag that will kept in the SAG during each day’s ride. 

LEARN ABOUT GRAVEL CAMP: 

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION:

  • Gravel specific, Cyclocross, or modified hardtail MTB bike is required. We will be utilizing the glorious gravel roads of Vermont and a bike with at least 32mm wide tires will be required. If you do not have one of these bikes, please see the next note. We have options for you.
     

  • AJ's Ski and Bike Shop  down the street from the Golden Eagle has a number of properly out-fitted gravel bikes for rent (size 49-58). Contact Luke Moore at AJ's, (802) 253-4593. NOTE: Price of gravel bike rental is NOT included in camp cost.  AJ's charges, however, a very reasonable rental rate for very well-outfitted gravel bikes.
     

  • If you have questions about The Vermont Gravel Camp please don’t hesitate to contact John@QT2systems.com.

GRAVEL CAMP REFUND POLICY:    

  • If The Cycling Formula cancels camp, a full refund will be issued. 
     

  • If the state of Vermont, Lamoille County, or the city of Stowe mandate we cannot run camp, a full refund will be issued. 
     

  • If you have any questions about the refund policy, please do not hesitate to contact Director Tim Snow at Tim@QT2systems.com.
     

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST CAMPS:

“The Cycling Formula Gravel Camp was fantastic. Everything was arranged wonderfully - from lodging to meals to snacks to routes - so all we had to do was show up and ride our hearts out. The coaches clearly enjoyed the weekend too, having fun riding and getting to know all of us. They were so supportive! I came away challenged physically and mentally, and can’t wait to go back.”

“I would highly recommend the cycling formula gravel camp! I gained a ton of knowledge and fitness, all while having a blast riding in one of the most beautiful places in New England!”

“My favorite part of camp was the people; the coaches and attendees. Perfect mix of hard core and laid back.”

“Vermont gravel camp helped me do a few very important things as a rider. One. Ride with other like minded people in order to learn, grow and enjoy the experience. Two. Push myself and figure out a way to accomplish a goal and then be able to put that to use beyond camp. Three. Have a real bonafide adventure. Was more than worth the nearly 15 hour drive in and back. Camp helped two of us from Indiana get ready, physically and mentally for the upcoming Belgian Waffle Ride Asheville. Ready to come back next year!”
  

STOWE / WATERBURY FACTS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES:

  • Stowe is home to some of the best food, and craft beer, anywhere. The famous Heady Topper double IPA made by the Alchemist has a brand new facility in Stowe.
     

  • It is the largest town in land area within Vermont. Covering over 50,000 acres, with a permanent population of 4,000.
     

  • Ben and Jerry's Vermont Factory is located in Waterbury, VT. Stop by and go four a tour of their facility and indulge in a post ride treat.
     

  • The Waterbury restaurant scene is amazing as well. With options such as Prohibition Pig, The Blue Stone (Pizza), The Reservoir and Blackback Pub you can't miss. Also, for those craft beer lovers stop in at Craft Beer Cellar where they stock all the best brews.
     

  • Stowe Resort has many kid friendly activities including zip line adventures, tree-top obstacle course, & top-rated climbing center.  
     

  • 40 minutes away at Jays Peak is an amazing outdoor adventure summer camp for kids.  They also have an incredible indoor waterpark guaranteed to entertain all.
     

  • For hiking enthusiasts, there's always the Mt. Mansfield trail system to explore.  Be sure to bring your camera!
     

  • And not to be forgotten is the famous Trapp Family Lodge.


  • *Athletes local to Stowe, VT, who do not need lodging and meals, should contact John Spinney at john@qt2systems.com for our locals rate.