Spring Cycling Camp 

Join us on the first weekend of April in the beautiful and very amazing Black Forest region of North Central Pennsylvania for a fun and challenging weekend of road cycling. Our focus for this long weekend outing will be on climbing: On technique, form, cadence, and endurance. We will ride on a varied selection of asphalt topped backroads in and around the Slate Run -Hyner Run areas. Some climbs are short and extremely steep, while others are low angle and run up into

the mountains for 30-40 minutes in duration. Each of the three days we will focus on one particular region and its selection of climbing opportunities.  Some rides will focus on one particular climb which we will use for a climbing rep workout as we do at the Outdoor Excel In Cycling workouts. On other rides we will simply be doing loop rides that include several different climbs of various inclinations and lengths. On each of the three days you will have the opportunity to ride anywhere from 40-90 miles (this determined by your desire to ride long or short, and by your fitness level). We will have a sag wagon available on each and every ride that will contain food, water and Gatorade

LODGING - We will have room for five participants in a cabin at Slate Run. Cabin lodging is on a first come first serve basis. The remainder of the lodging is at the Hotel Manor  www.hotel-manor.com which is located just a block from the cabin. The hotel has 10 rooms which are singles with queen beds. 

FOOD - We'll have access to the wonderful Hotel Manor Restaurant for several of our dinners, and you'll have a general store next door if you need any additional snacks, sandwiches and soft drinks. 

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WHEN - Dates for camp are Thursday night 4/6/17  thru Sunday 4/9/17. Friday and Saturday will be full riding days where you can ride for any length of time you feel comfortable with. If you choose to do only a part of a ride you'll have sag vehicle access for the remainder of each route. We usually return to Ohio around 3:00 PM on Sunday.  

FITNESS LEVEL - For the camp, you'll need to have a good training base of riding in your legs from the winter, and the endurance to ride for at least 2 hours, up to 4-5 hours in a mountainous environment. 

FULLY SUPPORTED – Sag vehicle, unlimited liquid and snack refills, food stops, and sag vehicle will carry each riders special needs bag. 

FOOD - We will provide: a dinner on Thursday evening at the cabin; breakfasts on Fri, Sat, and Sun mornings; and snacks foods and liquids for each of the three ride days. Campers will be responsible for the Friday and Saturday evening dinners at the Hotel Manor and any other extra food stuffs they deem necessary during the trip. The cabin does have a kitchen if you'd prefer to cook for yourself. 

GROUP MINIMUM/MAXIMUM  - Will take anywhere from 5 minimum to 12 maximum riders on this trip.

TRANSPORTATION - I will have room for up to 5 passengers in my van, and  I can pull a trailer where you can stow your bikes and gear. Riding in the van is on a first come first serve basis, and included in the trip fee. You are welcome to follow us out to Slate Run in your own vehicle, but the gas and travel expenses are yours to pay.

COST - $175.00/rider for riders staying at the cabin, and $275.00 for riders staying in a private room at the Hotel Manor.

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