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2020 Tucson Training Camp with Altitude Cycling

March 8 - March 14

2020 Tucson, AZ. Road & MTB Camp

Sponsored by the Evergreen Bike Shop and Altitude Cycling & Fitness

Arizona road and mountain biking is totally diverse in climate and terrain compared to Colorado, and it’s only 1 state away. Not up for an overseas cycling trip? This is your answer.

We are offering Team Evergreen members a 10% discount on the cost of the Tucson, AZ. Road & MTB Camp.

2020 Tucson, AZ. Road and MTB Camp is a serious go.  7 days (if you arrive early enough for Sunday’s travel shakedown ride), 7 nights (if you choose to stay the final Saturday night). Arrival date is set for March 8th (Sunday) and departure date is set for March 15th (the following Sunday). We have Saturday, March 14th as a full ride day thus the Sunday departure. You will have to make your own travel and transportation arrangements. If you arrive early enough on Sunday, we’d like to go on the travel shakedown ride (mentioned above) on the VERY cool local bike path system or one of the nearby MTB trails. We recommend grabbing flights as soon as possible as they are pretty darn inexpensive right now. They are available directly to Tucson or you can use the Phoenix airport.

If you would like to know a little bit about the hosts, Kerstin Albe and myself (Marty Albe), and our backgrounds in cycling and fitness, we can send you a brief bio via email. This can be requested by emailing us at altitudecyclingsports@gmail.com

The cost of the camp and lodging is as follows:

  • AZ Road and MTB Camp: $750 per athlete. What you can expect from us is detailed below.
  • The host hotel is the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Oro Valley. The hotel is 5 minutes ride time from our base of operations, aka the Vello Villa. The host hotel has extended a special group rate of $139/rm (typically $172.95/rm that time of year). You will be responsible for making the reservation for your room. The rooms are reserved under the group name “Altitude Cycling and Fitness”. The hotel contact # is 520 544-2100.
  • To sign up for the camp or in need of assistance booking your room simply call Kerstin @ 303 203-6676.


FEBRUARY 20th, 2020.


Coaching and riding insight is always going to be part of these camps as will be the route planning and typical mechanical support. The perfect scenario would that everyone signing up for the camp would want to experience the roads as well as the dirt but we also understand some are strictly roadies and some are pure dirt, so for those we will have discipline specific route options that will cover the 7 days. Back to 2 bikes… We will help make rental arrangements for you with advanced notice from you once you sign up.

Sunday through Saturday will be rubber side down (dirt and/or pavement) riding some of Tucson’s favorite and most popular routes. We will have the routes available prior to the camp. Oh yes, there will be climbing. Plan on “effective” days in the saddle, some Yoga facilitated by our own “Yogini” Kerstin Albe, riding, dining and hanging out with friends (old and new), getting that “holy crap, that was epic” feeling, and the camaraderie that these events naturally bring. Sunday will be our travel shakedown ride and will be a mellow-ish ride. Please be aware that as we will leave no rider behind, these are not “no drop” rides when it comes to the climbs. Riders have different agendas and we need to let each athlete achieve the goals they’ve set for themselves. We will have regrouping points and bailout points throughout the rides and many of the routes are out and back so reconnecting is typically inevitable. We will always have a route briefing prior to that day’s ride before we embark.

The Yoga was an awesome addition to our camp. Yogini Kerstin is certified in Yin, Vinyasa and Yoga Fit. Plan on 2 Yoga sessions appropriately placed during the week. We have arranged to use the hotel meeting room for these sessions.

There will be sag support supplied by us for some of the climbing rides, particularly the rides with considerable elevation change (Mount Lemmon and Kitt Peak) with long descents. Oro Valley Bicycles will also be available for emergency sag.

Mechanical support will be available through either us (minor/medium level repairs and adjustments) at no cost or Oro Valley Bicycles (for more heavy duty type repairs we can’t handle effectively).. Oro Valley will charge for these but at a group discount. We like to use minor repairs and adjustments as a learning experience for the cyclist so feel free to make it a “class participation” thing if we do it.

If you will be shipping your bike(s): Evergreen Bike Shop will box your bike for shipping to AZ for $50. This would include a standard bike shipping box (cardboard). We also have a couple of bike cases we will rent out for $25 (first come, first served on the bike cases). This service and pricing would also apply for the trip back to CO.

We will assist you in finding appropriate shipping methods. Shipbikes is who we typically use. They use FedX and there are 2 shipping points in Oro Valley. If this method is used and the bike is shipped no later than the Wednesday morning before camp, we will pick it up for you and deliver it back to the depot for the return trip. For assistance and information on this, you may call Kerstin @ 720-203-6676.

We will keep you updated as more details are available (evening planned activities, specific ride routes, restaurants, etc).

 If you have any questions of any kind about the Tucson, AZ Road Camp or logistics, Please don’t hesitate to call Kerstin @ 720 203-6676 or Marty @ 303 842-5897


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