The Heartland of Florida Cycling Camp is back for its 4th year in a row!

Want to take part on a fun and challenging cycling training camp adventure tour to kick off 2021? We just set the dates for the Heartland of Florida Cycling Camp coming back for its 4th year in a row for January 15-17, 2021. Martin Luther King Day will be the next Monday which will give riders and extra day to recover after this epic weekend. This is a 3-day, 2-night all inclusive camp with 310 miles of riding throughout the Heartland of Florida with some of the best cycling roads in the state. 

We will ride from Florida Polytechnic University through the quiet farmland southwest towards Sarasota then south to Venice, Florida. We will then ride on the Legacy Bike Trail followed by the bright blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico on Casey Key to conclude the first day of the ride with 127 miles. After a good nights rest with a big authentic Mexican dinner and breakfast buffet, we will ride over to Sebring, Florida through Sweetwater, Florida cutting through some remote undeveloped stretches of Florida and some Pristine gravel which is road bike friendly. On night two we will stay at the historic Inn on the Lakes hotel with a big dinner at the Chicanes Restaurant right at the hotel.

Riders will then get a good nights sleep before departing north through Sebring, Avon Park, Lake Wales, Haines City where riders will ride on and near the famous scenic highway 17 and side streets through rolling hills and orange groves making our way on up back towards Florida Polytechnic University. The final miles of the trip take us on Old Lake Alfred Road which is the beautiful quiet road in Polk County where we hold the Special edition time trial. Riders will then arrive back at Florida Polytechnic University and enjoy a cold beer or Hammer Recoverite before departing.

Mark your calendars and do not miss out on this amazing adventure!

Find The Champion Within- Evan

Evan has put in a lot of hard work this year and it has shown in his results where he has continued to drop time in his time trial and increase his power on the bike. It is interesting to note that riding faster and increasing wattage is an art. Going solely for wattage or solely for speed is where the coaching comes into fine tuning along with aerodynamics and flexibility. In the best of both worlds, a time trial result will have peak wattage and peak speed but this is usually only on the best occasions. From working with Evan it has been exciting to see how he has gotten faster and stronger and how he has become better and managing efforts solely for power and those for the fastest possible time against the clock. I have enjoyed coaching Evan as he is very meticulous and paid attention to each detail I gave and was very spot on when it came to hitting all the target goals I set for him. 

Last Friday, I went out in person to see him at the legendary loop called Magnolia Plantation. I started training on this loop back in 2011 and as I got more and more into serious time trial training where I didn’t want to get disrupted, I opted to Magnolia Plantation. Consequently, as I began coaching in 2015, this has been the go to neighborhood for clients setting all time power records from 5’ to 60’. It is a 2.3 mile loop where you will see an abundance of friendly deer as you crush efforts non stop as there is only one stop sign that you can roll through going clockwise.

For Evan’s test, I set him up with a target range where he was mathematically guaranteed a record on the low end target and on the high end target, he would raise the bar one step higher and sure enough he went for it and got it!🏆 The conditions were perfect with 67 degrees and sunshine and just as I remember knocking this effort out with my coach in 2013 getting my record, Evan got his record today getting 362 watts for the 20:00. It was the perfect way to cap the 2020 season concluding the month of October with his all time record. After some rest and a bigger base foundation over the next 2-3 months, it will be exciting what 2021 will look like! Congratulations Evan!🏆🎉

2020 North Carolina-North Georgia Cycling Camp Success

The North Carolina-North Georgia Cycling Camp is a wrap! This camp was perhaps the most adventurous of them all and had some of the best paved and unpaved roads I’ve ever done in the area. Unpaved roads that made for excellent routes to give riders a view and taste of some of the most challenging and scenic spots in the southwest North Carolina and Tennessee border area. Riders covered 5 days and over 25,000 feet of climbing. The trip had some new up and comer junior riders including a 9 year old that pedaled every single mile of the ~230 mile camp with over 25 miles of gravel roads. Congratulations to all of the riders who came and to @leepa17 for his SAG help.

The Summer 2020 North Georgia-North Carolina Climbing Camp Carolina is less than 6 weeks away!

The Summer 2020 North Georgia-North Carolina Climbing-Waterfall Camp is coming up in just under 6 weeks! Don't miss out on this unforgettable cycling training camp adventure!🌎🚴‍♂️☀️View more details and registration below:

Posted by Steven Perezluha on Saturday, July 18, 2020

The Special Edition 8.5 Mile Time Trial Course is this Sunday (7-5-20)!

The Special Edition Time Trial is coming up this Sunday! This is an 8.5 mile course on one of of the nicest cycling roads in Florida. It features rolling hills, orange groves, lakes, and bends and turns to offer a full time trial experience. This road actually feels like a bike trail to start with a one lane road then opens up to two lanes when it goes out into the orange groves. We are highly recommending Pre-Registration and encourage car-pooling as parking will be limited. We will also have a registration limit of 40 riders max.
View more information below as this is a different location from the normal time trial:

The Summer 2020 North Georgia-North Carolina Climbing Camp is coming up!

Super excited to announce the North Carolina-North Georgia climbing camp will be coming back for the 3rd year in a row on August 26-30 this year for another cycling camp adventure!🌞🌎

 This is a 5 day camp that will be hosting out of Murphy, North Carolina located in the Appalachian Mountain ranges and Nantahala National Forest. This camp will feature some of the most challenging climbs in the Southeast including Brasstown Bald (Georgia’s highest point) and Hogpen Gap which are great climbs to prepare for the Six Gap Century ride coming up on September 27th. This camp will also include an epic waterfall ride traversing some beautiful back country mountain roads, well of the grid from the more popular routes.

Roads on this camp will traverse through 3 different states including North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia for a wide variety of beautiful landscape including river valleys, mountain passes, farmland, forests, and crystal clear creeks. This camp will accommodate all skill levels and have an experienced coach and SAG support to guide riders on an unforgettable training adventure🌞

Riders will get in touch with the beautiful terrain on this camp while grinding out one of the best training weeks of the entire year and learning valuable climbing skills and techniques. This camp will include home cook meals and coffee to start each day as well as all snacks and lunches included each day. Use this camp to prepare you for the Six Gap century rides, to improve your climbing, or just for hard and fun training! This camp will never have dull moment with good stories and beers to be enjoyed!

View more details and registration below:

Summer 2020 North Georgia-North Carolina Climbing Camp