Santa Cruz, California
Saturday-Sunday, April 27-28
Saturday-Sunday, May 4-5 (co-ed)
Over the years this camp's become a hit, so much so that in 2013 we're running two. We'll have a women's-only camp on the last weekend of April, followed by a co-ed camp on the first weekend of May.
We'll run the April camp out of Epicenter's Mission Street location, and the May one out of their original shop on Soquel Drive. In both cases we'll focus on skill development in the mornings, and incorporate those new skills onto the trails in the afternoons.
On Saturdays we'll all choose from a variety of trails fairly close to the shops. On Sundays we'll split up further, with high intermediate and advanced groups heading out to the Soquel Demo Forest for afternoon shuttles. It's taken countless iterations to get the shuttle system just right, but by the end of the California camps last year, we had it dialed.
Santa Cruz features smooth singletrack, switchback corners, technical climbing, rolling drops, small to medium jumps, rocky descents, and natural log rides. It's also home to two amazing sponsors - Fox and Bell. There really are few better ways to start the season than by heading to camp here.
Camp Host: Epicenter Cycling
April 27-28 women's only camp: Photos Posted
May 4-5 co-ed camp: Photos Posted
We've been supported by the Best Western Plus Seacliff Inn for a number of years. The hotel is just ten minutes from the Epicenter Cycling's Aptos location, the host shop for the camp on May 4-5.
They're offering Trek Dirt Series participants the following rates: $116.99 plus tax for non-pool view rooms, and $125.99 plus tax for pool and courtyard view rooms. Rates are per night and for single or double occupancy. The rooms have either one king bed or two queen beds each and can sleep up to four people; the hotel charges an extra $10 per person over two people. They have a pool and hot tub, and a complimentary hot buffet breakfast. This rate is based on availability so please book early by calling 1-800-367-2003 and quote Trek Dirt Series to make a reservation.
The Santa Cruz Dream Inn Hotel is a new accommodation supporter, and is offering Trek Dirt Series participants discounted rates on their luxury beachfront accommodations. They're on Cowell Beach, adjacent to the wharf, and minutes from Epicenter Cycling's Mission Street location, the host shop for the camp on April 27-28.
Rates for Trek Dirt Series participants are $199.00 plus tax per night for their ocean view deluxe rooms. Rooms are single or double occupancy and have either two queen beds or one king bed. They have a heated beachfront pool, beach access, and bike storage. Please contact them at 831-426-4330 and quote Trek Dirt Series to make a reservation.
New Brighton State Beach: This is the nearest site to the Epicenter Cycling Aptos location and offers RV sites for $35 a night. Call 1-800-444-7275 to make a reservation.