Clip-in With Christian Cycling CAMP

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During this 3-night, 4-day experience, you'll ride Aspen's most famed roads with professional cyclists Christian Vande Velde, George Hincapie and Craig Lewis. Camp includes VIP access to Stage 3 of USA Pro Challenge, and many exciting events. Packages offered with accommodations at The Little Nell, and for day riders too. Please scroll down for package pricing information.

For first-hand accounts of last summer's event, please read this Outside Magazine article, or read a blog post from the perspective of Simon Chen, Managing Director of The Little Nell. Participant Andy Duvine also wrote this accountAlso be sure to check out our photo gallery from last summer's event.


Monday, August 17 
Arrival Day! 

8 PM  |  Evening Welcome Reception, Poolside at The Little Nell 

Tuesday, August 18

7 - 8:30 AM  |  Breakfast in element 47
8 AM - 1 PM  | Ride to Independence Pass
1 PM  |  Lunch on element 47 patio
Afternoon on your own
8 PM  |  Dinner al fresco at Ajax Tavern with Christian Vande Velde, George Hincapie and Craig Lewis

Wednesday, August 19

7 - 8:30 AM  |  Breakfast in element 47
9 - 11:30 AM  |  Short Morning Ride: Ashcroft Loop
12 PM  |  Lunch on Ajax Tavern patio
1 PM  |  Welcome USA Pro Challenge riders as they arrive on Stage 3 from Copper from VIP Tent
5 PM  |  Evening Ride to a very special Farewell Wine Dinner at Emma Farms. Transportation provided back to The Little Nell. 

Thursday, August 20

7 - 8:30 AM  |  Breakfast in element 47
9:45 AM  |  Send USA Pro Challenge riders off for Stage 4 ride to Breckenridge
Depart at your leisure

Additional Information


Dress Code is casual for all events.


Eat at your leisure between 7 am - 8:30 am at element 47, just off The Little Nell living room, at the large table set aside for riders.

Cyclist SUPPORT 

Riders of all levels are welcome. No rider will be left behind. Riders will be accompanied each pedal of the way by our Pros, Team Mechanic Tom Hopper, and support vehicles stocked with food, beverage, and spare parts. Riders will be supplied with Skratch Mix and water bottles daily, prearrival amenities and detailed GPS information on each ride's course, elevation and mileage. All bikes will be washed, tuned and stored nightly by our Team Mechanic.  


Two water bottles will be provided per rider to keep everyone adequately hydrated. Each day, one bottle will be prepared with Skratch mix, and the other with fresh Aspen water. Please let us know if you have additional requests.


Smith Optics, Giro and Veuve Clicquot are our official sponsors for this event. Smith Optics will provide sunglasses and Giro will provide a helmet for each rider.


A gear bag will be provided to each rider, with gifts from our sponsors. Each rider is advised to pack any gear they would like to take with on each ride and bring to the Nell's Front Drive each morning. Gear bags will travel alongside riders in accompanying vehicles and be accessible at any time. An extra layer is recommended for the ride down Independence Pass.


Riders will receive 3 cycling kits for this experience, furnished by Cannondale-Garmin, and The Little Nell.


Laundry is available daily for rider gear and other items.

Pricing Packages

All-In Package

$3,999 - This package includes a three-night stay at The Little Nell, all meals and snacks, riding kits, VIP tickets to USA PRO CHALLENGE, and other goodies.
Rider PARTICiPANT, No stay (or) RIDER IN A Shared Room:
$2,500 -- This package includes all rides with the Pros, meals and snacks, riding kits, VIP tickets to USA PRO CHALLENGE, and other goodies.

Non-Riding Spouse:

$2000-- This package includes access to all meals, and VIP tickets to USA Pro Challenge. 


To join the waiting list, or to sign up to receive more information on this experience, please contact Cathy DeHaven, Director of Reservation Sales, at 970-544-6206.

Want more? you can still clip-in and climb with George Hincapie. Hotel Domestique gives you the opportunity to ride with the 17 time Tour pro though its Experience Domestique programs.


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