Spring Training Camp
Updated: January 15, 2021 - Our 2021 spring training camp in VERY TENTATIVELY being planned for April 16-24, 2021. Because of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are, sadly, not traveling to San Luis Obispo, CA in 2021. Instead, we are planning a “COVID-safe” camp just south of Asheville, NC. The possibility of holding this camp and the details for all of the logistics will depend on the COVID situation at the time of camp. You can read more about the 2021 spring training camp from Coach Randy Warren in the team forum here.
Since 2005, each March, xXx Racing flees the cold of Chicago in favor of a warmer climate. We head to San Luis Obispo, CA, for 8 days of cycling along the central California coast and inland into the Santa Lucia Mountains. Covering 550 miles and 35,000 feet of elevation, this fully supported training camp welcomes riders of all skill levels. This camp includes extensive skill development including riding in groups, pace lines, race tactics, and a dedicated bike-handling skills clinic. “SLO Camp” serves as both a way to get in significant base mileage as well as a chance to do some significant climbing (which we don’t get to do in Chicago!), all while getting to know and bond with teammates.
You'll enhance your riding experience and better understand why you love to ride your bike and how that makes your life better. SLO is a wonderful place to be and to ride your bicycle for 8 days after a long Chicago winter. Some might say that it is a little slice of heaven (SLO has actually been named one of the Happiest Places on Earth)!
SLO Campers departs on a Friday, return late at night the following Saturday, and experience different rides/routes every day. Camp fees include coaching and route planning by Randy Warren, SAG wagon support, one mid-camp massage, ground transportation between LAX and SLO, hotel, daily continental breakfast, recovery meals, and approximately half of your dinners.
This is a great trip at a really low price. Similar camps held by other organizations are about 3x more costly, making SLO Camp not only a great experience, but an exceptional value as well. Riders frequently talk about this camp as being their annual favorite as all they have to worry about is riding, eating and sleeping!
You can read more about the spring training camp experience in San Luis Obispo in this informational article from 2019.
Updated January 15, 2021