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The Cycling Formula - Vermont Gravel Camp

The Cycling Formula - Vermont Gravel Camp

August 10-12, 2018:

Join us August 10-12, 2018 for an incredible gravel riding experience. Believe it or not, Vermont has more miles of gravel and class 4 roads than paved! Riders will experience adventurous dirt roads with beautiful scenery.  This camp will be focused on gravel and adventure style riding and will include gravel roads, class 4 roads and some Vermont Pavé (think rideable river beds). Camp will be based out of the Round Hearth in Stowe, where lodging and meals will be included with the cost of camp.  All of the rides will start and end from the Round Hearth.          

Gravel/Adventure cycling is one of the fastest growing sectors in cycling. It's truly the purest form of cycling and a throwback to what cycling was like before asphalt was created. The sheer adventure of moving efficiently over mixed surface roads is something not to be missed. We can't wait to share with you all the amazing terrain that Vermont has to offer…as well as the world class local breweries! RIDE THE BEST GRAVEL ROADS IN THE COUNTRY WITH THE CYCLING FORMULA 



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**Payments for camps are non-refundable. Team members, please enter your discount code at checkout, for appropriate pricing.

If you have questions about this camp please don’t hesitate to contact

The Package Includes:

  • Attendance at the first annual VT Gravel Camp
  • The Cycling Formula and Gatorade Endurance will provide some fueling – BE SURE TO BRING PLENTY OF YOUR OWN!! 
  • AJ's ski and bike shop down the road from the Round Hearth has 5 gravel bikes for rent (size 49-58). Contact Luke Moore at AJ's.*Price of gravel bike rental is not included in camp cost.
  • 4 pairs of Normatec recovery boots, for athletes to use throughout the camp (discount code also provided to attendees)! The Round Hearth has a great room for this that we dubbed the “Recovery Room”. 
  • Lodging at the Round Hearth which is included in the cost of camp. Round Hearth is a ski dorm/ski academy focused facility and the lodging being athlete centric reflects that. Its not the Park Plaza so don't think you're getting mints on your pillows, but you'll at least have a whole room to yourself to relax and unwind! Remember, you're here to get the true Vermont experience!
  • Meals provided by the Round Hearth will be included in the cost of camp. 

(Fri: Dinner, Sat: Breakfast, Dinner, Sun: Breakfast)

  • Access to TCF Coaches  (Matt Curbeau and John Spinney) for the duration of the camp  
  • One-on-One coach meeting with Matt Curbeau or John Spinney
  • Beautiful, mountainous and rural roads that are ideal for riding (NOTE, you must be capable of maintaining 17-18 mph on open road).
  • Bike support will be provided by either the Coaches or at AJ's Ski and Bike Shop during non tide times. During rides we will have a SAG vehicle that will be covering the route of the that day. This will have food/drink and other necessary items for bike repair on the fly. We will be stocked to fix flats and take care of other minor repairs, however we strongly urge you to pack your bike so that you are self sufficient in case you suffer a flat tire in an area where a vehicle cannot get to you easily. This will allow you to get back up and running much quicker than waiting around for the SAG. 
  • Click HERE for a tentative Camp agenda

Additional Information:

  • Gravel specific, Cyclocross, or modified hardtail MTB bike is required. We will be utilizing the glorious gravel roads of Vermont and a bike with at least 32mm wide tires will be required. If you do not have one of these bikes, please see the next note. We have options for you.
  • We will have 5 Gravel ready bikes available for rent via AJs (rental bike cost is not included in camp cost). These will be distributed to the first 5 athletes to sign up, based on their need.
  • If you have questions about this camp please don’t hesitate to contact

Stowe/Waterbury Facts:

  • Stowe is home to some of the best food, and craft beer, anywhere. The famous Heady Topper double IPA made by the Alchemist has a brand new facility in Stowe.
  • It is the largest town in land area within Vermont. Covering over 50,000 acres, with a permanent population of 4,000.
  • Ben and Jerry's Vermont Factory is located in Waterbury, VT. Stop by and go four a tour of their facility and indulge in a post ride treat.
  • The Waterbury restaurant scene is amazing as well. With options such as Prohibition Pig, The Blue Stone (Pizza), The Resevoir and Blackback Pub you can't miss. Also, for those craft beer lovers stop in at Craft Beer Cellar where they stock all the best brews.


About the Coaches:

Matt Curbeau, Coach (Road Racing, Cyclocross, Time Trials and Gravel/Off-Road Endurance)

Matt grew up as a traditional three sport athlete who didn't get into the endurance side of things until he was 23. This came after playing baseball in college and spending a lot of time in the gym lifting weights. Then he clipped into a pedal for the first time and his passion for cycling began. The next six years that followed took Matt from a beginner to the Professional ranks of Triathlon with the help of QT2 Systems whom Matt found during his first year in the sport. It is with these six years of knowledge, development, passion and miles ridden that Matt has begun to dedicate himself solely to the bike (finally). Matt's focus and expertise is on Road, Time Trial and Cyclocross Racing. Matt has been coaching Cyclists and Triathletes since 2012 and has produced multiple Kona Qualifiers. During the 2017 road season Matt moved through the ranks of Cat 5 to Cat 1. He will be racing with the Velocio Northeast squad in 2018.

John Spinney, Coach (Gravel/Off-Road Endurance, Road Racing and Time Trials)

Bike racing was the first endurance sport John truly loved. He was invited to ride for the elite junior development team, NECSA via Marka Wise and began racing about 50-60 races a year at age 16 including Junior nationals and U.S. Junior national team selection races. In college John continued to race and worked his way up to cat 2 and continued to race on the U-23 elite development team NECSA. John then spent many years as a triathlete with big goals around racing Ironman Hawaii which he did successfully twice. John has now come full circle as an athlete and is focusing again on cycling and bike racing, primarily focusing on gravel racing. As a coach John has a clear understanding of how to create fast cyclists and draws upon many years of experience as an athlete and over 10 years of coaching cyclists, triathletes and runners. 

**Payments for camps are non-refundable. Team members, please enter your discount code at checkout, for appropriate pricing.