Pinnacle Gravel Gravel Camp: March 6-9
A Premium Training Experience for the Leadville Trail MTB100 and Garmin Dirty Kanza
Training grounds good enough for cycling greats George Hincapie and Christian Vande Velde are certainly worth checking out in person. Join us for 4 days of amazing riding, food, wine and views in Travelers Rest, SC.
Join us in the mountains near Greenville, SC for a few days of epic riding this March. Want to experience this camp with others? We offer group rates as well as partner options. Email Kristi Mohn for more information on these options.
Whether you are considering the epic 200 miles in the Flint Hills at the Garmin Dirty Kanza or want to Race Across the Sky on the historic Leadville Trail 100 MTB course, there is a lot to conquer. And we’ve got a ton in store to help prep you and make your race successful!
- 4-day, 3-night stay at the luxurious Hotel Domestique
- Meals provided by Restaurant 17
- 2 “Hot Topic” talks for training success
- Massage (2/guest)
- Entry into either the LT100MTB or Dirty Kanza
- Premium custom gift items
- On-bike nutrition from GU Energy Labs
- Printed camp itinerary book
- Guided rides by George Hincapie and Christian Vande Velde
- Lifetime friendships in addition to the satisfaction earned from putting in the work to achieve something great!
An Experience of a “Life Time”
These camps will be tailored for intermediate/experienced riders that are ready and capable of back-to-back days of mid- to long-distance rides. The camps are designed to help push you outside of your comfort zone and help you prepare for success at either Leadville Trail 100 MTB or the Garmin Dirty Kanza.
Don’t be intimidated though – we will have support vehicles, mechanics, great ride guides, and amazing food for you as well.
Behind the Experience: Local ingredients, classical techniques.
Anyone can travel and ride their bike in the world’s most incredible places. But the food we will share throughout the week will set this experience apart. A place like Restaurant 17 defies simple description. The relaxed atmosphere is reminiscent of traditional European bistros. The cuisine reflects the surrounding countryside—but with a level of creativity only extraordinary chefs can claim. And its beautiful setting is the clear root for the restaurant’s modern, place-driven perspective. It all adds up to an experience that brings people together over tables of authentic, thoughtful food and drink.Sourced almost entirely from neighboring farms and nearby streams, the cuisine of Restaurant 17 has earned a reputation for the creative ways it transforms and showcases local ingredients and regional cuisine. It marries classical training and traditional techniques with a progressive culinary perspective. The menu is a reflection of the region, changing daily based on the availability of seasonal ingredients.
MTB Camp begins on Sunday, March 3rd with a late afternoon ride – plan to check in by 3pm to get everything you can out of the weekend. Camp concludes on Wednesday, March 6th after breakfast. We will offer a quick spin if you would like to participate before departing, but check out time is 11am, so we ask that you plan accordingly.
Gravel Camp begins on Wednesday, March 6th with a late afternoon ride – plan to check in by 3pm to get everything you can out of the weekend. Camp concludes on Saturday, March 9th after breakfast. We will offer a quick spin if you would like to participate before departing, but check out time is 11am, so we ask that you plan accordingly.
Complete daily details will be provided to each registered participant closer to camp dates.
- Double room pricing $4,500 (includes entry into either Dirty Kanza or Leadville)
- Single room pricing $6,500 (includes entry into either Dirty Kanza or Leadville)
- Group rate available – for details, email Kristi Mohn.
No joking around here – you will be riding with some top notch tour guides and supported by some of the best in the business. Rest assured, you will leave Pinnacle with some tired legs, but with a smile on your face!
- George Hincapie
- Christian Vande Velde
- MTB Routes – Expect distances of approximately 10-20 miles on Sunday and Wednesday and approximately 50-60 miles Monday and Tuesday.
- Gravel Routes – Expect distances of approximately 15-25 miles on Wednesday and Saturday and approximately 80-100 miles Thursday and Friday
- Complete route information will be released to Pinnacle Camp Athletes.
This checklist comes partially from the Dirty Kanza Rider’s Bible
EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST Each participant must carry with them (on their body, or on their bike) every item on this list:
- Cycling computer or GPS device
- Red tail light
- Front light
- Water bottles
- Two spare inner tubes
- Air pump or inflation system
- A cell phone to contact the “outside world” should you need help
ADDITIONAL Supplies You Should Consider:
- A GPS system to communicate your exact location to support or rescue personnel in the event of an emergency
- Small rucksack / hydration pack
- Waterproof / windproof jacket
- Extra thermal top or warm layer
- An emergency / survival blanket
- Food – energy bars, gels, chocolate, etc.
- Tire levers
- Puncture repair kit
- Chain tool
- Allen wrench set
- Spoke wrench
- First aid kit
- Chamois Butt’r
- Chain lube
- Cash, debit card or credit card. (To purchase food, water, supplies.)
- Handlebar map case
- Camp Athletes are responsible for their own transportation to and from Travelers Rest, SC.
- Closest airports to Travelers Rest, SC
- GSP – Greenville, SC
- CLT – Charolette, NC
The deposit of $1,000 for camp is non-refundable. Final payment will be collected 30 days prior to the first day of camp. The balance is non-refundable within 30 days of camp. Camp must be paid in full in order to receive entry into the event.
Registration is now open.