Fredericksburg Cycling Camp

Cycling camp in Fredericksburg, Texas Hill Country

We found cycling gold in Fredericksburg! Texas's famed hill country features a bucolic, rumpled terrain marked by wooded canyons cut by spring-fed rivers, laced with endless miles of appealing two-lane blacktop. And best of all, it's quirky. 

Our home base is Fredericksburg, Texas, a historic town of German heritage located in Gillespie County, known for its wineries and labeled one of the South’s best small towns. The area’s relatively mild winters, rolling hills, and quiet country roads make it a perfect spot to build some enjoyable base miles, while dozens of local wineries, friendly eateries, and a vibrant downtown music scene make the town a fun base for our cycling camp. 

You’ll be lodging in the award-winning Fredericksburg Inn and Suites, located right on Main Street, which means you’ll have an easy walk to all the downtown fun while enjoying the luxurious seclusion of this beautiful property. 
This camp is sponsored by PowerTap and Best Bike Split!
PowerTap camp sponsor in Fredericksburg Texas
PowerTap camp sponsor in Fredericksburg Texas
PowerTap is an official sponsor of all Velocious camps, and PowerTap's own Brian Turany will be at our Fredericksburg camp to demo exciting new products. You'll get to see the internal workings of the P1 pedal, G3 hub, and C1 chainring, and you'll be among the first to see a completely new design that will be released in 2018. Brian is a member of a system test group at Saris that helps their engineers and product managers verify new designs and troubleshoot issues; watch this video to see him in action demoing advanced pedal metrics.   

Best Bike Split is a special guest sponsor of our camp in Texas, and Ryan Cooper -- chief scientist at TrainingPeaks and co-founder of Best Bike Split -- will be visiting with us. Ryan has worked and consulted with multiple world, Olympic, and Ironman champions and with teams like United Health Care, Dimension Data, Cannondale Drapac, Orica Scott, BMC, Trek, and Sky. His main mission is spreading the metrics-based training approach of TrainingPeaks and the predictive race-day analytics provided by Best Bike Split.Watch this video to see how Best Bike Split works!

Velocious Base Mileage Adventure Cycling Camp

Our base mileage adventure camps are part base training and part tour; you get the best of both worlds! We design our cycling camps to appeal to riders of all abilities, with multiple groups and routes (all guided) to allow our campers to choose how much and how fast they want to ride while blending in the cool and quirky sites and vibes of Texas Hill Country. 

Here are some of the highlights of this cycling camp: 
  • This winter adventure camp focuses on longer rides at a more steady pace. The goal of the camp is to provide solid, foundation-building miles while enjoying the sun and local vibes. Riders of all levels are welcome!
  • Each day features two different ride groups riding at select paces. Each group is led by one or two Velocious coach guides to ensure a great ride for everyone. Challenge yourself or take an easy day.
  • Rides range from 32 to 96 miles per day depending on your group selection.
  • We offer daily skills and coaching to help you improve your cycling skills regardless of your performance level, whether you’re a first-time century rider or a seasoned racer.
  • Our coaches lead afternoon learning sessions on select training topics like annual planning, nutrition, and goal achievement.
  • Fredericksburg’s average high temperature in January is 60 degrees, so there won’t be any snow or trainers in the forecast.
  • Diverse riding: from flat and fast to solid hill-country climbs, this camp has something for every rider.
  • Incredible scenery all around makes the training fun.
  • We offer optional afternoon/evening programs to enrich your training knowledge.
All rides are fully supported by our professional guides well known and loved: Scott Moninger, Brig Brandt,  Tim Cusick, and Kathy Watts. All guides are also USAC-certified coaches and have years of experience leading groups. 

We plan daily loops and/or long rides that allow you to customize the length of each daily ride. Since this camp is a base-building adventure, we focus on steady-paced riding with two separate pace groups each day. Below is a summary of the ride distance and elevation, but keep in mind that rides are subject to change based on weather or other factors. More route details will be supplied with the camp information package you'll receive after signing up. 
Loop 1 Miles Loop 2 Miles Total Miles Total Elevation Highlight
Monday 38 36 74 3,000 ft Lunch in Luckenbach
Tuesday 96 96 4,850 ft Willow Grove, Enchanted Rock
Wednesday 46 46 2,350 ft Crab Apple Fun
Thursday 42 32 74 3,250 ft Little Switzerland Romp
Friday 88 88 3,750 ft Bat Cave Summit
Saturday 19 19 800 ft Quick tour of Town Heights
Our camps blend focused riding with planned down time for fun and entertainment. We offer afternoon educational programs for those interested, on topics ranging from training and nutrition to bike fit, and our USAC coaches are always available to sit down with you and provide one-on-one tips on any topics you’re interested in. 
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Skills and rides
Lunch at hotel or in town
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Educational presentation for anyone interested
6:00 p.m. to ???? Dinner in town at restaurant of choice
Get a professional bike fit at camp! Velocious coach Benito Flores of Sports Metrics will be on site to perform bike fits for campers at a cost of $250. Your bike fit will include an interview, a physical evaluation, position and posture analysis, camera analysis, LEOMO and WIVA pedal stroke analysis, shoe fit and cleat adjustments, saddle pressure mapping, and bike set-up. The saddle pressure mapping allows Benito to locate your saddle's hot spots and objectively assess adjustments that will improve comfort and stability, as well as any pelvic asymmetry and its possible biomechanical causes.

Benito is a mechanical engineer with a specialty in biomechanics. He holds bike fit certifications from Slowtwitch and Guru, and he offers detailed and comprehensive biomechanical analysis for road, mountain bike, track, cyclocross, triathlon, and time trial riders of all levels.
Among the first non-natives to settle this area were German immigrants who'd purchased millions of acres sight unseen. Old-timers still refer to the "German Hill Country," where the mother tongue was commonly spoken until the 1970s, and Fredericksburg still clings to its German heritage. Besides more than 300 B&Bs, there's Main Street lined with galleries, boutiques, bistros, and specialty shops with names like Der Küchen Laden.

Non-riding spouses are welcome!
When you’re not riding, or even if you don't ride at all, you won't be bored! Fredericksburg offers plenty to do. Hike the state parks, walk one of three volkssporting routes, climb the domes and boulders of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, tour local historic sites, sip locally-brewed drinks, browse many shops and local arts, and eat at the many local eateries like the Ausländer Biergarten, which features German cuisine and an astounding selection of beers. Click on the links to the right for more ideas!
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January 7-13, 2018

7-Day, 6-Night Package - $999
Bring a non-riding spouse or partner for only $499!
Prices are in U.S. Dollars and include double occupancy.
Single room upgrades are available at an additional cost,.
and you may add nights to your reservation upon request.
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Trip at a Glance

  • 7 day, 6 night package (just ask if you need more nights)
  • 1 guide/coach per 5 campers
  • Ride your pace with two ride groups daily
  • All guides are USAC-certified coaches
  • Bring your spouse for only $499!

What's Included

  • 7 coach-supported ride days
  • 6 nights at award-winning hotel
  • 6 breakfasts at hotel
  • Daily ride food and water
  • Group transportation from and to the airport for $39
  • Bike storage with daily adjustments and cleaning

What's Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers other than standard group pickup/dropoff times
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Lodging before or after camp
  • Travel insurance (we recommend it)
  • Gratuities for coaches
  • Personal expenses
  • Bike rental
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$250 deposit due now

Training Plans

Need a training plan to get ready for camp or for your next season? We have lots! You can view all our training plans here or on TrainingPeaks.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

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Velocious Camp Packages in Fredericksburg 

Fredericksburg Camp Lodging 
  • High-speed wireless internet
  • Free deluxe continental breakfast
  • Two resort-style pools
Questions? Ask us!

Package Details
Full camp - $999
Non-riding partner - $499
7 days, 6 nights double occupancy
($299 extra for single occupancy)
Additional nights can be booked upon request

Standard Double Room

Breakfasts at the Resort

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Group Airport Pickup/Dropoff
see schedule to the right

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Travel Tips
Travel to and from Fredericksburg is easy. The area is served by two international airports (listed below), and tickets in January tend to be reasonably priced, with a national average around $400 round trip.

We offer group pickup and drop off at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for a round-trip fee of $39, at the following times:
  • Group Pickup: 3:00 p.m. CST on Sunday, January 7
  • Group Drop-off: 1:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, January 13
If you’re planning to use your afternoons to see the sights and enjoy the area, we suggest renting a car from the airport. There is ample parking at the hotel and plenty to do and see in the Fredericksburg area; we think you’ll find it a worthwhile investment. 
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