| July 13, 2016 | Lifestyle
Bike curious? Take a spin with Christian Vande Velde's five-star adult summer camp in the mountains.
Retired pro cyclist and 2012 USA Pro Challenge champion Christian Vande Velde returns to The Little Nell with his “Clip-in With Christian Camp” this September.
Participants will ride Aspen’s most famed roads while receiving instruction and support from Vande Velde, 39, and George Hincapie, 42, one of only two riders to have raced on nine teams that won the Tour de France. “The goal of the camp is, first and foremost, to have a good time,” says Vande Velde. “And honestly, if you don’t have a good time with friends, biking in God’s country, and staying at The Nell, well, we have bigger issues we need to address.”
Over the course of the five-day, all-inclusive camp—which includes wining, dining, and accommodations at the five-star resort; personalized biking nutrition plans; riding apparel; and access to Scott’s ultra-light SL Race bikes—riders will gain invaluable knowledge that will dramatically increase the proficiency and efficiency of their road biking. “Surprisingly, people progress greatly over such a short time,” Vande Velde says. His best biking tip? “At high altitude, the biggest mistake is always dehydration,” he says. “Once you have that licked, the rest is easy.” $5,250 per rider. September 25–29, 844-401-4690
Photography by Steve Goff (Landscape); Watson (Vande Velde)