I was terrified about this camp. I was intimidated, worried I would hold everyone up, and concerned because biking has always been my weak sport. I had no reason to be worried. I was 100% supported. There was a big range of abilities at the camp, so no one was left behind. I left camp with renewed confidence, new climbing and descending skills, and a lot of new friends.
I don't often get the chance to ride with people, so cycling with other women and coaches for three days while developing our bike handling skills was exciting to me. That's what ultimately led me to decide, "I'm going to try this. This sounds fun." And it was SO much fun!
What makes Special Blend unique is the blend is those glorious gravel roads, the ratio of coaches to campers and the level of service back at the hotel. In no other situation can I focus on only my riding. They take care of food, bike things between rides, social time and classes. My only job was ride my bike and enjoy myself.
Are you a seasoned roadie curious about gravel riding, a competent mountain biker looking to rally the double track, or a gravel rider looking to hone your craft? If yes, Special Blend Gravel is for you. We welcome intermediate to advanced riders who are looking to build confidence, refine skills, find free speed through corners and on descents, and be a part of a growing community of like-minded cyclists, who like to push the limits and each other, just a little bit.
Special Blend Gravel Camp welcomes women, trans women, and non-binary folk.