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Clip in with Christian Vande Velde in Aspen September 25-29

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The Little Nells third annual Clip-In With Christian Cycling camp takes place this fall, coinciding with Aspens peak fall foliage. Cyclists of all abilities are invited to take part in this adventure of a lifetime riding Aspen’s most famed roads with pros, wining and dining, staying in deluxe accommodations and being outfitted by their sponsors SCOTT USA bikes, Giro and Smith.

As featured in the current issue of Aspen Peak magazine, the venerable Vande Velde describes, The goal of the camp is, first and foremost, to have a good time. And honestly, if you dont have a good time with friends, biking in Gods country, and staying at The Nell, well, we have bigger issues we need to address.

An Ensemble Cast

The Little Nell haslined up an ensemble cast of specialists to lead this adventure with The Nell, including former pros Christian Vande Velde, George Hincapie and Craig Lewis, joined by female pro cyclist Gabby Pilote. Vande Velde was the 2012 USA Pro Challenge champion and Hincapie is one of only two riders to have raced on nine teams that won the Tour de France. Riders will be accompanied every step of the way by our pros and team mechanic Tom Hopper. Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim, co-authors of the bestselling cookbook The Feed Zone will be onboard to present a cooking class and insights and information about nutrition. Dr. Allen Lim will administer hydration testing, a sodium sweat analysis that will help riders determine the amount of salt and water you need to replace during heavy exercise. The Nells adventure photographer will also be along for the ride, documenting all the action for posterity.

Fall Dates + Scenic Rides

To coincide with peak fall foliage in Aspen, the camp takes place from September 25 29. Participants will ride up Independence Pass, where they’llearn magnificent views at the Continental Divide. Youll also ride a Snowmass loop, offering spectacular views of Snowmass Mountain and frequent elk sightings, as well as Ashcroft, a stunning route with views of soaring peaks, colorful aspen trees and historic mining buildings.

Luxe Acommodations

This deluxe package includes The Little Nells Five-Star, Five-Diamond accommodations and premier services and amenities, along with a personalized nutrition plan and riding apparel. Each participant will receive a gift bag upon arrival with riding apparel, Skratch Mix bottles, and other surprises. All bikes will be washed, tuned and stored nightly by the team mechanic.

Food + Wine

Riders will wine and dine at element 47, The Nells Five-Star restaurant, as well as enjoy a barbecue lunch on the sun-soaked patio at Ajax Tavern, The Nells bistro at the base of Aspen Mountain, and Toklat Chalet, a rustic lodge in the beautiful Ashcroft Valley. The Nell isexcited to welcome Chef Biju Thomas, owner of the Little Curry Shop, who will prepare an authentic Indian dinner for participants on the first night.

Sponsors

Thanks to theirbike sponsor Scott, participants have the opportunity to ride a Scott Solace Premium Disc road bike or SCOTT Addict SL, SCOTT’s Race Platform. Should youlove yourSCOTT bike, theycan pack and ship it back to your home for a special price. Additional sponsors include Giro for helmets, Smith for glasses, Veuve Clicquot for champagne, Hincapie Sportswear for apparel and Scratch Labs for fuel for your rides.

Package Prices

All-In Package: $5,750 – This package includes a four-night stay at The Little Nell, all meals and snacks, riding kits, a cooking class and other surprises.

Riding Spouse: $3,250

Non-Riding Spouse: $2,500

For further details & booking, please contact, Cathy DeHaven cdehaven@thelittlenell.com.