HOW IT WORKS

Hill Week Roanoke is a cycling camp/vacation for any cyclist wanting to get in shape for the upcoming road cycling season. Come for one, two, three days or the entire week.

The beauty of Hill Week is that you set your own schedule. You'll have a set of ride cue sheets and can choose the order for rides. BUT, if you want to ride with the group make sure you're in the Cambria Suites (Hill Week HQ) lobby at 8:45 a.m. for the "ride of the day."

Rides leave from the Cambria Suites at 9 a.m. daily with an out and back or circuit route, ending at the starting point.

Each day will include A, B, and G routes. A routes are 60-80+ miles per day with 5,000 to 8,000 feet of climbing and 70-100 climbing feet per mile. Riders who complete all A rides for the week will climb 45,000+ feet. B routes are 30-50 miles per day with 4,000 to 5,000 climbing feet per day and 100-120 climbing feet per mile. Riders finishing all B rides will climb 30,000+ feet. G rides (gravel rides) ranging from 50-75 miles per day with 6,000 to 8,000 feet of climbing.

Detailed cue sheets (paper and digital) will be provided. These are unsupported rides; you will need to carry liquid and food, along with basic bike maintenance supplies. There are stores along most routes where refills can be purchased.

Rides are, of course, optional. You can mix A, B, and G rides, or take rest days as the mood strikes. Heck, if you aren't getting enough miles in we'll gladly provide options to extend your ride, or if a you just aren't feeling it on a ride we'll have established "bail out" points at which you can turn around and head home well before you reach the half way point of the ride.

For a change of pace, consider a mountain bike ride on some of the best mountain biking trails in the country, head out on a gravel ride, or a hike on some of the East’s best trails (just a short walk or drive from Hill Week HQ).  See Things To Do for detailed information about alternative activities.