Rider Training Tips and Information:

Below are some recommendations on how to better prepare for your ride.

  • Always wear a helmet!
  • Make certain your bike has been properly fitted to you.
  • Make certain your bike is in good working condition and has been properly tuned up.
  • Wear padded bike shorts and gloves – they make a HUGE difference in comfort.
  • Ride with other people when you can, especially experienced riders.
  • Join a local bike club and take part in their rides!
  • Set goals that are within reason and keep track of your daily cycling mileage.
  • Always drink before you become thirsty and have enough fuel (food) in you before you ride.
  • Hydrate and eat during your rides as needed – it’s not fun to run out of energy with miles to go.
  • Start with shorter rides and steadily progress to longer distances as your training continues.
  • Consistency is important – for example, if you can commit to riding 4 days a week, that’s fantastic
  • Time off is equally important, do not over-train and listen to your body. If you are tired, take a day off!
  • If you are looking for more of a challenge as you progress, try adding intervals or hill repeats one day a week.
  • Remember to have fun and enjoy the training – if it’s not fun, you will be less likely to continue.

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