Tour de Palm Springs

Feb. 9, 2019

Tour de Palm Springs 2019

Tour de Palm Springs

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Location: N. Palm Canyon Dr. and Alejo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA

 

Tour de Palm Springs is a CVSPIN-sponsored event designed to raise money for nonprofit organizations in the Coachella Valley. Each year the organizers hope to support more than 100 local charities with money raised.
Palm Springs’ famous weather, gorgeous mountain scenery and thousands of bike riders, make the Tour de Palm Springs a fundraising event like no other!

Rides/Distances

  • Century/102mi
  • Metric/80mi
  • Desert Scape Ride/51mi
  • Ride Through the Towns/26mi
  • Palm Springs Ride/9mi
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TD Bank Naples Bike Brunch

Website button Mar. 3, 2019

TD Bank Naples Bike Brunch 2019

TD Bank Naples Bike Brunch

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Location: Fleischmann /Park
Naples, FL

 

The TD Bank Bike Brunch Ride is a ride for the whole family! Festivities begin and end at Fleischmann Park. The event features bike rides for all levels – 100, 62, 40, 20 miles and a special 5 miler for families. There will be craft beers, music, a delicious lunch from Moe’s, a vendor expo with games, and a silent auction.The 5 Mile Family Fun Ride is FREE for kids 12 and under with a paid adult.

For the longer distances, youth 17 and under just pay $25 with a paid adult on the same distance ride.

Proceeds support the work of Naples Pathways Coalition to create safe, bikeable and walkable communities.

Questions: Michelle@NaplesPathways.org or 239.777.7718.

SCHEDULE
Registration and Continental Breakfast 6:30 am – 11:00 am

100 mile 7:00 am
62 mile 8:00 am
40 mile 8:30 am
20 mile 9:30 am
5 mile 10:00 am
Kids Parade 12:00 pm
Expo 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Brunch 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

NOTE: Brunch will be served from 11:00 am until 1:30 pm, so please plan your ride accordingly. If you think you will be late, you will be given a number to call to request a box lunch that can be held until 2:00 pm.


Rides/Distances

  • Century/100mi
  • Metric Century/62mi
  • Half Metric Century+/49mi
  • Quarter Century/20mi
  • Family Fun Ride/5mi

Pedaling the Prairie

Feb. 2, 2019

Pedaling the Prairie 2019

Pedaling the Prairie

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Location: Waller County Fairgrounds
Hempstead, TX

 

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Pedaling the Prairie, a BP MS150 Recommended Race. Approximately 1,000 riders will join in the fun on Saturday, February 2, 2019. This non-competitive race cruises past the rice fields and prairie between Bellville and Katy, Texas. The ride begins at the Waller County Fairgrounds. There are several well-planned routes, ranging from a 24-mile beginner course to a 71-mile endurance ride.
First 500 registrants receive a CUSTOM POLAR BOTTLE!
Pedaling the Prairie Map

Rides/Distances

  • 71 Miler/71mi
  • 55 Miler/55mi
  • 45 Miler/45mi
  • 24 Miler/24mi

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Iowa Bike Expo

Jan. 26, 2019

Ioa Bike Expo 2019

Iowa Bike Expo

Location: Iowa Events Center
Des Moins, IA

 

Iowa Bike Expo is one of the biggest one-day bike shows in the Midwest. This free-to-the-public event hosts over 5,000 people shopping for destinations, gear, bikes, and more. Mark your calendars for January 26, 2019 (10:00 AM to 4:30 PM) in Des Moines at the Iowa Events Center, Hy Vee Hall, 833 5th Avenue Des Moines, IA 50309

If you are looking for bicycle equipment, destinations, events, and more this is the event you want to attend. There will be trail, event, and equipment exhibitors from all over the country. There will also be educational seminars helping you get in touch with bike advocacy, find the latest consumer trends, and learn about new places to ride.


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Ride with the King

Jan. 13, 2019

Ride with the King 2019

Ride with the King

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Location: Rt. on Talbutton St., 1blk to parking
Greenville, GA

 

Ride with the King is believed to be the largest ELVIS’S BIRTHDAY RIDE in the world.
Three courses: 50, 35 or 18 miles.
Pavement surface is mixed: some rough county roads, some excellent state asphalt.
Automobile traffic is light. There will be dogs!

Rides/Distances

  • 50 Mile/50.1mi
  • 35 Mile/35.2mi
  • 18 Mile/15mi
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Tour de Cape

Jan. 18-20, 2019

Tour de Cape 2019

Tour de Cape

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Location: Fathoms Restaurant 5848 Cape Harbour Drive
Cape Coral, FL

 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Tour de Cape Pre-event packet pick-up celebration at Cape Harbour
5:00 – 8:00pm

The weekend begins with a kick-off celebration. Participants can pick up packets, maps, and t-shirts. Enjoy a great start to the weekend at the new Fathoms Restaurant & Bar for a Friday night registration special! Show your event registration and receive 10% off your bill at Fathoms and receive two scoops of gelato for one scoop price at The French Press.

Friday, January 18, 2019

5K Run
Check-in: 6:30am – 7:45am
Race Time: 8:00am
The 5K run/walk is designed for advanced and novice runners. A continental breakfast will be available for participants.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Kids Ride – 3 Mile Ride
$10 per Child – Adult riders for children are free
Check-in: 9am – 10:30am
Safety and Helmet Check: 10:45am
Ride Time: 11:00am

Join us Saturday morning and register your kids for the Kids ride. Kids will receive a T-shirt and a hot dog lunch. The course is designed to be safe and flat and well supported by the Cape Coral Police Department. Great family start to a healthy new year.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Tour De Cape Bike Rides
Check-in: 6:30am – 8:00am

Ride Times:
60/100 mile – 8:00am
15/30 mile – 8:30am

Sunday’s bike tours offer varied routes from 15, 30, 62, and 100 mile courses in the west and north sections of Cape Coral. The event provides a continental breakfast, lunch, on route rest stations with snacks and beverages, SAG vehicles, Police support, and route maps.


Rides/Distances

  • Tour de Cape 100/100mi
  • Tour de Cape 62/63mi
  • Tour de Cape 30/31.3mi
  • Tour de Cape 15/15.8mi
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First Century

Jan. 13, 2019

First Century 2019

First Century

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Location: 7 Pearl St.
Schuylerville, NY

 

Welcome to the First Century! The First Century ride is part of the Adirondack Ultra Challenge and all mileage will count toward the ADIRONDACK ULTRA CUP.

The course will be a rolling figure 8 loop through Saratoga County and will take us along the Hudson River and to Saratoga Lake, Wilton, Gansevoort and Moreau. New for this year, we’re adding a 50 mile option, and there is also an easy bailout at 30 miles, just in case it’s a little too wintery.

Be sure to dress according to the conditions, and if you think you’ll take more then 9 hours, you’ll also need to bring your lights. This ride will be unsupported on the road, but we’ll have food at the start, middle and finish, along with gels, drinks and bars to take along with us. To help you prepare, we’ve created a rider checklist. To view it, click here. We’ll also have a small selection of lights, batteries, tires, tubes and other merchandise for sale at the start, middle and finish.

We’ll start from our event director’s home at: 7 Pearl Street • Schuylerville, NY. This is a residential neighborhood, so please be courteous when arriving and departing. For travel directions and parking instructions, click here.

Same day registration will be available beginning one hour before the start, and we’re pleased to announce that we now accept credit cards for on-site registration and purchases.

This ride will be held rain or shine, but if there’s a chance of snow, ice or other dangerous conditions, it will be postponed and rescheduled. If that occurs, and a pre-registered rider can’t make the new date, they’ll be given a full refund or credit toward another ride, whichever they prefer. Otherwise, entry fees are non refundable and non transferable.


Rides/Distances

  • 100 Mile Ride/100.4mi
  • 50 Mile Ride/52.2mi
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The Top Five Things to Know About Long Distance Riding

Here are the top five things to know about long distance riding that I’ve discovered in my riding. These are things I personally learned about long distance riding, that are helpful to the beginner.  Going on century rides takes some preparation in advance, but the feeling of accomplishment is very rewarding!

1. Do your homework!

Long distance bike riding isn’t something you just jump on your bike and do without Weekley Plannersome training.  Before you attempt a metric century, or century ride, do some shorter rides first.  Try 10 or 15 miles, and see how it goes.  If everything is fine, then you can gradually increase the mileage.

2. On a long ride, the main thing that might hurt is your seat.

You need to put time in the saddle to get your rear end in shape.  Okay, if you overdo it rear end painon the hills, maybe your legs. If you’re used to doing half hour rides, unless you do them every day, a six hour ride is going to hurt.  Also, your neck and your back are going to get very tired.  It really makes a long ride more enjoyable, if you work up to it.

3. Pay close attention to hydration

This is very important. Even if you aren’t feeling thirsty, force yourself to take a drink at Water Bottleleast every 20 minutes or so.  If it’s a hot ride, even more often.  If you’re getting dehydrated, the first thing you may notice is leg cramping… believe me, I’ve been there. Carry a couple of large water bottles or a camelBak, and use electrolyte powder or tablets in them.

4. It’s as much a mental challenge as physical

When you are on a long ride and you’re tired, and the SAG wagon rolls around to see how you’re doing, it’s very tempting to bag it and take the ride.  Don’t do it ( unless you are really feeling ill)!!!  You will regret it immensely after the ride is finished.  Slow down your pace if necessary, but keep going.  You’ll be glad you did.

5. Eat high carbs before and during the ride

Breakfast before a long ride is not the time to eat a high protein meal. It will feel like it’s Pancake Stackjust sitting in your stomach.  You need the carbohydrates to supply you with quick energy, and I even recommend eating a high card meal the night before the ride.  Long well organized rides will have stops along the route where you can take a breather, refill your water bottles, and get some high carb snacks.  Don’t skip these stops!!  Take advantage of the food; if you feel yourself getting hungry on the ride, it’s too late.  You’re already energy depleted.  Eat something as soon as you can, and take it easy for awhile.

Now that you know a little more about long rides, and are fired up to try them out, check out some of the upcoming rides!