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Category: Training Tips

Training for the Hills
March 24, 2020
This year on day 5 of Climate Ride California North Coast, we are giving riders the option to climb Mt. Tamalpais. Mt. Tam towers 2,500 feet above Stinson Beach and is the tallest peak in the Marin Hills. Although the last 1,000 feet of climbing and the 7 mile out and back from the Panoramic […]
Your Climate Ride Training Regime: Bikes, Burritos and Beer?
February 1, 2020
A 60-mile ride can be done right from the couch. Sort of. Almost anyone can get out and ride 60 miles but they might not be able to climb the stairs the following day. By putting in some good training miles for Climate Ride you’ll make sure you are able to get back on the […]
Riding Like a Climate Ride Girl
January 2, 2020
Patrick Colleran interviewed three female Climate Riders to get their perspectives on cycling and see what advice they could offer female and male riders alike.  My partner and I have been bike touring for years together, and I’ve learned a lot from her. She is a non-competitive cyclist who simply loves to ride her bike. […]
Training Tip #2 from a Long-Distance Cyclist: How to Eat Well by Randy Wittorp
June 8, 2019
Climate Ride California starts tomorrow and hundreds of Climate Riders are watching the riders as they train for Climate Ride and Hike events this summer and fall. Randy Wittorp, who is riding in Climate Ride California 2017, prepared his great tips on eating, training, and preparing for Climate Ride. Special thanks to Kaiser-Permanente Thrive for […]
Training Tips from a Long-Distance Cyclist – Randy Wittorp
May 10, 2019
We are one month from Climate Ride California and many of you are getting your training going! Randy Wittorp, who is riding in Climate Ride California 2017, prepared his great tips on eating, training, and preparing for Climate Ride. Special thanks to Kaiser-Permanente Thrive for supporting this blog content. Training Tip: Building Up to Longer […]
Post Work Ramble
March 19, 2014
Here in the Missoula office we have been tracking the amount of daylight available for post work activities such as bike rides. With daylight-saving time, we received a much-needed boost to our 1 hour and 15 minutes of post work light. Since then, we have been gaining about a minute and a half of extra […]
Cross Training for Climate Ride
March 4, 2014
Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get. The extreme weather events across the U.S. have not been what we expect lately. The Midwestern polar vortex, the California drought, record snowfall in Montana and 400 ppm carbon dioxide are all reasons to get off the couch and join Climate Ride in their efforts […]
Commute to Train
February 26, 2014
Although you may not be able to get in a fifty mile ride during the work week, that doesn’t mean you can’t ride fifty miles throughout the week. A great way to get in extra training miles is to start commuting by bike. It can be very challenging to find a two hour block during […]
Seats Saddles and Sore Nethers
February 12, 2014
According to the March 2014 issue of Bicycling Magazine, 43% of the 5,000 cyclists polled described their relationship with their saddle as “complicated.” Finding the right seat can be a lot like dating. Most cyclists need to try a few different saddles before finding one that works for them. Although some may seem great in […]
A Bike That Fits
February 5, 2014
A very common question from Climate Riders is, “What type of bike should I ride?” The long answer would require a debate between the pros and cons of steel, a cost benefit analysis of carbon fiber, consultation from an orthopedist to decide on drop or riser bars, and attending the thesis defense of this paper […]
Why Train for Climate Ride?
January 28, 2014
Maybe you ride a century every Sunday, maybe you commute 10 miles a day for work, or maybe you haven’t ridden a bike since you were 12. Regardless of how far or often you bike, training for the upcoming ride should be a high priority. Although Climate Ride is not a race, the more prepared […]