What’s your challenge? In three months, we’ve had people go from never having ridden a bicycle to riding over 70 miles a day on our events. 

If you’re a hammerhead cyclist you’ll find the miles. If you’re new to cycling, we’ll help you get up the hills and you’ll have the best support of your life.

If you have any questions about training for the event, we’re here to help. You can check out our chat box or email us at [email protected].

Why are we different from other cycling events? Our goal is to get more people on bikes regardless of your skill level.  That’s why we offer so many options for our events. On our events, riders of all abilities can accomplish their goals and then share their experiences around a campfire each night.

First, can you do this? The answer is yes! If you are an experienced cyclist, you will find all the miles you want. If you are new to cycling, you will find the best support of your life and be able to achieve more than you thought possible.

We get a variety of cyclists at our events and will provide the best support for both the sightseers and the speedsters. Our riders always find others who ride at their pace and regardless of your speed, we’ll all share experiences as a group at each camp. Rarely do we have a rider who doesn’t have someone to ride with at a similar pace.

Starting a training routine can be as dedicated as setting a training schedule, or a decision to simply start riding. Wherever you are in terms of fitness, the best place to start is where you currently are comfortable. The best advice we can give, regardless of where you currently are or which event you’re interested in, is to ride as much as you can before the event. This will allow you to have more fun on the event, and training for a Climate Ride can be half the fun. It also provides an excuse to update donors and supporters regularly. While out training, take photos and let the people who support you know all the work you are doing to get ready for the ride! Having a reason to get out on rides with friends or even solo can be just the excuse you need to spend more time on the bike.

Training can range from high-intensity intervals on hills to slow-paced long weekend rides, to bike commuting to work or just walking the dog. Climate Ride is not a race, so your training can be fun and casual!

No matter what intensity you’re after, your training should include a combination of cardiovascular conditioning, proper stretching, and strength training. With a proper training regimen, you will gain confidence and see positive results for your personal health and fitness.

Upon registering, your support staff will provide training tips and answer any questions you may have about preparing for your specific event. Though Climate Ride events are meant to be challenging, our professional support team will be by your side to help you ride or hike further than you thought possible.

Need to borrow a bike to train and do the ride on? Check out Bicycle Angels and their road bicycle loaning program if you live within 100 miles of one of these cities: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Denver, Oklahoma City, or Omaha. Alternatively, you can reach out to your local bicycle coalitions to check out their programs for earning bikes, or look into renting one from your local bike shop.

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