The best training regimen for a Climate Ride event will depend on your experience level, time to put into training, and the event for which you’ve signed up for. In general, the more you ride your bike or hike before your event, the more enjoyable the experience will be. So the sooner you start training the better prepared you will be when it comes time to hike or bike for multiple consecutive days.

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.


  • A proper bike fit is very important before you start riding your bike regularly. If you have a new bike or haven’t ridden the distances you will ride on Climate Ride, consider getting a professional bike fit. A proper fit will help to prevent injuries, reduce soreness, allow for a more comfortable ride, as well as improve your efficiency and performance.
  • For long hikes, you should ensure your hiking boots fit well and are properly broken in. Start by wearing your boots around the block a few times, then gradually build up until they feel comfortable on long hikes and over consecutive days.
  • Food is fuel! This is very important to remember. Our mantra is: eat before you are hungry and drink before you are thirsty. If you stay ahead of your hunger and thirst, you will be more energized and have more fun both while training and during the event.
  • We encourage you to contact your local cycling or hiking club to get out on group rides or hikes. It’s a great chance to make friends and learn little tips on how to enjoy your activity even more.

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