TdC Century Prep Series: Training Ride #4: Prineville Crooked River Out and Back (Prineville)

May 27, 2017 at 10:00 am

  • Cost:
    Free
  • Nearby Cities:
    Prineville, Redmond, Powell Butte
  • Region:
    Central Oregon
  • Attributes:
    Road

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A century ride of 100 miles is a goal for many cyclists! In preparation for the ‘Tour des Chutes’ on July 8th, 2017, Bend Bella Cyclists will be featuring a series of weekly training rides.

This 10 week training plan will help you reach that goal. This type of training schedule is a guide to help you increase your mileage gradually over a number of weeks. By gradually increasing your mileage over a period of time, you help to avoid injury, burnout and over-fatigue. This distance, along with your weekly cumulative mileage total, will get you ready for that ultimate goal.

This 10-week training plan assumes you are in shape at the start to be able to ride 20 miles comfortably. That’s a 2 hour ride at an easy 14-16mph pace. If this is more than where you are, consider a metric century (100km=62 miles) as an alternative goal for now.

TdC Century Prep Series: Training Ride #4

When: Saturday May 27 Ready to roll at 10:00AM

Where: Meet at Pioneer Park (map) located at the corner of 3rd and Elm Street in Prineville. The park has restrooms.

Ride Details: Training Ride #4, Prineville Crooked River Out and Back. Your total mileage for this week should be 81 miles.

You can see the route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14553691. This ride is approximately 40 miles with an elevation gain/loss of approximately 1500 feet.

This ride is for intermediate or better riders. The rider should be comfortable with moderate distances with increased elevation gain and loss. All riders have an obligation to the ride coordinator to let her know if they are leaving the ride. If you wish to do this ride, but will not be with the group the whole time, please print off a map for your ride, and let the ride leader know of your plans. Bella rides are “no drop” rides. No one will get left behind unless they choose to cut a ride short, want to go faster than the group or take a different route. When you leave the group, you are on your own.

For more information: contact Nancy Whitlatch at nwhitlatch@gmail.com or (925) 383-3481

******Be sure to bring your signed waivers if you are not a Bella’s member. Non-members are welcome on their first ride without a membership but must sign a waiver and give it to the ride leader before the ride. Please note that this privilege may only be used once – you must become a member before attending your second Bella ride. You can download a waiver here. http://bendbellacyclists.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/BBC-Membership-waiver-2017.pdf

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