Training and preparation is key to a successful Closer to Free Ride. From organized training Rides to comprehensive plans and our popular Strava Club there are plenty of ways to connect with the community and get your legs (and bike!) in shape for Ride Day!
Thanks to the incredible skill and support of our Closer to Free Ride Marshal team, we’re once again offering introductory group training rides. Perfect for the novice or those looking to brush up on their cycling skills, these 25-30 mile rides will focus on road and bike safety, gear shifting, bike maintenance, fuel and hydration, and more. Space is limited to 25 riders per ride.
No matter what distance you choose to ride, training and preparation is important. Thanks to our sponsor, Zane's Cycles, below are suggested plans to help you (and your bike!) get in shape for your desired distance.
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As the weather gets warmer we hope to see you out there training and enjoying the sunshine. Below are routes suggested by members of the CTF Ride community. Have a ride to suggest? Submit it here!
We encourage you to join our official Strava club to see where your fellow riders are and what miles they’re putting in! It’s an easy and fun way to connect with the community before, during and after ride day! To join the CTF Ride Strava Club:
Step 1: Create a free account (if you don’t already have one) and make sure you log in every time you ride so your miles add into our club total.