Century Training Rides

Century Training Rides


Every Labor Day, Freewheelin’ Community Bikes hosts Nancy’s Ride, an event that includes a 100 mile bike ride, also known as a Century Ride. We will lead training rides to prepare beginner and seasoned cyclists who want to attempt this feat, or those who just want someone to ride with. Starting in early May and continuing until the week before the event, the training rides will begin and end in Freewheelin’s parking lot (3355 Central Ave) every Saturday morning.  

These rides will be led by seasoned ride leaders who will have prepared the route; often the route will cover a portion of the planned ride for the Nancy’s Ride event. These rides are designed to expose new riders to all of the elements of road cycling.  The ride leader will cover important cycling topics such as safety, nutrition, hydration, heat sickness, clothing, and other things that will help participants succeed in meeting their riding goals. Because the rides will become progressively longer in order to build up riders’ endurance, the start time of the Saturday Morning rides gets earlier over the course of the summer. 

Additionally, in order to build mileage and “saddle time”, Freewheelin’ will have 60- to 90-minute training rides every Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting and ending in our parking lot.  A ride leader will be there with a planned route for the ride.  These rides will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end between 7 and 7:30 p.m. 

We encourage youth and adults to participate in these training rides. You don’t have to be training for the Century to participate in these training rides. If you need a bike to train on, we have fleet bikes available to use at no cost.

If you have questions, email damon@freewheelinbikes.org.