With my spring marathon complete, my attention is back on the bike (this time outdoors) and I’m excited to kick of my GranFondo training in style. (Wondering what the heck is GranFondo – click here!)
Last weekend was my first road ride this year and dang was it cold! Luckily I have friends who are just as
crazy excited about cycling and had some great company on route!
As I’ve previously shared, GranFondo will be my longest bike race ever, and while I’m a little nervous (maybe a lot) I’m excited to begin the journey. In order to support rookie riders like myself (well all riders) GranFondo has created two training programs to help everyone get prepared. They have a 20 week program which I’ll be following, as well as a 16 week program available. By using these programs, I’m not just looking to increase my time in the saddle, i’m also hoping to gain a little confidence on the bike and for the big day, and of course have some fun!
Also to support their riders, GranFondo has collaborated with Share the Road Cycling Coalition for a series of charity cycling events throughout Ontario. The first event is Spin the Lakes on May 25th in Huntsville and Wheels for Wellness Ride on June 14/15 in Ottawa. They also have some family friendly rides race weekend, as well as a ton of other great pre and post race events (like yoga for cyclists!). So if you’re looking to get in gear, start training for this great cycling adventure!
Oh – and I mentioned training in “style” – big thanks to lululemon for this fabulous cycling kit! Yeah flower power! Available online or at the Queen St store here in Toronto!
Picture from lululemon.com depicts short sleeve jersey and bib shorts.