BIG TRAINING – In place of Monday/Wednesday Night Training Rides due to COVID-19.
WE URGE OUR COMMUNITY TO FOLLOW THE MOST UP-TO DATE SOCIAL DISTANCE CYCLING GUIDELINES
You will have many solo rides and we realize that for many in the B.I.G. community the idea of riding solo without group banter or cake and coffee stops sounds like a drag, but there are some upsides to solo cycling: YOU get to set the start time, the pace, and the route… and, if you decide to cut it short or add some extra distance, there won’t be any arguments. Riding alone with the sounds of nature and your own thoughts can be meditative and mentally invigorating. It provides time to clear your head and think. And best of all, you can’t get dropped!
It is now time to get your mind and body ready for KEN’s PLAID CHALLENGE and WIN!
You will find loads of help available on our website. This includes training plans which are shown below, a number of strength and flexibility workouts and general health information.
Hit the + sign below to expand the weekly training instructions, and choose the NOVICE or EXPERIENCED program to get started. Study the colored table and think about your “effort level” when you ride. How do you feel, and give yourself an “effort grade” between 1 – 10. Make sure you don’t go too hard – especially at the beginning of your training.
Use the programs below to set a weekly goal for yourself and then track your results on Strava.
Click HERE for instructions to get you started recording your rides on Strava
You can also Load Your Route for turn-by-turn directions during your ride if you own a Garmin (or other tracking device). Click HERE to get set up to load your route.
Here are a couple of virtual cycling community activities to join to keep active this summer;
Join the BIGF Club on Strava HERE and get in shape this summer!
Join Ken’s 2020 BIGF Plaid Challenge HERE