Our weekly ‘Afton Hill Repeat’ rides begin NEXT THURSDAY, April 5, 2018. Join us, and bring all your cycling friends!
Rides begin at 5:30pm sharp, in front of Selma’s Ice Cream Parlor in Afton. Road construction has been completed in Afton, so the roads are in great shape and there’s plenty of on-street parking available.
These training rides are FREE and they’re open to riders of all experience levels. After warming up, we do repeats on the main hill coming out of Afton (the “Coulee”). It doesn’t matter whether you’re a fast climber or slow, we ride a closed loop, so nobody gets dropped. There will be very fast riders and plenty that aren’t very fast or very good hill climbers. It doesn’t matter. Come ride. Hill climbing provides the best and most efficient training for your time, and the only way to get better at climbing is to climb.
These rides are phenomenal training for any races/events you have planned this season. So start the season off by working on your climbing legs!
And you’re free to ride any style of bike: most will ride their road bikes, but others will ride ‘cross bikes and mountain bikes, and some will likely ride TT bikes and who knows, maybe we’ll even see a fat bike! So don’t let your bike or your experience deter you.
As long as it’s dry, we’ll be there. No need to register in advance. Just come and be ready to roll out at 5:30 sharp, so be on your bike and ready at 5:15 for a pre-ride briefing. In past years we’ve had up to 40+ riders, and I hope to top that number this year. Let’s take advantage of the beautiful area surrounding Afton, the training it provides and the support we’ll provide for each other.
Let me know if you have questions. See you and your friends next Thursday!