Whether this is your first time preparing for a cycling event, or your tenth, figuring out the best training program for you is a great place to start.
Learn the route maps for each course.
- Learn your course
- View the Elevation Profile
- Print your Route Cue Sheet
Review safety protocols and rules of the road.
- Learn to ride with a group
- Memorize the rules of the road
- Make sure your helmet is ready
Find a training plan.
- Join or get inspired by the training rides below.
- See an example of 60 mi training plan here
- See an example of 30 mi training plan here
- Get your bike tuned up
- Ride! Ride! Ride!
Upcoming Training Rides
Check back soon! We will begin training rides for the 2023 Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS and Walk in the Spring.
Past Training Rides (2022)
Saturday, April 9
Marin | China Camp Route | approx. 30 miles, 1,260 ft climb
Easy to Moderate
Led by Event Co-Chair, Bruce Friedricks, this training ride will meet at Equator Coffee in Larkspur at 8:30 AM PDT, to head out on the ride at 9:00 AM PDT sharp. After your ride, enjoy lunch at Perry's in Larkspur with the group. For more details, check out this Strava route map.
Saturday, April 23
East Bay | Pt. Richmond to Emeryville Marina loop | approx. 30 miles, 500 ft climb
Easy to Moderate
Led by committee member, Nick Bleich, this training ride will meet at East Brother's Brewery in Pt. Richmond at 9:30 AM PDT, to head out on the ride at 10:00 AM PDT sharp. After the ride, enjoy a beverage and lunch at East Brother's Brewery! For more details, check out this Strava route map.
Sunday, May 8 - Mother's Day Training Ride
Marin | Strawberry Point and Paradise Loop (counter-clockwise and returning via Corte Madera back to Mill Valley) | approx. 25 miles, 1,056 ft climb
Led by Team Captain of Team Viking, Erlend Bo, this training ride will meet at Mill Valley Depot Cafe & Bookstore in downtown Mill Valley at 10:00 AM PDT sharp. Post-ride, have lunch with the group at The Depot in Mill Valley.
Saturday, May 21
East Bay | East Bay Hills | approx. 20 miles, 2,000 ft climb
Moderate to Strenuous
Led by committee member, Nick Bleich, this training ride will meet at North Berkeley BART at 8:30 AM PDT, to depart on the ride at 9:00 AM PDT sharp. The group will enjoy a post-ride lunch (and drink!) at Westbrae. For more details, check out this Strava route map.
Saturday, June 11 - Bikes & Brews
San Francisco | Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company | approx. 26 miles, 1,539 ft climb
Led by our partners at Hathaway Dinwiddie, this training ride will loop through Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Lake Merced, and Stern Grove to end at Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company. Meet at 8:30 AM PDT promptly at Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company. For more details, check out this Strava route map. 26 miles a bit too much? Meet the group and ride 16 miles instead! View the shorter Strava route map here.
Saturday, June 25
Novato | Novato-Petaluma Loop (clockwise) | 32 miles, 1,800 ft climb
In partnership with the Novato Sports Basement, this scenic ride will be led by Team Captain, Erlend Bo. This ride starts and finishes in front of the Sports Basement store in Novato at the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center in their North Parking Lot (see meeting location here). Meet at 9:00 AM PDT, to head out on the ride at 9:30 AM PDT. After the ride, enjoy snacks and beverages as well as discounts on in-store merchandise at Sports Basement (this is only offered after the ride as the store does not open until 10 AM). After some light snacks and shopping, we will head over to Moylan's Brewing Company for lunch and beverages. For more details, check out this Strava route map.
Saturday, July 2
Larkspur to Pt. Reyes Station | (out thru Nicasio, returning thru Samuel P. Taylor Park) | 49 miles, 2,400 ft climb
Led by Event Co-Chair, Bruce Friedricks, this classic route will take us out towards the coast through breathtaking West Marin. Brief rest stop in Nicasio; longer rest stop in Pt. Reyes Station; brief rest stop in Samuel P. Taylor Park. This is one you won't want to miss! Meet at 8 AM PDT at Equator Coffee in downtown Larkspur, to roll our at 8:30 AM PDT sharp. Lunch in the Redwoods at the end of the ride at nearby Perry's. Ample parking in surrounding neighborhoods. For more details, check out this Strava route map.