• It’s important to start training early so you have plenty of time to prepare for the ride. Find a training timeline that works for your schedule.
  • Organize your own training rides with friends and teammates to help you reach your goal.
  • Enjoy the process of training for your ride - it should be fun!
  • Ride safely during your training and practice your safety tips. Obey the rules of the road.
  • Connect with cyclists who have more experience to share tips and information.
  • Evaluate your equipment and get what you need for a comfortable ride. Make sure your bike and helmet fit you properly. Visit a local bike shop for more information on proper fitting.
  • Stay hydrated and find the right nutrition plan for you.
  • Don’t forget to rest. In addition to days off during your training schedule, plan to get enough sleep at night so you have more energy for your ride.
  • Stretching or foam rolling can reduce tightness and soreness after a ride.  
  • Ride new roads once in a while to add variety to your routine.
  • Do a quick ABC bike check before every ride. Check the air in your tires, your brakes and your chain.

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This year, the Bicycle Club of Irvine is joining the Challenge! Check BCI's website for times and dates.

14-mile Anti-Cancer Challenge
New B class and short “no drop” ride
Short "Green" Route Rides: 14-17 miles.

35-mile Anti-Cancer Challenge
Medium "Yellow" Route Rides: 27-35 miles.

60-mile Anti-Cancer Challenge 
Long "Blue" Route Rides: 36-44 miles.

100-mile Anti-Cancer Challenge
Long "Blue" Route Rides: 36-44 miles.
Long-plus "Pink" Route Rides: 48-55 miles.
Second Sunday Sufferfest Rides.

Most Saturday and Sunday routes have a common coffee stop for all riders. 

For more information and to see rides offered on specific dates, go to: or email