Helping Cyclists “Find Their Ride”
Why do you ride a bike? What kind of results are you looking for? We have been helping people find the ride within them, unlocking years of fitness and enjoyment. Our programs provide the opportunity to improve your skills/knowledge and fitness for cycling – with an emphasis on conditioning. We also organize/promote events and trips that provide the chance to ride in a variety of settings. Let’s ride!
The Hills Are Alive on July 2, 2016
The area cycling calendar is empty for the July 4th weekend, so we are offering a very special ride on Saturday, July 2. Our “little ride” is a short route (8 miles) that utilizes a loop of county roads that include a few climbs, some downhills and some flat segments for an exhilarating ride that you can take on for up to 12 laps. That’s 96 miles! The route starts and finishes in the Myers Event Center in McKinney. Rider check-in begins at 7am and riders can begin rolling out after they check in.
Our start finish site includes some wooded areas for picnicking and a big grassy meadow where kids can run and play with one parent while the other rides. Plus, since it is the July 4th weekend, we are encouraging our participants to wear their patriotic apparel.
Your registration fee covers your refreshments and on road support. Participants will be limited to the first 250 riders who pay their fee.
Registration is $15 per person through July 1. If we do not sell out prior to July 2, day of event registration will be $20.
Once we receive your registration, we will send you the directions to the start site and the route files.
Our ride will happen rain or shine. Registration fees are non-transferable and non-refundable. To register online by credit card, click this link to visit our online store.
To download a registration form and pay by mail, click here
What’s Going On?
Spring Training/Summer Cycling
Last year we launched a new training program that connects our Winter Training to our Hotter ‘N Hell Hundred Training. Beginning the first weekend in April, this program features weekly outdoor ride that will help you build more strength and power. We’ll also have a rural outdoor ride and an urban outdoor ride each month so that we can learn more about gear utilization and develop our riding skills. Prices are available for a-la-carte or all inclusive.
What’s Coming Up?
Get Ready for the Hotter ‘N Hell Hundred
We’ve been a part of the HHH festivities since 1987 and it continues to be one of our favorite rides each year. It is a bike ride that is as BIG as Texas. Since we like to enjoy bike rides, we began sharing our “no pain” training plans with area cyclists. If you would like to complete the HHH without cramping or running out of energy, we can help you out. Join us for our Group Training Program (it begins in July) – or train on your own with our Train Smart guide. Get all the details here
We’ll be offering bicycle tours this fall in a variety of areas. We’ll visit Big Bend National Park for cycling & hiking. Our Hill Country Cycling Adventure offers 3 days of cycling around Fredericksburg TX. We have also added 2 new tours in October, a short trip to West Texas for 3 days of cycling and another offering 4 days cycling on the Natchez Trace in Mississippi.
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What Ride Are You Looking For?
Melinda Marshall wanted to ride in America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride around Lake Tahoe. Since she lives in Flower Mound, she was worried about getting ready for this very challenging ride. Read her story here: Training for Lake Tahoe.mm.15
Veronica Schaedler wanted to go for a Wine Country Tour with her daughter. The thought of 100 miles over 4 days was intimidating to her, so she called me. Here is what she had to say after the trip:
Just wanted to say thank you – because of your training I had the most wonderful vacation ever. Rode 100 miles over the 4 days – 20 – 30 per day in the prettiest countryside and loved every minute of it. I could not have done it without all your wisdom
Here is part of their group as they got ready for their last ride. Veronica is the 2nd from the right
No matter what ride you are planning, we can help you get ready!
Bikin Mike’s Train Smart program is the only official training program for the Hotter ‘N Hell Hundred! Get more information here
To get the details of our upcoming Train Smart clinics, click here
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