200 miles seem daunting? We'll get you ready with the Cascade Training Series

Want to ride STP or RSVP but not sure you can get ready on your own?

Want to learn the skills to ride safely in large groups?

Want to improve your performance from past events?

Then the Cascade Training Series is for you! This training series is designed for Cascade members who register for the Group Health STP or RSVP with the goal of physical and mental preparation for these premier events. 

You and fellow event riders will be trained in group and safe riding skills that are key for all cyclists, and of particular value in these large events. Participants will learn what pace is comfortable for them and grouped with riders of similar ability.

During the 13-ride series, the route mileage and level of difficulty will steadily increase leading up to STP. Riders will be able to move up to faster groups as their fitness and skill improve.

Since all fellow riders will be preparing for STP or RSVP, you’ll make new friends to ride with and many CTS participants in the past have gone on to ride events with their fellow CTS buddies.

Register for the series at the same time you register for STP or RSVP. Since there are limited CTS spots available, we recommend you register early.

Beyond the rides

  • Cascade's Group Riding Skills and Basic Bike Maintenance classes are included in the fee, and will be held during the three weeks leading up to the first CTS ride.
  • There will be several CTS seminars, which will include information on nutrition and riding techniques. 
  • All CTS riders will receive a unique Road ID® wristband, valued at $19.95, with your name and emergency contact information. 

2014 Schedule

The rides will run weekends from early April through July, right up to STP. Check the Cascade website for a more detailed calendar. Visit Cascade.org/training for more information.

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