|Dear RAPSody riders: the organizers of RAPSody have decided to take a break this year and return to the event at a later date with new energy and ideas. There will be no organized RAPSody ride in 2014. The originally listed details of the 2013 ride appear below for reference.|
Officially Designated Training Rides for
|Not everyone trains specifically for RAPSody, but people who want to enjoy the ride — and the hills — should build up to, at least, 50 mile days. We suggest adding some longer, hilly rides, too. In fact, following a training plan for a double century or STP might be a good idea. Do not forget that training is also for your butt, stomach (find out what foods and drink work for you), clothing, and equipment, not just your legs. Preparing everything before the ride will make it more enjoyable. One seemingly little annoyance with clothing, bike, or food can become unbearable and downright painful after 170 miles.
You do not need to do an organized ride to prepare for RAPSody but the rides below support the local bike clubs who sponsor RAPSody, as well as the Bicycle Alliance of Washington. Plus, event rides are lots of fun and a great way to explore a new area. Additional rides supporting the Bicycle Alliance are listed in their event calendar.
|March 16th, Saturday, McClinchy Mile
April 14th, Sunday, 38th Daffodil Classic
May 6th, 2012, Sunday, May Day Metric
June 2nd, Sunday, Peninsula Metric Century
June 23rd, Sunday, Two-County Double Metric Century
July 29th, 2012, Sunday, Tour de Kitsap
September 2nd, Labor Day, Perimeter Ride of Seattle
September 8th, Sunday, Ride The South Sound
August 24th - 25th RAPSody 2013
Additional rides supporting the Bicycle Alliance