NorCal AIDS Cycle 2012 Training Talk
Saturday, March 31 - 2:00pm at Hot Italian, Sacramento
NorCAl AIDS Cycle 2012 takes place May 17 - 20, cyclists will be riding 330 miles to raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS service providers in the Sacramento Valley and beyond! See below for a sample course details.
Julie Young will provide a training talk with Q and A to follow. Topics will include -importance of bike fit for injury prevention and improved comfort and performance; perfecting efficient pedaling technique; and the importance of postural strength.
The training discussion will focus on maximizing the final six weeks of training. The art of tapering - is it all about bonbons, getting horizontal on the couch and watching House Hunters Internatioanl? Nutrition and hydration strategies discussion will include - the importance of setting the foundation weeks and days leading up the event; nutritional guidelines the week before the ride; and eating and drinking during the ride.
NorCal AIDS Cycle Sample Course
Day 1 (95 miles) Begins in Folsom where the first half of the day is spent exploring the rolling terrain of the foothills near Lincoln, Loomis, and Auburn before finishing the day at Gridley in the heart of the Central Valley.
Day 2 (90 miles) Cyclists are able to choose between two different 90-mile routes. Both options include cycling the historic towns of Oroville and Durham before ending the day with a pleasant cruise along the banks of the Sacramento River and evening camp in Colusa. The more challenging option takes cyclists up Table Mt., to add a steep climb, and 10 miles to the day. Cyclists seeking less challenging terrain will cirlce around Table Mt., still enjoying some rolling hills around the mountain’s base.
Days 3 and 4 – The Weekender
Day 3 (85 miles) Begins on the flats and breaks away into rolling hills followed by a seven mile climb out of the valley. From there, it’s a mostly-downhill ride along Cache Creek as it empties out into the Sacramento Valley. We’ll ride by the newly expanded Cache Creek Casino Resort before stopping for the night in Woodland.
Day 4 (50 miles) The easiest day of the ride and final stage is completed with a flat 50 miles from Woodland to Winters to Davis and then back to Sacramento.