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Los Angeles Hiking Group Message Board › SB100 Century Ride - NoHo to Santa Barbara on June 8th

SB100 Century Ride - NoHo to Santa Barbara on June 8th

Scott - ".
user 14162660
North Hollywood, CA
Post #: 9
Century Ride Training Series


Have you ever thought about doing a century ride? This can be the year that you accomplish that goal. During the forthcoming months a series of bike rides will be scheduled for the purpose of training for the ultimate ride, The Santa Barbara 100 (SB100), a 100-mile bicycle ride from the San Fernando Valley to Santa Barbara. It will be an epic day ride and triumph!


The Century Ride Training Series (CRTS) will consist of several weekend bike rides ranging from 35 miles to 75-miles and the difficulty will increase from ride to ride. Some of the training rides will incorporate sections of the SB100 route so you will have the opportunity to practice on some of the more difficult parts and to get to know the route. There will also be weekly Bike Night Cardio rides (Thursdays, 20 to 30 miles) which will help with improving endurance, building strength, and maintaining our pedal-power legs. In addition to doing the scheduled training rides you should also do the weekly recommended miles either with the group or on your own. Mixing in some cross training (hiking, trail running, etc.) will also help build leg strength and endurance.

There will also be other advance bike rides and fun event rides scheduled between the CRTS rides, keep an eye out. Riders that are interested in completing a century ride for the first time are encourage to do the weekend rides, all the weekday rides and ride as often as possible between now and the SB100. Remember to ride your bike, ride your bike, and after you finish riding your bike, ride your bike some more. The more your ride the more enjoyable the SB100 will be.

--------------------------------------­--------------------------------------- Vital Info: The Century Ride Training Series bike rides are for Intermediate to Advance level riders. The rides are NOT for Beginner riders. You should already be able to ride for 20+ miles without stopping and you should be able to ride for 20+ miles at a 14-mph average. You should be a fairly good rider that desires increasing your endurance and strength. You should have a geared bike, preferably a road bike (best) or hybrid. You should feel comfortable riding with a group and riding on streets. You should know the bicycle rules (links below).

As Ride #8 –SB100- nears the event organizers/hosts will evaluate your ability and determine if you are ready for the final ride. If you do not attend all of the training series rides you may still do the SB100 ride but you must be granted permission to sign up for the SB100.

The training rides will be intended to help build endurance, strength, burn calories, and tone our legs, and the goal on ever ride will be to average 15-mph start-to-finish. Some routes will include bailout points or riders can turn around at any time. If an unforeseen incident occurs (flat tire, chainsuck, etc.) we'll regroup and help out. No Rider Left Behind. However, riders must be prepared to deal with returning home on their own if necessary (carry a cell phone).
Scott - ".
user 14162660
North Hollywood, CA
Post #: 10
Training Series Plan: (rides subject to cancellation or plan changed)

Ride #1: Feb 24 – Griffith Park Ride
30 to 35 miles, flats, hills, and at least one solid climb - G.P. is a great area for training; there are flat routes, some small hills, and a few good long climbs. Keep G.P. in mind for training rides. Riders should also ride 30 miles Feb. 18 thru Feb. 22.
Mileage Week Total: 60 to 65 miles
Starts/Ends: NoHo Post Office - in front (Directions CLICK HERE)
Time required: 3.5hrs to 4hrs
Parking: Chandler Blvd. and nearby streets. Metro parking lot nearby.

Ride # 2: Mar 3 – East Valley Loop
40 to 45 miles, includes sections of the SB100 route and also hills and more miles. Riders should also ride 35-miles Feb 26 thru Mar 1.
Mileage Week Total: 65 to 70 miles
Starts/Ends: NoHo Post Office - in front (Directions CLICK HERE)
Time required: 4.5hrs to 6hrs
Parking: Chandler Blvd. and nearby streets. Metro parking lot nearby.

Ride # 3: Mar 17 – West Valley Loop
50 miles, includes sections of the SBCR route, some hills and more miles. Riders should also try to ride 40-miles Mar 18 thru Mar 22.
Mileage Week Total: 90 miles
Starts/Ends: NoHo Post Office - in front (Directions CLICK HERE)
Time required: 6hrs to 7.5hrs
Parking: Chandler Blvd. and nearby streets. Metro parking lot nearby

Ride # 4: April 7 – Queen Mary Roll
66 miles and fairly fast flat route, route goes under many street overpasses so there will be many small hills along the way and it makes it a good training ride. Riders should also ride 45-miles Apr 1 thru Apr 5.
Mileage Week Total: 112 miles
Starts/Ends: NoHo Post Office - in front (Directions CLICK HERE)
Ends: Los Angeles Union Station
Time required: 6.5hrs to 8hrs
Parking: Chandler Blvd. and nearby streets. Metro parking lot nearby.

Ride #5: May 4 – Santa Susana Pass Challenge
The Santa Susana Pass is the most challenging section of the century ride and today we’ll test our might. In addition to the climb we’ll also ride about 65 to 70-miles. This is a ride that you should do because it will help prepare you for the SB100. Riders should also ride 45-miles Apr 28 thru May 2.
Mileage Week Total: 115 miles
Starts/Ends: Sepulveda Metro Station parking lot (directions CLICK HERE) Time required: 6.5hrs to 8hrs

Ride #6: May 18 – Confront Carpinteria
70-75 miles of the SB100 route and includes the Santa Susana Pass. This is a ride that you should not miss because a bulk of SB100 route will be covered. At the end we’ll ride back on the Amtrak. Riders should also ride 50-miles May 12 thru May 17.
Mileage Week Total: 125 miles
Starts/Ends: Chatsworth Metro Station (directions CLICK HERE)
Time required: 9hrs to 10.5hrs

Ride #7: June 1 - Cruise Around Town
50 miles, scale it back this week because next weekend is the SB100! The goal is to basically put in a solid ride but save our legs for next weekend. Riders should also ride 30-miles May 26 thru May 30.
Mileage Week Total: 80 miles
Starts/Ends: NoHo Post Office - in front (Directions CLICK HERE)
Time required: 5.5hrs to 7hrs
Parking: Chandler Blvd. and nearby streets, Metro parking lot nearby too.

As Ride #8 –SB100- nears the event organizers/hosts will evaluate your ability and determine if you are ready for the final ride. If you do not attend all of the training series rides you may still do the SB100 ride but you must be granted permission to sign up for the SB100.

Ride #8: June 8 - Santa Barbara 100
This is what we trained for and today is the payoff, Santa Barbara here we come! When we finish we’ll stay in S.B. overnight and celebrate the accomplishment. The details about parking, how our overnight things will be delivered to S.B., and hotel (etc.) will be provided at a later date.
Starts: NoHo post office (directions CLICK HERE)
Ends: Santa Barbara
Time required: 12hrs to 14.5hrs

Recommend:
- Road (best)/hybrid bike, geared, tuned-up, chain lubed
- Helmet, gloves, head warmer
- Spare tube (2 extra for longer rides), small pump
- Bike lights: rear & front
- Lightweight layers, wind breaker jacket, etc.
- Water & snacks, electrolytes (the more miles the more you need)
- Cell phone, small camera
- Cash for food, water, snacks, emergency
- Pump tires: rear max psi & front 5 psi below max
Suggested psi range is located on side of tires.

Scott - ".
user 14162660
North Hollywood, CA
Post #: 11
Scott - ".
user 14162660
North Hollywood, CA
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Scott - ".
user 14162660
North Hollywood, CA
Post #: 13
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