Reach the Beach Training Series
We are still heading toward the holidays, a new year, our club banquet, and a slower ride schedule for winter. Come mid-to-late February (it’s a short month so who can tell?), the annual REACH the BEACH training rides will commence, and we will offer about 13 or 14 weeks of rides to help cyclists prepare for the May 20, 2023, event.
- This will be Dick Weber’s last year of leading this series. If you would like to take up this role, it would be beneficial ✎ to work at least a little bit with Dick in 2023 to see how it works, learn some of the routes, and then make it your own for 2024. While there are established routes for each week to build up to a full century you may have other ideas. Take what you want, toss what you don’t, and build.
- Once again, we have a PBC Reach the Beach team. Some of us who rode in 2022 have long since signed up and taken advantage of reduced registration fees. We may be old, but we’re cheap! If you’re ready to join the team now (or curious to see who’s on the team), go to http://action.lung.org/goto/PBCTeam2023 and use code RIDEFRIDAY for 50% off registration (expires this Tuesday, November 29).
- Reach the Beach has a new Facebook group: Reach the Beach Oregon. This is where you will find continuing information, encouragement, and notifications of our weekly rides. Right now this is where you will find updates, as fewer emails are being sent out. You are invited to contribute with training tips, tricks, and group rides of your own.
- Dave McQuery is planning to segue Reach the Beach training to STP training in a seamless transition. Watch the ride schedule (mid-February) and get started with Reach the Beach, move to Reach the Beach/STP, and finish with STP TRAINING! Your club wants you to succeed in your cycling goals! Improve your cycling abilities in reasonable increments for whatever your summer riding plans entail.
- Last, but probably most interesting, is this announcement taken from the Oregon Reach the Beach website:
“We are very excited to announce that on May 20, 2023, we will be riding to Astoria! The new route starts on Sauvie Island and ends at the Astoria-Megler Bridge. There will be four ride lengths: 100m, 65m, 32m, 10m, and the option to Cycle Your Way.”
Come join in the fun and experience this new route!
Ann Morrow, Vice President