So how do you train for a 300 Mile bike ride? What’s the history behind riding across Iowa in one day? Read on to learn more about how to make it through RAID, and what others have done before us. If you have an idea for a post, or would like to contribute, let us know.
Your Last Week of Training
Time flies fast – maybe even faster than a pack of cyclists storming across the state in less than a day. We hope you’ve been keeping up with your training regimen the past few months, or this ride is going to sneak up and bite you. While repetitive training is important for the long haul, […]
Eating for the Ride
One of the most important parts of endurance cycling — but also one of the least discussed — is eating for the ride. Even Grand Tour riders average around 110 miles per stage, and they can consume 8,000 calories and three gallons of water doing that. Accordingly, riders need to bring food along to make […]
More Training Tips
RAID is coming up quickly — in just a few weeks, cyclists will sit in the saddle for 24 hours, pushing themselves across Iowa. Many RAID riders have been training, but, if you haven’t, you’ve got some time to recover. Active.com recently published a list of great training tips for cyclists looking to push themselves the […]
RAID In the News
Pleasant Hill dentist Chad Johnson keeps more in his garage than his cars, a rake, screwdriver and a few screws. What he keeps in his garage will, with the help of the weather, good food and a supportive crew, take him from one side of the state to the other –– in one day. By […]
“My dad was good friends with Bob Breedlove,” Parlee said in an interview with the Oskaloosa News. They were weightlifting partners for many years. I grew up hearing these stories about Bob and all his cycling accomplishments. I was impressed, but being young I didn’t really understand …I couldn’t relate to 100 or 1,000 miles. […]
We’re Not the First!
It’s no secret: RAID is not the first organized ride across the country. In fact, we’ve created this page to dedicate to those that have come before us.
Training: Kurt Hantelmann
Ok, so this wasn’t written by Kurt; but it was written about Kurt, and we think it’s pretty accurate. Kurt’s plan is simple: to dominate any bike event he ever enters! RAID is no exception. When there’s 6+ inches of snow on the ground in the middle of January, you’ll find Kurt in his basement, […]
Training: Chad Johnson
This is Chad’s fourth triathlon season, and I’ve done a 95-mile ride this fall with the Dr. Bob Breedlove Memorial Ride–it was tough! Hopefully we won’t have any headwind or crazy crosswind, but May will be a perfect month for a nice 20mph tailwind! My training schedule will be focused around Saturday morning practice rides […]
Training: Ryan Parlee
This will be my 4th Triathlon Season. Prior to that I did nothing much in the way of fitness other than chase my kids at the park, which is actually a really good workout : ) In the past two years, I’ve completed 4 Olympic distance triathlons and several smaller Sprint triathlons. I found myself […]