The Basics



Training Rides - We organize Volunteer-led Training Rides of varying lengths and difficulties, designed for people of all fitness levels. This is your chance to get in shape while meeting Riders in your neighborhood! There’s a whole community of fellow Riders out there for you to connect with while getting ready for this epic journey. Remember, everyone else who has registered for The Ride to Conquer Cancer® is in the same situation as you. They may not be ready now, but they will be with regular training and our help. To RSVP for the next Training Ride in your area, visit our Training Ride section.

 

Training Materials - Once you sign up for The Ride, you’ll also receive a manual to learn about proper nutrition and track your training progress. And last but not least, you can always call your Ride Guides with any questions about training. They will be able to provide you with one-on-one guidance to ensure you reach your goals.




Guidelines


Click here to download our suggested training guidelines to help keep track of your weekly workouts, miles cycled, hours per week on your bike, and cross-training activities. Remember, these mile guidelines are an ideal plan. If you can’t fit all of this into your schedule, don’t get so discouraged that you avoid riding altogether - accomplishing as much as you can will help your training quite a bit. Again, consistency is the key to proper training. The more you train, the more you’ll enjoy the ride.



Stretch!


Stretching regularly before and after your training rides and workouts will help obtain and maintain flexibility. This will have tremendous payoff for you during The Ride - muscle pain, stiffness, injuries, and fatigue will all be lessened. For tips and training on how to stretch, click here. Those stretches should be incorporated into your weekly training schedule now.



Training Partners


We are looking for fitness clubs and spinning studios to serve as Training Partners for The Ride to Conquer Cancer®. Click here to learn more about this program. If you are interested in becoming a Training Partner, please contact our office at .

These fitness clubs and spinning studios are pleased to offer discounts to Ride to Conquer Cancer participants.

 

Washington

Sport & Health Clubs
www.sportandhealth.com
See website for the Club location nearest you!
Sport & Health is happy to offer a 2 week FREE trial for all of our Riders! Two free weeks of unlimited use and participation in classes at Sport&Health's many locations in the area!
Bring your Participant ID # and click here to download your two-week pass!

Ride DC
2217 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
www.letsridedc.com
Ride DC is proud to offer $25 off of 5 indoor-cycling classes.
Forward your participant letter to info@letsridedc.com or bring it to the studio in person to redeem this discount.

Maryland

College Park Bicycles
7301 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD, 20740
301-864-2211
www.bike123.com
College Park Bicycles will offer a $75 discount (to cover cost of registration) on new bikes for any of our registered Riders!

Elite Physical Therapy
Baltimore and Timonium Locations
410.528.9127
www.elitept.com
Complete a functional movement screen to help prevent common cycling injuries! This screen is used to identify functional limitations and asymmetries that can lead to injury during your journey to the finish line. Elite Physical Therapy is offering a 50% discount to Riders, which is best used before you start training. Our licensed therapists will keep your body moving well to ensure a successful ride.

Maryland Athletic Club &Wellness Center (MAC)
Enjoy a 14 day pass to any of MAC's 3 convenient locations; Timonium, Harbor East and Hunt Valley. Click here to download your pass.
Supplement your outdoor riding with some indoor Spin Power classes, strength training for cyclists, stretching and foam rolling and enjoy our salt water pools, sauna and whirlpool.
www.macwellness.com
facebook.com/macwellness

Merritt Athletic Clubs
7585 Buckingham Boulevard
Hanover, MD 21076
410-590-7711
www.merrittclubs.com/locations/24-hr-buckingham.html
Merritt Athletic Clubs is proud to present a special membership rate of $41 per month
*Upon the presentation of participant letter and proof of health insurance

Mt Airy Bicycles
4540 Old National Pike (Rt. 144)
Mt. Airy, MD, 21771
301-831-5151
www.bike123.com
Mt. Airy Bicycles will offer a $75 discount (to cover cost of registration) on new bikes for any of our registered Riders!


Sport & Health Clubs
www.sportandhealth.com
See website for the Club location nearest you!
Sport & Health is happy to offer a 2 week FREE trial for all of our Riders! Two free weeks of unlimited use and participation in classes at Sport&Health's many locations in the area!
Bring your Participant ID # and click here to download your two-week pass!

Virginia

Dancing Mind (Yoga+Crossfit+Cycle)
929 W. Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
703-237-YOGA
www.dancingmind.com
Dancing Mind (Yoga+Crossfit+Cycle) is pleased to offer a 1-week pass to all race participants. Located in downtown Falls Church, Virginia, Dancing Mind's newly renovated studio boasts over 8,000 square feet of space, a lounge, boutique, locker rooms and over 120 classes per week. This amazing community welcomes people of all ages, interests, and fitness levels and is sure to help you find connection.

Sport & Health Clubs
www.sportandhealth.com
See website for the Club location nearest you!
Sport & Health is happy to offer a 2 week FREE trial for all of our Riders! Two free weeks of unlimited use and participation in classes at Sport&Health's many locations in the area!
Bring your Participant ID # and click here to download your two-week pass!

Delaware

Elite Physical Therapy
Wilmington, Hockessin and Rehoboth Beach Locations
302.477.1536
www.elitept.com
Complete a functional movement screen to help prevent common cycling injuries! This screen is used to identify functional limitations and asymmetries that can lead to injury during your journey to the finish line. Elite Physical Therapy is offering a 50% discount to Riders, which is best used before you start training. Our licensed therapists will keep your body moving well to ensure a successful ride.



Training Calendar


Please check out our Training Ride Calendar here.