How can I ride 320 miles in 5 days?
We suggest training for a month or two prior to the ride. You can start by riding a couple of 10-20 mile rides during the week and working your way up to longer rides on the weekends. Your end goal should be 75% of the longest day on the ride which equates to a 50 to 60 mile training ride. We also offer organized training rides, email us for more details if you are interested in participating in these rides. By starting in the spring you’ll be able to tackle this challenge like a champ. You should be able to ride an average speed of 12mph or faster. You will be just fine if you can maintain that pace.
What Kind of Bike do I need?
A road bike will give you the best experience. People have done the ride on cross and hybrid bikes. If you don’t want to fully invest in a road bike, some people have swapped out their mountain bike tires for hybrid and road tires.
I don’t ride but would still like to participate, how can I help?
SAG is our Support and Gear Team. They handle everything from driving the route to make sure it’s safe, transporting our luggage, setting up food and water stops, hotel logistics, cheering on our riders etc.... We couldn’t do this without them and we would love to have you be part of the team.
Does the Ride have a minimum fundraising goal?
Yes, all riders and support gear volunteers must raise a minimum of $750. The funds raised through this Ride go directly toward supporting the housing programs for homeless youth that Harbor House serves.