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Whether this is your first time preparing for a cycling event, or your tenth, figuring out the best training program for you is a great place to start.

Join our Strava Club!

Ride to Defeat ALS Strava Club 


Upcoming Training Ride Dates:

  • Saturday, April 9 - Marin - China Camp Route (approx. 30 miles, 1,260 ft climb) - Easy to Moderate: Led by Event Co-Chair, Bruce Friedricks, this training ride will meet at Equator Coffee in Larkspur at 8:30 AM PDT, to head out on the ride at 9:00 AM PDT sharp. After your ride, enjoy lunch at Perry's in Larkspur with the group. For more details, check out this Strava route map.
  • Saturday, April 23 - East Bay - Pt. Richmond to Emeryville Marina loop (approx. 30 miles, 500 ft climb) - Easy to Moderate: Led by committee member, Nick Bleich, this training ride will meet at East Brother's Brewery in Pt. Richmond at 9:30 AM PDT, to head out on the ride at 10:00 AM PDT sharp. After the ride, enjoy a beverage and lunch at East Brother's Brewery! For more details, check out this Strava route map.
  • Sunday, May 8 - Mother's Day Training Ride - Marin - Strawberry Point and Paradise Loop (counter-clockwise and returning via Corte Madera back to Mill Valley) (approx. 25 miles, 1,056 ft climb) - Moderate: Led by Team Captain of Team Viking, Erlend Bo, this training ride will meet at Mill Valley Depot Cafe & Bookstore in downtown Mill Valley at 10:00 AM PDT sharp. Post-ride, have lunch with the group at The Depot in Mill Valley.
  • Saturday, May 21 - East Bay - East Bay Hills (approx. 20 miles, 2,000 ft climb) - Moderate to Strenuous: Led by committee member, Nick Bleich, this training ride will meet at North Berkeley BART at 8:30 AM PDT, to depart on the ride at 9:00 AM PDT sharp. The group will enjoy a post-ride lunch (and drink!) at Westbrae. For more details, check out this Strava route map.

IMPORTANT: If you are planning to join a training ride, please email ride@ridetodefeatals.org to let us know to expect you!

Study Route Maps

  • Learn your course
  • View the Elevation Profile 
  • Print your Route Cue Sheet

Review Rider Safety

  • Learn to ride with a group
  • Memorize the rules of the road
  • Make sure your helmet is ready

Start Training