The Climbing Challenge starts on Thursday September 24th.
Join us for this fun (and challenging) 4 day event. Climb as much as possible in 4 days, but you much do it in a timely manner. Just like with cycling fitness and bike racing, the goal is speed. This means you not only have to climb a lot, you must do it within time constraints.

The details-

-If are you under the age of 30, you have 10 hrs in 4 days to climb as much as you can. -If you are 31-49, you have 10.5hrs in 4 days to climb as much as you can. -If you are 50+- you have 11hrs in 4 days to climb as much as you can.

-The 10-11hrs is total ride time. From start of ride to finish of the ride (not just the climbs). This forces you to be creative with your route- not with starting and stopping of your Garmin or on-bike computer.

-You must have a Garmin or an on-bike computer that has GPS and can be uploaded to Strava

-You must have or create a basic Strava account (it’s free). This is how we will be judging the challenge and awarding the winners. The link to join the Strava Club will be released on Wednesday. You must upload to Strava every day so we (and your competition) can keep track of your daily progress.

-You must provide us with your age. The Challenge is based on age, climbing, and total ride hours.

-You do not have to live in Colorado or come to the ALP ride on the 26th. That’s the cool thing, no matter where you live you can participate (as long as there is something you can climb on your bike). -You do not have to do the challenge in order to come on the Saturday ALP ride. -This challenge and the ALP ride are open to everyone. So invite your friends, family, teammates, etc. The more the merrier!

The 4-day challenge is highlighted by our ALP Climbing Ride on Saturday the 26th. We start in Boulder at 9am from the Justice Center, climb up 4-mile to Logan Mill, up and down Arkansas Mtn to Sugarloaf, up to the Peak to Peak, and finish with the shelf road to Eldora Ski area- a 26mile ride with almost 5,000ft of climbing and sections up to 17% on dirt roads. It will test everyone’s fitness, bike handling, and comfort zone. i.e.- a chance to make yourself a better and more complete bike rider.

This is our way of motivating people to train for a fun/hard event in September and giving non-ALP athletes a chance to ride with us and see how cool our little ALP community is.

Prizes- We will have prizes for the 4-day challenge. These prizes include- A free month of coaching ($225 value) A one hour skills/clinic with your ALP coach of choice ($85 value) ALP Schwag (hats, T-shirt, Pactimo Jersey) Osmo products

We are looking forward to this week and hope you are too. It's going to be a fun, challenging, and rewarding 4 days for everyone who is involved.

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