Our annual Climbing Challenge is this week! September 28th- October 1st will be year 3 of the ALP Cycles Coaching Climbing Challenge. You will have 4 days and 9-11hrs max (depending on age) to climb as much as possible (the contest will be keep track on Strava-here). We will have prizes and fun activities to do and to participate in.
To up the anti, we have added more prizes and competitions for the 2017 edition. In addition to the top 3 receiving; A free month of coaching ($225 value), a one hour skills/clinic with your ALP coach of choice ($85 value) and ALP Schwag (hats, NBS Drink mix, T-shirt, Pactimo Jersey), we will have a best photo contest, and most inspiring competition. Plus you can add vertical to your total by using social media and the hashtag #alpclimbingchallenge.
Add vertical- Every time you post about the Climbing Challenge (use #alpclimbingchallenge) we'll give you an extra 50ft of elevation. Yes, we'll do doing math... G
Best Photo- use the hashtag #alpclimbingchallenge on either Instagram or Facebook and at the end of the 4 days, the 4 ALP Coaches will pick their favorite 2 photos. Prizes are ALP Schwag (hats, NBS Drink mix, T-shirt, Pactimo Jersey).
Most Inspiring- While our Climbing Competition will have only 1 winner, many riders will be able to inspire. Inspire themselves, inspire others, and live to tell a great story about it (57 hill repeats on an overpass is one example). Prizes are ALP Schwag (hats, NBS Drink mix, T-shirt, Pactimo Jersey).
We have also upped the anti on the rules for the Climbing Challenge.
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.
You must have a Garmin or an on-bike computer that has GPS and can be uploaded to Strava. You must create a basic Strava account (it's free).
All rides must start and end in the same place- with the exception of the Arkansas Mountain ALP ride (September 30th, 9am at the Boulder Justice Center).
Ride time starts when you get on your bike and stops when you get off your bike. (i.e. no warming up/cooling down without your computer on and ride time started). All climbing must be done on a bicycle and no motors or ebikes are allowed.
You do not have to live in Colorado. 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! This is our way of motivating people to train for a fun/hard event and giving non-ALP athletes a chance to ride with us and see how cool our little ALP community is.
We'll be posting updates on the Challenge here and on our Facebook event page.
Wondering how much vertical it will take to be competitive? Check out last year's results and event recap.
Good luck and see you in two weeks!