TRAINING TIPS

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training rides

Organize your own training rides with friends and teammates, or join one of the many free training rides including

  • Cascade Bicycle Club offers daily rides and training programs for all types of riders
  • Element Cycles hosts weekly group rides from their store in Redmond
  • Classic Cycles on Bainbridge Island hosts weekly rides, Sundays at 9 a.m.
  • Velo Bike in downtown Seattle hosts weekly rides, Sundays at 8 a.m.
  • West Seattle Cyclery hosts weekly rides, Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m.; 1-2 hour rides depending on daylight and weather.

training charts

Find the route you want to train for below and check out the suggested pre-event training schedule available.

TRAINING EXPERTS

Jason Brayley

Jason Brayley, M.D.

Currently the Chief of Sports Medicine for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. Dr. Brayley has had the privilege of training under the renowned physicians who cared for all of the major professional sports teams in Cleveland, Ohio, while completing his fellowship training in Sports Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He has an extensive background taking care of athletes throughout many disciplines of sports. After earning his medical degree from Loma Linda University in Southern California and completing residency training in Primary Care medicine, Dr. Brayley spent several years serving in the United States Navy. Dr. Brayley is a member of the USA Cycling Medical Advisory Board, and has provided care to top-level cyclists at the highest level of their sport. Dr. Brayley also has a specific interest in treating sports related concussion, and has been invited to lecture on the topic nationally on multiple occasions.

Questions for Dr. Brayley? Connect with him at jaybray1@yahoo.com.

Read training articles from Dr. Brayley:


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Deb Preller, M.D.

Dr. Deb Preller practices at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, Wash. Her accolades on the bike include the Washington state road women's category 1-2 champion in 2006; gold and silver medals at Master's National track racing in 2005 and 2006; Master's World's silver medalist in track racing in 2005; and Master's World's silver medalists in road racing in 2006. Dr. Preller currently co-manages the Fischer Plumbing Women's team.

Read training articles from Dr. Preller:


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Russell Stevenson

Russell Stevenson is a USAC Level 2 coach, NASM certified personal trainer and holds numerous bike fitting certifications. With several years of experience in road, cyclocross and mountain bike training and racing, Russell excels in outdoor workshops and skills clinics. Locally grown in the Pacific Northwest, he now resides in Boulder, Colo. Russell is the current Master's National Champion and Master's World Champion in Cyclocross (35+).

Read training articles from Russell Stevenson:


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Craig Undem

Craig Undem is an owner/coach at Cycle University with lifelong passions for cycling and endurance sport. Craig got his start in cycling with a collegiate race in 1983, going on to race in the World Championships of Cyclocross – winning a World Cup medal in Mountain Bike Racing and placing second in the U.S. in Elite Criterium Championships – and racing Track and Triathlon. Off the bike, Craig has been a professional cycling coach since 1996 and is currently the Director of all Junior racing in the state of Washington. He's also a coach with USA Cycling and a graduate of the Carmichael Coaching College.

Read training articles from Craig Undem:

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