Sweat it off, burn it up and have tales to tell from Sunday’s High Pass Challenge.
Registration closes at noon today… so get on it!
It’s amazing what the sun can do for a person’s disposition. I don’t mind the cloudy days, but I’m very happy to soak up the biiiiig sun. Checking ahead, the sun is in our forecast for a while. Happiness is a warm sun.
This weekend, those of you who like riding hard, up big climbs, over long distance will not be disappointed in our next event, the High Pass Challenge.
We kicked off the High Pass Challenge four years ago to complement Cascade’s High Performance Cycling group as an event for cyclists who like to ride fast, hard, far, and climb hills in a non-racing environment. Capped at 600 riders, the HPC is not an entry-level event, but it is a doable challenge if you’ve been keeping up the miles this season.
Registration is open through noon on Friday. Join us for the High Pass Challenge — you won’t be disappointed.
Check out HPC rider (and self-described middle-aged adrenaline enthusiast) David Longdon’s video and trip report from last year’s event.
On Saturday, Feb. 5 from 1 to 3 p.m., Cycle U will host a Team High Performance Open House its West Seattle store, located at 4550 Fauntleroy Way SW. The party is for team members, their friends, and anybody else who would like to learn more about Cascade’s High Performance Cycling program. Light refreshments will be served.
Besides socializing, topics to be discussed include:
Cycle U will conduct fitness testing for HPC team members on Saturday, Feb. 26. The testing cost is included with membership, and new members who join before Feb. 26 will be eligible. On Saturday, March 5, Kristi Berg and Tom Meloy from Cycle U will conduct a “How to build your own training plan” clinic for people who did the fitness test.
Four years ago we announced the formation of a new program within the Cascade Bicycle Club. Cascade’s High Performance Cycling (HPC) was developed to match the interests and needs of cyclists who like to ride fast, hard, far, and climb hills, but without a racing focus. The HPC program is committed to helping strong cyclists challenge themselves to improve their skills and fitness.
HPC riders should:
Cascade and Cycle U offer an HPC team program with a focus on High Performance Cycling, not racing.
Cycle University is a bicycle school that focuses on teaching riders of all levels how to improve rapidly. It is run by former pro Craig Undem and a staff of professional coaches. Cycle U offers everything from Private Lessons to InCycle Spin Classes.
For more information or to sign up and join the team, see the High Performance Cycling page, or the team page. You can also sign up at the party. The cost is $100 per year. Cascade membership is required.
Our primary goal for 2011 is to continue developing “HPC Powered by Cycle U” as an entity that offers a fun way to not only improve your cycling, but to do it in the company of professional coaches, and other riders with similar interests.
We hope to see you on Feb. 5. Look for HPC team members in their team jerseys, and feel free to ask them more about the program.