Survival Guide

The Sub-5 Century Challenge ride is NOT a race. It is a team/group challenge to complete a distance within pre-determined time goal. Safety should be everyone’s top priority https://pocketoption.com.ph/download . The following points should serve as a guide to ensure everyone has a safe and successful Sub-5 Century Challenge ride. Each course will be clearly marked with [...]

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Rules of the Ride

“DA RULES” STOP at all stop signs. This includes the hand-held signs used by course marshals. WAIT until there is sufficient gap in the traffic for the entire group to cross an intersection before proceeding. REDUCE speed when approaching left and right turns. LEAD RIDER must ensure that entire group yields to traffic before turning [...]

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What to expect on the Day of the Ride

As we close out the final week leading up to the sub-5 ride, the organizers and volunteers are busy making the final preparations for ride day on Sunday September 11th. The Sub-5 ride pocket option copy trading is unlike other invitational rides. For this reason the two articles referenced in this special version of the newsletter should be considered [...]

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Training, Nutrition and the Pre-Ride Reception

At press time we have just two weekends remaining before the Sub-5 Challenge Century Ride Event. The training rides from the school have been well attended and over these last few weekends a good number of riders have managed to ride the “Full Monty” That is all three laps of the Sub-5 course https://pocketoption.com.ph/copy-trade . Over the [...]

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FRIDAY NIGHT BASH!

One of our sponsors, Two Brothers Brewery, is hosting a recognition event on Friday evening, September 9th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at the Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora, IL. This event is FREE to all REGISTERED riders and volunteers. To attend, you must RSVP by Friday, September 2nd and you must be at least 21 [...]

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Tips for Tackling a Sub 5 Century

To ride the fastest century of your life, you have to train differently than simply riding centuries. The training that most century riders miss is interval training, which focuses on building speed over endurance. Unlike most of the riding you do, it is not a social exercise, because you can’t do intervals (effectively, that is) [...]

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Tips for Fundraising

Step #1: Set Your Goal Just as you have set a goal to cycle 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles set a goal that matches your commitment to funding vital research for Parkinson’s disease. Step #2: Determine Your Solicitation Strategy Online Solicitations - Use the events.org tool and template to send an email and monitor your [...]

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About Teams and Ride Groups

The Ride Group Concept The concept behind the Sub-5 Century Challenge Ride is to provide participants every opportunity to ride their fastest century. One way this is achieved is by dividing the field up into groups that ride the course as a mini peloton. When riding in a group each member spends just short periods [...]

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The Value of a Team

The camraderie and support of teammates is critical while preparing for the Sub5 Century Challenge for Parkinson’s Research. Whether you’re challenging yourself to ride 100 miles in under 5 hours or pushing yourself to ride 30 miles you’ll benefit from a team effort. The same can be said for fundraising. A “team” is made up [...]

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Individual Fundraising Levels & Incentives

Ruby Rider – $3,000+ Complimentary 2011 Sub-5 cycling jersey Premiere day-of-event parking spot Invitation for you and a guest to annual Paul Ruby Foundation Check Presentation Dinner Private Tour of Northwestern’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center Ten complimentary tickets to the Paul Ruby Foundation Concert for a Cure (8/27/2011) Race announcer will announce Ruby [...]

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10 Reasons to Register Today

Top 10 Reasons to Register for the Sub-5 Century Challenge NOW! 1. To raise money and awareness for Parkinson’s disease 2. The opportunity to ride the fastest Century of your life 3. There is no “Day-of-Ride” registration, so don’t miss out! 4. Experience the closest thing to riding in a fast peloton outside of a [...]

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Managing Distractions While Cycling

Distractions. Our lives are full of them from the moment we wake until we retire at night. Most of the time they go unnoticed. That is, until their consequences become obvious. It is the distraction that comes at exactly the wrong moment that often results in an undesirable event. Being aware of those moments, understanding [...]

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Can Cycling Relieve Back Pain?

Cycling, a key cardiovascular and strengthening exercise, combined with chiropractic care can play an important role in the management of lower back pain. When combined with chiropractic care, cycling exercise helps promote proper digestion, keeps the muscles in proper tone and promotes better circulation. The value of such an exercise prescription cannot be ignored; in [...]

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The Bananas 4 Best-Kept Secrets Revealed

It’s a known fact that we share half our DNA with the banana. So, when you say “you are what you eat,” you’re not far off the mark here. Cyclists appreciate the benefits of eating bananas during long rides but the banana has even more benefits to share with us. Consider the following: Secret #1: [...]

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Riding Advice Thats Impossible to Forget

A group of riders is much like a flock of geese; they rely on visual cues and body language to communicate with each other and work efficiently as a group. In order to maintain proper communication with your riding group, think of the acronym S.P.A.R.: Smooth: When riding smoothly, you build trust with other riders [...]

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Eating for Endurance: What, When and Why

Everyone knows you are what you eat, but do you also perform based on what and when you consume? Sports Nutritionist Nancy Clark offers tips on using proper nutrition to enhance your performance.

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Tips on Mastering Pace Line Riding

Completing a Sub-5 Century has as much to do with learning to ride efficiently in a group, as it does perfecting your own individual skills. Chris Mailing of Turin Bicycle shares some tips on practicing to ride in a pace line.

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The 40 Immutable Rules of Cycling

In cycling, as in life, there are certain steadfast rules that never seem to change. Ignore these timeless words at your own peril.

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Meet Paul Ruby

After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2006, Paul Ruby decided to fight back by founding an organization that would increase the awareness and research in the disease. It was then that the Paul Ruby Foundation was born.

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Take the Cycling Self-Evaluation

Sub 5 Century Challenge organizer Rene’ Boer leads you though a simple cycling self-evaluation and tells you what to expect leading up to this fall’s ride! Take the evaluation…

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