Organized Rides and the Triathlete

Organized Rides and the Triathlete

organized ride 1by Coach Vicky

Have you ever considered adding an organized ride into your race season? A well-timed ride can give added incentive to spend time on the bike. June 21st and 22nd is the MS Tour de Farms Ride and it certainly fits the bill. There are pros and cons to doing an organized ride but perhaps joining the right team will put some of those concerns to rest.

The biggest con of some organized rides is they tend to be crowded. However, imagine yourself on a course that is marked, fully supported, and you only have a few teams ahead of you. Blow past the first rest stop or two and you have the road completely to yourself. Join the right team and you can have such a ride. The Pedal Heads were one of the top fundraising teams last year and as a result, get to lead out the ride ahead of thousands of others this year.

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You can ride solo, or enjoy the camaraderie of group riding. That is because I, Coach Vicky, am the Team Captain of the Pedal Heads. I understand the needs of a triathlete in training because I am one. My team is large enough for you to find someone to ride with who will encourage you, challenge you and perhaps push you beyond what you thought were your limits.

Yes, this is a shameless article to encourage you to register for the ride as a member of my team. The fun doesn’t end when the ride is over. As a member of an established team, you will have a team tent to go to. The Pedal Heads name is a parody of Jimmy Buffett’s Parrot Heads. So get out your Hawaiian shirt or perhaps dress as a pirate because this year’s theme is Treasure Island. We will decorate our tent as a pirate ship and have all kinds of crazy fun. (We even have a blender bike for tropical drinks that is a hit!)

Here is a link to more information on the ride and how to join the Pedal Heads.

coach vicky bio squareVicky Tate is a USAT certified Triathlon Coach with Experience Triathlon.   As leaders in the endurance services industry, Coach Vicky and the Experience Triathlon staff help athletes of all ages and abilities achieve success in training, racing and life.  Learn more about Coach Vicky and Experience Triathlon at

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