For 2017 we have continued to tweak our “Couch to Century” Program to make it more fun and accessible than ever! Here are some highlights of the program:
As a rule of thumb, rides meet in front of the shop on Saturdays (9am for rides <60mi, 8am for rides 60mi+).
The suggested mileage is just that, and you can still join us if your schedule doesn’t allow for the full ride. For example, if the suggested ride distance is 45mi, but you only have time to do 30mi, you should still come join us and enjoy the social aspect of the group ride as we roll out of town! Our riders know the roads around Novato very well and can suggest a route back to get the mileage you desire.
The rides will start small on 2/11 and will progressively increase over 25 weeks to prepare you for the challenging Marin Century on 8/5, and will include some key milestone rides:
Tour de MALT – In the organizer’s own words: “Tour de MALT is a truly spectacular farm-to-farm bike ride through the West Marin countryside”
In previous years, all of our rides have pedaled from and finished at our shop in Downtown Novato. This year, we will periodically mix in some out-of-town adventures over Tam, through wine country, etc! Stay tuned to our Couch 2 Century email list for details.
If you’re not sure if this program is right for you, cruise by the shop and talk to us! We can discuss your goals for this year and find out the best way for you to be a part of this inclusive program!