Assess your current state of fitness and cycling ability by going for a ride on your bike. See how far you can go comfortably now. This is your base mileage when figuring out your training plan for the Tour de Cure Women's Series.
Register for one of the Tour de Cure Women's Series events, so you have access to our sample training plans (you will receive a Cyclist Guide once you register). You can use this training plan to help you reach distances from 30-miles to 100-miles.
Always consult with your physician before beginning any new exercise program.
Plan your schedule to make time for training. It is suggested to train at least 8-12 week prior to the event.
Every week or two, increase that distance by no more than 10-15 miles, or less if your base mileage is less than 20 miles.
Continue building your longest ride to date until you've reached your target distance, ideally at least two weeks before the Tour.
Ride a combination of long distances at a moderate pace and shorter.