The 200-mile bicycle ride, Ride for AIDS Chicago, is scheduled for July 10th and 11th - so you've better start training now.
Organizers have announced that they will begin an outdoor training program beginning May 1st to help get riders ready for the two-day ride.
"Riding a bicycle 200 miles in two days can seem daunting," said Ride co-chair Angie Frank, Regional Manager for Cheetah Gyms. "During this phase of training, trainers will help riders develop specific physical and mental skills, preparing them for the distance and terrain of Ride for AIDS Chicago."
Cheetah Gym has been offering free spin classes for riders, and those will continue, but organizers are encourgaing riders to join in on the outdoor training program. "Training rides also build camaraderie among riders and crew members," adds Rick Heintz, a Ride co-chair and captain of Team Furr. "These rides help participants share their personal stories, build long-lasting relationships, and become part of a strong community that supports those living with HIV or AIDS."
Find out more at Ride For AIDS Chicago