I was so delighted to find out how bike friendly Buena Vista, CO was when I moved here last summer. I started biking everywhere I could! Then I found out they host Buena Vist Bikefest every year, not a race exactly, just a choose-your-own-adventure bike ride. Riders choose between a “fun” 35, 50, 62 mile metric century route or a 100 mile century ride.
I registered early and started training with ambitions and dreams of completing the century route (which climbs almost 5,000 ft in elevation!) I also thought that surely, before the event, I could recruit a buddy or a few to join me in this awesome sounding event. But nope, no one would join me! I would ride “alone” with 899 other strangers, for my first official cycling event. [Read more…] about 4 Tips To Enjoy Your First Metric Century