Here are a few tips to make the Trek 100 your best ride of the year, no matter where you’re riding.
1. Get your bike ready to roll
The Trek 100 is all about fun, and your ride’s not gonna be as fun as it could be if you end up facing mechanical problems. The best way to avoid them is to schedule a tune-up with your local Trek retailer. And check out the link below to learn how to perform a pre-ride check before you roll out!
2. Get the right gear now
Having the right gear makes all the difference on a long ride, and there are some essentials you should carry with you no matter how far you’re going. Spend some time choosing which shoes, bike shorts, gloves, helmet, and jersey you’ll wear for the Trek 100 so you don’t have to decide on the morning of July 30th. And be sure you have daytime running lights and a flat kit ready to go!
3. Don’t make it your first ride of the year
We highly recommend spending time in the saddle ahead of July 30th. This will help you get more comfortable on the road, and it’ll also help you discover any issues with your gear. Start now by easing into longer rides, then work your way up to your Trek 100 distance.
4. For those riding from home: Plan your route
We recommend you plot your ride-from-home route using an app like MapMyRide, Ride Spot, Strava, or bikemap. Your local Trek retailer can also recommend great routes in your area, or you can find a route from our Great Rides library below. The ideal route will have plenty of places to refuel on food and water. Check your route out ahead of time to make sure it does, and consider completing your ride by doing several laps of a course rather than a single long loop.
5. Day of: Have a hearty breakfast
If you’ve done the Trek 100 in the past, you know great food is a big part of this event. Fuel up on pancakes, fresh fruit, granola bars and hot coffee. Let’s keep that tradition going, even if you’re riding from home. Starting your day with a great meal will ensure you’ve got enough in the tank when it matters.
6. Share the love
By riding the 2022 Trek 100, you’re doing something truly meaningful. The MACC Fund relies on your support to help in the fight to end childhood cancer. Tell your social networks what you’re doing by tagging #Trek100 and @trekbikes in your photos. Your ride could inspire others to join you in making a difference.
7. End your ride right
Cap off your Trek 100 with a tasty meal and some Capital Brewery Beer to make it a truly legendary day.