You’re working hard to get ready to gear up to give back and we want to help!On this page, you’ll find an 8-week training plan for the PedalFest 50K and a 12-week training plan for the PedalFest 100K. Please note, these are not certified training programs, but merely guides to get you ready for the ride.
Have you been looking to challenge yourself by riding in a 100K, but not sure how or where to start? PedalFest and Bike Walk Wichita are partnering up to get you ready for your first 100K ride! Bike Walk Wichita has created a custom 9-week 100K training ride program just for you with your gran fondo debut being the 100K at PedalFest!
This is a beginner to intermediate training program, so you can get some miles under your belt gradually. The program will start with short-distance rides and build up to longer rides. The group will meet once a week, but you will be provided with tools and guides to continue your training throughout each week.
Training Sessions Dates: Saturday, June 25-Saturday, August 20 (PedalFest!)**
**Registration for the training will close Sunday, July 3.
Registration Fee: During your PedalFest registration, add on the training ride to your shopping cart for only $25 each rider! (The training is $39 for those not registering through the PedalFest website).
Contact: Shannon Welch, Certified Cycling Instructor with the League of American Bicyclists Instructor with Bike Walk Wichita. Email: Shannon@bikewalkwichita.org for any questions.
Hit the road and ride! There are countless weekly rides in the Wichita area that welcome anyone and everyone to join, so check out the featured rides below as you prepare for PedalFest. Plus, it’s always more fun to ride in a group!
Check back every two weeks to see which ride is being featured! You can also follow the Wichita Group Rides Facebook page for rides that pop up during the week.
Featured Ride of the Week:
Join Bicycle X-Change for their signature Monday Night Rides at 6:00pm on Monday, June 19 and Monday, June 26 at their Delano shop. These rides are about 20 miles at an easy pace on city streets and bike paths in downtown Wichita. Call Bicycle X-Change at 316-262-9878 for more information.