Greater Bay Area
Local Staff Contacts
San Francisco, CA 94105
Century Rides (Cycle)
Team In Training's cycling program offers the opportunity to take on the challenge of 100 miles and make a difference in the lives of an estimated 1,012,533 people in the United States living with, or in remission from, leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma. Along with a customized training program and expert coaching, participants train with a local group of like-minded individuals for motivation and inspiration.
Upcoming Century Rides
Team In Training (TNT) is looking for cyclists for the events listed below.
Please note that participation in a TNT event is subject to the local availability of group training and transportation arrangements. Please consult the TNT staff at your local chapter for additional details.
One of the largest and most popular recreational cycling events in the country, this moderately hilly Century route begins and ends in the Danish village of Solvang and passes through Los Olivos, Santa Maria, Orcutt, Buellton and Lompoc.
- Century (104 mi)
- Solvang, CA
- Saturday, March 14 with 2-night hotel stay March 13-15
- Training for this event kicks off on Nov. 15
- On Jan. 10, commit to raising $2,700 or more by Feb. 25
- About the Greater Bay Area cycle team:
- The team rides all over the East Bay, North Bay, the Peninsula and Silicon Valley in suburban, rural and park areas in cities such as Portola Valley, Half Moon Bay, Woodside, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Pinole, Livermore, San Ramon, Sunol, Walnut Creek, Mill Valley, Novato, Tiburon, Point Reyes, Napa and Yountville.
- No cycle experience is necessary.
- Training starts at 10 miles, then we add about five miles per week until we reach 80 miles. Whether you?re a brand new cyclist or an experienced rider, this is a safe and comfortable pace to increase.
- The training calendar outlines workouts for you to follow on your own throughout the week including two days of stretching or core strengthening, two or three days of riding or spinning, one or two recovery days.
- Every other Saturday, the team meets for formal coached rides which generally start with training clinics on topics such as bike handling, gear maintenance, group riding safety, injury prevention, nutrition and pacelining. These rides are supported by one or more SAG stops (where food, water and aid are provided), and sometimes conclude with a team potluck or barbeque.
- On alternate Saturdays, coaches arrange smaller group rides in locations throughout the Greater Bay Area. These rides are led by one or two coaches and do not include training clinics or SAG stops.
- The team is divided into several pace groups led by individual coaches. Whether you're an absolute beginner or an elite cyclist, you'll be grouped with riders who match your cycling speed, ability and comfort level.
- For more information email Guy.Johnson@lls.org or call (408) 490-3142