Training & Resources

Make Every Mile Count! The Cycle For Air event is a great way to challenge yourself physically while making a positive impact on millions of Americans affected by lung disease.

Whether you are a first time rider or an experienced athlete, the Cycle For Air event is a challenge that everyone can join!

Similar to any athletic activity, you need to train and practice to ride safely. To help get you started, here are some tips:

  • Learn how to ride in a group-You can save 40% of your energy by drafting the rider in front of you.
  • It’s time to get ready for Reach the Beach with training rides hosted by the Portland Bicycling Club. Check out the list of scheduled training rides. Or check with your local bike shop to see if they have weekend training rides. If they do, let them know you are riding in Reach the Beach.
  • Always know what is happening behind you at all times. You can check over your shoulder several times or simply invest in a bicycle rearview mirror. A small helmet mirror works well after you get used to it.
  • The most beneficial training for the ride is steady aerobic exercise. Ride on gently rolling roads offering 5-10 uninterrupted miles.
  • Train at the aerobic level by riding at a "conversational" speed. When riding, you want to be at a pace that is ok for you talk but more comfortable if you are not talking.
  • Before and after any type of exercise, stretch the muscles you'll be using. Stretching prior to exercise helps to prevent injury.

As always, be sure to consult your physician before beginning any new fitness routine.

For more tips, contact your Cycle For Air event manager.

Training Videos

Bike Check
Check out this quick video created by bike tech Shawn from the Portsmouth Eastern Mountain Sports.

Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Toyota

Gold Sponsors

Portland General

Silver Sponsors

Genentech RBC Wealth Management The Standard Providence Cancer Center

Bronze Sponsors

Columbia Bank Oregon Beef Kaiser Permanente

Radio Sponsor

101.9 KINK

Event Supporters

Ruby Vineyards Ride with GPS Summit Embroidery Works Livin' The Dream Icelandic Pickle Juice Liquid I.V. Stretch LAB

National Sponsors

National Corporate Team Partner

Kindred Hospitals

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