Even if the Trek 100 looks a little different this year it doesn’t mean it can’t be a great day on the bike! Here are a few tips for making your ride your best ride of the year no matter where you are.
1. Have a hearty breakfast
If you’ve done 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 are riding from home. Starting your day with a great meal will ensure you’ve got enough in the tank when it matters.
2. Plan your route
We recommend you plot your ride-from-home Trek 100 route using an app like MapMyRide, Ride Spot, Strava, or bikemap. Your local Trek retailer can also recommend great routes for 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.
3. Get your bike ready to roll
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!
4. Don’t make it your first ride of the year
We highly recommend you spend time in the saddle ahead of August 21st. This will help you get more comfortable on the road, and it’ll also help you discover any issues with your gear. Break in your cycling shoes and bike shorts! Start now by easing into longer rides, then work your way up to your Trek 100 distance.
5. 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 the time now choosing which shoes, bike shorts, gloves, helmet, and jersey you’ll wear for Trek 100 so you don’t have to decide on the morning August 21st. And be sure you have daytime running lights and a flat kit!
6. Share the love
By riding the 2021 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 in your photos. Your ride could inspire others to join you in making a difference.
7. End your ride right
Make your ride-from-home Trek 100 a legendary event by stocking up on great food and Capital Brewery Beer to enjoy at home when your ride is over.