Training Requirements

To qualify for the RAC the following requirements must be completed:

  • Training Rides

    • Training for the RAC is a huge commitment. You are expected to attend our group training rides every weekend. If you absolutely cannot attend a ride, you are expected to complete a ride of similar difficulty (distance and hills) on your own that week.

    • You must participate in at least one official RAC training ride per calendar month. You should really ride with us every weekend though . . . we're that fun!

    • Please arrive 15 minutes early.

    • Make sure your water bottles and/or CamelBaks are full.

    • 5th graders need to carry their own water.

    • Don't forget sunscreen!

    • Bring one spare inner tube for each bike (and make sure it's the right size).

  • Training Miles

    • You must ride at least 350 training miles before the RAC begins. This is really the bare minimum. You'll be a lot happier if you train more. The 56 Bike Path isn't very exciting, but it's a good safe option if you want to get a quick ride in. Up and down the full length between Black Mountain Road and the end is 16 miles with some pretty good hills. Click here to see the route.

  • Required Rides

    • One Safety Fun ride (we offer 4).

    • Two Escondido Hill Rides (we offer 8 Escondido Rides). Attend all 8 and that's 240 miles right there! Set a new record!