- To enjoy the experience you should have ridden at least 450 miles during the two months prior to the ride. (Exercise bikes help but are not a substitute for the road.)
- Your training should include at least one 75-mile day at an average minimum speed of 10 to 12 mph or better. (Ride for Missions traditionally includes one optional 100 mile day.) At 12 mph it takes 8.5 hours in the saddle to reach 100 miles, with a total ride time of approximately 10 hours with breaks.
When your spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous… just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin…Sir Arthur Conan Doyle1896