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  • Writer's pictureJason Ryser

How to Get Ready for a Cycling Relay Race

Updated: May 18, 2022

If you’ve never participated in the Saints to Sinners cycling relay race or haven’t done one in a while, this article is for you.

We’ll fill you in on everything you need to do to get ready. Cycling is a great way to get outside, enjoy some fresh air, and exercise your body. Biking is often an individual sport—unless, of course, you’re a part of a relay team. While you will be peddling by yourself during your stretch, a relay race is about more than just you, which can change your approach and how you prepare for your race.

Learn more about how to prepare for the Saints to Sinners cycling relay race below.

What You Need to Know about Preparing for the Saints to Sinners Cycling Relay Race

Before your big relay race, it’s essential to do what you can beforehand to prepare yourself. Thankfully, it’s all pretty straightforward. However, keep in mind preparing for and participating in a biking relay race requires dedication and determination—nothing you can’t handle! Here’s what you can do before your big day to get ready:

DETERMINE YOUR TEAM SIZE — The first thing you’ll need to do is decide what size of team you want. The Saints to Sinners race has a half race or full race, and the course transitions are based on groups of five and ten riders. While these team sizes are the standard, there are also solo and doubles categories for those that are up to the challenge and level of training it would require.

ORGANIZE YOUR TEAM — Finding a team who is willing to do a 400+ mile race might seem daunting, but it’ll be easier than you think! Get the word out by talking to your friends and posting on your social media accounts that you’re in search of a team. You can always use our Facebook page to help you find your team since thousands of other riders will see it!

REGISTER YOUR TEAM — Before anything else, make sure to register each member of your team before June 30th or all of you can participate.

PROPER OUTFITTING — Because this race occurs at the tail end of July in the Utah and Nevada deserts, it’s crucial to keep the weather in mind and dress accordingly. Most years offer dry, hot conditions, but it has been known to rain a drop or two. Since temperatures are uncertain, it’s best to be prepared for both cold and hot weather extremes.

TRAINING — Though training is not required for the Saints to Sinners race, it is highly suggested since it will make the ride much more fun and help prevent injury. The sooner you can start training, the better!

Register for the Saints to Sinners Ride Today

Enjoy an exciting cycling relay race and register for the Saints to Sinners relay today! Ride from the heavenly heights of Utah way down to the infernal heat of Las Vegas in the heat of the summer. This exciting relay race started back in 2009 and is dedicated to those fighting ALS. There’s room for all, so get your loved ones, family and friends, co-workers, clients, neighbors, and more signed up today for the best time a person can have on two wheels. Registration ends June 1st.

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