It has been a couple of years since I gave the Rapha/Strava Festive 500 a go. For my newer readers that aren’t addicted to Strava yet, Festive 500 is a challenge from Rapha to ride 500km (311 miles) between Christmas and New Years Eve. You must be using a Garmin or your smartphone to track these rides and then upload them to Strava to qualify. It is fun to follow along with the hashtag #festive500 on Twitter or Instagram to see other’s adventures. What better way to say farewell to 2014 than ride it out in style?
As I plan on spending as much time as possible the 24th-28th with family I’ve done some math and route planning to make my Festive 500 strategy digestible.
Total Miles Needed: 311
12/24: Take the long way to the shop = 30 miles
12/25: Day Off with Family & Friends
12/26: Airport Loop = 45 miles
12/27: Airport Loop = 45 miles
12/28: Road Ride = 35 miles
12/29: Morning Ride = 75 miles
12/30: Road Ride = 45 miles
12/31: Whatever Ride = Whatever is left
Photo credit: Rapha