Ultra Endurance Cycling Tips: A Roundup of the Best Resources

Leadville finish line

In 2012 I successfully completed the Leadville 100, and in 2013 I am shooting for the Dirty Kanza 200. So I’ve been reading up on ultra endurance cycling tips to see what I can learn to make sure that I have trained correctly, and that I have a good enough nutrition plan to successfully complete 200 miles of mostly dirt and gravel roads in Kansas this June.

Here are the best resources I have found, in case they are helpful to anyone else training for some kind of ultra endurance cycling event.

Bike Rumor has an interview with the riders from the Topeak – Ergon team that has some helpful tips about training, drinks, nutrition and supplements and even the tools and equipment that they carry. It is particular useful if you are doing off road ultra endurance.

This article on mistakes to avoid with endurance cycling covers training issues, and what not to do.

The Ultra Marathon Cycling Association has a section filled with really specific, useful and terrific articles on just about every aspect of endurance cycling. If you only go one place, go here!

Velonews covered how Jeremiah Bishop prepared for the Leadville 100 in 2012, and it is somewhat helpful.

Want to discuss the subject with others? Bikeforums has a forum totally devoted to long distance cycling in just about every format.

Road Bike Rider has a review of one of the top books on the subject, Distance Riding.

The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling: Build the Strength, Skills, and Confidence to Ride as Far as You Want is the other major book on endurance cycling.

Did I miss any other good resources or articles? Let me know in the comments!

      

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