Supertraining x Vafels + Flatirons Subaru
dedicated to benevolence in sport.
Likened to a gran fondo without the $200 registration fee, Supertraining is a supported day of training offering athletes coffee & wafels in the morning, nutrition and hydration on the road and lunch to follow at Flatirons Subaru. "Hypersport" group routes are 4+ hours averaging ~20mph. "Supersport" routes are more steady, ~3hrs in length and average ~18mph. The "Rallyesport" route will be ~2-2.5hrs and at a spirited pace with more occasional stops to regroup. Special thanks to Thank Gravel It’s Friday for collaborating on the gravel ride this month!
We ask that you register with a $20 donation to support the nonprofit organization of the month.
November 27th - Supertraining
Proceeds from the November 27 event will benefit Pedaling Minds - Moving minds and bodies through bicycle education.
9:30 Coffee & Vafels at Flatirons Subaru
10:00 Supersport Depart
10:05 Hypersport & Rallyesport Depart
Lunch and beverages for all to follow at Flatirons Subaru
Where do we meet?
What if it is snowing or raining?
If the weather makes it unsafe or impossible to ride, we'll try moving the Supertraining date back by 1 week. We are working in partnership in Subaru, which means Sundays are optimal for group events. Join our mailing list and follow @eatvafels on Instagram to stay up-to-date on ride details. We will do our best to make the judgment call the night before the ride.
Are you also hosting a run?
What is Supertraining, really?
"Supertraining" is a term coined by a handful of collegiate cyclists at the University of Vermont, deep in pre-season training. Base training in the Northeast meant untold hours outdoors, fighting viciously cold elements, or torturous time spent on the rollers.
We defined our especially epic days as “Supertraining:” 5 hours at 20+mph average including two gap climbs, and the like. Supertraining made us physically strong and mentally tough – it brought our group of riders several national championships and a few pro contracts upon graduation.
Now matured, our understanding of life has broadened. For all the personal suffering we endured on 5 Continental Tours, it was an almost wholly insular pursuit, juxtaposed by the issues of the locales in which we raced. Personal goals are fantastic, and we enjoy the cycle of focus on the next season, the next race – but the idea of our Supertraining as something more began to develop.
Supertraining is our offering that bridges the gap between an athlete’s personal flow in sport and making the world a better place. Excellence in sport requires an often revered monastic dedication to a lifestyle that is self-focused: your nutrition, recovery, and performance. We want to harness the good and enviable qualities of that pursuit, and make it work for more than just our next podium or Strava KOM.
Dedicated to promoting benevolence in sport, Project Supertraing Foundation contributes funds raised from sporting events and race winnings to vetted charities and non-governmental organizations. We support world health, human rights, and environmental protection.
Athletes that partner with Project Supertraining are unique in that they have pledged to focus on both global issues and their personal goals.
We ask you to partner with us, whether you’re a pro or an amateur – and contribute to world issues as you get lost on new routes, explore our National Parks, or bury yourself in a grueling workout.