Supertraining x Vafels + Flatirons Subaru
Supertraining March 26th
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9:15 Fits for bike demos with The Sweet Spot (details below)
9:30 Coffee & Vafels at Flatirons Subaru
10:00 Supersport Depart
10:05 Hypersport Depart
Lunch and beverages for all to follow at Flatirons Subaru
The more you know...
Though the Sweet Spot does offer bike demos at Supertraining events, we unfortunately are not able to coordinate event demos for the Feb 26th Supertraining. You can learn more about The Sweet Spot and its mission to ease access to the expensive sport of cycling below and on their homepage.
The Sweet Spot: if you haven't heard of them, get used to seeing their name around. The Sweet Spot is working to make access to bikes more affordable by offering a lease program for road and gravel bikes - this removes the pressure of dropping thousands on a bike. Plus, they cover regular maintenance and have complete crash replacement. Beat that!
Thank Gravel It's Friday, organized and operated by local gravel legend Dom, will be leading a spirited gravel route North of Boulder. Thank Gravel It's Friday is known for casual but quick 80's or flannel-themed popup gravel rides between Colorado and California. We're really pleased to work with Dom and Kari at TGIF as co-promoters of the Supertraining Gravel rides!
What is Supertraining?
dedicated to benevolence in sport.
Likened to a gran fondo without the $250 registration fee, Supertraining is a supported day of training offering athletes coffee & Vafels in the morning, nutrition and hydration on the road and lunch to follow at Flatirons Subaru.
There are multiple rides available for a range of abilities.
"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!
In 2022, Supertraining rides were able to donate over $30,000 for local and national causes.
Where did Supertraining come from?
"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.
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.
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.
Is there a run?