Every cyclist celebrates a birthday on January 1 because Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), cycling’s governing body, employs the year you were born (not month) to determine your age. This makes setting yearly cycling goals a little easier so you can train through the winter and prepare your body for new challenges.
One way to reach your goals is through the accountability tracking offers. Use these MapMyRide options to set and track your cycling goals:
After logging in, select CREATE A GOAL
Then choose from the following goal types:
NUMBER OF WORKOUTS
According to People for Bikes, 29% of Americans over age 18 rode a bike at least once in 2015. Of that number, less than 50% rode twice per month and 14% more than twice a week. Why not boost that stat for 2019.
Choose “# of Rides” from Goal Type and enter the number per week.
MILES PER WEEK
A study by the British Medical Journal reveals cycling 30 miles per week can decrease your odds of heart disease and cancer by nearly 50%. Some Americans bike commute to work to achieve this benefit — but don’t feel limited to 30 miles per week.
Track your miles on MapMyRide by selecting Goal Type: Distance.
HOURS PER WEEK
Professional cyclists ride 20–30 hours a week. That number dips to 10 hours for recreational riders, so landing somewhere in between is surely a worthwhile goal, right?
The best part about setting goals is tracking your progress. MapMyRide does the heavy lifting for you — not only by tracking your current goals, but also suggesting new ones.
Join a MapMyRide challenge to compete against other members of the MapMyRide community.