Ways to Track Your Cycling Goals With MapMyRide

Dru Ryan
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Ways to Track Your Cycling Goals With MapMyRide

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?

TRACKING

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.

CHALLENGES

Join a MapMyRide challenge to compete against other members of the MapMyRide community.

About the Author

Dru Ryan
Dru Ryan
Dru teaches indoor cycling at Equinox in Washington, D.C. His History of Hip-Hop classes at George Mason University and brief deejay career in the Bronx are two big reasons why his playlists are unique. Ryan‘s cycling claim to fame is having the former road world champion, Peter Sagan, comment on an Instagram photo. Follow Dru (drucyles) on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

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