People ride the Trek on all sorts of bikes every year. What's most important is that your
bike is in good working order. ALS TDI asks that all riders have their bike checked and
tuned by a professional mechanic before the ride. For any mechanical issues that arise
over the weekend, a crew of trained bike techs will be available throughout the weekend
at basecamp and stationed at all rest stops.
To ensure all bikes are ready to ride, we ask that participants return a bike maintenance
, to be filled out by your mechanic. Failing to return this form before your arrival
at the Trek will result in a $50 fee.
Riders tackling 100 miles or more over the weekend should pay particular attention to the
fit and comfort of their bikes — will you be comfortable and pain-free riding your bike for
eight hours or more? It is important to make sure you get out for some comparable rides of
at least a few hours before the Trek to make sure. Bikes with drop-bars, such as road, gravel,
cyclocross, or touring bikes, can be help by providing multiple hand positions to use over
the course of such a long ride.
Whether you are riding 30 or 200 miles, there are steps you need to take to be safe and
prepared! When it comes to endurance events, it's critical to train appropriately to help
build confidence, improve performance, and avoid injury. Our comprehensive
will help you prepare for your ride. Reach out to the Tri-State Trek
team if you're interested in connecting with an experienced Trek rider for additional advice!