This is the view that greeted us when we arrived at the race .... we figured we have ran a race in the rain we could definitely bike a race in the rain, and it would probably be refreshing right ...?
They had rest stops about every 10-15 miles. They were nice rest stops to! They had a first aid station, a bike shop station, a sunscreen/ bug repellent/ baby wipe/ tampon station, and so so so many different snacks to choose from to keep you well feed as well as lots of different powders you could add to your water to make sure you got all the hydration you needed.
Then we gave each other back rubs to relieve all the tension that was beginning to build in our arms, shoulders and upper back, it felt so nice!
bahahahahahahaha!! Bethy's face makes me laugh so hard every time I see this picture.
Our second rest stop was at the 25 miles mark, we had made it half way! It totally didn't feel like I had just ridden 25 miles, I was surprised by how well my body was taking it because I had not been on a bike since the marathon race which was back in April ...
It took us 4.5 hours to complete. I know that is not speedy by any means, but I have never biked for that long or even close to that long ever in my life haha. (My timer stops when the wheels of my bike stop and starts again when I get moving, so this time doesn't include any of the rest stops or lunch. It is purely time spent riding.)
One of my favorite things about signing up for races is getting our little swag bag and seeing what the T- shirt design is, there is always a t-shirt. For this race we got a purple tote bag, our shirt, a bandanna, as well as a tye dye bracelet (I posted a picture of that earlier) Pretty fun stuff!
I had a pretty cool number haha. I also thought it was awesome that they had our names on our bibs, I am impressed by the littlest details...
This race was soooo much fun. Probably the funnest race I have done to date. It was just so well planned out and all the riders were so nice and considerate, everyone was just happy to be there. The volunteers were all fabulous and made all the rest stops and everything great. The course itself was nice and flat (haha) and so gorgeous. It was great to get out in nature and complete such a rewarding activity! I look forward to next year!