The MS150 is a long ride that can be accomplished by people of all abilities. However, it most fun and least miserable for those that train well! To help ward off the inevitable sore butt and aching quads, we recommend you start training as soon as possible or at least sixteen weeks out if you are not an experienced cyclist. The BP MS150 site has a training plan on their website.
There are also several other cycling events leading up to the MS150, shown below!
Frost Bike 50
Sun, January 24, 8am – 1pm
9191 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, Tx 77443
17, 33, and 50 mile courses
Sun and Ski Sports Spring Breakaway
Sun, February 21, 8am – 2pm
Katy Mills Mall
28, 36, and 58 mile courses
Springfest Metric Century
Sun, March 6, 8am – 2pm
Willow River Farms, 4073 FM 3318, Brookshire, Tx 77423
28,48, and 64 mile courses
Tour de Houston
Sun, March 20, 7:30am – 2:00pm
Start located on Smith Street between Walker and McKinney
20, 40, and 60 mile courses
For more rides, check out the MS150 list of recommended rides here.
Look on our Facebook page or join our GroupMe for more information on upcoming rides.
Other than endurance on a bike, it’s also helpful to train to ride in a group and on roads with cars. We’ll be joining thousands of other cyclists on roads that are open to cars (although cars, for the most part, try to avoid long lines of thousands of cyclists). The best thing you can do is just stay aware of your surroundings because safety is always the number one priority.