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  • Join us as we ramp up for one of the most exciting races of the year, San Rafael Sunset Criterium! We give you a 3-part video series sharing tips on how to race the course, how to fuel for an evening event, race-day video coverage and rider interviews. Join AchievePTC Coaches Dana Williams, Sofia Marin, […]

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  • The Importance of Heat Acclimation

    By Sofia Marin | In General, Optimal Performance | on June 25, 2019

    Summer is here!  If you live in the Bay Area, you may be asking yourself if overcast, foggy weather really counts as summer. But like many Bay Area cyclists, we often head out to hot environments to race and ride our bikes and the heat often comes as a big shock to the system. This […]

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  • Take a look and hear from the riders of Dolce Vita Cycling Team at the 2019 Berkeley Hills Road Race. Team members discuss their pre-race strategy, rider roles, execution, and how the race played out to get two Dolce riders on the podium in the Cat 3 men’s race, and a victory in the Cat […]

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  • Tour of Flanders

    By Sofia Marin | In General | on May 1, 2019

    Written by Coach Sofia Marin There are few bike races as iconic as the Tour of Flanders. Known for its narrow cobbled roads, pitchy steep climbs and infamous Belgian weather, De Ronde van Vlaanderen is a Spring Classic nearly every cycling enthusiast has heard of. There’s a reason De Ronde (as it’s affectionately called among […]

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  • Do you want to learn what goes into racing as a team? If so, this blog is for you! On the heels of Chico Stage Race, we interview former pro cyclist and captain of Team Mike’s Bikes p/b Equator Elite P/1/2 squad Roman Kilun. Roman and AchievePTC Coach Ryan discuss the advantages of working as […]

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  • Preparation is everything Perhaps you’ve tried your hand at road racing and criteriums and now you’re ready to take things to the next level with multi-day events. Whether you’re a seasoned stage racer or interested in dipping a toe into multi-day events, showing up prepared will allow you to get the most out of your […]

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  • We hear from long time Achieve athlete and all-around smasher (especially in Cyclocross) Ryan Rinn. Ryan’s 2018 cross season was punctuated with several podiums, 6 victories and winning the Northern California/Nevada Single Speed District Championship title. Watch as Coach Ryan Moore gives you insights into what went into Ryan’s training and fitness to set him […]

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  • The off-season is an excellent time to focus on improving body composition and getting lean. Why is that? Early season training typically means spending a solid block of riding characterized by long, low intensity to build aerobic endurance. More specifically, training the aerobic system develops important capacities like improving fat oxidation rates (i.e. increasing the […]

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  • AchievePTC Coaches Dana Williams and Sofi Marin headed to Colorado Springs for the 2018 USA Cycling Coaches Summit this week and bring to you their top highlights from the three-day event. We had the opportunity to learn from some of the premier leaders in the cycling world, including sports physiologists, nutritionists, psychologists, functional movement specialists, […]

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  • Achieve is pleased to announce long-time Achieve athlete, Alec Dinner (a.k.a. The Cycling Mentor) as our exclusive riding and structured training skills development partner.   By riding 1-on-1 with aspiring bike riders, Alec shares deep insight and best practices so riders can express themselves as skillful, refined, faster and safer cyclists. All current Achieve clients […]

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