Bicycle training schedule

The schedule below provides a guide to training for a 24-mile event, such as the Providence Bridge Pedal. The schedule calls for one major ride weekly and adds ten to 12 percent more mileage each week, tapering training just before the event. The first six weeks can be done concurrently with the conditioning phase of the program.

Date

Distance

Week 1

5 miles

Week 2

7 miles

Week 3

8 miles

Week 4

10 miles

Week 5

12 miles

Week 6

15 miles

Week 7

18 miles

Week 8

20 miles

Week 9

22 miles

Week 10

24 miles (event distance)

Week 11

26 miles

Week 12

24 miles

Week 13

24 miles