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12.23.2019: The Festive 500: The 8 Rules

It’s that magical time of year, when all training plans get derailed and ideas of what training smartly is get tossed to the side.

It’s the Rapha Festive 500… what is this you ask, and how does one accomplish this? One must ride 500k(we speak of no miles this time of year) between Xmas Eve and NYE & it must all be outdoors… no Watopia for the Festive!!!

Family time, holidays, work, weather… these will all challenge you… but I’ve spoken with a 7-time #festive500 completer Mr. Mike Wolford, and he has dropped some knowledge on us. Mike said “the Festive is a state of mind” and he always sticks to his 8 tips that we will just call rules… cause in Mike’s dad voice… nothing ever just sounds tips he’s sharing!

Join the challenge on Strava: https://www.strava.com/challenges/rapha-festive-500-2019

Rapha site: https://www.rapha.cc/us/en_US/stories/festive-500

12.23.2017: “Twas the night before the #festive500

“Twas the night before the Rapha #festive500 and we are lucky enough to get words of wisdom from the one and only Mike Wolford… a 2 time completer of the Festive challenge and a strong supporter of riding in all weather conditions!

Together we have created an infographic that is basically the recipe to a successful Festive 500. So layer up my friends, ride often, take off work, ride w/a buddy, and enjoy every K!

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