Are you ready for spring training? Is climbing on your training circuit? If so, you might consider signing up for the Classic Climbing Challenge set up by Strava and Specialized. The two companies took the climbing feet from five of the most grueling mountain rides from a few Classics tours, then multiplied that by three to challenge riders to climb a grand total of 105,312 feet. The time period? This must be done between March 15 and April 30.
The Classics courses include:
- Milan-San Remo – 6,260 feet
- Tour of Flanders – 5,709 feet
- Paris-Roubaix – 3,259 feet
- Liège–Bastogne–Liège – 10,883 feet
- Amstel Gold – 8,993 feet
Sign up on the Strava site, and make sure the cycle computer app is installed on your iPhone or Android phone so you log every vertical foot of your rides starting March 15. For completing the challenge Specialized and Strava are awarding a commemorative water bottle and surprise finisher gift.
With under two weeks left before the start of the challenge, over 5,500 participants have entered. Are you up for the climb?