Welcome to Cycling Challenges!
Greeting! My name is Robert Hess and I’m thrilled to be building a website that will be a central hub for cycling challenges for riders of all skill levels and disciplines.
Like most of us, a bicycle was my first form of personal transportation and it opened the world to me. I’ve loved cycling ever since that first moment when I learned to balance on two wheels (thanks Dad!) and, so far, I’ve ridden on three continents of the seven continents.
I had the good fortune to climb the Alpe d’Huez and more of the fabled grand tour climbs are on my cycling bucket list.
Cycling has been a wonderful adventure for me, but it’s also played a key role in helping me keep my prostate cancer at bay for the past decade and helping me keep my PTSD at bay. You can read more about that when I finish the About page here on the site.
As we continue to expand the site, we would love to learn about your favorite cycling challenges and post them here for others to enjoy. Many of you may be coming from our annual Alpine Loop Gran Fondo (ALGF) ride in Virginia, which is a challenge for anyone. A big thanks to those of you who have ridden the ALGF. You have played an important role in helping the Cancer Journeys Foundation reduce the prostate cancer death toll.
So, please bookmark this page and check us out as we build out the site. And please take a moment to send me an email with your favorite challenge – Robert.Hess @ successfoundry.io. We’ll be voting for a winner every month and the top submission wins a full year of Strava premium for free.
Have a safe, wonderful, and adventuresome 2021!
2021 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo is on for September 26, 2021, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
. . . register here – https://www.bikereg.com/granfondo