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#DHVERTCHALLENGE

Derek Teel on June 8th, 2021

The Dialed Health Vert Challenge is a PR of vertical ascent in one ride! Whether that is 5K, 10K, or 29K(Everest), the goal is to expand our belief in what we’re capable of.  Be a part of the event from anywhere in the world(and on any bike) by signing up for the Virtual Event or coming to the In-Person event if you're a local mountain biker.

VIRTUAL VERT CHALLENGE: REGISTER HERE Bike Reg

  • Complete your PR VERT RIDE Between September 24-30th
  • Any bike(Road, Gravel, XC, Enduro)
  • Any route(tarmac, dirt, repeats, loop, etc.)
  • Complete ride within 1 Day(24 Hours)
  • *PR your distance if Vert is not available

 

IN-PERSON VERT CHALLENGE EVENT: REGISTER HERE Bike Reg

  • September 26th,
  • The Sanchez Ranch(home of TDS Enduro) - Grass Valley, CA
  • 7 am-7 pm (Sunrise to Sunset) Use as much time as needed within the 12 hours.  Must start by 10 am.  Finishing time will be dependent on your personal challenge.
  • 1 Meal Provided
  • Challenge Completion Photo + 1 Riding Photo
  • Rider Support from Specialized & Mike's Bikes

COACH DEREK'S CHALLENGE:

  • On September 25th
  • Climbing 29,032 Vertical Feet(Mount Everest).
  • 100% Dirt on a Stumpjumper
  • Custom Built Loop at the TDS Ranch(Grass Valley, CA)
  • Rider Support from Specialized and Mike's Bikes

DHVERTCHALLENGE Training Tips:

  • Minimum 2 Total Body Strength Sessions Per Week-Recommended to use dialedhealth.com workouts to make sure the programming meets your needs as a cyclist.
  • Daily Mobility-It can be even one specific stretch, deep tissue release, or activation drill.  Staying on top of your aches and pains will help ensure a "flare-up" doesn't prevent you from accomplishing the goal.
  • Adding Ride Volume-Try small increases to each session and/or 1 large ride every 2-3 Weeks to start working toward your PR.  Here is Coach Derek's personal strategy with a big goal and limited schedule: "My PR previous to the Everlasting attempt on an MTB is 11K and I'll be mixing road/MTB efforts leading up to it when the schedule allows.  Specifically, my goal is to do a 15K MTB ride and finally a 20K MTB ride 1 month prior.  This should give me a better idea about pacing, fueling, and where my mind goes as I get toward 20K..."

 

This challenge is individual so that you can START MOVING FORWARD in a safe and realistic way.  With that being said, it should scare you at least a little bit...

 

FUNDRAISING:

We will be donating $10 of each registration directly to Coach Katie's Go Fund Me.

Katie was involved in a horrible crash while competing at the TDS Enduro race in Grass Valley, CA on Saturday, June 5th around 12:15 pm.  The crash resulted in a head injury, broken collarbone, six broken ribs on her left, two on her right, a collapsed lung, and she is currently in a coma.

Coach Katie is one of our own and we want to support her, her partner, and her family during this difficult time in any way that we can.
*You can also donate if you're not participating(or additional funds).

 

SIGN UP HERE: Bike Reg