THE PURR de FRANCE CYCLING CHALLENGE
The Tour de France is the epitome of all cycling tour races, where the best of the best show up and consists of 21 stages over 23 days that takes you through various regions of France and ends at the Champs-Elysées in Paris. Now is your chance to the ride the Purr de France but just like any crazy cat, you'll be doing it on your own terms and turf.
Just because the Tour was postponed until the end of August, doesn't mean we can't celebrate it in July. Unlike the official TdeF, you will not be riding 200k per day over mountains (unless you really want to), instead you will be riding based off time. We've set up "CAT"egories, allowing you to choose your own "Tour".
You will ride 21 "stages" over 23 days throughout the month of July - starting July 6th and wrapping up July 28th. Just like the official TdeF, each stage(day) will offer a different challenge/workout - mountains, hills, flats, TT. These will be delivered to you the weekend prior to the week. Now we know that we don't all live in the mountains and that we won't always be able to get outside to ride or may just need to ride easy that day, so the challenges/workouts will be optional, however, hitting your daily times is the goal.
You can ride a single-speed, road, mountain, $30,000 TT, a tricycle, recumbent or spin bike. Just get on a bike. Indoors or outdoors - it's all about time in the saddle!
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"CAT"egories are based off time and not distance - you can always go longer than you signed up for but the goal is to complete the minimum of your category.
"CAT"egory A - 5 Rides of 90 minutes, 1 ride of 2 hours, 1 ride of 3 hours
"CAT"egory B - 5 Rides of 75 minutes, 1 ride of 1.75 hours, 1 ride of 2.25 hours
"CAT"egory C - 5 Rides of 60 minutes, 1 ride of 1.5 hours, 1 ride of 2 hours
"CAT"egory D - 5 Rides of 45 minutes, 1 ride of 60 minutes, 1 ride of 90 minutes
"CAT"egory E - 5 Rides of 30 minutes, 1 ride of 45 minutes, 1 ride of 60 minutes
What do you get in exchange for your hard work?
All participants will receive a sweet authentic cycling cap, that you can wear under your helmet while riding or physically distanced while you stand in line for your fancy coffee and treat at your local café.
OPTIONAL JERSEY AVAILABLE FOR SALE $140 (SHIPPING INCLUDED)
REGISTER BY JUNE 19TH TO GUARANTEE JERSEY AND CAP FOR THE START OF THE EVENT!
We are excited to be working with Bikes Without Borders. A Toronto-based charity organization that works locally and globally. We will be donating $10 from every registration to BWB. You will also be able to add the charity during the registration process.
WE BELIEVE BICYCLES CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
At Bikes Without Borders we use bikes and bike-related solutions to empower individuals in marginalized communities through mobility. We believe in the humble bicycle as a means to increase access to vital community services and networks that allow individuals to meet their basic needs and build better lives.
Bikes Without Borders works with organizations and communities around the world on projects that employ the bicycle as a tool to change lives. We work to serve marginalized individuals and build healthy communities by eliminating access barriers. Join us on our mission as we work to better our world with the humble bicycle.
Right now at Bikes Without Borders our focus is on outfitting refugees and low-income families living in underserved Toronto communities with refurbished bicycles through The Great Bike Recycle.
The Great Bike Recycle is a program to collect, refurbish and distribute used bikes to Toronto newcomers, via our community partners: refugee organizations, community organizations, and many more.
Capable of riding 5x 90 minutes, 1x 2 hours, 1x 3 hours per week.
Capable of riding 5x 75 minutes, 1x 105 minutes, 1x 2.25 hours per week.
Capable of riding 5x 60 minutes, 1x 90 minutes and 1x 2 hours per week.
Capable of riding 5x 45 minutes, 1x 60 minutes, 1 x 90 minutes per week.
Capable of riding 5x 30 minutes, 1x 45 minutes, 1x 60 minutes per week.
- Event contact
- Eric D'Arcy