No doubt, the Colorado racing season is heating up and so are the temperatures. Whether you are racing or casually riding, staying cool and hydrated is a must. We all know proper hydration is important for general well being, but as athletes wanting to perform our best, reaching and maintaining adequate hydration levels is a hands on management program!
Not only can dehydration impair daily life functions, but insufficient hydration fatigues your muscles, reduces your coordination and causes muscle cramps. This means, slower times on the bike! We can’t have that!
Our fellow racers and cyclist have some hot events coming up: Tour de Steamboat, Courage Classic, Mt. Evans Hill Climb, Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb, Salida Classic, Winter Park Epic Singletrack Series, and the Colorado Freeride Festival. Each event requires different hydration options and our staff at Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop can tell you what works!
- If a family member plans to be a spectator or offer support for you at any of these upcoming events, you might opt to get them a Camelbak Quick Grip Handheld Hydration pack which is easy to carry or a Camelbak Delaney Race Hydration Belt to wear around their waist.
- For your road racing needs, be sure to carry the water bottles and containers that you need on your bike but have extras available for bottles that are tossed and extras for immediate refueling post race.
- If you’re a mountain bike rider, you know tricky descents can bump a bottle right out of its cage. This time of year, it’s best to wear a full camelback as well as have extra bottles on hand. For longer rides, opt for the Deuter Compact Air EXP 10 Hydration Pack: Fire 100oz. You’ll have enough fluids to get your ride in and also soak up the views.
Keep your body strong this summer. Quench your thirst with the right hydration options we offer at BikeParts.com.