7 Beginner Tips for a Mass-Start Event

The starting line of a century or Gran Fondo can be intimidating for a cyclist new to the sport. Besides the fear and worry over whether or not you've done enough training to finish the event, there's also the concern of navigating through a course filled with thousands of other cyclists.

Though it might seem scary at first, it isn't as bad as it sounds.

These seven beginner tips below will teach you how to pace yourself and navigate safely through the pack. Once you're near the finish, those thousands of other riders that made you anxious at the start line will be the same cyclists that'll give you the boost you need to reach the finish.

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