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The Formidable Ride 2017

The Formidable Ride 2017

October 14 2017
Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
 
 
 

The Formidable Ride is the toughest road ride in Massachusetts.  This is a bold claim that we can back up with data and rider feedback.  Join us and find out why The Formidable is Massachusetts' best trial of a rider's mettle.

Before registering for The Formidable, ask yourself:

Do I love a true cycling test of capability and character?
Do I lean into challenges that most people shy away from?
Do I appreciate suffering on the bike?
Do I love to find my breaking point, and then push past it?
If you answered 'yes' to some of these questions, The Formidable may be for you.

The Formidable is part gran fondo, part brevet, and part torture session.  It's called 'The Formidable' for a reason; make no mistake, this ride will break everyone that participates.  It is the most challenging road ride in Massachusetts. 

Where:  This is a point-to-point ride that departs from the Ride Studio Cafe in Lexington, MA or Ride Headquarters in Sherborn, MA.  All the rides finish in Northampton, Massachusetts. We're providing transportation from the finish back to your start point, RSC or RHQ.  Believe us, you won't want to ride any more miles once you've completed the Formidable.

Why:  Because only one road ride can be the toughest.  Learn where your breaking point is.  Bragging rights afforded.

The Formidable Ride 2017

 
Routes: 100, 160 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
 
Costs
  Category Distance Start Fee
~160 miles 6:30 AM $100
  This category is for Males on the 160 mile Pavé Formidable Ride starting at the Ride Studio Cafe in Lexington, MA.
~160 miles 6:30 AM $100
  This category is for Females on the 160 mile Pavé Formidable Ride starting at the Ride Studio Cafe in Lexington, MA.
~100 miles 8:30 AM $100
  This category is for Males on the 100 mile Pavé Formidable Ride starting at Ride Headquarters in Sherborn, MA.
~100 miles 8:30 AM $100
  This category is for Females on the 100 mile Pavé Formidable Ride starting at Ride Headquarters in Sherborn, MA.
~120 miles 6:00 AM $100
  This category is for Males on the Terra (mixed-surface) Formidable Ride starting at Ride Headquarters in Sherborn, MA.
~120 miles 6:00 AM $100
  This category is for Females on the Terra (mixed-surface) Formidable Ride starting at Ride Headquarters in Sherborn, MA.
  4:30 PM $45
  Please join us for dinner to welcome riders back!
  4:30 PM $0
  Please join us for dinner to welcome riders back!
 

 

What's Included?

Neutral support vehicle follows the course.
Breakfast before the start.  All food restrictions accommodated.
Two food stops along the route.  All food restrictions accommodated.
Dinner at the end of the ride.  All food restrictions accommodated.
Five timed climb sectors.  These are, of course, optional.  We're not offering trophies or prizes -- other than bragging rights.
Multiple rider categories and divisions - so you can focus on your specialty.
Bragging rights for a year - until the next riding of The Formidable.

Start Address: Lexington, MA 02420
 
 
 
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