Proper nutrition, alike hydration, is essential to keeping your body performing at its best throughout your training and Ride the Rockies. Dialing in proper nutrition habits before the tour to find what works best for your body will make for a stronger RTR experience. RTR is not the time to be introducing new nutrition tactics, go with what you know works for you. Proper cycling nutrition involves both daily nutrition and training/cycling nutrition. Daily nutrition requires a healthy balance of macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, and fat). This is the foundation of improving overall health and performance on a day to day basis. Training and cycling nutrition are essential to keeping your body fueled properly while you are riding. The long and strenuous days of RTR can deplete your nutrient stores rapidly. We recommend eating one to two hours before each day of the tour and every thirty to forty minutes while you are cycling. Consuming a recovery meal within an hour of getting off your bike each day is a great way to contribute to effective recovery and getting you ready for the next day. Sports nutrition products from our official sponsor Honey Stinger are a great way to stay fueled throughout each day of RTR.
Recipes brought to you by Skratch Labs
A hardy recovery meal is key to rebuilding and strengthening muscles you just exhausted during your bike ride. Our friends and the authors of the Feed Zone Cookbooks, Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim have done it again! They returned to the kitchen to champion dinner, the most social meal of the day. We have pulled a couple recipes from their latest and greatest book, Tables, as a way to help you recover from that next ride ahead. We also included one of our favorite waffle recipes. They are the perfect pre-ride meal or toss a few in a bag and bring them along for the trip. Enjoy!