Anna Oilpaint

Was at a Cyclo Sportif this weekend, teams of between 4 and 9 do a participation event (race for some) over several different courses throughout the year.  This was a 79km ride with 1300m of elevation gain and decent. We had a team of 7 including one girl. The idea is for the whole team to make it to the end.  I think this sums up the philosophy of Cyclo Sportif. Two of the guys are helping our one female up one of the steeper sections of the climbs to make sure we all stick together. --Xponti

Was at a Cyclo Sportif this weekend, teams of between 4 and 9 do a participation event (race for some) over several different courses throughout the year.  This was a 79km ride with 1300m of elevation gain and decent. We had a team of 7 including one girl. The idea is for the whole team to make it to the end.  I think this sums up the philosophy of Cyclo Sportif. Two of the guys are helping our one female up one of the steeper sections of the climbs to make sure we all stick together. –Xponti