Here's an example of a strategic ride plan to achieve Rapha's #festive500.
NVRC will host three rides and utilize the LSD ride on the 30th, for 60% of the mileage needed to meet the goal of 311 miles in eight days. You need to plan your remaining four days or 126 miles to get there... go big or spread it out, it's up to you.
((UPDATE: rides are dependent on weather and the status of the ride leader's cold. :-) For last minute updates please refer to the ride calendar. Thank you.))
Find others to ride with and make your time on the bike more enjoyable.
Advice: plan flat rides and stay away from climbs... you need miles, not elevation. Flat miles are quicker.
Watch for ride postings and calendar updates. Good luck!
December 24, 2018 — December 31, 2018 Join Rapha's #Festive500, a seasonal tradition and a riding rite of passage, and challenge yourself to ride 500km in the eight days between Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Finishers can claim a woven badge from Rapha, or - new this year - choose to forego it and Rapha will donate the value to World Bicycle Relief.
Join the Rapha Strava Club. https://www.strava.com/challenges/rapha-festive-500-2018
NVRC will post rides to help you get on your bike and achieve the 500km goal. And just so you don't have to look up the conversion or do the math, 500km is equal to 310.69 miles, divided by the eight days allowed, equals 38.84 miles per day. No problem!