We’re excited to welcome local running legend Michael Wardian as a rider for Bike to the Beach DC. When Mike isn’t out winning 100 mile trail races or trying to break world records, he’s a daily bike commuter in the DC area, and occasionally enjoys weekend trips to Rehoboth Beach with his family.
When we talked with Mike about Bike to the Beach last month, it took a lot of effort to convince him to do the event on a bike rather than running the whole thing, but once we got that settled we figured it would be a good idea to get out there and train with his fellow riders!
Haines Point is a 3 mile loop that is easily accessible with plenty of parking. This is a loop ride so if you get dropped, you can just ride to our water stop and wait till the group makes their way back around and rejoin them. This could be a rare occasion for you to be able to keep up with Michael Wardian.
So this Sunday Bike to the Beach is setting up camp at the end of Haines Point with water, shade, and even some burgers and hot dogs to share with our fellow riders. In addition, we’ll be holding bike tube changing lessons for any riders who want to figure out how to do it on their own before our 104 mile ride next Friday.
- 6:30am – Meet at Haines Point, set up tents
- 6:45am – Intro to Group Riding Tactics
- 7:00am – Ride with Michael Wardian
- 9:00am – Tire changing lessons & continue riding
- 10am-12pm – Hot dogs and Hamburgers- donations suggested
We’ll have the water stop set up until noon, but you can keep on riding as long as you like to get those final few training miles in before Friday’s ride. This ride is open to all cyclists, not just Bike to the Beach riders, so bring your friends out!
About Michael Wardian
Michael Wardian is an American marathoner and ultra-marathoner. In addition to a lengthy list of podium finishes at marathons, half-marathons, 50k /100k and 100 Mile races, Michael has set world records for the fastest marathon and also 50K on an indoor 200-meter track. In March 2015, he also set the World Record for the fastest 50K on a treadmill on a Spartan Race Cruise. Michael is now halfway through his attempt at the record for the fastest combined time of the 6 Abbott World Marathon Majors.