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Welcome to Cycling Challenges!

Hello Everyone. My name is Robert Hess and I’m thrilled to be building a website that will be a central hub for bicyling challenges for riders of all skill levels and disciplines.

Like most of us, a bicycle was my first form of personal transportation and it opened the world to me. I have loved cycling ever since that first moment when I learned to balance on two wheels (thanks Dad!) and so far I’ve ridden on three continents of the seven continents. Four years ago I had the good fortune to climb the Alpe d’Huez and more of the fabled grand tour climbs are on my personal cycling bucket list.

My main focus this year is on the Masters World Cycling Championships that will take place in October at the VeloSports Center here in Los Angeles.

Cycling has been a wonderful adventure for me, but it’s also played a key role in helping me keep my prostate cancer at bay for the past decade. You can read more about that when I finish the About page here on the site.

As I build out the site, I would love to learn about your favorite cycling challenges and post them here for others to enjoy. Many of you may be coming from our annual Alpine Loop Gran Fondo (ALGF) ride in Virginia, which is a challenge for anyone. A big thanks to those of you have ridden the ALGF. You have played an important role in helping us stop prostate cancer.

So, please bookmark this page and check us out as we build out the site. And please take a moment to send me an email with your personal favorite challenge – robert.hess @ successfoundry.io. We’ll be voting for a winner at the end of the year and top three submissions win a full year of Strava premium for free.

Have a safe, wonderful, and adventuresome 2018!

Warm regards


2018 Masters World Track Cycling Championships . . .

. . . are coming back to the Velo Sports Center in Carson, California, just south of Los Angeles. Will you be riding?

World Masters Track Cycling Championship Oct 4th, 2018


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