Member News

September 15, 2019

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Special Announcements

Save the Dates

- October 6th, End of the Road Season Celebration & Donut Ride. Join us for a Sunday Ride and hear about VQs 2020 Camps & Event Schedule!

- October 20th, 2019 Ride and Tie. Registration and Partner Form below!

This Week's Opportunities To Try Out the New Software!

VQ Highland Park

Sept 17, 18, 19 @ 5:30am

What is a Ride and Tie?

A two person, 1 bike alternating race where the rider and runner alternate their positions throughout the race.

Runner's start first with a 3 minute head start, then at a designated point that your team chooses, the partners will switch - the runner becomes the rider and the rider becomes the runner!

Coming up with your teams strategy to complete it the fastest is half the fun!

Where & When?: October 21st, 8am at Old School Forest Preserve. Exact location will be sent closer to the date.

This event is open to EVERYONE! (outside the Off Season Challenge). So grab a pal and sign up!!

You just need a partner and a cross/gravel/mountain bike per team. Need help finding a partner? Let us help you find a match - we'll send out a form!

If you're on Instagram, follow Robbie @robbieventura for an inside look at some of our weekly & weekend rides...and more!

VQ Members Discounts:

If you're thinking of doing the North Shore Century, register here and use VQ's Member Discount Code: VQ10NSC

Use this 20% off promo code for Training Peaks: VQ75382

For $58 off the Oura Ring, purchase using this link

VQ Outdoor Ride Weather Protocol: Outdoor workout weather cancellations will be made based on the weather forecast 12 hours before the start of the workout. We will use the Dark Sky app for Highland Park IL (60035) to determine cancellations:

  • An outdoor workout will be cancelled if there is an 80% chance of rain within 1 hour prior to the start of the workout
  • If the temperature will be below 25 degrees at the start of the ride
  • If an outdoor ride is cancelled, we will make additional indoor rides available if needed

WORKOUT UPDATES

WEEKDAYS

VQ Chicago

  • Mon evening swim is on hiatus
  • Weds 6:00am indoor ride is on hiatus
  • Weds 6:30pm indoor ride is on hiatus

VQ Highland Park

  • Weds 8am W Prime Ride is on hiatus

21 | SAT

STAY TUNED FOR AN OUTDOOR RIDE WEATHER UPDATE

VQ Outdoor Intensity Ride:

  • Ride Goal: Intensity
  • Start Location: VQ Highland Park
  • 3.1+ PtW Ratio Start: 7:00am
  • 3.0- PtW Ratio Start: 7:30am
  • Ride Length: 2.5 hours
  • Sign up on the website calendar

VQ Chicago Indoor Rides

  • 7:00 am Intensity Mix

VQ Highland Park Indoor Rides

  • 7:00 am Intensity Mix

22 | SUN

STAY TUNED FOR AN OUTDOOR RIDE WEATHER UPDATE

VQ Outdoor Endurance Ride:

  • Ride Goal: Endurance
  • Start Location: VQ Highland Park
  • 3.1+ PtW Ratio Start: 7:00am
  • 3.0- PtW Ratio Start: 7:30am
  • Ride Length: 3 hours
  • Sign up on the website calendar

VQ Chicago Endurance 2 Ride

7:00 am Endurance Ride

VQ Highland Park Endurance 2 Ride

7:00 am Endurance Ride

WORKOUT EXPLANATIONS

VQ Maintenance Week 3 Intensity 1 Ride

VQ Maintenance Week 3 Intensity 2 Ride

VQ Intensity Mix 3

WEEKLY SWIM DRILLS

  • Backstroke Hesitation or Tap Drill

LOOKING AHEAD

A sneak peek at what's coming up at Vision Quest

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September

October

November

TBD: Off-Season Challenge 2019 - 2020