- People are more likely to stick with something when they can see their own improvement and are embedded in a supportive community.
- To grow the sport, it’s important to find people outside of their own extensive social networks.
- The riders who need the most sponsorship help are beginning enthusiasts because initial investment in kit and equipment can be prohibitive.
Club members may participate in “book clubs” to learn about training and nutrition for athletic performance as well as holistic growth. This upcoming spring they are planning to read the book “Peak Performance.”
“I would like Goldenrod Pastries Cycling to be a community focused on fitness of body and mind with a culture of mutual support and engagement,” Sydney said. “The racing is secondary, but provides an important performance incentive.”