Team Asha Biking 2018

Come now and enjoy the joy of Biking!

Journey of 100 miles begins with a single pedal!
Early Bird Registration Ends March 30, 2018. Early Bird Registrants get a FREE Asha Tech Tshirt.
Registration Fee - 100$

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TEAM ASHA TRAINING PROGRAM


Team Asha is a premier endurance sports training program. It provides personalized coaching, motivation and support for individuals with a goal to run a half/full marathon or bike 100 km/100 miles or to do a triathlon. Since year 2000, Team Asha has helped hundreds of people realize their marathon and endurance biking aspirations.

WHY BIKE?


Biking is a great, impact free sport that lends itself to fun group rides and allows you to enjoy the amazing views Bay Area has to offer!

Whether you are a runner looking for new challenges, a triathlete in the making, or an athlete recovering from injuries, biking is for you!

WHY TEAM ASHA?


With over 8 years of experience, our team has intimate knowledge of all Bay Area roads and trails and we have successfully mentored bikers with widely varying skill levels through our structured training program.
OUR PROMISE TO YOU – our team of amazing coaches and captains will help you reach your target – irrespective of whether you are a commute biker seeking a new challenge or an experienced one hoping to learn new skills and improve your endurance.
From helping you pick a bike that fits you, training you, to supporting you on your target ride, we will be there all the way.

Relive the 2017 Giro Bello Metric Century Route last year through this link.

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CHALLENGE YOUR LIMITS!


Build your endurance seemlessly to bike long distances through our structured training program, that gently takes you from flat trails to new heights! Ride 100 km at Giro Bello, Santa Rosa and V3Hopfest in San Ramon.


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RIDE SCENIC ROUTES!


The Bay Area offers some of the most scenic riding destinations in the country. Whether it be the sun-kissed hills of the East Bay, the redwood shaded climbs of the Santa Cruz range, the stunning coastal rides in Marin and Hwy 1, there is no better way to see them than on a bike.


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HAVE FUN ALONG THE WAY!


With experienced coaches and captains guiding and supporting you through the entire season, food / gear stops along the way, wonderful like-minded athletes for company, all you need to do is just pedal towards your goal!

Along the way, we also organize these for our RIDERs:

Fun Picnics

Bike Clinic

Clipless pedals training

Stretching and Yoga Sessions

Carbo-loading party before target ride

Support and Gear Team for training rides

So, Are you ready to

FUNDRAISING DETAILS


If you are worried about committing to the program, we invite you to the first two rides which are open to all without a need for enrollment or a commitment to fundraise.

By 4th weekend ride, you would be required to ‘recommit’ to our program: a commitment to finish your fundraising target as per our deadline.

Fundraising Discount Policy:

Mentors/Captains: 40%
Family Biking Co-ord: 20%
Alumni:
– 15% for TA Alumni biker returning for their second year.
– 40% for TA Alumni biker returning for their third year.
– 50% for TA Alumni biker returning for their fourth year or beyond.

Referral Discounts: $100 per referral

All the money raised through this program gets distributed among 250+ NGOs that we work with across 24 states in India.
Donors like you help us ensure that kids don’t just attend school and they actually learn.We support our project partners in India who have diverse education needs – it could be a supplementary school, school with special needs, vocational training classes or digital education.To give a brief idea of some of our projects:

To learn more about our projects and locations, please visit http://sv.ashanet.org/projects/.

Asha for Education is a 100% transparent and volunteer driven organization. Every single $ you raise is dispersed to our projects. All the coaches train athletes for no cost and in fact many of them fundraise just like any other athlete enrolled in our program.

In 2017, our Team Asha athletes raised ~300K. Asha for Education Silicon Valley chapter dispersed 477K to 20+ projects impacting the lives of 15,000 children in India. Check out our 2017 annual report here.

  1. Start your fundraising early – this helps in reaching out to more people and raise way more than your minimum target.
  2. Most of the profit companies in the Bay Area do company matching. All your donations can be doubled by applying for company match. Check here if your company has a donation matching program.
  3. Every single hour you volunteer for ANY NGO can be used towards your fundraising through ‘volunteer hour grants’.
  4. Another great way to fundraise is to organize a lunch sale at your workplace or in your friends circle. You also get a chance to explain about various projects Asha supports. Read this article to see how a Alumni raised funds.
  5. Lose your inhibitions – you are asking people to donate for a great cause. It’s important to explain why you are training through Team Asha and how proud your donors should be because they are helping every child in leading a better life!
  6. If you are artsy & crafty, this will be an amazing way to show your talent. You can ask people to donate towards your FR for every item you sell.
  7. General donations to Asha for Education by the athlete in the same fiscal year can be accounted towards FR target. (donations to fundraising campaigns such as Work An Hour, Support A Child etc and events will not be considered).
  8. Tips from our Asha alumni.
    Be sure to attend our fundraising clinic to learn more!
This is a very valid concern that every new member of Team Asha has. We will help you with ideas, materials, fundraising clinics etc to help you with your fundraising. During every weekend training, your group captain will help you keep on track. Till date, more than 80% of our bikers have raised more than the minimum fundraising targets.
Team Asha mentors and other Asha volunteers will work with you throughout the program and beyond to help you honor your pledge of raising the target amount. Please see this program as a means of supporting and encouraging the underprivileged children and not simply a biking-training program. Without your fundraising efforts, it would be difficult for Asha to continue supporting these projects. We urge you to do your best to honor your commitment in helping these children. If in the end you still fail to reach the target then you are required to cover the balance by yourself.
Asha for Education is a 100% volunteer driven organization. Asha-SV has a list of projects we support every year. 100% of your donation goes towards the projects because our operating expenses will be covered by the registration fee you pay. If you want to donate to a particular project of your interest, please contact sv.projects@ashanet.org.

TIMELINE


Frequently Asked Questions


Registration fee ensures your spot in biking team. All registrants gets a free biking jersey and water bottle. Earlybirds also get a free Asha t-shirt.
There is not. Every year we get several athletes who are new to endurance sports, most of whom have gone on to successfully completed both season 1 and 2. However, as with any exercise program, it is recommended that you consult your doctor before beginning physical training.
Athlete needs to pay for race registrations, travel arrangements, biking equipments and accessories costs. But, we do negotiate for a charity group discount for major target rides and also have group bike purchase discounts with various bike shops around Bay Area.
Feel free to contact program coordinators or coaches to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Coordinators can be reached at bike@sv.team-asha.org.
Meet us in person on March 31st at the Kickoff event at Sports Basement, Sunnyvale, attend the two open rides at the beginning of the season to see how you feel during the ride.
Training sessions include one weekday ride (~1.5 hours) and weekend ride (~1 to 5 hours) depending on mileage, elevation and pace.

Apart from training sessions:

  • We encourage you to do your own ride/spinning class on weekday for about an hour.
  • Yoga and core strengthening workouts are highly recommended for atleast twice a week.
Yes, Bagels and bananas at the start, followed by a few rest stops powered by our amazing Support And Gear (SAG) team. We pamper you with yummy home-made food and drinks, thanks to our volunteers who make your training session so great! In case of any injury, our SAG car will help you in every step of the way. Our coordinators, captains and coaches are CPR certified.
SAG is usually done by Asha volunteers, family or friends of Asha bikers. If you / your family would like to help out, please fill this form.
We train all over the Bay Area – South Bay/East Bay/Peninsula/Hwy 1. We try to pick routes that are fun, safe and bike friendly. Where we ride also depends on the representation of riders in the group .