Dollar Bills, Bacon, and Beer: Mastering the Extracurricular Skills of Cyclocross (The Hand-up)

Cyclocross racing is different. Apart from the mount/dismount, suitcase carries, step-through dismounts, and bunny hopping, a CX race can present rare and mysterious challenges unlike those of a typical criterium. You’ll need to be prepared. Before you line up for your first CX race, make sure you’re ready for that ‘cross-distinguishing element: the hand-up.


AND THEN GOES ON A HUGE, HONKIN’ COLORADO BIKE RIDE! The famous Colorado Triple Bypass has 120 miles with over 10,000 feet of climbing. PCG Camper Liz Young attended the first camp of the season in the beautiful mountains of the Blue Ridge. Upon returning home to Colorado, she completed this years DYI Triple Bypass. […]

Put Some Training in Your Training Races

By PCG Coach BJ Basham WHAT ARE HIS ONLY TWO RULES FOR INCORPORATING TRAINING RACES? Training races should ideally act as an extension of your normal training program to help prepare you for the bigger events in the heart of your racing year. The start of the 2020 USAC and UCI seasons is just around […]

The Six Types of Cyclists During the Covid-19 Pandemic

During Global Meltdown 2020–there are those who do and those who do even more. Then…there are those coached by Hunter. #humorisNOTcancelled Hunter, ever the mountain-top philosopher, has been reading, examining and studying the dearth of cyclists out there on social media. In fact, to the chagrin of his staff, he spends most of everyday on […]


QUESTION: How hard is too hard? Will cycling compromise my immune system? #cyclingisNOTcancelled Hunter has been inundated with immunity-themed questions over the past few weeks. In these uncertain times, how can we remain fit–while best supporting our immune systems? By Hunter Allen Many of you know that your immune system can be compromised after a […]

How to BEST maintain your fitness during COVID-19

Hunter Allen breaks down how to maintain your FTP between seasons in these turbulent times. As Hunter has been saying for years: “Maintaining is training and training is maintaining.” By Hunter Allen, President and CEO of Peaks Coaching Group Maintenance.   It’s what you should do now.   I have read about coaches that are still prescribing […]

Planning and Nailing your Peak

For Hunter Allen–nailing your peak–is the holy grail of training and racing. When done right–you’re flyin’. When missed–your competitors are. By PCG Founder & Coach Hunter Allen We all have the best intentions leading into the off-season, and at the end of a big season it’s important to have that down time to recharge the […]

What to Do Next: A VO2Max Intensive Plan

By PCG Founder & Coach Hunter Allen Spring is here, and the riding season has begun in earnest. You’ve done some racing or some fast group riding by now and found your fitness to be exactly where you want it to be, or maybe you’ve found it needs to up it a notch. We all […]