This is a fun profile that has always been a big hit whenever I’ve used it. It is predominantly aerobic but brings riders to threshold on the second loop and briefly over threshold on the final loop.
I explain to my riders that we are about to do a short, hilly mountain bike loop three times. Each time we go around, it will get a little harder. I loosely based this on a real mountain bike ride I’ve done with friends in Colorado. We have to drive to the start, unload our bikes, and head out on the approach road together to start the ride. Afterward, we celebrate at a local restaurant.