Peter Reid’s top 5 reasons for training in Solvang during the spring

Peter all smiles on the Tepusquet Ride

Peter Reid, 3 X Hawaii Ironman Winner, 10 X Ironman Champion, and Ironman Hall of Fame Inductee, is returning to Solvang this March to be part of our coaching staff. Peter, now a pilot by day, is excited about this coming race season where he is hoping to be competitive in the masters category at marathon mountain bike events and cyclocross. No pressure for the other masters athletes hey?!! Last summer Peter won the Axel Merckx Gran Fondo in Penticton, so has great form! 

So we’re of course excited to have Peter back on staff. As an Ironman legend, his race resume speaks for itself, but what we love most about Peter and his sport, is his pure love of fitness, endurance sports and the outdoors. We’re excited for him to share his passion and expertise with the Solvang community once again.

We caught up with Peter and asked him… of all the places to train this spring, why Solvang?

Peter and Ben Greenfield post ride coffee shop stop at Solvang Camp!

Peter Reid’s top 5 reasons for training in Solvang in March:

1 – Quiet roads with cycling friendly vehicles.

2 – The weather.

3 – Fig Mountain Climb.  I could ride that ride every day if my legs could handle it.

4 – Wineries with no crowds.

5 – Meadowlark Inn.  I have absolutely amazing sleeps at the Inn.  It’s so quiet, comfy and laid back.

See you on the The Fig Peter!