Riding In the Heat and Understanding Heat-Related Illness

Riding In the Heat and Understanding Heat-Related Illness

The hot days of summer are upon us, and it is important to be well prepared when riding in the heat.

  • Make sure you are well hydrated before starting the ride.
  • Have at least 2 water bottles with you (filled with water or energy drink).
  • Have energy drinks or gels to replace electrolytes.
  • Drink often, don’t wait until you are dry and thirsty.
  • Sun screen – hot, warm or cool it is always important.

Beware of heat-related illness, not only if you are experiencing symptoms, but also if your riding partners are showing symptoms.  Below is excellent information on heat related-illness, or view it online at TE Health Heat-Related-Illness.

This information is particularly important for ride leaders.

Sandy, Brad and Dave