Molly Hurford has taken her years of experience, both as an athlete and a journalist, to create a comprehensive, easy to follow, no BS guide for fueling the cyclist. Merging this experience with the expertise of dietician Nanci Guest makes this a go-to guide for any cyclist looking to toughen their overall nutrition and fueling for performance.
– Stacy Sims, MSc, PhD, Exercise Physiologist-Nutrition Scientist
“As a mountain bike racer who loves to eat, I know first-hand how much of an affect nutrition has on training and racing performance. But as this terrific book illustrates nutrition doesn’t have to be boring. If you wish to feel great, ride fast and avoid the bonk, this is the book for you.”
– Evan Guthrie, Pro Mountain Biker for Norco Factory Racing in Canada
“Whether you’ve been riding bikes your whole life or are just getting started, this book has so much top quality digestible information about how to toughen your overall diet for a better ride and a better life! If ever a nutrition book could be described as a riveting page turner, Molly Hurford has done it with Fuel Your Ride.”
– Olivia Dillon, Pro Road Cyclist
About the Author
Molly Hurford is a creator-at-large for Bicycling magazine and a level 3 coach with USA cycling. Prior to working with Bicycling, Molly was an editor at Cyclocross Magazine. She lives primarily on the East Coast but spends most of her time on the road chasing races and good cycling weather.
Nanci Guest, MSc, RD, CSCS, is a registered dietitian with both the Ontario and BC College of Dietitians. She is a certified personal trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist, was the director of sport nutrition and head dietitian for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and is the current dietitian for the Pan Am games. She lives in Toronto.
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Athletes know that proper nutrition is important, but finding the right balance can be complicated. Fuel Your Ride is a comprehensive guide to performance nutrition for cyclists and provides all the tools you want to customize a unique nutrition plan to achieve maximum performance. This book teaches riders everything from what to eat on race day to avoid the dreaded bonk to how to lose weight at the same time as consuming enough nutrients and power hard training rides. Fuel Your Ride combines the expert advice of a large number of nutritionists, coaches, and professional cyclists to present a simple, clean, and whole foods approach to eating complete with easy-to-follow recipes that include delicious and nutritious vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Along with chapters on in-exercise food and hydration, supplements, and weight loss, special attention is placed on what to eat and the best time to eat, making an allowance for the different nutritional requirements for training rides, race performance, and recovery. Fuel Your Ride provides cyclists with the comprehensive nutritional information you want to efficiently power your rides and perform at your very best.