Quote Originally Posted by astolpholambert View Post
Thanks for the tips!
I live in the wonderfully wet pacific northwest so riding outside now is a bit of a challenge. Its dark when I get off work so I am limited to rides on the weekends. I do have trainer I ride at home and I do spin classes. Once the weather lets up I will be riding outside constantly but am afraid that wont be enough. I'm doing the ride with my uncle and we will have a support car to carry any extra food/drinks/clothes that we may need. I am pretty new to road cycling but have mountain biked for a couple years so I am trying to get idea of what to prepare for.
Thanks again for all the help!
I've actually gotten quite comfortable riding after dark. Excellent, bright headlights are much less expensive than they used to be, and there are lots of clothes and accessories available with reflective bits on them. I typically ride in residential neighborhoods where there's not much traffic to worry about, and I do short rides with hills for a good workout.

Good luck!