I found these tips for climbing on the bike on the Training Peaks website. They’re geared toward racers, but the same principles apply to those of us who just want to feel stronger on the bike: Find a hill, go up it, repeat. Friel suggests a hill that takes 8-12 minutes to climb, with a grade of 4-6%. The problem for us mid-Michigan riders is that hills like that are hard to find. The closest I’ve found is Knapp St. outside of Grand Rapids.
Michigan cyclists, where else can we found some good hills?
(read more on Joe Friel’s blog.)