Coaches Partner with Natchaug Epic

Promotion Creates Targeted Program for New Year’s Goals

THOMPSON, Conn. – Organizers of the fourth edition of the Natchaug Epic will partner with three of the region’s premier coaching services to offer discounted packages and select amenities for riders seeking to use the gravel fondo as an early season test of both fitness and skills. 

“We get to look at a lot of fitness data from our clients but the Natchaug Epic format allows us to actually ride alongside our clients, hit those segments hard, and then offer some coaching adjustments throughout the event,” said Aidan Charles, founder of Charles Coaching and Nutritional Services

“There is so much more to riding an event such as this than improving your power-to-weight ratio,” said Chris Brits, founder of Velo Legitimo coaching. “It’s a long event that presents great challenges for athletes who have only 12 weeks to prepare.”  

“To have a stable of athletes all on the same calendar schedule is a fantastic coaching opportunity,” said Bart Lipinski of ProThirteen Coaching. “Moving them from a lot of indoor work to a challenging outdoor event – which includes logistics, clothing, nutrition and hydration – will be like prepping a pro team for a spring classic.”

Each coaching service will be offering unique packages to guide a client up to and through the event. Participating riders will receive a discounted entry and enjoy special on-site amenities established for each coaching service. 

The participating coaching firms include:  
PRO thirteen Logo     Velo Legitimo Logo    Charles Coaching and Nutritional Services Logo

Registration for the coaching promotion ends on February 15, 2023. 

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The fourth edition of the Natchaug Epic will be held Sunday, March 26, 2023, at the Raceway Restaurant inside the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, Conn. Community partners include the Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program, The Last Green Valley, Best Buddies Connecticut, and the Hole in the Wall Gang. For more information visit