I'm relatively new to biking and I'd like to become a more serious biker for my health and for recreation.
Currently I can bike about 20 miles of moderate terrain comfortably and about 40 if I'm feeling very inspired.
I want to set a goal for the end of the summer that will help keep me motivated to work out and prepare. It's pretty far off so it needs to be sufficiently difficult ... some sort of race for me to compete in.
Does anyone know of a good race in mid to late summer thats in the mid-Atlantic, D.C.-metro area for me to set my sights on? Alternatively, any suggestions for becoming a more serious biker?