T.F.T.I. stands for “Thanks for the Invitational” - it’s not a bike race but this is the future of bike racing. Every summer around the Fourth of July I’ve invited a group of cyclists to a weekend in the Catskills, to race each other on a 70ish mile mountainous route for nothing other than the love of the sport and camaraderie amongst friends. Camping is mandatory, as we cook and swim and imbibe together, sharing stories of our rides and adventures of the day. Published with more words on Bicycling Magazine, 2018.