some for the girls and some for the boys
clinics, that is! we've just released our calendar of 2008 clinics and I'm super-excited about what we're offering this season. whether you've been riding one year or ten years, I guarantee I can teach you something new that will improve your riding right away!
all clinics are held in the San Francisco bay area.
more information and on-line registration at http://www.velogirls.com/coaching/programs.php
GIRLS GOT SKILLSâ„¢ â€“ June 21st & 22nd, 2008
Registration deadline June 9th
This is our corner-stone clinic, and includes 16 hours of â€œyouâ€ time in the company of other cycling women. This clinics is a must-do for recreational cyclists and racers alike! We cover individual bike handling skills, group riding skills, and training principles (including a time trial to determine heart rate training zones). Youâ€™ll walk away from this weekend with a renewed love for the bike and the cycling community!
NEW FOR 2008 â€“ BIKE SKILLS MODULES!
By popular demand, weâ€™ve taken our most popular two-day bike skills clinics and broken them down into 4-hour modules so you can focus on those skills that are most important to you. Some of these clinics are for women or men only; some are co-ed. Let us know what you think!!!
BIKE SKILLS 101 â€“ Individual Bike Handling Skills
May 10th (Women), May 25th (Men), August 17th (Women), September 7th (Men)
This clinic is the foundation of everything else youâ€™ll learn on the bike. This is the clinic where we teach the old dogs new tricks. Youâ€™ll learn about balance and weight distribution and how that affects your ability to ride your bike safely and confidently. Weâ€™ll learn skills like riding with no hands, emergency stops, and how to look behind you while holding your line, how to steer, and counter-steer. After just four hours, we guarantee youâ€™ll be a better bike handler and have much more fun on the bike.
BIKE SKILLS 201 â€“ Climbing & Descending
June 8th and September 14th
What goes up must come down, right? In this 4-hour clinic, weâ€™ll teach you how to climb like a pro â€“ seated climbs, standing climbs, short climbs, steep climbs, extended climbs. And then, weâ€™ll teach you how to come back down again, focusing on a fast straight descent, and then a technical switchbacky descent. Pre-requisite: Bike Skills 101 or equivalent experience.
BIKE SKILLS 301 â€“ Group Riding
July 5th and September 21st
Whether youâ€™re a racer or a recreational rider, group riding skills will help you ride longer, faster, and farther. Weâ€™ll learn draft theory and basic pacelines, progressing to more complex group riding skills and introductory racing techniques. Pre-requisite: Bike Skills 101 or equivalent experience.
BIKE SKILLS 302 â€“ Criterium & Road Racing Skills
June 14th (Men) and June 28th (Women)
This four-hour clinic will teach you all the individual bike-handling and group riding skills you'll need to race your first (or your 10th) criterium or road race. In addition to skills & drills, you'll receive expert coaching on race preparation and logistics, and an introduction to tactics. We'll finish the day with a training race followed by a de-brief. Pre-requisite: Bike Skills 101 or equivalent experience.