This 7-week clinic is coached by women for women, and provides a series of skills and training sessions to get you more confident and comfortable on your bike. Sessions will include bike handling drills, group riding techniques (drafting/ pacelines), basic bike maintenance, and an introduction to racing; all in a beginner friendly format. This clinic also highlights the diversity of cycling as well as what the local Victoria community has to offer.
April 10 – May 22
Thursdays, 6 – 7:30pm; skills sessions (various locations around the city from Beacon Hill Park to Western Speedway in Langford)
April 10 : Skills Rodeo #1 (Beacon Hill Park)
April 17: Drafting/Pacelines #1 (BHP)
April 24: Cornering (Ogden Point)
May 1: Skills Rodeo #2 (BHP)
May 8: Drafting/Pacelines #2 (along the waterfront; location dependent on group – BHP, Clover Point OR Cattle Point)
May 15: Western Speedway in Langford
May 22: “Feed the Seed” Alleycat (starting from Broad St Cycles)
New for 2014:
Mondays, 6-8:00pm; Group ride in conjunction with the Oak Bay Wheelers Women’s Ride: victoriawheelers.ca/event/wheelers-race/womens-ride
Tuesday, April 15, 6:15pm; Bike Mechanics session with Mitch from the Trek Bike Store (www.trekbikesvictoria.com) at the Trek store in Vic West
Tuesday, April 22, 6:15pm: Bike Fit with Barb Bialokoz (bbphysio.ca) (location to be confirmed)
Monday, May 12, 6:00pm Assess & Strengthen Dryland Training Session with Bonnie Browett (www.focussportsrehab.com) at Braefoot school field
Thursday May 22, 6:00pm: “Feed the Seed” Alleycat and Social Wrap-Up sponsored by Broad Street Cycles (www.broadstcycles.ca) and Stuckylife (www.stuckylife.com) *Clinic Alumni from 2012 & 2013 are welcome to come out & collect nonperishables & celebrate!
Sunday, May 18, 8am; Windsor Park Crit (Oak Bay)
Friday, May 30, 6pm, Dallas Road Time Trial (8km)
Clinic Registration – $125. Registration cost does not include the online processing fee.
Online registration through CCN: https://ccnbikes.com/Womens-Group-Road-Riding-Skills-Cycling-Clinic/
Cycling BC License (optional) – $45 for a citizen license.
Cycling BC is offering new members 50% off membership so a citizen license is highly encouraged as it will facilitate participating in group rides and local cycling events. If a participant is uninsured by Cycling BC, there is a maximum allowance of three group rides with a cycling club.
Coaches for 2014 are Glenowyn Carlson, Barb Bialokoz, Tarryn Cote, Kate Weber, Brenna Pauly, Paula Shaw, Deb Hopkins, Shawn McKean, Bonnie Browett & Kristin Scott. Leaders are all certified coaches through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)!
Returning Sponsors for 2014!
Properties in Victoria Professionals Real Estate Team
Clif Luna bars
Fernwood Coffee/Parsonage Cafe
*New* Velofix will be providing mechanical support the first night as well as donating a free tune up & some swag!
This event is sold out but please email to be added a waitlist that will help determine interest for the next session!
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me! Please help spread the word & get more women out on their bikes this year!
Happy Pedaling, Jen