3rd Annual TS Women’s Group Riding & Skills Clinic

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

Sponsored Evenings:
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!

Target Events:
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!
Accent Inns
Properties in Victoria Professionals Real Estate Team
Clif Luna bars
Fernwood Coffee/Parsonage Cafe
Hoyne Brewing

*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