Women’s Group Road Riding & Skills Cycling Clinics – 2019

*** UPDATE:  The clinic is now full for 2019.  Please email tripleshotclinic@gmail.com to be added to the waiting list for 2019. The next clinic will be in 2020. ***

Tripleshot Women’s Cycling Clinics are run by women, for women, in Victoria, BC. They are for women who are interested in learning the skills and techniques needed for group riding and for those who are already comfortably riding in groups but who want to become even faster and more skillful.

Now in our 8th year, Tripleshot Women’s Cycling Clinic is holding all levels of the clinic simultaneously.  Register early for the early-bird special price! 

 

Dates:

April 9 – May 28
8 Tuesday nights, 6 – 7:30pm

Register here!

www.tripleshotcycling.com
tripleshotclinic@gmail.com

The first session, held at St. Patrick’s School gymnasium, is off-bike and will focus on basic bike maintenance. Seven on-the-bike skills sessions follow, held at various locations around the city from Beacon Hill Park to longer groups rides to be determined by the coaches. The clinic will run rain or shine; only hurricane-like winds will stop us. No make-up sessions.

During registration, you will answer a set of questions about your riding skills and comfort.  We will use these answers to help us determine which group to put you in, and we will adjust groups as necessary up to the end of the first on-the-bike session.  Some of the groups provide a series of skills and training sessions to get you more confident and comfortable on your bike and to help you learn skills needed to go on group rides.  Other groups will work from the fundamental skills and teach techniques to make you smarter cyclists, more efficient and faster to enable you to join more challenging group rides.

The Skills

Below are some skills that we will introduce and things we will practice, depending on which group you are in:

  • bike handling
  • safety drills
  • group riding techniques (drafting and pacelines)
  • cornering
  • how to ride hills better (climbing and descending)
  • basic bike maintenance
  • group rides
  • racing techniques
  • sprints and race tactics
  • time trial practice.

For all levels, road bikes or cyclocross bikes are required.  Unfortunately, we are not able to allow e-bikes in the clinic.

Come meet like-minded women, improve your riding and get more comfortable riding in groups and have fun!

Wrap-up Party

The final Tuesday is a wrap-up cycling event for all levels of the clinic, followed by a social with food and beverages. This event is sponsored by Broad Street Cycles and will begin and end at the bike shop. (www.broadstcycles.ca)

Clinic Cost

Early bird special: $130 until 11:59pm March 27, 2019, $160 after. Registration cost does not include the online processing fee.

Limited subsidies available. For more information contact tripleshotclinic@gmail.com.

Tripleshot CrossFondo – October 14, 2018 – Registration is Open!

It’s Year #3 …. and the Tripleshot CrossFondo fun continues!!!! Join riders of all ages and abilities for Victoria’s ONLY mass participation off-road cycling event!

This event is a fund-raiser for the Tripleshot Cycling Club Youth Team and a portion of the funds raised will support the development and maintenance of our region’s amazing trail systems. So far riders have helped us donate $4,100 to the South Vancouver Island Nature Trails Society and South Island Mountain Bike Society.

Lots more information, including how to register, can be found here.

Group cycling skills clinic series

Mondays, 6:00-7:30 am, 3 sessions May 28, June 4, June 11

Aimed at members doing the Tripleshot group rides, especially newer members. Learn the skills to enjoy group rides, and keep them safe. This intro course covers basic skills for riding with others, in three sessions:
1. Getting Close (defensive contact, emergency braking, etc.)
2. Drafting and Pace Lines
3. Cornering

Coached by Brenna Pauly, TS women’s clinic and youth team coach, and Matt Patriquin, TS youth team coach.
Cost is $50, with $30 rebate for riders completing the clinics.
Minimum number of riders 6, maximum 18.

Registration requires payment to hold a place. Registration is non-refundable, but you can sell it to someone else if you can, if your plans change.

To register: Click here

Second Annual Tripleshot Track Day!

Saturday, May 5, 10:00 – 2:00 at the Westshore Velodrome (bring $10 cash and pre-register online)

Learn to Ride at the Velodrome along with other Tripleshot Club members in a fun, friendly environment. This is a subsidized Tripleshot event for club members and family. Come to ride, participate, cheer or just to eat. You will get used to riding a track bike, riding on the sloped velodrome, and learn safety and track etiquette. Once everyone is comfortable (it happens surprisingly quickly), we will do some friendly timed events and fun races.

And, there will be food! We will be barbecuing burgers and have some snacks, but you are welcome to also bring some barbecue side dishes or snacks to share.

Click here to register. Once you’re registered, you’ll just need to show up at the velodrome on Saturday, May 5 with a crisp $10 bill per person.

Track bikes are available to ride; just bring cycling clothes, your helmet, pedals, and cycling shoes.

If you have any questions about riding at the velodrome, talk to Amy, Eric, Neil, Martin, Brenna, Shawn or Lister or anyone who came last year.

2018 Tripleshot Women’s Group Riding & Skills Clinic

The Tripleshot Women’s Cycling Clinic will run for eight Tuesdays, April 10 – May 29, 2018.

The clinic is great for both new/newer cyclists who want to learn/practice group riding skills as well as riders looking to hone their skills and prepare for racing. The clinic offers certified coaching in a fun and supportive environment, and starts with a hands-on bike maintenance session including how to remove a wheel and fix a flat.

$125 Early Bird, $150 after March 27. For more information, visit the registration site here!