Two great opportunities to attend women-only clinics are coming up.
From Half Acre Cycling’s Vanessa Buccella:
This Saturday Half Acre Cycling is hosting our annual Women/Trans Road Clinic. Registration can be found here.
This year we have two new clinic leaders. We are FLYING in our Intermediate Clinic leader, Cycle-Smart coach, Shaun Adamson, from Alberta, Canada. This makes him a VIP! Many Half Acre-ers have been making use of Cycle-Smart coaching services with the guidance of Shaun, and we are excited to have him in Chicago for the clinic. The beginner clinic leader is Pascale Petro who wants to get women pumped about racing.
The location is almost exactly where the Lincoln Park Crit took place this past Sunday (if you were there). We will meet for a classroom portion at the Clarendon Park Fieldhouse (4501 N Clarendon, Chicago) and move over to the park for the on-the-bike portion.
We are open to some suggestions as far as topics go, however we are pretty sure we have a great agenda for each group.
For the beginner group we are going to talk about the different kinds of racing, why we think racing is fun, what you need to start racing both gear-wise and license-wise and lots of other topics to get you started. On the bike you will practice pacelines, cornering, and communication.
For the more seasoned riders we are going to focus on choosing target races, recuperating during a stage race along with other stage racing techniques and race tactics. Then we will practice some skills like sprinting. We will try to cover as much as possible in our three hours with Shaun.
Half Acre Cycling is dedicated to providing this clinic only to women and trans individuals, however as registration for the intermediate clinic is low, it may be combined with Half Acre Cycling’s OWN team road clinic. Please register soon so we can keep these two clinics separate!
Saturday May 5th, 2012, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook
INSTRUCTED BY: FRANCINE HAAS
Category 2 Track Racer, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 “Woman Rider of the Year”
WHAT TO EXPECT:
• What a track bike is and how it is different than a road bike
• How to ride a track bike
• Proper track etiquette
• Track racing 101
• Group riding skills
WHAT TO BRING:
• Helmet & cycling shoes
• Track bike with pedals
• Appropriate cycling clothing
• $15 for non-USAC licensed, $10 licensed
FOR INFORMATION ON LOANER BIKES
Please contact the velodrome 847-291-2985 or Francine at email@example.com
To register please visit BikeReg