Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Racing and Touring -- it's all good!

Whether you want to race your bicycle or tour with your bicycle, Velo Girls Coaching Services has some great programs on the calendar for May.

Bike Skills 302 -- Racing Skills + Tactics
May 23rd (sessions for men and 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.

Register for Bike Skills 302 here!

Bike Touring 101 (co-ed)
May 30th + 31st

Have you thought about touring on your bike but don't know where to begin? We'll unravel the mysteries of supported, fully-loaded, and semi-loaded touring for you. This new program includes a two-hour seminar on the topics of equipment, bicycle choice, what to bring, how to pack, camping, cooking, safety, and choosing your route. Then, we head out for a weekend of semi-loaded touring with a 50-mile hilly option or a 25-mile rolling option, both ending at Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel in Pescadero, where we'll have dinner, spend the evening, soak in the hot tub, and sleep. The next day, we pack up and return to the start. This is a fully-supported event and includes ride nutrition, dinner (Saturday) and breakfast (Sunday), SAG, and your accommodations at the hostel.

Register for Bike Touring 101 here!

Whether you want to go fast or you want to go long, I hope you'll join us for some cycling fun in May!

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