Monday, August 10, 2009

Girls + Boys, Get your Cyclocross On!

photo by Jon Suzuki

It's August, which means it's time to start thinking about cyclocross.

Dirty Velo Girls Ride @ Arastradero -- every Thursday at 6:00pm at Arastradero Open Space Preserve in Palo Alto. This is an awesome, girls-only dirt ride appropriate for mountain bikes and cyclocross bikes. See for details.

Bike Skills 103 -- Cyclocross Skills -- CO-ED
Sunday, August 16th 9:00 - 1:00 (San Francisco)

Have you been wondering what's all the buzz about cyclocross? It's a fun but challenging sport that's beginner-friendly and appropriate for the entire family. And best of all, it's happening at a park near you! In this four-hour clinic, you'll learn all the skills needed to get started in this incredible sport, including mounts, dismounts, and how to shoulder and carry your bike. We'll also share information about bikes & equipment, the local cyclocross racing scene, and how to train for a successful season. We'll finish off the day with a simulated race and de-brief. You'll need a mountain bike or a cyclocross bike for this clinic. John Funke is our guest coach for this clinic.

Registration here:

Bay Area Cyclocross Yahoo Group: For all the latest in Northern CA cyclocross news, gossip, and announcements, join the Yahoo Group here:

Eating + breathing cyclocross? Check out the locally-produced Cyclocross Magazine here:

For the low-down on local racing, clinics, and news, check out the Northern California/Nevada Cycling Association cyclocross hub here:

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