Wednesday, August 5, 2009

and now for something completely different......a little dirt!

Yup! It's true. Velo Girls ride on the road but we know how to get dirty, too! And we've got two co-ed August clinics that are perfect for those of you who want to learn to ride in the dirt or just improve your existing skills:

Bike Skills 102 – Mountain Bike Skills -- Sunday, August 9th -- 9:00am - 1:00pm

It's time for a little dirty fun! We'll teach you the basics (and not-so-basics) of balance, weight distribution, and how to use the terrain to your advantage. Learn to rock, roll, hop, and jump. Master the art of steep climbs. Learn to descend with confidence and skill. After just four hours, we guarantee you’ll be a better bike handler and have much more fun on the bike.

Bike Skills 103 – Cyclocross Skills -- Sunday, August 16th -- 9:00am - 1:00pm

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.

Guest instructor for this clinic is the one and only John Funke!

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