Intro to Road Racing Clinic

Have you ever thought about giving bike racing a try, but are not quite sure how to do it? What makes racing different from fast, hard group rides? Do other people ask you if you “race”? Or maybe you just want to be a more proficient and skillful rider.

This clinic is aimed at the athletic/competitive-minded road bike rider who hasn’t raced before and wants to give it a try or is very new to racing and needs additional information. We will cover the basics of racing, as well as training for racing, specific skills needed to navigate the peloton effectively and efficiently, and the special skills needed for the different road race disciplines – Road Race, Time Trial, and Criterium.

You will leave equipped with the knowledge of what to expect so that you are confident and fully-prepared on race day.

*Completion of both days counts toward upgrade for novice women and men.*

When: Fall 2016 – Check back in early September for Clinic dates
Details: Day 1; 9am – 2pm – Classroom instruction
Sligo-Dennis Avenue Park Activity Building 10200 Sligo Creek Parkway
Silver Spring, MD 20902

Day 2 930am – 1pm – On-the-bike skills and drills (helmet required)
Rock Creek Park Tennis Center
Intersection of Morrow Drive and 16 Street NW (park in tennis center lot) Washington, DC 20011
Meet at 9:30; On the bike at 10amCost:$75 (Includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and learning materials)
$50 for Day 1 only
$25 for Day 2 only (includes snacks/beverages) Registration:Online registration only via USACycling.org by 29 October (no mail-in/day-of registration)

Registration will open in early September 2016 at usacycling.org