Everyone can benefit from our skills clinics, whether you've been riding six months or two decades! We take the hit or miss out of the learning process to help you flatten the learning curve. It doesn't need to be difficult or painful to learn to ride or race a bike. We'll help you ride "with" your bike instead of "on" your bike. And we'll help you have fun!
By popular demand, we introduced our Bike Skills modules in 2008. We took our most popular two-day bike skills clinics and broke them down into 4-hour modules so you can focus on those skills that are most important to you. Some of these clinics are for women or men only; some are co-ed.
We highly recommend you participate in Bike Skills 101 (or an equivalent clinic) prior to registering for our more advanced road clinics.
Registration is open for all our January - June programs at http://savvybike.eventbrite.com
CINDERELLA KICK-START CLINIC
January 19, 2013 | Redwood City, CA
Are you planning to ride the Cinderella Classic on April 6th, 2013? If so, this is the PERFECT clinic for you. We combine the best skills from our Bike Skills modules, along with important information about nutrition and bike maintenance, to start you off in the right direction for a successful event. Then, join us for our progressive training ride series that begins the following week and you'll be crossing the finish line in style! Meet other women who will be riding Cinderella and have a GREAT day of bike-love learning.
CARMEL VALLEY WOMEN'S CYCLING ESCAPE WEEKEND
March 22-24, 2013 | Carmel Valley, CA
Join us for an action-packed weekend in beautiful Carmel Valley. We'll be based at the historic Los Laureles Lodge, featuring adorable rooms and mouth-watering meals. We've got plenty of options for both road cycling and mountain biking. In addition to supported rides + educational seminars, we'll fill your girls' weekend with yoga, spa time, and wine tasting. Escape with your bike to amazing Carmel Valley!
SAVVY BIKE SKILLS CLINICSBIKE SKILLS 101: FUNDAMENTAL BIKE HANDLING SKILLS - SPONSORED BY BICYCLELAWYER.COM
This 4-hour co-ed clinic is the foundation of everything else you'll learn on the bike. This is the clinic where we teach the old dogs new tricks and the newbies the fundamentals. You'll learn about balance and weight distribution and how that affects your ability to ride your bike safely and confidently. We'll learn skills like riding with no hands, emergency stops, and how to look behind you while holding your line, how to steer, and counter-steer. After just four hours, we guarantee you'll be a better bike handler and have much more fun on the bike. PLEASE NOTE: Bike Skills 101 is the pre-requisite for all other Bike Skills road clinic modules.
February 3, 2013 | Redwood City, CA
March 16, 2013 | Redwood City, CA
April 28, 2013 | Redwood City, CA
June 8, 2013 | Redwood City, CA
BIKE SKILLS 102: FUNDAMENTAL MOUNTAIN BIKE SKILLS
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. You'll need a mountain bike or a cyclocross bike for this clinic.
April 7, 2013 | Palo Alto, CA
BIKE SKILLS 201: CLIMBING + DESCENDING SKILLS - SPONSORED BY TERESA CALLEN OF IMAGE ARTS SALON
Bike Skills 201 is a continuation of what you've learned in Bike Skills 101. In this 4-hour co-ed clinic, we'll teach you how to climb like a pro - seated climbs, standing climbs, short climbs, steep climbs, extended climbs. And then, we'll teach you how to come back down again, focusing on a fast straight descent, and then a technical switchbacky descent. Pre-requisite: Bike Skills 101 or equivalent experience.
February 3, 2013 | Portola Valley, CA
March 16, 2013 | Portola Valley, CA
April 28, 2013 | Portola Valley, CA
June 8, 2013 | Portola Valley, CA
BIKE SKILLS 301: PACELINES + GROUP RIDING
Wheelsucking is an art! Whether you're a racer or a recreational rider, group riding skills will help you ride longer, faster, and farther. We'll learn draft theory and basic pacelines, beginning with partner work and progressing to more complex group riding skills and introductory racing techniques. Pre-requisite: Bike Skills 101 or equivalent experience.
March 3, 2013 | Woodside, CA
May 5, 2013 | Woodside, CA
BIKE TOURING 101
May 25-26, 2013 | Pescadero, CA
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 40-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.
5TH ANNUAL ALPINE ALTITUDE ADVENTURE (AKA DEATH RIDE TRAINING CAMP)
June 21-23, 2013 | Markleeville, CA
Join us for a fun, co-ed training weekend in Markleeville, CA, home of the Death Ride. This 5th annual co-ed weekend camp is designed to help prepare participants for the rigors of endurance riding at high altitude. Based in Markleeville, CA, this camp is appropriate for Death Ride participants and others who wish to gain high altitude experience. Daily mileage options range from 25 - 75 miles. Registration fee includes camping (Friday + Saturday), a Friday skills clinic, SAG on rides, cycling nutrition, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch, and lots of fun with cool folks. Thursday and Sunday night camping options are also available. You are responsible for transportation to/from Markleeville, however participants will be encouraged to carpool.
2013 TRI-FLOW DEVELOPMENT RACING PROGRAMSThe Tri-Flow Development Racing Program is designed to be a small, focused training program that teaches cyclists how to road race and supports experienced racers who aren't part of a season-long team. Because of the small group size, each participant will receive very personalized attention. This six-week program will prepare participants to race in the Bariani Road Race in Zamora, providing both skills and fitness training. The entire group and coach will race together, and we'll provide full logistical and strategic support on race day.
Registration for this program is $525 and includes a custom team jersey, USA Cycling race license, race registration, six weeks of coached group training (two sessions/week), a group training plan developed just for this program, and email coaching (and group) support.
BARIANI ROAD RACE
February 3 - March 17, 2013
SAN ARDO ROAD RACE
July 6 - August 17, 2013