Clinics and Camps
“Master your Mojo” Skills Clinics
April 18, 25, & May 2, 2018
Rollout is 6:00 pm. Sessions meet on the west side of Vancouver. Location – each week will be different (TBD)
Jump start your cycling season with clinics to refine and improve your cycling skills and help you gain confidence in group riding situations. This is a great chance to meet and ride with other like-minded, dynamic women and accelerate your learning curve to get you to that next step in your cycling ability. Learn from our WOWride domestiques who have all completed Let’s Ride (formerly NCCP Level 1), CPR and Standard First Aid.
If your goal this year is to pick it up a notch or ride a few fondos these clinics are for you. All clinics are open to members and non-members.
Session 1: Bike Handling
We will start the session on grass so you can get comfortable controlling your bike while riding closely with others. Includes: Clipping in and out, riding with one hand, riding in a straight line, braking and emergency stopping, gear sifting, riding slowly, skidding or falling, and beginner paceline techniques. Grass stains included in the price.
Session 2: Climbing and Descending
Are hills your mental nemesis? Learn to bite them back and climb with ease with proper form, technique, breathing and other climbing strategies. What goes up must come down. Improve your confidence, balance and efficiency while enjoying those long, winding descends.
Session 3: Pacelines and Cornering
Gain confidence and trust while learning savvy techniques to ride safer and more efficiently in group situations. Includes: riding safely in single and double pacelines, rotating pacelines, hand signalling and communication, closing the gap, soft pedalling, “braking” techniques and other micro adjustments to improve your riding efficiency. You’ll also learn how to enter and ride through corners efficiently, when to brake and gear and many other cornering strategies.
Cost $75 for 3 sessions
NEW Cancellation Policy: all clinics are non refundable.
“Love Your Legs” Cycling Camp
Thursday May 3 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Grab your spot on our “Love Your Legs” cycling camp in Osoyoos, BC. This women’s riding camp is for members only who want to use their legs to the fullest. Fine tune your climbing legs, yoga legs, riding legs, hot tub legs, wine legs and the best of all chatting legs. Learn from the best legs around: Lesley Tomlinson, Canadian Olympian, owner of TaG Cycling and her coaches, along with help from our Let’s Ride (formerly National Coaching Certified Program – NCCP Level 1), CPR and First Aid trained WOWride Domestiques. Groups will be formed by our coaches where no one is left behind. We will also learn a few yoga moves, taste wine, laugh and have a break from the “city”. Why not? After all it’s all about loving your legs… Please note – We will not have a support vehicle for this camp and will be riding approximately 200 km in 3 days on challenging terrain. For safety reasons this camp is only open to Intermediate and Advanced riders with group experience only.
FREE Clinics for Members Only
Member Safety Day
- Sunday April 22, 2018
- 8:00 – 10:30 am
- Breka Bakery and Café (3750 West 4th Avenue)
This Sunday’s ride will be all about riding safely. Let’s meet at Breka Bakery and Café to start our member safety day clinic. Lead by legendary, high performance racer, coach and commentator Richard Wooles from Peak & Valley Coaching.
Post ride we’ll debrief with questions, chat and coffee.
Basic Bike Maintenance
- Thursday May 24, 2018
- 6pm – 7:30 pm
- Speed Theory (4th and Trafalgar)
Learn basic bike maintenance skills that can keep you and your bike running smoothly. Save on repair costs, be more efficient and even faster by keeping your bike in tip top form. Learn from the friendly and knowledgeable experts at Speed Theory in Kits.
Pedal Nutrition Clinic
- Thursday June 7, 2018
- 7pm – 8:30 pm
- Borden Ladner Gervais – Suite 1200 – 200 Burrard Street (bikes can be brought up in the elevator)
I’ve Bonked and I can’t get up. This clinic hosted by BLG and fuelled by WOWride member and Registered Holistic Nutritionist Andrea McDonald will take us through the fundamentals and importance of good nutrition and specifically proper fueling for athletes and preparing for longer rides, fondos and other endurance sports.
Injury Prevention Clinic
- Thursday June 14, 2018
- 7pm – 8:30 pm
- West 4th Physiotherapy – Suite 216 – 2211 West 4th Avenue (above Whole Foods)
Planning to clock a few miles on your bike this summer? Stay INJURY Free for the season and beyond. Please come join us at West 4th Physio for a very informative Injury Prevention presentation by 25+ year certified physiotherapist, level two bike fitter and WOWride Domestique Jennifer MacPherson.
Learn to Race (aka Faster Fondo Clinic)
- Thursday June 21, 2018
- 6pm – 7:30pm
- Location TBD (Richmond)
Want to learn how to ride a faster fondo? How to take a corner a little faster with ease? Or gain confidence riding tightly with others who all have a PB goal? Join our WOWrideTaG winning race team and coach Lesley Tomlinson, 2 time Olympian and expert cycling coach from TAG Cycling to learn specific strategies and some tricks on how to use other riders to help you cross the finish line faster. Must pre-register. More details to follow.