Clinics and Camps
“Master your Mojo” Skills Clinics
May 10th & 17th, 2023
Rollout is 5:45 pm. Location – each week will meet on West side of Vancouver
Jump start your cycling season with our clinics, designed to help you refine and improve your cycling skills and 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 and NCCP Rider Leader training, CPR and Standard First Aid.
If your goal this year is to gain confidence on your bike, 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 & Pace lines
We may start the session on grass (weather dependant) so you can get comfortable controlling your bike while riding closely with others. You will gain confidence and trust while learning techniques to ride safer and efficiently in group situations. 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…. pace line techniques such as single, double and rotating pace lines, hand signalling and communication, closing the gap, soft pedalling, “braking” techniques and other micro adjustments to improve your riding efficiency.
Session 2: Climbing, Descending and Cornering
Are hills your mental nemesis? Learn to bite them back and climb with ease with proper form, technique, breathing and other climbing strategies. And what goes up must come down. Improve your confidence, balance and efficiency while enjoying those long, winding descends. You’ll also learn how to enter and ride through corners efficiently, when to brake and gear and many more cornering strategies.
Cost $90 for 2 sessions
Cancellation Policy: all clinics are non refundable.
“Love Your Legs” Cycling Getaway
Postponed to 2024
Come join WOWride Cycling Club for “Love Your Legs” cycling camp in Osoyoos. This women’s riding camp is for riders who want to use their legs to the fullest and scout out and strategize for the Penticon fondo. Fine tune your climbing legs, riding legs, hot tub legs, wine legs and the best of all chatting legs. Cycle with the best legs around: our National Coaching Certified Program (NCCP) WOWride Domestiques. We will also taste wine, laugh and have a break from the “city”. Why not? After all, it’s all about loving your legs…
- Rides supported by our WOWride NCCP Level 1 Domestiques.
- 3 group rides: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Distances 60-120 km per day pending your leg power.
- Breakfast packages for your room for Friday, Saturday and Sunday
- Thursday reception
- Friday and Saturday lunches
- Friday night dinner & wine
- Saturday evening wine paired dinner at a local winery
- Sic SWAG
- Dynamic conversations with fab women!
YOU BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION SEPARATELY: We have accessed preferred pricing and set aside rooms at the Watermark Beach Resort.
FREE Clinics for Members Only
Member Safety Day
- Sunday TBD
- 8:30 – 10:30 am
- Meet at the Maritime Museum
This Sunday’s ride will be all about riding safely. We’ll start with a pre-ride safety chat and then learn as we ride. See our calendar for the route.
Strength Training Clinic
- Date TBD
- 7pm – 8:30 pm
- IN PERSON at West 4th Physiotherapy – Suite 216 – 2211 West 4th Avenue (above Whole Foods)
Planning to clock a few miles on your bike this summer? Learn how to be strong OFF the bike to be stronger ON the bike. Please come join us in person for a very informative presentation by Strength training specialist, Peter Francis and Jen MacPherson, a level two bike fitter, WOWride Domestique and 25+ year certified physiotherapist with our incredible sponsor, WEST 4TH PHYSIOTHERAPY.
Basic Tire Change Clinic
- Date and location TBD
Learn how to change a tire so you fell confident and independant on a ride. Learn from the friendly and knowledgeable experts.