Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Free Clinics!

As in Free CYCLOCROSS Clinics...

Missing Link's Jon Suzuki and Sacramento's Rich Maile are putting on free clinics starting in the next week. It couldn't be easier to get into CX now...

The Missing Link Clinics will be held on Sunday, August 19th and Sunday, Sept. 9th at the Berkeley Marina. This Sunday's clinic will have a special guest instructor: multi World's team member, Gina Hall. Here are Jon's clinic details.

The Sacramento Clinics will be held on Tuesdays from 8/21-9/11 at Glen Hall Park in Sacramento and be run by former USGP Masters Champion Rich Maile. Here are details for the Sacto clinic.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Rides and Clinics

A number of people have been contacting me about rides and clinics. Regarding rides - I just posted info on the ride that I organize in Golden Gate Park on Wednesdays (see the Rides page). I haven't received any other requests to add rides to the site, but I know there is at least one other regular CX ride happening (see the Bay Area Cyclocross Yahoo Group). Anyhow, please give me details on any weekly rides you know of (click here to contact me). If you are looking for a training partner or are interested in starting your own ride, you might first post to the Yahoo Group to see if you can gather some interest, and then let me know when you have an official ride.

Regarding clinics - there have been quite a few newbies showing up on the Yahoo Group, and to these people (as well as anyone else interested in honing their CX skills) I would HIGHLY recommend a clinic. Clinics are usually the last thing to be scheduled, so as of now, the only clinics on the calendar are those offered by Bay Area Cross Legend Clark Natwick (see the Calendar), but more clinics will be hitting the Calendar in the next 2 weeks for sure. The Sacramento gang, Velo Bellas, and Bay Area Velo Girls also put on clinics - look for these to be added soon. I usually run a clinic in conjunction with the first or 2nd Pilarcitos race - not sure if that's gonna happen yet but I'll keep you posted. Also bear in mind that Clinics are not just for newbies - many of the clinics are run by seasoned Elite and Master riders that have much to offer the intermediate or even advanced rider looking to pick up some valuable expertise.