The Northeast Velodrome & Cycling Park will be offering its first annual “Try the Track” clinic, permitted through USA Cycling.
This two part clinic will provide a thorough course on Track Cycling, as well as on the bike coaching, all culminating in some basic racing. The goal of the clinic is to provide consistent information and material used at many of the country’s leading tracks to form an entry point for the budding track racer. The clinic is open to anyone, and one day licenses will be available to anyone who is not a licensed USAC (USA Cycling) rider. We have 24 brand new track bikes available for demo if you do not have your own bike, but sizes are limited, so please register to reserve yours now. Bikes will be reserved on a first come first served basis.
The clinic will be divided into two parts. A classroom session on Friday the 30th of April which will cover Track Bikes, Track Protocol and the Track racing surface itself.
The second part of the clinic on Saturday the 1st of May will be an on-the-bike format where you will learn the nuances of the fixed gear bike, the subtleties of the track, riding in a group, and then racing.
The clinic will be coached by USA Cycling Certified Coaches, Kurt Begemann and Jeff Palter, with a guest appearance by National Champion and Pro 6-Day rider, Kacey Manderfield.
All new riders who attend and complete BOTH parts of the clinic will be eligible for their Category 5 to category 4 Track Upgrade, and will be ready to race in USAC sanctioned events.
There are many riders who already have their category 4 licenses, who could still benefit from this clinic as gear choice, pedaling cadence and other helpful riding tips will be covered. For any category 4 or higher rider, this clinic will count as one race day towards their 5 needed for their next upgrade.
Northeast Velodrome & Cycling Park Presents
Try the Track: An Introduction to Track Cycling
WHEN: APRIL 30 & MAY 1, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010: 6-8pm, Burlington Marriot Hotel, One Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
Saturday, May 1, 2010: 9am-3p, Track Session, Northeast Velodrome & Cycling Park, 29 Grenier Field Road, Londonderry, NH 03051
COST: *$75, through BikeReg.com
*Event is limited to 30 riders, first come first served.
*If space available, register in person at Cycle Loft, Friday April 30.
*Open to all USA Cycling Categories, and members of the public.
*All Category 5 riders qualify for an upgrade to Category 4 with full participation.
* There are many riders who already have their category 4 licenses, who could still benefit from this clinic as gear choice, pedaling cadence and other helpful riding tips will be covered.
*For any category 4 or higher rider, this clinic will count as one race day towards their 5 needed for their next upgrade.
*Event under USA Cycling: Permit pending
*Instruction provided by USA Cycling Coaches Kurt Begemann and Jeff Palter
*Guest appearance by National Champion and Pro 6-Day Rider, Kacey Manderfield
*Classroom session held rain or shine; rain date for track session Sunday May 2, 2010.
*With successful completion of course, riders are eligible for a 10% savings coupon applicable to track bicycles, and track related parts and accessories at the Cycle Loft.
*Do you need a loaner bike for the clinic?____Road Frame Size?____TT Length?____
*What to Bring: Helmets required. Full cycling attire, gloves, clipless pedals and shoes. Towel. There are limited refreshments on site, please bring enough liquid for 5 hours. Folding chair, dry/warm clothes to change, weather can be unpredictable.
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