Road Cycling Clinics

Introduction to Road Cycling & Racing

Road cycling is all about riding in a group, so riders must be aware of their surroundings, capable bike handlers and understand basic traffic laws. We recommend that riders learn many of the needed skills on a mountain bike until they are 12 years old.

To get started with road, we will offer several Intro Road Clinics and cross-over days for kids to come from another Academy program to try road cycling with their bike or on one of our loaners.

For the Development XC MTB Team, you may choose one day a week for road cross over as part of your regular program. Talk to Bill to find out which days and rides to attend.

Intro Road #1

Saturday, April 28, 2012

For Ages 12 – 18

2:00 – 4:30PM

Meet at our office

Bill will lead an intro to road clinic to get climbers, skiers, mountain bikers and new riders comfortable riding in the pack on an open road. Great way to prepare for the PPP or summer road cycling.

Some loaner bikes are available, ask Bill for details.

Free to all juniors who have ever been in an Academy program.

Email Bill@bendenduranceacademy.org to sign up.

 

Intro to Road #2

Thursday, May 24, 2012

For ages 12+

4:00 – 6:00PM

Meet at the office

We will load up in the van with the trailer and shuttle out to the Bend Don’t Brake course on Arnold Market Rd. We will pre-ride the course together at a very easy pace for 1 lap then practice our 1km sprints. Option to ride more or take the shuttle back to the office.

Free to all juniors who have ever been in an Academy program.

For all others, $10

Email Bill@bendenduranceacademy.org to sign up.