Just Added: Bike Skills 301 (group riding), Oct 24th

You asked and we listened. Everybody wants to learn how to safely and efficiently ride with a group, whether that’s one riding partner or a 50-person peloton. So we added another session of our ever-popular Bike Skills 301 (co-ed pacelines + group riding) clinic to the fall calendar on Sunday, October 24th. This 4-hour co-ed clinic will teach you the fine art of wheel-sucking. Whether you’re a racer or a recreational rider, group riding skills will help you ride longer, […]

Bike skills: on the road

New for 2010, Velo Girls Coaching Services has partnered with organizations in other parts of CA to bring our Bike Skills clinics to YOU! August 1st — Chico, CA — we’re offering Bike Skills 101 (Fundamental Bike Handling Skills) in the morning and Bike Skills 201 (Climbing + Descending) in the afternoon. Both of these clinics are co-ed and hosted by the guru of Chico Cycling, Rodney Cox. August 8th — Sacramento, CA — we’re offering Bike Skills 101 in […]

It’s not all about the road bike

Savvy Bike has two upcoming clinics for the dirt crowd, too! Bike Skills 102 — Mountain Bike Skills — Sunday, July 25th It’s time for a little dirty fun! We’ll teach you the basics (and not-so-basics) of balance, weight distribution, and how to use the terrain to your advantage. Learn to rock, roll, hop, and jump. Master the art of steep climbs. Learn to descend with confidence and skill. After just four hours, we guarantee you’ll be a better bike […]

Savvy Bike announces additional 2010 clinic dates

Due to popular demand, we’ve added a bunch of dates to our 2010 coaching calendar: Bike Skills 101 — Fundamental Bike Handling Skills sponsored by BicycleLawyer.com — Jul 17, Sep 18, Nov 13 This 4-hour clinic is the foundation of everything else you’ll learn on the bike. This is the clinic where we teach the old dogs new tricks and the newbies the fundamentals. You’ll learn about balance and weight distribution and how that affects your ability to ride your […]

Ladies, start your engines – NOW!

happy summer! by this point, you’ve probably had several solid months on the bike, completed a century or two, and are thinking “what’s next?” don’t let another year pass you by wishing you’d learned to road race. Velo Girls has just the program for you if you’ve tossed around the idea of racing — the Tri-Flow Women’s Development Racing Program. in this award-winning, innovative, learn-to-race program, you’ll work with a small team of other women just like you — women […]

Falling off the bike

There was a recent thread on the Velo Girls email group that prompted this post. In that thread, a rider commented that a specific local century ride was dangerous because the roads were in poor condition and that these roads caused at least three crashes during the event. With no disrespect to the original poster, I feel obliged to share some thoughts about these assertions. Roads do not cause crashes. Unskilled riders cause crashes. I’ve had the opportunity to ride […]

Ride a bike? We’ve got an app for that!

Savvy Bike is thrilled to announce our 2010 clinic + camp schedule! In 2009, we had more than 800 participants in our various programs. Almost all of our 2009 clinics sold-out weeks in advance, so I would encourage you to register early for any programs you’d like to participate in! I can’t wait to work with you in 2010. Velo Girls Indoor Training Series – Feb 2nd – April 8th, 2010 Beat the winter blues with the return of our […]