Skill Clinics

2017 Schedule


Mountain Bike Skills – Morden, MB

Saturday July 15th

Please register so we know how many to expect:

Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Location: west end of Plum Ave in Morden, MB
Who: All abilities welcome
Cost: Free for everyone, thanks to our friends at Country Cycle (240 Main St. Winkler)

What to Bring:

  • HELMET – mandatory, no helmet=no riding
  • Trail-worthy bike (no cruisers please)
  • Water bottle
  • Granola bar or something like that
  • Spare tube, tire lever, hand pump – whatever you normally carry in case of a flat. Don’t know what to do in case of a flat? We’re gonna change that.
  • Emergency contact & medical (if app.) information (e.g. card in your pocket, Road ID wristband etc.)
  • Your enthusiasm for learning new skills / improving skills you already have / challenging yourself

Skills We’ll Cover:

  • The Basics – pedal stroke, braking, shifting, getting out of the saddle
  • Wheel lifts – clearing obstacles
  • Climbing & Descending with confidence
  • Slow speed manoeuvring & high speed cornering
  • Sand riding and more…

Riders will be split into groups based on previous experience/skill level


Cyclocross Skills

Sunday August 20th 

Registration Open soon!

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Whittier Park – Fort Gibraltar parking lot 866 St. Joseph
Who: All female riders 12 years old and up are welcome
Cost: Free for Velodonnas Club members; $10 for non-members

What to Bring:

  • HELMET – mandatory, no helmet=no riding
  • Cross or Mountain Bike
  • Water bottle and water
  • Granola bar or something like that (snacks)
  • Emergency contact & medical (if app.) information (e.g. card in your pocket, Road ID wristband etc.)
  • Your enthusiasm for learning new skills / improving skills you already have / challenging yourself

Skills We’ll Cover:

  • The Basics – pedal stroke, braking, shifting, cornering, getting out of the saddle
  • Mounts and Dismounts
  • Carrying the bike
  • Starts – bike & body contact, touching wheels
  • Hurdles and run ups

Mountain Bike Skills

Saturday June 3rd

Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Location: Birds Hill Park – Bur Oak Trails (Lot #7 on South Drive)
Who: All female riders 12 years old and up are welcome
Cost: Free for Velodonnas Club members; $10 for non-members

What to Bring:

  • HELMET – mandatory, no helmet=no riding
  • Trail-worthy bike (no cruisers please)
  • Water bottle
  • Granola bar or something like that
  • Spare tube, tire lever, hand pump – whatever you normally carry in case of a flat. Don’t know what to do in case of a flat? We’re gonna change that.
  • Emergency contact & medical (if app.) information (e.g. card in your pocket, Road ID wristband etc.)
  • Your enthusiasm for learning new skills / improving skills you already have / challenging yourself

Skills We’ll Cover:

  • The Basics – pedal stroke, braking, shifting, getting out of the saddle
  • Wheel lifts – clearing obstacles
  • Climbing & Descending with confidence
  • Slow speed manoeuvring & high speed cornering
  • Sand riding and more…

Riders will be split into groups based on previous experience/skill level


Road Cycling Skills

Saturday May 6th

Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Location: Assiniboine Park – meeting at Duck Pond
Who: All female riders 12 years old and up are welcome
Cost: Free for Velodonnas Club members; $10 for non-members

What to Bring:

  • HELMET – mandatory, no helmet=no riding
  • Road bike or road-worthy bike (no cruisers)
  • Water bottle
  • Granola bar or something like that
  • Spare tube, tire lever, hand pump – whatever you normally carry in case of a flat. Don’t know what to do in case of a flat? We’re gonna change that.
  • Emergency contact & medical (if app.) information (e.g. card in your pocket, Road ID wristband etc.)
  • Your enthusiasm for learning new skills / improving skills you already have / challenging yourself

Skills We’ll Cover:

  • The Basics – pedal stroke, braking, shifting, getting out of the saddle, cornering
  • Confident Pack Riding – we’re going to get comfortable with bike & body contact, touching wheels, clearing obstacles etc.
  • Surviving a Group Ride – drafting essentials, pacelines & echelon practice, group communication