Skill Clinics

  • Road – Monday May 13th, 2019 & Saturday July 6, 2019 – Read more…
  • Mountain Bike – Sunday June 9, 2019 – Read more…
  • Cyclocross – Saturday August 17, 2019 – Read more…

2019 Schedule


Road Cycling Skills

Monday May 13th, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00PM
Location: Extra Foods parking lot, 740 St. Anne’s Rd.

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Saturday July 6th, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: TBD

REGISTRATION OPEN SOON…

Who: All female riders, 11 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

Mountain Bike Skills

Sunday June 9th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Bison Butte. We’ll meet in the parking lot adjacent to Cabela’s (580 Sterling Lyon Pkwy)
Who: All female identifying riders, 11 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 maneuvering & high speed cornering
  • Sand riding and more…

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


Cyclocross Skills

Saturday August 17th, 2019 

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Whittier Park – Fort Gibraltar parking lot 866 St. Joseph
Who: All female identifying riders, 11 years old and older are welcome
Cost: Free for Velodonnas Club members; $10 for non-members

REGISTRATION OPEN SOON…

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