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Learn to Ride Safer, Better, Stronger!
What: Queen of the Mountain Team Women’s Only Bicycle Workshop
When: Saturday, March 23, 2019; 8:00am-5:00pm
Where: Furman University Campus, Band Practice Field, 1244 Duncan Chapel Rd., Greenville, SC 29617 (We’ll start the day at the Band Practice Field before using other facilities nearby.)
Who: Beginner & Intermediate Women Road Cyclists Age 16 & Up
Price: $125/person Must Pre-Register to Participate (Includes all instruction and lunch)
Hosts: QOM Women’s Cycling Team and Greenville Fitness & Rehab
What to Bring: Bicycle (Road, Triathlon, Hybrid), Helmet, Cycling Shoes, Water Bottles, Tennis Shoes (if Desired) & Warm Clothing
Take your riding to the next level and learn how to control you bicycle like never before. We’ll help you gain confidence in the saddle, and be the rider you’re striving to be. We’ll teach you the secrets of bike control and the techniques used by the top riders in the world. We will try to push the envelope and get you outside your comfort zone in a very controlled manner that helps minimize fear while maximizing fun. We’ll combine low speed skills with more advanced drills to help you gain a more intimate understanding of your bicycle and how it should be ridden. We guarantee that you’ll be a safer and more confidence rider after this one-day comprehensive cycling workshop, and you’ll have a whole lot of fun doing it. Don’t miss this chance to learn from and network with some of Greenville’s most talented and passionate cyclists.
Tentative Schedule: (We will share a detailed itinerary with participants prior to the event.)
8:00am-8:30am Coffee & Pastries /Check In
8:30am-9:00am Introductions / Expectations
9:00am-12:00pm Bike Handling Skills & Drills
12:00pm-1:20pm Lunch in Furman Student Center
1:30pm-3:00pm Cornering Technique and Drills
3:00pm-4:00pm Descending Technique & Practice
4:00pm-5:00pm Group Riding Tips & Techniques
This workshop is not intended for inexperienced beginner cyclists. Participants should be beginner to intermediate cyclists with at least 1 year of experience riding bicycles on the open road. All participants should be used to completing a 25-mile ride including at least one ascent and descent of Paris Mountain (or equivalent). All drills and instruction will be scaled to individual rider ability, so more experienced road cyclists are also welcome. Participants should come prepared for a normal ride with bicycles, helmets, clothing, cycling shoes and water bottles. We recommend that you bring tennis shoes to participate without clipping in to your pedals to build confidence quickly. We’re limiting this day to 20 people so we can maximize personal instruction and facilitate effective learning. If we get more wanting to participate than that, we’ll do it again soon.
You must register online to participate.
QOM’s mission is to create a healthy women’s cycling environment that focuses on education, training, safety, advocacy, and fellowship. They are a diverse group of female cyclists who are passionate about changing the sport of cycling for women in the Upstate. Their 2019 community partners include Carolina Triathlon, Hybrid Health Sports Chiropractic, D’Allesandro’s Pizza, Sweet Tea Cycles, Upstate Performance Project, and Greenville Fitness and Rehab.
About Samantha Smith & Steve Baker:
Samantha Smith and Steve Baker (Certified IMBA, NICA and USA Cycling Coaches & Instructors) have over 30 years of bicycle riding and racing experience, and they are passionate about sharing their knowledge with others. They have developed a proven curriculum that helps riders on every level ride better on any bicycle. They’ve taught this class to riders on almost every level, and everyone learns and everyone gets better as they go.
Road, Triathlon and Hybrid bicycles are appropriate for this clinic. No mountain bikes please. We will be using a grass field for most of the skill drills to minimize risk to body and bike. Some riders prefer to use their training wheels for the clinic. We will not ask you to do anything you don’t want to do, but we will ask you to challenge yourself.
Questions should be directed to Steve Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or Samantha Smith at email@example.com
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given, but we will work with individuals to postpone participation into a future event if necessary. In the event of inclement weather that forces us to delay, we will choose an alternative date for the event. We will make every effort possible to host this event as scheduled.