This series is intended for riders with little or no race experience, including novices, or those returning to racing after a break. People of all ages, abilities and genders are welcome! Coaches and experienced riders will be on hand to conduct learn to race clinics, encouraging fun, confidence and skills training. Clinics cover (but are not limited to): cornering, sprinting, pack handling skills, echelons, race tactics, bumping wheels, energy conservation, etc.
The first four weeks focus on Learning to ride in groups. Following that, we run a Race Skills Clinic every Monday for the remainder of the summer (except holiday Mondays). Learn to Race Clinics cover group riding skills, cornering, sprinting, race tactics, bumping wheels, energy conservation, and more!
Email us if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Race - 30 minutes. For those who want a slightly slower pace, need more race wisdom, or are new to the sport. All first time attendees to Midweek's Weekly Series MUST first compete in the Early Race before being permitted to join the Late Race.
Late Race - 60 minutes. For those who have done well in the Early Race and have been promoted. You may start in the Late Race if you raced it last season.
Midweek and other clubs deliver excellent programs to assist newbies get their racing legs and experience riding in a pack. All first timers and even old racers who have been out of the sport for a while should attend Midweek's Monday night Learn-to-Race or similar instruction before attempting their first Tuesday race.
Our weekly Cyclocross series is a skills clinic, a training circuit and a race practice. Every week, a different course is set up for you to come and get your 'cross on. The format is a little different each week - a little instruction, a lot of self-determined training, a short race and then conversation afterwards. Our friends from Bateman's Bicycle Company will be on hand if you're looking for bits of gear, supplies, or maybe even a new ride.
Each participant will receive a timing chip at their first session (or use yours from the Criterium series) and you'll be able to see how you did in training and during the end of night race. Results will include accurate GPS representation of the course each week!
All group ride attendees must bring a valid UCI/CP license and wear a helmet while on the bike. Always adhere to the Highway Traffic Act and listen to your ride leader.
Robert's Rolling Roads - Mondays and Wednesdays at 6am
Meet at High Park north gates (Bloor and High Park) for an hour of hill repeats among familiar west end power climbs like Ellis, Old Mill, and St Mark's. Climb at your own pace. Riders regroup after circuits.
Starts early April, weather permitting.
Contact ride leader Bob - email@example.com
Stephen's Saturday Spin - Saturdays at 8am
Meet at Lakeshore and Royal York and ride the open roads west of the city. Moderate pace suitable for intermediate riders, or beginners who have some Learn-to-Race sessions under their belts. (Advanced riders encouraged to do longer pulls.) Back in the city around noon unless agreed by riders. No drop.
Starts mid-May, weather permitting.
Contact ride leader Stephen - firstname.lastname@example.org