Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 

TODAY

Sunday, September 19

Gapers Block
Search

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr


Tailgate
« Fury, Manics Take Windy City Rollers Bout Cubs Rebound After Tough Loss »

Cycling Mon Apr 11 2011

Pelotons, Echelons Feature at Upcoming Women's Cycling Clinic

Women's Pro/Am category.

Gritting teeth in the pouring rain at the 2009 Glencoe Grand Prix / Photo: Edmund White

This Thursday, April 14 and Sunday, April 17, Half Acre Cycling is hosting a two-part intro to road racing clinic for women cyclists new to the sport. The instruction will come from experienced, accomplished cyclist Kristen Meshberg and coach Greg Meeker, who will go over the nuances of riding in a pack at speed, how to corner effectively and safely, and how to maneuver through a peloton.

Road racing can be a tricky and dangerous sport, but with education comes understanding, and knowing how to ride well is the foundation to riding and racing safely.

The Thursday portion is a "pre-clinic" geared more for novices. Hosted at Johnny Sprocket's (3001 N. Broadway) from 7-9 p.m., the pre-clinic will be led by Kristin Meshberg, who has a long history of racing to great success.

Sunday's event will begin with classroom instruction at Roosevelt University (430 S. Michigan Ave.) from 10 a.m. to noon. Then the program will move over to Northerly Island for on-bike instruction.

The cost of the clinic is $20 for USAC license holders, $25 for those without. Consider that money well-spent if one plans to wage an effective road and criterium race campaign this year.

Registration is here.

 
GB store
GB store
GB store

Tailgate on Flickr

Join the Tailgate Flickr Pool.


About Tailgate

Tailgate is the sports section of Gapers Block, covering all Chicago sports. More...
Please see our submission guidelines.

Editor: Chad Ruter, cr@gapersblock.com
Tailgate staff inbox: tailgate@gapersblock.com

Archives

 

Tailgate Flickr Pool
 Subscribe in a reader.


GB store

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15