Held under USA Cycling event permit (2014-1873)
Sunday May 4th, 2014
Location: University at Albany, Boor Sculpture Studio, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222
Register: https://www.bikereg.com/cbrc-race-clinic. Register now! Spaces are limited!
Fees: $20.00. The clinic is free to current CBRC members. Active CBRC members should contact one of the CBRC officers for a coupon code to register for free.
A Women’s Track: A special training and instructional track for Women, led by Madeleine Bonneville. This clinic is open to men and women and is designed for the entry level or intermediate level competitor or the club rider who wants to get serious about bicycle racing. The goal of this clinic is to help the rider be more competitive when racing, to have a basic understanding of USAC rules of bicycle racing, to be more comfortable in a race environment, and ultimately to be a safer rider.
The clinic will include on-the-bike skills training covering topics such as bike handling, cornering, pack riding, pace lines, and team tactics. Both on-the-bike and in-classroom instruction will be provided. All participants must have a bicycle in good working condition, helmet, and bicycle attire for the expected weather conditions. A USAC license is recommended. USAC licenses can be purchased on-site for $70.00. A light lunch with beverages will be provided. This event will be held rain or shine.
The clinic will be a minimum of 4 hours of combined classroom and on the road training.
Note: Attendees successfully completing the clinic can receive 2 race day credits to upgrade from a Category 5 to a Category 4, or two upgrade points for Cat 4 racers wishing to upgrade to Cat 3.
About the Instructors: The clinic will be led by M. Andrew Ruiz, owner and coach of Ruiz Racing, Director Sportif Zimmer Women’s Elite Cycling Team, Vice President of CBRC, and member of the CCC/Keltic Racing Team. Andy is a well known local bike racer with 30+ years of bicycle racing experience. The Women’s track will be led by Madeleine Bonneville, a professional XC racer and Cat 1 cyclocross racer, Cycleops-certified Power Coach and ACE-certified personal trainer. Madeleine Bonneville runs cycling skills clinics for cyclists of all ages and skill levels. A session on USAC Rules and Regs will be given by Gary Toth, a USAC Road and Track National Commissaire.
This clinic is supported by CBRC and a grant from the New York State Bicycle Racing Association (NYSBRA). The clinic will follow a New York State Bicycle Racing Association curriculum.
Parking: Parking at the University of Albany is restricted and requires a permit. Attendees are encouraged to park for free at the adjacent W. A. Harriman State Office Campus, Parking lot H, and ride the bike a short distance to the Boor Sculpture Studio. Attendees may park at the University in a designated Visitors parking lot for $5 a day. Parking information at the University can be found on the UAlbany web site (www.albany.edu). A map of the campus with the location of the Boor Studio (building # 72 on the map) and designated visitor parking lots can be found at http://www.albany.edu/map/img/ualbany-campus-map.pdf