Ladies Beginner Track Riding/Racing Session

Type
Track
Date
Saturday, 20 Feb, 2016
Sanctioning
USA Cycling
$
5
-
$
10
/ Adults
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Description
A SECOND EVENT HAS BEEN ADDED
 
LADIES: COME LEARN TO RIDE and RACE the TRACK, HAVE FUN, WIN STUFF!!!
 
Are you a woman who likes to race/ride bikes? Have you been looking for an excuse to come check out the track? Join us for a Ladies Beginner Session at Alkek Velodrome! Come learn to ride and race in a supportive and positive environment. Track racing is fun and exciting - there are disciplines for sprinters and endurance riders alike, individual events, team events, and mass start events (think NASCAR on bikes).
 
This beginner session at Alkek is all about getting women comfortable on fixed gear bikes, acquainted with track rules and etiquette, and learning bike handling skills that are important to track riding and useful in ALL cycling disciplines, from commuting to crit racing. In addition, you will learn about the types of races we do, the rules of racing, and details about the upcoming race season (starting in early spring).
 
And what better way to learn than surrounded by a group of awesome, supportive, women racers and officials???
 
The team of Alkek lady racers (representing multiple Houston Area Cycling Teams) will run the session and we will all be there to create our own peer field for riding and learning. In addition, our very own USA Cycling Official, Cyndi Smith, will be on hand to review racing rules and officiate our training races during the session.
 
Successful completion of the training session will prepare and certify you to participate in the Alkek Velodrome's Friday Night Racing series that runs through the spring, summer and fall, as well as a number of Texas Cup racing events at the Alkek Velodrome this season.
 
In addition to the opportunity to learn about track racing from a positive and supportive group of women, you will have the opportunity to win some great prizes and enjoy some of Cyndi Smith's amazing treats. Come join us and bring your lady friends.
 
What you need to bring:
• Helmet (required)
• Pedals & cycling shoes (optional)
• Enthusiasm for learning something new
• Cash/check for the session and rental fee
• Cash for the raffle!!!
 
Cost of the session: Beginner Session is $10
Bike Rental is $5
(All proceeds from the session go toward maintenance and upkeep of the track and the rental bikes)
Rain Cancels (Rain Date TBD if needed)
Arrive around 1:00-1:30 to get a bike and sign in, session starts at 2.
 
Session questions can be asked here or directed to any of the Alkek Lady Racers
 
Links
Fees
Class
Gender
Age
Start Time
Fee
Field Limit
AdultsWomen
18 - 99
2:00 PM
$
10
25
AdultsWomen
18 - 99
2:00 PM
$
5
20
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