Women’s Group Road Riding & Skills Cycling Clinic – 2022

Tripleshot Women’s Cycling Clinics are run by women, for women, in Victoria, BC. They are for women with little or no previous group road riding experience who are interested in learning the skills and techniques needed for safe group riding and for those who are already comfortably riding in groups but who want to become faster and more skillful. Now in our 10th year, Tripleshot Women’s Cycling Clinic is holding all levels of the clinic simultaneously.



Register here! (Registration opens March 11, 2022)

Register early for the early-bird special price and also to ensure a spot!  

April 5 – May 24
8 Tuesday nights, 6 – 7:30pm


For all levels, road bikes or cyclocross bikes with drop bars are required.  We are not able to allow e-bikes or flat handlebar bikes in the clinic because they are not conducive to safe group riding.  This is what drop bars look like:

If you are still uncertain whether or not you have the right kind of bike, please send us a photo of your bike at tripleshotclinic@gmail.com.

The first session is off-bike and will focus on basic bike maintenance. This is where you will meet your coaches and the other women in your group.  Seven on-the-bike skills sessions follow, held at various locations around the city from Beacon Hill Park to longer groups rides to be determined by the coaches. The clinic will run rain or shine; only hurricane-like winds will stop us. No make-up sessions.

During registration, you will answer a set of questions about your riding skills and comfort.  We will use these answers to help us determine which group to put you in, and we will adjust groups as necessary up to the end of the first on-the-bike session.  Some of the groups provide a series of skills and training sessions to get you more confident and comfortable on your bike and to help you learn skills needed to go on group rides.  Other groups will work from the fundamental skills and teach techniques to make you smarter cyclists, more efficient and faster to enable you to join more challenging group rides.

The Skills

Below are some skills that we will introduce and things we will practice, depending on which group you are in:

  • bike handling
  • safety drills
  • group riding techniques (drafting and pacelines)
  • cornering
  • how to ride hills better (climbing and descending)
  • basic bike maintenance
  • group rides
  • team time trial practice

Come meet like-minded women, improve your riding, get more comfortable riding in groups and have fun!

Wrap-up Party

The final Tuesday is a wrap-up cycling event for all levels of the clinic, followed by a social with food and beverages. This event is sponsored by Broad Street Cycles and will begin and end at the bike shop. (www.broadstcycles.ca)

Clinic Cost

Early bird special: $150 until 23:59 pm March 22, 2020, $170 after. Registration cost does not include the online processing fee.

Please note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to attend the clinic.

Limited subsidies available. For more information contact tripleshotclinic@gmail.com.


Calling all U23 / development level road riders!

Tripleshot Cycling in partnership with 94Forward invite applications from U23 / development level road riders to attend a three session coached clinic focused on developing road skills and fitness in advance of the upcoming road season. The clinic days are part of a pilot project for services and programs for u23 / development level riders aiming for national teams.

Interested athletes must commit to attending sessions in the Victoria area on February 26, March 5 & March 12 from 9am through 4pm(lunch will be provided) . In addition to great coaching from former National Team coach Houshang Amiri and Pete Disera, Olympian, each selected athlete will receive a $500 honorarium from 94Forward.

We hope to select up to 5 male and 5 female developmental athletes. Applications will be accepted by email to development.tripleshot@gmail.com up until 4pm on Friday February 18th. Apply by sending a cover letter (email) setting out how such a clinic could assist you with your 2022 goals and confirming that your current coach and/or club is supportive of your attendance. Please note that in light of the current public health emergency only fully vaccinated athletes will be able to participate. Selected athletes will be notified by email and by notice published on the Tripleshot website.

Tripleshot is the 2021 B.C. Club of the Year!

Adding to our wins in 2014 and 2018, Cycling B.C. has again named us their Club of the Year! 🏆

From the Cycling B.C. announcement: “Tripleshot Cycling is a club based in Victoria that supports riders of all disciplines. They are known for also supporting adaptive riders and being inclusive to all. They encourage individuality while making each member proud to be a part of something bigger. Managed by volunteers, they promote fair play and the simple pleasure of riding together as a community. Throughout Covid, they have inspired confidence and been a beacon to all of us and found often creative ways to help us each stay connected and engaged described by a member. Tripleshot has been a large supporter of giving back to the community and their diverse group of members has allowed them to be a part of many impactful fundraisers and help raise awareness for many different organizations and causes.”

Okay, stop: we’re blushing *hard*! 😊 Much love and gratitude to Cycling B.C., our volunteers, sponsors, and every one of YOU for helping create this special cycling community. ❤️

Here’s a little celebration edit to help you do the happy dance… 🕺🏽💃🏼



Cycling BC Launches Orange Jersey Campaign in Support of Residential School Survivors

In honour of the survivors of Canada’s residential schools, their families, and communities, Cycling BC, with the help of Jakroo Canada, is launching an orange cycling jersey designed by Tripleshot Cycling Club member and Indigenous artist Carey Newman. Through the orange jersey, Cycling BC aims to raise funds to bring awareness to the tragic history of Canada’s residential school system and help open up the conversation among our cycling community as we pedal towards healing and reconciliation.

“When Tripleshot Cycling and Carey Newman presented us with this opportunity to collaborate, we were on board immediately. It has been something we have been wanting to do for some time and Carey’s amazing design really hit a chord with us,” says Erin Waugh, CEO of Cycling BC. “As a cycling community, this is just one of the many ways we can help raise awareness of the issues that Indigenous people face and hopefully it opens up a dialogue that leads to better understanding.”

Net proceeds from the sale of the jerseys will be directed to charities and organizations that support residential school survivor groups across Canada. We will do our best to direct funds based on the province where the sale of the jerseys originates.

The orange jersey will be available in adult and youth sizing in a short sleeve road version and a long sleeve mountain bike version. A technical hoodie using the same design as the jerseys will be available for sale as well. Pre-orders for the orange jersey can be made at cyclingbc.net/shop now until October 7th and will ship out for delivery in early November.

About the design (from the artist): On Thursday, May 27th, I unveiled a hands-on hearts on totem project at my daughter’s school. The hope and inspiration of that morning, working with children, made for a stark contrast to the despair that came when later that day the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc announced that they had located 215 unmarked graves at the Kamloops residential school. Although it took me a few days to process the grief and weight of that moment, something that became very clear was that the graves of these Indigenous children were forcing Canadians to reckon with the humble exceptionalism that has anchored this country’s collective identity for too long. That is when I began to work on creating a new design using hearts and hands along with the number 215+. Together they represent both heartache and hope, and in further acknowledging the truth of Canada’s foundations, another step along the journey towards reconciliation.

About the artistCarey Newman, whose traditional name is Hayalthkin’geme, is a multi-disciplinary Indigenous artist, master carver, filmmaker, author and public speaker.

Through his father, he is Kwakwak’awakw from the Kukwekum, Giiksam, and WaWalaby’ie clans of northern Vancouver Island, and Coast Salish from Cheam of the Sto:lo Nation along the upper Fraser Valley. Through his mother, his ancestors are Settlers of English, Irish, and Scottish heritage.

In his artistic practice, he strives to highlight Indigenous, social, and environmental issues as he examines the impacts of colonialism and capitalism, harnessing the power of material truth to unearth memory and trigger the necessary emotion to drive positive change. He is also interested in engaging with community and incorporating innovative methods derived from traditional teachings and Indigenous worldviews into his process.

Highlights from his career include being selected as the master carver of the Cowichan 2008 Spirit Pole, a journey that saw him travel the province of BC sharing the carving experience of carving a 20’ totem with over 11,000 people, a major commission entitled “Dancing Wind” installed at the 2010 Olympic Games, Athlete’s Village in Whistler, premiering the documentary he wrote and co-directed at the Vancouver International Film Festival as well as publishing his first book. He also continues to create for and consult with corporations, government agencies, collectors and museums around the world.

Perhaps his most influential work, The Witness Blanket, made of items collected from residential schools, government buildings and churches across Canada, deals with the subject of Truth and Reconciliation. It is now part of the collection at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Carey was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 2017 and was named to the Order of British Columbia in 2018 and he is the Impact Chair in Indigenous Art Practice at the University of Victoria.

Order your jersey here