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!  

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

www.tripleshotcycling.ca
tripleshotclinic@gmail.com

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… 🕺🏽💃🏼

https://vimeo.com/670367910

 

And we’re back!

Thanks to updated public health orders and direction from Cycling BC, we are once again able to offer group rides!

We use an app called Spond, that requires riders to sign up for a spot on a ride—limited to 10 riders (or fewer, depending on the ride)—and allows us to record attendance in case we need to assist with contact tracing.

For more information on our trail/gravel rides, click here.

For more information on our road rides, click here.

If you would like to join our rides, please read our COVID Safety Plan and then send an email to tripleshotcyclingclub (at) gmail (dot) com, so that we can explain how we ride safely during Covid.