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Half Acre Cycling's Women/Trans Bike Racing Clinic this time Free! Must Register

Half Acre Cycling is Pleased to Announce our

Women/ Junior Girls / Transgender Road Racing Clinic    

All Ages welcome!

Half Acre Cycling is having our Yearly Spring Road Clinic!

Date/Time: Saturday, March 16th 1 pm ~ 4 pm 

Location:  Gompers Park Field House: 4222 West Foster Chicago, IL 60630

Cost: Presented for Free thanks to the Illinois Cycling Association

but you must pre-register here: and registration opens MONDAY!

Bring your bicycle, helmet, bike lock, cycling clothes, & water bottle.

Clinic will be lead by Cat 1 racer, Kristen Meshberg.

Kristen Meshberg is the mother of two children and a category 1 bike racer. She competes nationally in both road and track. She is also a USA Cycling Coach, and helps individuals develop plans to achieve their goals. 

Topics to be covered are (subject to change):

o   reasons to race versus ride recreationally

o   overview of racing disciplines

o   cycling terminology

o   racing categories

o   overview of necessary gear and licenses

o   on-the-bike tips on pack riding, cornering, and pacelines

o   how to improve fitness

o   on the bike etiquette and communication

o   racing smarter not harder

o   race tactics

o   on the bike skills, like pedal stroke, sprinting, cornering

The 2013 Women's Road Clinic  is going to be highly educational for all attendees.

It should not be missed!


Day-of registration will not be available so you MUST pre-reg if you plan to join us!

We cannot take any onsite registration for any reason.

As this clinic will be FREE, PLEASE let us know if you cannot attend, so we may open your spot to someone else.  

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I went to this clinic last year and learned a ton! Also a lot of fun. This year it sounds even better!

In my calendar, will register when it opens monday!

Are you contemplating racing this year!?

Julie Hochstadter said:

In my calendar, will register when it opens monday!

Looking forward to it!

yes!   And picking up my riding in general.... I put too few miles on the bike in 2012.

Vanessa B said:

Are you contemplating racing this year!?

Julie Hochstadter said:

In my calendar, will register when it opens monday!

Harumph, I'm too slow even to register. Oh well.

Jennifer! Please register for the Waiting list! That way we have your information. If it looks like there are enough interested women we will be having alternate ways to learn. Like group rides or informal practices!  There are already 3 women on the wait list so that is a good sign that there will be other learnign opportunities.

Also check out  We are doing an indoor training ride this sunday and will surely be talking cycling there!



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