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August 27-28, 2011: MC3 Women’s Road-Riding Clinic
By popular request, we are hosting our first MC3 Women’s Road Riding Clinic. This “mini-clinic” is just a half-day time commitment (7:30-Noon), offering a morning of instruction and coached riding followed by a healthful lunch and talks on women’s specific riding issues. Hosted for women, by women, in a friendly, non-competitive environment, this event is designed to teach group-riding skills, improve cycling technique, and build confidence. It’s also a great chance to meet other women to ride with. Bonus: If your schedule allows, stick around for some (optional) girl time at the spa and resort. Cost: $25 (includes lunch and door prizes). To Register: Click here to register on BikeReg.com.
June 25-26, 2011: MC3 Women’s Mountain-Bike Camp
Two full days of intensive skills drills, trail sessions, and expert talks will build on what you learned in May. Also in partnership with Cahaba, MC3 is bringing in Marla Streb, a LUNA pro with downhill and singlespeed world titles (and two cute kids) under her belt, as well as former pro Mary Hearn, a LUNA chick who raced at the world level. They both have tons of experience coaching at Dirt Series and Ride Better clinics. We will not have a demo truck at this event, but Cahaba Cycles has a limited number of rentals available. We’re working on getting sponsors for meals, schwag, and scholarships for anyone who can’t afford the (very reasonable) $50 admission.* Space will be limited, but may include slightly more spots (depending on how our group size works in May). To register: Click here to register on BikeReg
April 8-9, 2011: Women on Wheels
Barbara Malki of Cahaba Cycles pioneered events for women’s cycling in Bham with this annual estrogen-powered bike-fest for road AND mountain bikers. Friday started with wine, cheese, and a guest speaker at Cahaba Cycles in Pelham. Saturday brought Trek demo bikes (women-specific, road and mountain), all-level group rides, and a maintenance clinic to Oak Mountain State Park. Breakfast and lunch was included in the $10 admission.
May 14-15, 2011: MC3 Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic
Magic City Cycle Chix, in partnership with Cahaba Cycles and Trek WSD, hosted 2-day clinic geared toward making each participant a better and more confident rider. Some were new to mountain biking (including our most-inspiring member, age 70!), while others came with experience ranging from advanced beginner to seasoned racer. We were led by IMIC-certified instructor Linsday Sherman, who also drives the Trek WSD demo truck. Saturday began with skills drills on obstacles built by BUMP, our brother club, which also provided spotters (thanks guys!). At lunch, guest speaker Dr. Sophia Lal of Fagan Sports Medicine educated the group about concussions and what to do if you have one. Pro racer Grace Jones Ragland, who appeared in the movie Race Across the Sky, spoke about overcoming her daily struggles with Multiple Sclerosis. Cahaba Cycles‘ Zach Davis coaches us on bike maintenance. Sunday concluded with half-day trail rides and more on-bike learning.