Women’s Cycling Clinic – Make Cycling A Part of Your Life!

I’m excited to announce that I will be co-leading an REI Outdoor School Women’s Cycling Clinic at the Reno REI store. New and veteran cyclists are encouraged to attend and participate. This will be an open discussion format. See below for details.

When: Wednesday, April 16, from 6:30-8pm

Where: REI Reno, 2225 Harvard Way, Reno, NV 89502

What: Clinic is FREE to members and non-members. For more info and to register for this Outdoor School in-store class, visit http://www.REI.com/Reno.

Whether you’re new to cycling or have been at it for years, come to this women’s specific clinic to share experiences and resources about riding bikes and bicycle advocacy in the Reno-Tahoe area and beyond. Women only.

Topics we’ll discuss may include:

– Learn about the very basics that you need to get started cycling. Also, learn how to push your riding to the next level.

– Learn the bike maintenance essentials to bring on your rides.

– Discover other types of riding: Explore road, mountain, urban, hybrid, recumbent, and electric bikes. Experience the fun of recreational riding, commuting, training, and racing.

– Learn what to wear to be comfortable on and off the bike.

– Learn what to eat to fuel your rides and recovery.

– Find out where to go to ride, discover local cycling groups and events, and learn about trail building and bike advocacy.

Who: Karinn and I are leading this clinic. Karinn is a mother of three, rides both recumbent and electric bicycles, and commutes by bike regularly and often pulls along her youngest in a bike trailer. She has led REI Outdoor School classes including snowshoeing basics and learning how to dehydrate your own food at home. She’s an avid hiker and runner too, and gets her kids involved in all manner of outdoor activities.

I started riding bikes regularly in 2008 and it’s become my passion. With the support and encouragement of friends, I took up cyclocross and mountain bike racing in my first two years of cycling. Last year, I came in second place in my age group at the USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships. I ride bikes for recreation, fitness, and transportation. I love all disciplines of cycling and use the sport as an excuse to travel to and explore new places.

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