women's skills CLINIC
and Practice race
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Check-in: 4:45 pm
Clinic Starts: 5:00 pm
Practice Race: 7:05 pm
at the Driveway Series
Driveway Austin, 8400 Delwau Ln, Austin, TX 78725
Join us and Wolfpack for our final Women's Skills Clinic at the Driveway for 2021. Riders from Wolfpack will be showing you the ropes and answering questions about riding and racing during this 2 hour clinic.
The clinic will start with a short ride on the Driveway Series' City Loop Course to help you get a feel for the track and then we'll break into mini sessions to focus in on specific skills. After, there will be a 20 minute practice race where you can put all your new skills together. Topics covered include bike handling, cornering, leadouts, and sprinting.
Clinic registration is $15, plus a $10 one-day USA Cycling license for riders that do not already have an annual USA Cycling racing license. First year women racers will have their clinic registration fee reimbursed by Wolfpack. The practice race is $15. Register for the clinic and the practice race and save $5. Monies raised go to support The LeadOut Foundation's charitable purpose of supporting and growing Austin's greater cycling community.
What do I need to participate?
A functioning road bike, a helmet, and a can-do attitude! If you have that and register for the clinic and a one-day USA Cycling license, you’re all set!
Do I have to race?
Not at all. The clinic-only option is a great learning opportunity for new and emerging enthusiast riders who want to learn skills and techniques to improve their riding.
I’ve never even seen a bike race before. Can I still do the clinic?
Absolutely! Learning about bike handling, cornering, group riding dynamics, and more will make you a better rider, even if you never race.
Is the clinic rain or shine?
Yes. The only time that the race will be paused or stopped for weather is in the event of severe weather in the area.
I’m an avid cyclist. I’ve watched some races. I think I’m in for the clinic, but I’m nervous. Should I do it?
Yes! Everyone starts somewhere. And nearly nobody is great at racing right out of the gate. Come get some tips to make you an even more experienced rider and maybe even try your first race.
I love cycling and have been riding for years. I’ve done group rides and have ridden all over town. I know about the Dam Loop and Jester and Great Northern and rides to far off places like San Marcos. But I’ve never raced or done a clinic.
The clinic will up your riding game and likely the spark to try your first race in one of the best places to learn criterium style racing. Give it a go!
I love cycling. I’ve done some races. But never really felt great racing. Is the clinic just for riders who’ve never raced?
No! Even if you have a few races under your belt, the clinic will be a great place to gain some added confidence and reignite the racing fire in you!
Especially with the pandemic, I’m nervous riding in a group and around other people? What are your COVID protocols?
In accordance with CDC guidance, fully vaccinated people may gather maskless in outdoor spaces. The Driveway Series is asking people to remain socially distanced and wear masks when not riding on the track, and clinic participants will be asked to do the same.