Developing confident riders who love cycling.
The LeadOut Foundation, together with experienced elite ameatuer men and women racers, offers clinic instruction and skills practices for all interested road riders.
Clinics offer riders a chance to hone cycling skills to increase ability, confidence, and most importantly, riding enjoyment. Each clinic attendee has noted that the lessons learned translate to all of their riding making them better, safer, stronger riders.
For us and our partners, skills clinics are a great opportunity to meet riders where they are at in their cycling–be they new to racing or new to road cycling--and meaningfully engage with riders who are specifically interested in learning more about all aspects of road riding.
We hosted four clinics in 2022, including two women’s only clinics, and had over 100 unique participants. Every clinic is focused on riding skills, not racing per se. New riders need safe, effective group riding techniques and often a better understanding of what they and their bikes can do. Race strategies and techniques can come later. We offer optional post-clinic practice races exclusively for clinic attendees interested in putting their new skills to test in a controlled environment.
"[A]n incredible clinic full of great tips and tons of constructive feedback.... Each time I go to a clinic I learn something new, improve my skills, and gain confidence and experience."
-New racer from our Women's Only Clinic
THE DRIVEWAY SERIES IS BACK!
March 16, 2023, through October 12, 2023
The Foundation's Mentor Program will be back at the Driveway Series!
Austin-area racers will be back at the track racing the country's biggest and best weekly criterium. New and newer racers, find Mentors before the race for tips and encouragement, and post-race tell us how it went!
PAST CLINICS AND EVENTS
Aside from the Mentor Program, the Foundation has co-hosted and produced a number of skills clinics and participated in other events in the cycling community here in Austin and beyond. These are a few highlights from the recent past.
LA PRIMAVERA AT LAGO VISTA
March 4-5, 2023
Texas' own spring classic for the last 50 years. Ideal for new and newer racers with Novice only categories as well as novice/cat 4 fields. More than one local legend got their start at Lago Vista. The Foundation ran race registration and ran the Mentor Program in the beginner category races for the second year in a row in 2023.