Developing confident riders who love cycling.
There's more to The LeadOut Foundation than the Mentor Program. The Foundation, together with elite amateur racers, host skills clinics designed to to teach riders how to corner, ride in a pack, draft, and more. Each clinic and each skill worked on improves rider confidence and takes people that "ride bikes" and turns them into cyclists. More confident riders are more likely to participate in cycling events, be they social rides, charity rides, special events, or races.
And when it comes to races, we're there for the "race curious" too. Many of our clinics feature practice races where new and emerging racers can put the skills they've learned into practice in a semi-controlled environment against riders of similar experience levels.
"[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
We work hard to get our efforts noticed by the media and are so proud when this goal comes to fruition. A well informed community is an empowered one as well, so take a look at some of the latest coverage we’ve received below and help spread the word about all the amazing developments at The LeadOut Foundation.
THE 2022 ROSEDALE RIDE
March 26, 2022
The Rosedale Ride raises funds for students at the Rosedale School, Austin’s only public school exclusively for children with multiple disabilities and profound needs. The Rosedale Ride is one of Austin’s premier bicycle events with over 1000 participants and the Foundation board will be there serving as Volunteer Coordinator and offering good cheer to all!
SUNNY KING SKILLS AND DRILLS; A PRIMER ON WOMEN'S RIDING AND RACING
April 7, 2022
Join the ladies from Wolfpack Women’s Racing on Thursday, April 7th as they teach a women's clinic focused on bike handling skills, cornering, gear selection, and more. Registrants will have the opportunity to provide input on what they would like to have taught at the clinic. The clinic is open to all levels of women cyclists -- from the brand new to the category one racer. We just ask that you bring your bike, helmet, and a good attitude.
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Northeast Alabama Bicycle Association Club Headquarters
26 West 10th Street
Downtown Anniston, AL 36201
Meet at 5:15pm at Wig’s Wheels (1229 Noble St, Anniston, AL 36201) and we will ride together to NEABA Headquarters (3 blocks away) for the clinic itself.
PAST CLINICS AND EVENTS
Aside from running the Mentor Program at local rides and races, 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 past 12 months.
LA PRIMAVERA AT LAGO VISTA
March 5-6, 2022
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.