PROJECTS AND EVENTS
We're a new organization. So for 2021 we're starting with familiar efforts, like running our original programing, the 787 Racing Mentor Program at Holland Racing's Driveway Series. But stay tuned for future events hosted and promoted by The LeadOut Foundation and other partnerships between The LeadOut Foundation and other rides, races, and cycling events.
June 24, 2021
WOMEN'S CRIT Q&A
AND SKILLS MINI SESSIONS
plus PRACTICE RACES with
AUSTIN'S WOMEN'S RACING COMMUNITY
Join us and each of Austin's local women's teams as we celebrate the women's riding community here in town. Along with Team Wolfpack we're hosting all FTW riders looking to be a part of the growing interest in women's racing here in Central Texas. Riders from local teams will host a short Q&A on criterium racing followed by two 15 minute mini sessions focused on skills. We'll then have a group spin around the track and then for those interested there will be a practice race for novice FTW riders.
It is only fitting that the Driveway Series was The LeadOut Foundation’s first official event.
Though different from past years because of the pandemic, 2021 saw the return of the Driveway Series. And thanks to our partnership with the Driveway and the incredible generosity of 787 Racing and our other 787 Racing Mentor Program sponsors, The LeadOut Foundation's original programming, the Mentor Program, returns. Mentors are in the race and available pre- and post-race to help new and emerging racers with all the things many of us had to learn as we went.
April to October 2021
787 Racing Mentor Program
Our June 3 clinic was in the rain! So in addition to pack skills, everyone got to work on cornering in the wet. Despite the soaking there were no damp spirits as 20+ riders lined up for the clinic and our first ever practice race. Run separate from the Driveway Series races, the practice race was on a closed off portion of the Driveway track. It was a wet and wild one, with smiles all around. Racers sprinted for $20 gift cards from Trek of Austin. And post race everyone got a Bontrager blinky taillight to keep things safe on future cloudy day rides.
May 13, 2021
WOMEN ONLY CRIT CLINIC
Our first clinic was a hit! Over 40 women spent an hour on skills and drills presented by member's of Austin's Super Squadra cycling team. Topics covered included cornering and bike handling. After the clinic, many attendees lined up for the Driveway Series Women's Open Race. And the result was the largest women's field in the Driveway's 12 year history. The clinic wouldn't have been the hit it was without help from ATX Sirens, Team Wolfpack, Archangel Sports, and members of Austin's Women's Racing Community.