WCA criterium racing clinic
WCA criterium racing clinic

This program is designed for cyclists to learn how to and work on improve on riding in a group. Learn group riding skills to make riding/racing FUN, SAFE, and FAST!

  • 12:30 at WCA races (locations around the state from April through August)
  • Milwaukee Mile Practice Crits (Wednesdays Evenings May 1st – June 5th)
  • If you would like to host an event, please call Brian Leatherman at 608-692-8494
  • You must complete a “USA Cycling one day license application” if you don’t have a USAC annual license. Annual licenses can also be purchased at events.

Session Agenda (45 min total)

1 – Welcome and General Introduction of the program and participants. (5 min)

    20% is knowing this, 80% is practicing it.

2 – Discussion on Racing 101 and Cycling Etiquette (15 min)

    Position on the bike

    Holding your line

    Braking (How, When, Turning, Emergency, while in the pack)

    Cornering

    Half Wheeling

    Points of contact – elbows, shoulder, and hips. (Keep your hands on the bars at all time.)

    Always look ahead and where you are going

    Positive Communicating

    Timing and Position in the pack

3 – Course description (5 min)

    Flow of the course

    Wind, Pavement, and Gutters.

3 – Active riding. (20 min)

    1 lap to preview the course.

    Riding 2 wide at 15mph

    Riding 3 wide at 15 mph

    Stop and Reposition

    Simulated Race pace and lines through corners. (Pace dictated by session leader.)

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