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2021 Cyclocross Skills - Level 1


Presented by Triple C Coaching


Thursday Evenings 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, August 12 - September 9 

AND Zoom Friday August 27 at 7:00 pm (or recorded)

Friday, September 10 is make-up day in the event of severe weather cancellation.

LOCATION: At an unnamed MPLS City Park located intersection of Cedar and E. Minnehaha Parkway (1898-1800 E 49th St). Park is west side of Cedar and on Minnehaha Creek. Street parking on E 49th St. and in neighborhood.

Who is this for?

  • Beginner or first-time "cyclocrossers"

  • Intermediate riders seeking to review the fundamentals 

The goal of this clinic is to take you from cyclocross beginner to race-ready. 

Cyclocross, gravel, and MTB bikes welcome. You should have MTB pedals and shoes or flat pedals.

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  • Cyclocross basics: dismount, carry, barriers, remount, corners, starts

  • Comfort/techniques for various surfaces: sand, off-cambers, steep ups/downs

  • Equipment: How to select tires/pressure, bike maintenance, shoes/spikes for CX

  • Think like a "crosser:" when to run vs. ride, line choice, attacking and blocking

During Zoom Session, we will

  • Discuss cyclocross bike tech, tire selection, and tire pressure selection.

  • Consider cyclocross tactics. How does the discipline differ from road and MTB?

  • Review technique points using visuals of World Cup athletes. 

  • Discuss race day: preride strategy, warmup protocols, fueling suggestions, etc.  

Clinic Cost: $120 for full clinic

                    Zoom ONLY registration for $15

Pre-Registration ONLY at Bike Reg.

NEW THIS YEAR: Triple C Clinics are no longer permitted via USA Cycling. You do NOT need a USA Cycling license to participate.

Full clinic is limited to 10 riders in order to provide each athlete with sufficient attention and support to encourage growth.

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Instructor Corey Coogan Cisek has competed in cyclocross since 2007. Cisek is a 2-time National Champion in the Master's Category and has raced cyclocross professionally in Belgium, including representing the U.S. in over a dozen World Cups. Cisek is a USAC Cycling Level 2 Certified Coach with 10 years experience coaching endurance sports. 

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