2023 FTW Advanced Cyclocross Skills and Training
Presented by Triple C Coaching
Thursday Evenings 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, August 31, September 7, 14, & 21
September 28 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. This park provides ready access to a wealth of technical trails along Minnehaha Creek.
Who is this for?
Riders who identify as FTW (Femme, Transgender, Women) AND have taken Triple C Cyclocross 1 OR are USAC Category 1 to 3 OR have instructor permission.
This is not just a skills class.
We will review cyclocross fundamentals, learn some advanced skills, but then practice skills via efforts, skills challenges (sessioning features), and games/forest play.
Rider Ability and Physical Difficulty
As above, riders should be proficient in all cyclocross basics, but there is no fitness minimum. Since we are in a small area, you cannot "get dropped" or "hold up" the group. Athletes will participate at their personal speed with awareness and respect for classmates.
Intensity: Because we will be doing efforts, this isn't as easy as "skills class." However, you are encouraged to adjust your speed according to your training goals for the day. Most efforts will be sub-maximal as we are attempting to practice good technique.
But is it the same class as last year?
Most definitely not! The cyclocross fundamentals are the same but the efforts, sessioning, and play are all new. This is the type of training you should do weekly during the CX season to improve your CX skills. (CX is as much about finesse as power!)
Clinic Cost: $1 10
Pre-Registration ONLY at Bike Reg.
Clinic is limited to 10 riders in order to provide each athlete with sufficient attention and support to encourage growth.
Instructor Corey Coogan Cisek has competed in cyclocross since 2007. She is a 2-time National Champion in the Master's Category. She has raced cyclocross professionally in Belgium, including representing the U.S. in over a dozen World Cups. She has 12 years experience coaching endurance sports. Her passion is teaching bike skills and cyclocross.