2021 Advanced Cyclocross Skills

 

Presented by Triple C Coaching

 

Thursday Evenings 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, July 15, 22, 29 -August 5 

AND Zoom Friday, July 23 and 30th at 7:00 pm (or recorded)

Wednesday, August 4 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 allows us ready access to a wealth of technical trails along Minnehaha Creek. 

Who is this for?

  • Riders who completed Triple C Coaching Cyclocross Skills in 2020 OR

  • Riders who are proficient in all cyclocross basics (off/carry/on, barriers, corners, basic handling) who seek to increase their skills and grow their "CX toolbox."

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Goals/Objectives

Cyclocross at its highest level is an artform, requiring riders to become students of the discipline. It's not just "bunny-hopping the barriers," it's also the tiny details that add up lap after lap.

For example, can you remount the bike and immediately launch a sprint as you clip in?

Do you know the fastest, most energy-efficient way to run a 180 with the bike?

This course emphasizes advanced skills that Coach Corey learned while racing the European professional circuit.

During this course, we will:

  • Review cyclocross basics: dismount, carry, barriers, remount, corners, starts

  • Gain speed in transitions: on/off, carry, over barriers

  • Practice techniques for riding steep ups/downs, off-cambers

  • Discuss/practice tactics -- ride/run decisions, passing, blocking, when to attack

  • Develop greater confidence via "sessioning" challenging features/mini courses as a group.   

  • Analyze clips of professional racing as a group

  • Discuss power requirements of cyclocross and suggested workouts (power meter not needed)

Clinic Cost: $120 for full clinic

                    Zoom ONLY registration for $30

 

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.

COVID-19: This clinic will adhere to Minnesota Department of Health "COVID-19 Organized Sports Practice and Games Guidance for Youth and Adults" if any guidance remains in place on clinic start date. Accordingly, masking is NOT required for the clinic. 

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 is a USAC Cycling Level 2 Certified Coach with 10 years experience coaching endurance sports. Her passion is teaching bike skills and cyclocross.