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2023 Cyclocross Skills - Level 1


Presented by Triple C Coaching


Monday Evenings 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, September 11, 18, and 25

AND Zoom Wednesday September 13 at 7:00 pm (or recorded)

Monday, October 2 is make-up day in the event of severe weather cancellation.

At an unnamed MPLS City greenspace located E. Minnehaha Parkway and 35th Ave S ( Park is S of Minnehaha Creek, E of S 34th Ave, N of the parkway. Street Parking in neighborhood around 35th Ave S.

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: $110 for full clinic


Pre-Registration ONLY at Bike Reg.

Full 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. 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 has 12 years experience coaching endurance sports. 

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