Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Local CX Cross Clinics Kick Into Gear This Time Of Year!

Local CX Clinic Information:

Ciclista Bonita reports- Ben Jacques-Maynes confirmed as instructor of our CX Clinic on 9-5-110

pre-registration available here:

Ben Jacques-Maynes confirmed as instructor of our Cyclocross Clinic this Sunday in Aptos!!! Sign up now for this amazing opportunity to learn from the Pros!!!

Ciclista Bonita Cyclocross Clinic Presented by Bike Station Aptos

Who Can Attend: Everyone is Welcome, including Juniors (must have parent/guardian sign waiver).

Instructors: Ben Jacques-Maynes, Pro Cyclist of Bissell Pro Cycling Team & CX National Champion 2000, U-23

Stella Carey, 2-Time Single Speed Cyclocross World Champion

Courtney Shipman, CX Nationals Podium 2009- Women B 1st Overall CCCX 2009

Kathleen Bortolussi, 1st NCNCA District Championship 2006 Master 35+

Gannon Myall, 2nd CX Nationals 2007Master 40-44

Anastasio Flores, 2nd NCNCA Disctrict Championships 2009, Master 35+ A

Location: Polo grounds, map:

Schedule:8-9 a.m. Registration & Sign In

9-9:15 Introductions - 9:15-9:45 Basics of Cross - 9:45-10 Break into Groups by Experience - 10-11 Cross Instruction on Bikes - 11-11:30 Break - 11:30-1 Cross Instruction & Mock Race - 12:30-2:30 Lunch

Cost: $25 includes lunch, $10 for JuniorsRegistration:

Questions: Email

HELMETS REQUIRED FAQs:-Mountain Bike OR Cyclocross Bike Ok- All levels welcome, you will be placed in groups depending on your previous experience.- no usa cycling license required Day of registration for this clinic will be available, but please pre-reg as we need to know how many people we need to feed!

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Jon Suzuki reports- Missing Link / 3rd Rail CX Clinic, Sun Sept 12th

Missing Link / 3rd Rail CX Clinic

Sun Sept 12th Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley, CA

9:00am to 11:00am All levels welcome! No fee!

Guest instructor, Barbara Howe

email for questions


Brian Staby reports- North Bay Cross Clinics

When: Sept 16, 22, 29 and Oct 6 & 13

Where: Franklin Park, Santa RosaTime: 5:30 to 7 pm

Cost: $10 DONATION

We will be practicing mounts and dismounts, barrier technique, starts and other cross techniques. All skill levels welcome. Bring a cross bike or mountain bike. Helmets mandatory. Free adult beverages afterwords...of course!

Presented -Norcal Bike Sport -Rock Lobster


Matt McNamara reports- Sterling Sports Group Fall Cyclocross Training Series-

Start Date- Tuesday, September 7, 2010

End Date- Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Address - Several South Bay/Peninsula Spots

Fees- $25 per day

Brief Description-
Our Cyclocross Training Series is a collection of 6 highly focused sessions dedicated to this most beautiful of obsessions! Give yourself an advantage this year with these weekly training rides offering techniques and skills, race specific intervals and lots of personal attention. We'll master: starts, mounts & dismounts, barriers (run & hop), hills, technical sections, and the physiological elements needed to be at the front of the pack.

Additional Information
This course will be lead by USA Cycling Elite Licensed coach
Matt McNamara, author of the Cyclocross Training chapter for the new USAC Level 2 Coaches Manual. We will also have some special guest instructors for some of the sessions!

Check the Sterling Sports Group website updates and additional information.

Cyclocross clinics are firing up all around Northern California leading up to the first races of the Cross season. I highly recommend taking part in any of these clinics which feature Cyclocross discussion and application of basic skills and techniques, practice on all aspects of the sport, knowledge shared by instructors and participants, plus some high speed work out sessions of on course race situation action.

Here is some interesting reading- More knowledge in preparing skills and tactics for the upcoming season...