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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2011
    San Francisco, CA

    Lookign for Cyclocross Coaching Session in San Francisco/Bay Area

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    Anyone knows a good cyclocross coaching session in San Francisco/Bay Area? I am a complete beginner and don't know where to start.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    northern Virginia
    I've never tried cyclocross, but if I wanted to try it I'd ask the folks at my LBS for advice on how to get started, since I know they support cross races. If you don't know a bike shop in your area, maybe the websites for the local races list one or two as race sponsors. Good luck!

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Washington, DC
    +1 on ny_biker's suggestion. Check this site: http://www.cxnation.com/clinics/

    Often, teams hold open practices that they allow others to join. That was the case in the Chicago area (my former neighborhood) and, to some extent, in DC. You could contact some of the local teams or race organizers. Clinics tend to happen at the start of the cyclocross season, though (August, September).

    There is a great amount of videos in youtube. I like the how-to's from GCN:

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Marin County CA
    I see that Velo Girls have done trainings in the past: http://www.velogirls.com/

    When it's easy, ride hard; when it's hard, ride easy.

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Denver Metro
    I was going to second Velo Girls- Check out www.savvybike.com Lori used to post on here a lot and is extremely knowledgeable!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Mrs. KnottedYet
    I third Lori of Velo Girls.
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