Monday Skills Sessions - Women only
This year (2016) our Monday Night Skills are dedicated to the BEGINNER cyclist
Monday night Skills Coordinator: Leo Boon, Level 3 National Certified Cycling Coach
Post Monday Skills SOCIAL: A restaurant or coffee shop if desired by group
MONDAY NIGHTS: Best of both worlds.
Sessions starting at 6:30pm, please arrive early.
Location: Beban Park, Nanaimo, BC
The Women on Wheels cycling group, focuses on giving women the appropriate
avenues to develop their cycling skills. In doing so, you have the option to pick between participating in one of the different skills on the Monday nights or do a local group ride.
Every Monday night from April to October, we focus on a number of cycling skills. We start with group riding, then work our way into other cycling skills: riding in traffic, then into hills, cornering, descending, and more.
Our Monday nights cater to the beginner cyclist, new to cycling, not comfortable with the bike. We discuss clothing, health and fitness. etc. Members participating on the Monday nights, will be put into groups with an assistant and given a certain skill to focus on for the evening.
Monday night group rides: For those ladies who are return members and are not interested in joining the skill session. Group rides in the Pleasant Valley and Parkway Trail will be organized.
Rain?Monday night skills session WILL ALWAYS run regardless of the weather.
CANCELLATIONS: We will always arrive on location and IF at that time there are thundershowers, a posting will be placed on our group page and the skills session will be cancelled
Monday SKILLS Schedule:
|For beginners: New to cycling, refresher on skills|
|April 11:||Group Riding Skills|
|April 18:||Group Riding Skills|
|April25:||Bike Posture - How comfortable should I be|
|May 2:||Introduction to Riding in Traffic skills|
|May 9:||Gearing on the flat|
|May 16||Commuting - what to wear and how no to overglow|
|May 30:||Group Riding Skills|
|June 6:||Skills: Cornering. Ride|
|June 13:||Hills: Gearing on rolling hills. Ride|
|June 20:||Riding in Traffic skills|
|June 27:||Hills: Descending. Ride|
|July 4:||Hills: Ascending. Ride|
|July 11:||Skills: Bike Handling, Practising, Clothing, Health etc|
|July 18:||Hills: Descending. Ride|
|July 25:||Skills: Obstacle Course|
|Aug 8:||Group riding skills|
|Aug 15:||Skills: What about Commuting|
|Aug 22:||Learn about Riding in the Dark - Let there be lights|
|Aug 29:||Trail riding skills|
|Sep 12||Learn about Riding in the Dark - Let there be lights|
|Sep 19||Winter Riding Skills - NEW start time 5:30pm|
|Sep 26||Final Workshop of the season. Start-Finish at Starbucks Country Club mall|
Skills sessions will involve one skill and some group riding. Members who would like to organize a group ride from Beban, are more than welcome to head into parkway area for a ride.