Our seasonal clinics are instructed by a combination of individuals with National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) accreditation, industry professionals, and race ambassadors that bring extensive years of training, performance and competitive experience.

Details, and links to register for clinics will be updated regularly. You can also stay up to date with the latest announcements by connecting with us on social media or sign up for our newsletter.

 

race development SERIES - tactics and training: january-february

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Dates: Every Saturday, January - February
Cost: FREE for members registered as Club Racers
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Location: Iona Road, Richmond

This six-week series will include coached training sessions with focus on team drills and race tactics, led by the Men's Race Ambassador Team. This series is ideal for all categories of racers, both men and women, and for those interested to start road and/or criterium racing.  Participants must hold a UCI or Citizens Race License, and should be comfortable riding in groups at a moderate to fast pace. Learn more about racing with Glotman•Simpson Cycling and our program of support for racers this season.

Week 1 – Time Trial
Week 2 – Team Time Trial
 

Week 3 – Chasing as a Team
Week 4 – Team Leadouts
 

Week 5 – Team Attacks and Counter Attacks
Week 6 – Small Group Tactics


Essential Skills clinics: APRIL

Dates: First three Saturdays in April
Cost: FREE (and essential) for first-time registered club members
Time: 8:30 AM (2.5 hours)
Location: Cuppa Joe Coffee (Saturday group ride location)

In our continuing effort to help club members improve their cycling skill set,  the essential skills sessions aim to give you a helping hand if you are new to road riding, or want to further refine your skills as a cyclist. Clinics cover a broad array of essential road cycling skills to improve both the safety and quality of a group rides. Each session will have a maximum capacity of 12 riders.

Session 1
The basics of group riding: Bike handling, riding close to others (next to and drafting), and single pace line.

Session 2
The next steps: 2-up and off pace line, rotating pace line, pace management.

Session 3
It's group riding time! 

New club members will be contacted directly with a link to register and reserve your spot. For questions about the clinics or to register, please contact John S.


PERFORMANCE SKILLS SERIES - Women's learn to race Clinic: April

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Dates: TBD
Cost: TBD
Time: Friday 6 - 8PM, Saturday and Sunday 9AM - 12PM
Location: Richmond, UBC Saturday, Burnaby Sunday
Capacity: 30

Register Soon!

For women that want to develop advanced cycling skills and ride strategies. This clinic will start with an informational session, featuring everything you need to know to go into a race feeling prepared and confident, and answering every question you might have. Saturday and Sunday will feature rides where we will focus on  advanced group riding skills, race tactics, and getting to know some of the local race courses. This clinic is ideal for novice racers, riders interested in road racing, or advanced riders that want to accelerate their group riding skills.  Participants should be comfortable riding in groups at a moderate to fast pace.  

Whether you've just started racing, are thinking about racing, or just want to gain advanced skills of butt-kicking on the road, this clinic will help you achieve the knowledge and confidence to ride smarter and better.

 

Session 1

Get to know everyone, enjoy some snacks, and learn everything you need to know to go into the race season prepared!

Session 2

Advanced pacelines, cornering, bike handling and race simulation.

Session 3

Sprinting and attacking: tips for racing and fondos


PERFORMANCE SKILLS SERIES - Advanced skill sessions: July

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Dates: TBD
Cost: TBD
Time: 6 - 8PM
Location: Spanish Banks, Burnaby, Jericho
Capacity: 30

Register Soon!

 

For men and women that want to develop advanced cycling skills and ride strategies. This clinic will introduce advanced group riding skills, in 3 two hour group sessions led by two coaches with National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) accreditation, as well as extensive years of training, performance and competitive experience. This clinic is ideal for novice racers, riders interested in road racing, or advanced riders that want to accelerate their group riding skills.  Participants should be comfortable riding in groups at a moderate to fast pace.  

Whether you've just started racing, are thinking about racing, or just want to gain advanced skills of butt-kicking on the road, this clinic will help you achieve the knowledge and confidence to ride smarter and better.

Session 1

Advanced bike handling - bump, hop, push, crawl, dip, corner

Session 2

Climbing: The tips and tricks to climbing faster and better.

Session 3

Sprinting and attacking: tips for racing and fondos


WOMEN'S PERFORMANCE SKILLS SERIES - LEARN TO ride: June

Dates: TBD
Cost: TBD
Time: 6 - 8 PM
Location: Iona Road (Richmond), UBC, Glenlyon (Burnaby)
Capacity:  30  

Register Soon!

 

For women that want to develop their riding skills to the next level, this clinic will include 4 two hour group sessions, led by the Women's Race Ambassador Team with a combination of National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) accreditation, and extensive years of training, performance and competitive experience. The goal of the clinic will be to help women of novice and intermediate levels gain confidence on the bike, and acquire the skills needed for group riding situations, be it casual group rides, or gran fondos. 

Participants should be comfortable riding their bikes for two hours at a moderate pace. This is not only a great chance to meet and ride with the Women's Ambassadors, but also to accelerate your learning curve and get you to that next step in your cycling ability. 

Session 1
Pacelines: Learn how to ride in a paceline and techniques for group riding scenarios.

Session 2
Advanced pacelines, climbing and descending. Gain confidence and riding efficiency.

Session 3
Sprinting and cornering. Get comfortable riding in drops, out of the saddle, and leaning the bike.

Session 4
Bike maintenance and fit with West Point Cycles




Cyclocross Skills clinics: august

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Turn and burn! This year we will be hosting three cyclocross (CX) skills sessions

CX Fitness Training
Date
: TBD
Cost: FREE for registered club members
Time: 6 - 7 PM
Location: Mountain Seymour Parkway (Road or CX Bike)

The following skills sessions will focus on control at speed with some training principles and preparation for the racing season. These two hour skills clinics will include exercises with barriers, cornering, mounts/ dismounts, followed by some time riding the trails.

CX Skills Clinic
Date
: August
Cost: FREE for registered club members
Time: 8 - 10 AM
Location: Inter River Park – North Vancouver

Women's CX Skills Clinic
Date
: August
Cost: FREE for registered club members
Time: 8 - 10 AM
Location: Inter River Park – North Vancouver