Here in Seattle, late summer and fall is “Meet the Teams” season. Weekends starting in September, area racing teams host conversation-paced rides as a way for folks new to racing, or folks who are thinking about switching teams to meet members from each team. Each week ~2 teams host rides starting from Pert’s Deli in Leschi.
An important part of the Meet the Teams series is the Intro to Women’s Cycling and Racing Teams Series, which has resulted in the Seattle area having one of the strongest groups of women’s racers around.
2011 is the sixth year of this great event.
The format is similar to the Meet the Teams rides, with the exception that these rides are for women only, and each ride starts with a cycling skills clinic. The series is perfect for women who are new to the racing community, looking to strengthen their riding skills, thinking about racing, or looking to speak with other women about local racing teams or riding opportunities. Women from many of the local racing teams host and attend each ride, and they are eager to chat it up during the rides.
Dates for 2011: August 21, September 25, and October 2 (all Sundays).
Time: 9:00 AM at Pert’s in Leschi. Prepare to be on the road by 9:10 AM. Please don’t be late!
Route: A loop around the south end of Lake Washington
Skills: Pacelines, riding a straight line, and racing tactics/techniques.
Depending on turnout, we’ll break into groups no greater than 10 to keep it manageable and go over the basics, making sure to keep things fun and not stressful.
Bakery stop: Pert’s either before or after for scones & coffee.
For more information contact Gina Kavesh: gkavesh [at] gmail.com