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GO RIDE For Ya Life! is a series of workshops to help people ride their bikes, for life. We focus on better training methods, injury prevention, skill development, and more.
CYCLING WORKSHOPS IN FORT MCMURRAY
I’m pumped to now offer a series of cycling workshops in Fort McMurray. These workshops are open to all cycling levels, especially beginners who have very little knowledge about the skills of cycling and cycling training. All topics are interactive and although we may not always be cycling, we will always be moving in some way (ie: drills, strength training, mobility exercises, assessments, etc).
- LIMITED SPACE:
An off-road bike (mountain, cyclocross or gravel) and a bike helmet are required. No open-toe shoes are allowed (ie: flip flops, sandals, etc). Please make sure your bike is in good working order before coming to this workshop to reduce the chance of a mechanical during the group ride.
HOW TO PAY
Payment is per workshop, not the entire series. Registration closes at 10 pm the day BEFORE the workshop so I can properly prepare for the participants attending. No late registrations will be accepted.
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All participants are required to fill out a waiver PRIOR to attending the workshop. This online form will be made available to you in your purchase order sent to your email.
If for any reason I have to cancel a workshop, credit or refund will be given. In case of bad weather, I will reschedule the workshop for a later date. If you are not able to attend the rescheduled workshop, credit or refund will be given.
Due to limited space and selling opportunities, a 7-day cancellation notice is required in order to receive a refund. A 25% administration fee will apply. Please make sure you can commit to this workshop before signing up. If an unforeseen circumstance occurs, your spot is transferable but this MUST be confirmed with me first. Make sure you read my full Terms and Conditions.
Guidelines are enforced and details are listed under my Terms and Conditions.
FUTURE CYCLING WORKSHOPS – TBA
Future workshops below are subject to change but it gives you an idea of what might be coming ahead. Due to the complexity of COVID-19, we will start with one workshop at a time. Please bookmark this page for regular updates. NOTE: Payment is per workshop, not the entire series.
- Gimme A Brake! This workshop will teach you how and when to use your brakes, front and rear. Key points of discussion: braking for slow and sudden stops, feathering, descents, corning, using brakes simultaneously and individually (when, how and why).
- Giv’r da Gears! All about gearing, timing, and coordination for better flow over the terrain.
- TBD – additional topics to cover in future workshops are: corning, ascending, descending, riding singletrack, mindset, building fitness, determining cycling heart rate, training with a power meter, how to structure a workout, injury prevention, nutrition, cycling gear, bike mechanics, building cycling fitness, and so so SO much more!
PAST CYCLING WORKSHOPS
Mind Your Center! This workshop will teach you how to create awareness of body positioning for better balance and control while riding. Come prepared to be doing lots of riding with many breaks as much of this workshop will be in the form of drills. We will finish it up with a 30-minute easy group ride on gravel trails. Key points of discussion: how to find your center; neutral and attack positioning; seated and standing positions; forward and aft positions; pedal positions.
Intro to Off-Road Cycling. This workshop will explain the difference between road and off-road riding as well as different types of off-road riding (MTB vs gravel). Seems like a simple topic but different types of riding require a different skill set, and most importantly, a different bike. I will teach participants the basic fundamentals of how to gear up for off-road. Key points of discussion: bicycle anatomy, basic bike maintenance, terrain variations and conditions, our trail system. Participants should come prepared to ride for at least 30 minutes at an easy level.