C-SIG Details

C-SIG Details

Think of it as Cycling College

Learn the basics of cycling from experienced ride leaders with a passion for the sport. Whether your interest is touring, competitive cycling or group riding, the C-SIG provides 8 weeks of intensive training and practice during all-day group rides in the following areas of competency:

  • Essential Riding Skills — efficient pedal stroke, cadence, using a cycle computer, maximizing use of gears, balance/coordination, passing/acceleration, hill ascent, braking on fast down-hills, short stops, hairpin turns, etc.
  • Road and Group Riding Skills — hand signals (stopping, turning, road obstacles), safety skills for riding in traffic
  • Bike Maintenance and Repair Skills — changing a flat, care and lubrication of chain and crank, adjusting brakes
  • Nutrition and Hydration — timing, quality, quantities
  • Bike Fit — for maximum efficiency and injury prevention
  • The Best Cycling Clothes — for riding in comfort in cold, hot, wet and everything in-between weather 
  • *  Emergency First Aid Response — basics for acting quickly in case of emergency AND much more!   

Build a foundation of cycling skills that will last a lifetime. Learn to ride safely and stronger with groups and develop as a cyclist beyond your wildest dreams. The C-SIG is a stimulating and supportive environment for developing endurance, stamina, and friendships.

This is a progressive series, with each week taking us a little farther and a little faster. Each week, we build on what we have learned in the previous weeks. As much of our course material is presented in the early weeks, attendance at the first three sessions is particularly important. Participants are required to attend at least six of the eight sessions in order to graduate. Those who miss two out of the first three sessions will not be allowed to continue with the series.


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