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C-SIG Resources

2015 C-SIG Schedule

Classification Ride: Saturday, March 14
Rides 1-8: Saturdays, March 21-May 9
Contact: [email protected]

C-SIG Coordinator

  • Carol Waaser

Stats & Roster

  • Mitch Levine

C-SIG Leaders

  • C-SIG 1: Sosi Ermarkaryan
  • C-SIG 2: True Sims
  • C-SIG 3: Kate Mostkoff
  • C-SIG 4: Tamara Lipshie
  • C-SIG 5: Hannah Borgeson

Evelyn Badia
Merisa Bibens
Dana Brandley
Andrea Cortes Comerer
Laura Diaz de Leon
Mike Dipple
Ellen Egeth
Paul Friedman
Kerith Gardner
Deborah Greilsheimer
Stephanie Gross
Paul Hoffherr
Gabriela Inzunza
Ellen Jaffe
Aparna Kane
Jeannie Kennedy
Marla Kerner
Cara Lipshie
Allen Lum
Laurie Malkoff
Gina Negrin
Katie O'Connor
Jim Olson
Paul Racine
Daniel Rannells
Nick Watkins
Leonora Weiner
Jim Zisfein

2015 C-SIG

Date: 
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 9:30am
Spots: 
100

Back to The 2015 SIG & STS

Online registration opens February 11

Need help with registration? Instructions are here.

Details & RSVP for the February "All About The SIG & STS" Club Meeting are here


C-SIG on the Move!

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. Each week the rides get a little longer,a little faster and and a little more difficult, so you gain strength and endurance over the spring.   You’ll also get lessons 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, breaking 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 comfortably 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 stronger and more safely 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.

Note: 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.

Dates: We start with a Classification Ride (one day only) on the morning of Saturday, March 14th (Rain date: Sunday March 15th). More details are in the confirmation email when you register for the C-SIG, and there will be another email toward the end of February with more information as well. The course itself takes place on Saturdays, all day, from March 21 to May 9, 2015. Sundays are back-up days.

There is more necessary and important information in the C-SIG FAQs at the top of the page. If you are interested in taking the C-SIG, please read the FAQs, which may answer many of your questions.

You may also like to get a headstart by looking over the following C-SIG materials, especially articles on clothing, nutrition, exercises, checking your bike.

Towards the end of the C-SIG, your Leaders will make suggestions on organizing and leading club rides. While the SIG is “free”, at the end of the SIG, we expect that each participant give back to the club, preferably by leading a ride or by volunteering for a club activity in 2015.

C-SIG Handouts

Below is a collection of educational handouts used at various times by all the C-SIG groups. You may find it useful to look at them before taking the C-SIG, or you may find it more useful to receive them in context of our talks on the road. Some are easier to follow than others without the talk. However, we encourage you to read the first three right now for a safe bike, pumped up tires, and adequate clothes!

If you would like to read a comprehensive rider's handbook, check out the B-SIG Rider's Guide.

ABC Quick Bike Check: from Transportation Alternatives

Tire Care Before and After Each Ride

Clothing and Accessories

Coordinated Emergency Response

Nutrition for Cycling

Amelia's Strength and Diet Tips

Riding in Traffic: from John S. Allen. Street Smarts: Bicycling’s Traffic Survival Guide

Bike Handling

Attendance

Signing up for the C-SIG means you have made a commitment to spend 8 consecutive Saturdays cycling with us this spring.  You 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.

Dates

The C-SIG starts with a Classification Ride (one day only) on the morning of Saturday, March 14th (Rain date: Sunday March 15th). More details are in the confirmation email when you register for the C-SIG, and there will be another email toward the end of February with more information as well. The course itself takes place on Saturdays, all day, from March 21 to May 9, 2015. Sundays are back-up days.

2015 C-SIG
03.14.2015
9:30am
cycling trips