Join other cyclists for a one day clinic focused on road-racing skills with simulation racing clinic and the chance to put everything into practice immediately with sanctioned racing!
Team Thrive is delighted to once again partner with other leading NW cycling teams to offer a coached clinic for women who are thinking about road racing and want to learn – or improve on – the necessary skills to race effectively and safely. No previous race experience is needed – this clinic provides an opportunity for new racers to learn what it takes to race on the road. The women’s clinic is being led by Marsa Daniel of MD Endurance Coaching and she has much to offer to new racers as well as experienced Cat 4 and Cat 3 women.
We are delighted to also offer the opportunity for Cat 4/5 men to race as part of the Seattle Beginner Racing Program starting in the afternoon. (See www.cycleu.com for more details)
The clinics will be held at the Pacific Raceways race track – we rent out the track for the day so that you can learn in a safe, controlled environment without cars in your way. The clinics focus on a variety of road
racing skills – cornering, sprinting, pack riding & pacelining – along with guidance on how to structure a race warm-up and the opportunity to do some simulated racing so that you get a feel for the experience.
Put your newly learned skills into practice and start earning category upgrade points immediately, with USA Cycling sanctioned racing sponsored by Team Thrive and BuDu Racing on the closed Pacific Raceways track that very same afternoon! Racing will be separated by category so that you can race with others of similar ability and experience.
Note: Racing is available to all Cat 3, 4, 5 women and to Cat 4/5 men regardless of clinic participation.
Event Cost: Women’s Clinic*: $15 Race*: $25 pre-registered/$30 day-of registration
*A valid USA Cycling license is required to participate in the clinic and/or the race. You can purchase an annual license at
the USA Cycling website, or you will need to purchase a one-day license for $10 (via the USA Cycling website (preferred)
Online registration (preferred)
Women’s Clinic: https://www.usacycling.org/register/2018-375
Day-of registration: Cash, check, or credit card
Women’s Clinic & Race Day, Feb. 24th, 2018. 9:30AM Registration & Check-in. Clinic from 10:00AM – 1:00PM. Racing starts at 1:30PM.
Men’s Race Day, Feb. 24th, 2018. 1:30PM Registration & Check-in. Racing at 3:45PM
Directions: Pacific Raceways, Kent, WA.
Full address: 31001 144th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98042. Google map for directions: https://goo.gl/maps/ZVKhz9EAaUP2
What to Bring:
Standard road bikes only (no time-trial bikes or bikes with front facing bar-ends). Please remove fenders/racks/lights etc.
Helmet (required) and suitable clothing – cycling attire, rain jacket etc. (Rain does not stop play!)
Food/water for the day as Pacific Raceways is several miles from the nearest grocery store and food services. Please prepare accordingly and bring adequate food/hydration to keep you fueled.