Pacific Raceways Women’s Clinic and Beginner Races

2017 Women’s Road Racing Clinic

Women: have you ever wanted to try racing your bike?  Or maybe you have raced already, and would love to hone your skills?

Join other female cyclists for a one day clinic focused on road-racing skills with simulation racing clinic and the(optional) chance to put everything into practice immediately with sanctioned racing!

Team Group Health 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.  Experienced Cat 4 and Cat 3 women are also encouraged to attend and brush up on skills plus learn some new ones.

The clinic 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 clinic focuses 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.

New this year: season starter races for Category 3, 4 and 5 women

New this year, there will be the opportunity to put those skills into practice and start earning category upgrade points immediately, with USA Cycling sanctioned 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

Clinic and Racing for Cat 4/5 Men

Also new this year we are delighted to also offer the opportunity for Cat 4/5 men to race as part of the Seattle Beginner Racing Program following the conclusion of the women’s clinic and races (see www.cycleu.com for more details)

*Note: Racing is available to all Cat 3, 4, 5 women and to Cat 4/5 men regardless of clinic participation.

Event Cost

Clinic only: $10*

Race only: $25* (if you are participating in both the clinic and the race, please use the coupon code “clinic” to receive a $10 discount on the race – yes, just $25 for both the race and the clinic!).

*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) or on-site)

Online registration (preferred)

Clinic: https://www.usacycling.org/register/2017-432

Race: https://www.usacycling.org/register/2017-426

Day-of registration

Cash or check only.

Event Details

Women’s Clinic & Race Day, Feb. 25th, 2017.  9:00AM Registration & Check-in. Clinic from 9:30AM – 12:30PM. Racing from 1pm.

Men’s Clinic & Race Day, Feb. 25th, 2017. 2:30PM Registration & Check-in. Clinic from 3.00PM. Racing at 4.15PM

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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

  • Your road bike – standard road bikes only (no time-trial bikes or bikes with front facing bar-ends). Please remove fenders/racks/lights etc.
  • Helmet (required)
  • Food/water for the day*
  • Suitable clothing – cycling attire, rain jacket etc. (Rain does not stop play!)

*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.