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MY FIRST FONDO 2017 - REGISTRATION NOW LIVE

Designed for riders who are either new to cycling or looking to revive their love of road biking; My First Fondo gives you the unique opportunity to ride in a small group setting and practice the skills necessary to complete the RBC GranFondo Whistler. The clinic focuses on mental and physical training techniques that you’ll be able to put into action as you prepare for the main event with people at a similar riding level. 

We will be offering TWO coaching clinics this year:

BEGINNERS - TUESDAYS 6:15PM

INTERMEDIATES - WEDNESDAYS 6:15PM

 

The clinic includes:

· 12 weeks of 90min guided training sessions, led by certified cycling coaches ($360 value)

· A  2016 RBC GranFondo Whistler entry ($300 value)

· Detailed training materials

· Expert guest speakers

· ‘Beginner’ and ‘Intermediate’ level programs at the Original Bike Shop

· Access to the My First Fondo launch party + other fun social events 

  

CHOOSE YOUR CLINIC 

Are you a ‘Beginner’ or ‘Intermediate’ rider? Not sure which level to choose? Simply answer the following questions with a "yes" or "no". If you answer the majority of the questions with a yes, you qualify for our intermediate level clinics.

1. Have you owned / ridden a road bike in the past?

2. Are you confident riding on clipless pedals?

3. I know / have heard of the three riding positions on road bikes?

4. Have you done bike rides covering 50 kms or more in the past 2 years?

5. Are you looking to finish the RBC GranFondo Whistler in an above average time? (5 ½ hours or less)

The weekly clinics will start at 6:15PM and run for approximately 90 minutes. Participants are expected to ride additional days to complement their clinic.


CLINIC CONTENT:

Essential cycling tips and topics to be covered:

• Mental preparation

• Bike fit

• Bike safety

• Basic bike mechanics

• Group riding skills

• Event preparation and pacing

• Amazing new levels of fitness

• Riding specific nutrition

• Basic and intermediate skills of: pedaling, shifting, braking, cornering, stopping, climbing and much more!

CLICK YOUR PREFERRED CLINIC TO REGISTER

Testimonials:

"I did the granfondo clinic with Ryan and Gord. It was an amazing learning experience and I learned a lot of skills as a cyclist and had great camaraderie with other students. Having no experience on a road bicycle, the granfondo from Vancouver to Whistler seemed such a daunting task. They gave the confidence and skills needed to complete the race!" - Tabitha Li

"I did the granfondo clinic last year with Ryan and Gord. Met quite a few people and also managed to take 2 hours off my time from the previous year. Definitely a great place to learn and shop." - Bieu Bradford