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Okanagan Spring Road Clinics 2019: Criteriums


May. 5, 2019

Event Cost
Free – $25

Event Information

These clinics are for riders 13 years and older and will give riders a chance to learn specific skills involved with each skill mentioned. These clinics lead up to the Hayman Classic Youth Stage Race in Penticton on May 24-26, 2019.

Location: Kelowna, BC

April 13 – Climbing
May 5 – Criteriums
May 11 – Time Trials

Clinic Summary:

  • Based out of Kelowna
  • These clinics are open to targeted athletes first, invited athletes second
  • Maximum 10 participants
  • Two coaches if there are 6 or more riders
  • Specific skills and drills at each clinic
  • All schedules below are tentative and subject to change

Clinic “Rules”:

  • Punctuality is a must! – 10 am ride, means we roll at 10 am
  • Having a machine in working order is a must
  • Everyone respects everyone
  • Help where you can
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Safety
  • Have fun!

What to bring:

  • Road bike
  • High vis rechargeable led rear light for sure and front as well if you have it
  • 3 water bottles
  • Energy drink
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Pump
  • Multi-tool
  • Spare tubes
  • CO2

May 5 – Criteriums

Short fast racing with lots of corners requires a different skill set from climbing. In this clinic we will look at cornering speed, set up, exiting as well as pack position, how to move up, when to move up. Being able to feel comfortable touching another rider while racing in a Criterium is also key to being a good racer.


9:00 AM – Group Meeting
10:00 AM – Look at course
11:00 AM – Practice corners
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Practice gearing
2:00 PM – Practice attacks and sprints
3:00 PM – Mini race
4:00 PM – Bike Maintenance Clinic