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Rise and Ride is a road and mountain bike program for beginner and intermediate riders. We welcome all levels or cyclists and encourage those who are new. If you are new to road cycling or mountain biking, this group is for you!

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Riders will be placed in small groups according to abilities and be instructed on specific bike handling skills with plenty of time left over for riding!

Each group will have certified cycling or triathlon coaches leading the groups with support riders as well. 

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Each week both the mountain bike and road bike group will meet at different locations in and around Calgary so riders can explore some of the best spots to ride. 

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We will ensure protocols related to COVID are followed and will be strictly enforced for the safety of all riders and coaches. 

WEDNESDAYS:

  • Wednesdays (June 2nd - June 23rd) from 6pm - 7:30pm

    • various locations 

SATURDAYS: 

  • Saturdays (May 22nd - June 26th) from 9am - 11am

    • various locations​

 

What You Get:

  • ​certified coaches/instruction 

  • a pair of cycling socks

  • ​special offers from sponsors such as Smith Optics, Pearl Izumi, Stoked Oats and eau natural Chamois Creme

Questions? Email triitrichelle@gmail.com

Examples of outcomes by the end of the sessions, are:

 

ROAD BIKE:

Examples of outcomes for Beginning Road Bike:

-proper body position on the bike

-ride in a straight line while shoulder checking/checking surrounding

-cornering with confidence

-climbing in proper gears

-descending - with proper technique and confidence

-braking appropriately

-clip in and unclip with confidence

-reach down for the water bottle, take a drink, and replace the bottle while riding         

 

Examples of outcomes for the Intermediate Road Bike:

-increased skills and confidence with beginner road bike skills

-changing speeds on the fly

-riding in a group/pack

-cornering, climbing and descending at speed

 

MOUNTAIN BIKE:

Examples of outcomes for Beginner Mountain Bike:

-becoming confident on green runs

-correct body position on a variety of terrain

-braking appropriately

-climbing skills over rocks, roots and picking lines

-descending skills over rocks, roots and picking lines

-terrain work - riding smoothly on single track

Outcomes for Intermediate MTB Skills:

-becoming confident on blue runs

-increased skills and confidence with beginner mountain bike skills

-terrain work - loose, muddy, small drops

-basic bike park skills

Ride Locations WEDNESDAYS:

*subject to change

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* Wednesday's will have 2 beginner groups and both will be spaced out at the same location 

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Ride Locations SATURDAYS:

*subject to change

Mandatory Gear List

*most gear is available at Tri It Multisport (1703 10th Ave SW), or on their website at tri-it.ca

ROAD BIKE:

  • Road bike (no hybrid bikes please) in working order. Please have a tune up PRIOR to the start of the first session. 

  • Bike shorts and bike jersey

  • Light Jacket

  • Bike Helmet – fits properly and is no more than 5 years old 

  • Tire levers

  • 2 spare tubes 

  • Patch kit

  • Bike Pump or CO2 Inflator

  • bike-specific multi-tool

  • Snacks and hydration - snacks are not only delicious, but they are essential to keep you riding without bonking

  • $20 cash

  • full charged cell phone

 

MOUNTAIN BIKE:

  • Mountain Bike (no fat bikes please) in working order. Please have a tune up PRIOR to the start of the first session. 

  • Bike shorts and bike jersey

  • Light Jacket

  • Bike Helmet – fits properly and is no more than 5 years old

  • Bike gloves – must be full fingers

  • Tire levers

  • 2 spare tubes - even if your bike is set up with tubeless tires, it is a good idea to carry a tube as a backup.

  • Patch kit

  • Bike Pump or CO2 Inflator

  • bike-specific multi-tool

  • A few links of chain and a quicklink/masterlink

  • Zip-ties

  • First-aid kit: Everyone takes a digger sooner or later; it's just the nature of the beast. That’s why having a small first-aid kit is a good idea such as latex gloves, butterfly bandages, alcohol prep pads, Band-Aids, gauze, medical tape, and a triangle bandage.

  • Backpack to carry everything in with a hydration bladder

  • Snacks and hydration - snacks are not only delicious, but they are essential to keep you riding at full speed all the way back to the parking lot

  • full charged cell phone with the Trail Forks app downloaded

Rise and Ride Sponsors:

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