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BRAOK Skills Clinic for Women amd Men - Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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BRAOK IS PRESENTING A BICYCLE RACERS CLINIC

ON APRIL 25, 2016 FOR WOMEN AND APRIL 28, 2016 FOR MEN.

 

Clinic will be held at the Tulsa City Safety Training Center (Tuesday night crit venue). 10926 East Cameron St. Tulsa, OK.

WHAT:    Racing skills clinic whether you are racer or not.

FOR WHOM:   Any male or female cyclist who is interested in racing, or already racing, but would like to improve skills related to racing. We strongly encourage riders of all ages to participate, and learn the skills to become a better rider and racer. April 25 will be for Women and Junior’s only. April 28 will be for men only.

WHY:  To learn bike racing skills, allowing a safer and more enjoyable racing experience.

Clinic will start at 6:00 pm and registration will open at 5:00 pm each day on site.

Please arrive prepared with cycling clothing, bicycle, helmets, and any other items you need for riding your bike. This clinic is a participation based clinic so being ready to ride is important to get the maximum out of your participation.

Topics that will be covered at both clinics will be:

1.       Pre-race preparation.

2.       Race specific handling skills and cornering techniques to improve confidence in the pack

3.       Positioning and riding in close proximity.

4.       Surviving getting bumped.

5.       Increasing awareness in the pack to avoid getting into trouble while improving efficiency and overall result.

6.       Pack riding skills, pace line, echelon, taking a wheel, and protecting your wheel.

7.       Sprint techniques, including positioning, form, and course specifics run-ins to the finish.

Clinic instructors will be Kimberly Pettit who is a former Professional Racer, Dylan Postier a Cat 1 Road, Cyclocross and Mountain racer as well as a USAC Level 3 Cycle-Smart Coach. Assisting also will be John Brestovansky.

                            COST OF THIS CLINIC WILL BE $25.

For more information contact: Jack McNeal @ 918-272-1258 or via email @ smilinjack2@prodigy.net.

 
Tulsa Wheelmen Summer Practice Criterium series - Thursday, March 17, 2016

 Tulsa Wheelmen will again host their Summer Series of criterium practice events. These will be held beginning on April 5 and continuing every Tuesday evening thuough August. They will be held at the Tulsa Area Safety Training faciility which is a Tulsa training center for the Tulsa Police department as well as the street department. It is located 1 block north of 109th E Ave. and East Admiral PL. The area is closed to street traffic.  Events will start at 5:30 PM and last till sunset. There will be events for all category of riders from the beginners to the top cat 1 riders. Women and Juniors are welcome also as there will be events for them also. Event charges are $10 for those with a USAC license however you can purchase a 1 day license for an additional $10. Come on out and practice your crit skills or you newbys can try and see if you like crit racing learn the skills involves. For you cat 5 racers, these will count as 1  of your 10 events required to advance to cat 4. Just remember you must start and finish the event. If you would like more information just give me a call.  Jack McNeal  918-272-1258

 
Oklahoma State Road Championships - Thursday, March 10, 2016

 All the State Road Championships are coming together in great shape. First will be the State RR (Category Based) Championship at Eucha Oklahoma on April 10. Registration is open now.

Next will be the State Criterium ( Age Based) Championship, held on May 15 in Sand Springs and promoter by Tom's Team and Palmer Corp. Registration is open on www.usacycling.org.

On July 17 Bixby Bicycles will promote the State (Age Graded) Road Race in Bixby on the same course as last year.

State Criterium (Category Based) will be at Enid on August 20 this year as the Tour de Trykes race. This event is promoter by the City of Enid and the Canadian River Racing Club for the 6th year.  Registration is now open.

Bixby Bicycles will again host the State Individual Time Trial at Haskell on the same course as last year. This will be on September 11. 

 
Summer Criterium Series - Thursday, March 10, 2016

 Oklahoma will again have 2 seperate Criterium practice series and they are coming up.  DNA racing will host the Wheeler crit series again on each Tuesday in Oklahoma City. They will be starting up on March 15 and will run through August 30.

Tulsa Wheeler will again promote their annual Tuesday Night Practice series beginning on April 5th.  They usually have 4 events each night. First (D) event for Juniors & women, then (C) event for beginners, then (B) event for basically Cat 3 & 4 riders and end up with an (A) event for mainly cat 1 & 2 riders however they are not restricted to those particular riders. You can do whatever event you feel comfortible with. Like the title says, these are for critium practice. Cost is $10 per night but you must have a racing license.

 
OKC Pro-Am Grand Fondo - Tuesday, February 09, 2016

 DNA Racing is adding another event to their week-end of racing at the Pro-Am Classic in Oklahoma City. On Saturday June 4 they will be adding a Grand Fondo to the race week-end. Starts at 8:oo AM with routes of 11 miles, 30 miles and 50 miles. Do the Fondo and arrive back to enjoy the rest of the day watching the criterium races.

 

  
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