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Learn the techniques and strategies you need to be a successful cyclocross rider. Whether you are a beginner or a veteran, you will benefit from three hours of instruction plus an additional hour of Q&A with our coaches over lunch. Just two weeks before the start of the Chicago cyclocross season, its a perfect time to dig out your cross bike and sharpen your skills. Both morning and afternoon participants will participate in a one hour Q&A with Randy and Jeremy at noon.

Topics will include:

* Beginners will start with an introduction to what cross is, what to expect at a race and an explanation on licenses and categories.
* Handling Skills
* Starts
* Dismounts & Remounts
* Barriers
* Sand-Pit
* Run-ups & Shouldering
* Training strategies
* Race Tactics
* Equipment Choices

View the Illinois Institute of Technology Cycling Team website for more details about the clinic, directions, and for information on what the team has been up to.

All participants are required to bring a bike and wear their helmet at all times when they're riding around the IIT campus (before and after the event as well). We recommend bringing a water bottle or two as well, depending on the weather. Event wil be held rain or shine.

Jeremy Powers is a professional bicycle racer and has been an integral member of the Cannondale/ Cyclocross Team since 2007. Powers was ranked #1 on the final 2009 USA Cyclocross Rankings after a season in which he took home a career high nine elite victories. Jeremy has represented the United States at the UCI Cyclocross World Championships seven times and was the highest American finisher at the event in 2009.

Randy Warren is a USA Cycling category 1 cycling coach who has been helping athletes to reach their goals since 1987. A former masters national champion on the track, Randy has raced cross since 1994 and has won the Illinois masters state championship. Randy has coached multiple athletes to national championships in road, track and mountain and dozens of athletes to state titles in cyclocross, road, track and mountain.


* Pre-registration is $50 and includes three hour clinic, lunch from Chipotle, on-line registration fees(Yes!) and all applicable insurances through USA Cycling.
* Day-of registration for $60 will be cash only and is based on availability.
* Participants are encouraged to arrive early. All participants must sign both a USAC and an IIT release form. Waivers must be signed prior to riding on IIT campus property
* Event will be held rain or shine
* No refunds

8:30 AM to 8:59 AM - First Session Rider Check In
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - First Session
12:00 PM to 1:00PM - Lunch Q&A, Second Session Rider Check In
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Second Session

3241 S Federal St, Chicago, Il 60616

Our event will be held on the IIT main campus centered around 31st street and State st. Conveniently located just blocks away from the Green and Red "el" train stations, the Dan Ryan expressway (I90/I94), and a short ride from the lakefront trail and Lake Shore Drive. Take the 31st or 35th street exits. All day parking is available for $10 in the parking lot east of State street where 32nd street would be (just north of the orange building that the green line "el" train runs through)
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