The first learn to race clinic of the season will be held this Saturday, May 16th at 3:00 pm at the Iola Bump and Jump.? The clinic will meet at the start/finish line and will be led by Team WORS member Matt Gehling.? Matt will cover how to properly prepare for your first race, how to get ready on the day of the big event, what to expect while you're racing and any other points of interest that are brought up during discussion.?
Learn to Race Clinic
All Clinic participants must register for that Sunday's race, sign their waiver, and affix their bicycle number plate before attending the Learn to Race Clinic, with the exception of parents accompanying a Junior racer. All Juniors 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent. Clinic start times have been moved back to 3:30 PM to accommodate this. The Clinic will gather and leave from the WORS Registration tent on the Saturday before each race at 3:30 PM.
[highlight]Bring it![/highlight] At the Season Finale of WORS 2011 in Sheboygan, WORS Women hosted a free bike stuff exchange. We thought the event was a success, with a many happy donations and appreciated finds. We'll be doing it again at Iola! We've got a winter's worth of new (gently used) gear to bring - including awesome Bontrager, Craft and Patagonia apparel, helmets, shoes, and more.
There will be two events hosted at the Battle of Cam Rock course this week.
- On Saturday May 7, the Trek Stores of Madison will host a Bike Demo between 12 and 4 PM, and WORS Women and the Trek Stores will hold a free ladies MTB Clinic between 1 and 3 (details here).
If you're already on our mailing list, you can expect your Handbook to arrive soon. You'll also be able to find WORS Handbooks in the coming month at your local bike shop.
Claire joined Team WORS in 2007, the year she first tried riding a mountain bike. She started to race at WORS as a beginning mountain biker to learn more about mountain biking, make friends, and to ride trails throughout Wisconsin. She finished first overall for the Sport women that season, and moved to Expert in 2008. Claire is now the Media and Marketing Coordinator for WORS. She writes and edits race reports, posts at WORS Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo, Issuu and other sites, administers the WORS photo contest, and helps organize the Subaru Cup Pro XCT.