Introduction to Road Cycling Class

Description: This outing is perfect for beginning cyclists who know the basics of riding but are looking to explore the rapidly growing sport of Road Cycling. You'll receive instruction on 'sharing the road' with motor vehicles/urban riding; gears/shifting; proper braking/bike control; hill climbing/descending/wind techniques; riding etiquette and traffic law. Please bring proper riding apparel.

Skills you'll learn:

  • Learn the unique nature and purpose of the Road Bike
  • Learn the proper techniques for 'sharing the road', gears/shifting, proper braking, hill climbing/descending/wind techniques, riding etiquette/traffic law, and basic bike maintenance

Check out the gear list.

Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.

Introduction to Road Cycling Class Information

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Date / Time
Meeting Location / Class Notes
6/8/2014 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Introduction to Road Cycling Class
Sacramento REI | More Information | Get Directions
Group Size: 8
Required Legal Form: Cycling (pdf)

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

Spots left: 7

Introduction to Road Cycling Class Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Cycling Shorts/Pants
  • Water Bottle


  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Energy Snacks
  • Road Bike Shoes
  • Lip Balm/Protection
  • Hydration Compatible Day Pack - 1000-2000 cubic inches with 70-100 oz water bladder
  • Padded Cycling Gloves
  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
  • Personal Bike - Recently tuned and appropriate for class. Also bring spare tubes.
  • Personal Camera

Gear provided by REI:

  • Road Bike - Drop bar handlebar bikes with 700cc size wheels.
  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Cycling Helmet