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
5/4/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

Introduction to Road Cycling Class
Shoreline Trail Region, Mountain View | More Information and Directions
Group Size: 12
Required Legal Form: Cycling (pdf)

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

Spots left: 8

Introduction to Road Cycling Class Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


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


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

Gear provided by REI:

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