If you've been riding for a while, you feel comfortable with your bike and you want to take your cycling performance to the next level, join our expert road cycling instructors as we teach you to refine your technique, work on cadence, and climb hills on some great local rides. We'll build on the skills you've learned in Introduction to Road Cycling with more practice and longer distance. Learn to ride the areas you've wanted to explore but were afraid to attempt on your own. Novara road bikes provided for those without a bike of their own at no extra cost. NO RIDER IS LEFT BEHIND, but this trip is not for beginners, as we ride at a faster pace and cover longer distance.
Recommended for those 14 and older; those under 18 must be accompanied by parent or responsible adult.
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Road or equivalent skill level is mandatory. In order to complete this outing, you must be able to comfortably:
• Mount and dismount your bicycle
• Shift on level terrain, basic knowledge of how to ascend & descend hills
• Riding on low-traffic country roads, traveling through intersections
• Anticipate corners, obstacles, and steep terrain
• Ride with one hand while signaling turns
• Maintain safe riding distance in single file line while riding in groups (2-3 bike lengths)
• Repair a punctured inner tube, change a flat
• Consistently ride at a 10-15 mph pace
NO RIDER IS LEFT BEHIND, but this trip is not for beginners as we ride at a faster pace and cover tougher terrain.
* Advance registration is required. Call or visit any Sierra area REI to sign up.
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet at the location or REI store listed below. Directions to locations other than REI stores can be found by clicking on the link below.
To be courteous to all customers, we request you notify REI Outdoor School at least 48 hours prior to the trip if you intend to cancel; late cancellations will not be refunded. Class or Outing cancellations on the part of REI Outdoor School will be refunded in full, regardless of timeframe. Inclement weather does not necessarily cancel an event; REI Outdoor School will contact you in the event of a cancellation.
REI Outdoor School strives to provide the best outdoor education programs possible. Our 100% satisfaction guarantee ensures that our classes and outings at REI Outdoor School meet your high standards - or we will gladly offer your choice of a refund or a chance to re-take the class/outing.
In order to keep our instruction personable, space on our classes and outings is limited. If you are interested in an activity that has filled, we would be happy to place you on a waitlist for that event. If space opens, we will contact the list in the order you signed up, but we are unable to hold that spot if we're unable to speak with you directly. Providing us with your best contact information increases your chances of joining us.
Classes and outings are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. Should a program be cancelled or a rescheduled, all registered participants will be notified.