The Intro to Riding cycling group has been designed to turn any enthusiastic recreational rider into an experienced cyclist. All participants must be on a road bike or hybrid bike with slick tires. Clip pedals and cycling shoes are mandatory as you will learn how to ride with these in the first two weeks. The main focus of this group is to build the technical skills and confidence so you can join any group ride comfortably and safely. If you are looking for a place to get in a good workout and already know how to clip in, please register for the Intermediate one group.
Where do we meet for our sessions?
Every session will have a different start location, all in the Kitsilano or UBC area. You will receive the exact location for each workout before the season begins.
How long are the sessions?
Each weekly session starts promptly at 6:00 PM and will finish between 7:00 and 7:15 PM.
What do you get for your registration?
- 6 coached training sessions from a highly qualified NCCP certified cycling Coach
- weekly newsletters full of training tips and cycling knowledge
- free Kits Energy cycling socks from Endur
- club discounts at Speed Theory Vancouver
- social events including a Season End Event (subject to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions)
Cycling shoes and pedals
For many, the most frightening aspect of learning how to ride a road ride is being clipped into the pedals. We want to be sure that everyone feels comfortable clipping in and out safely before we begin riding on the road. For this reason, the first few sessions outside will be held in an empty parking lot learning basic bike skills.
Do we ride in the rain?
We live in a rainforest so rain is inevitable. We may modify the workout for safety reasons but club rides are never canceled unless it is thunder and lightning.