USA Cycling and Wolfpack Team Up to Launch an Introduction to Racing Clinic Series

June 22, 2022

Level Up Your Ride will offer nine clinics across the country that will teach riders of all skill levels the fundamentals of bike racing.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – USA Cycling is excited to announce the launch of Level Up Your Ride, an introduction to racing series. Level Up Your Ride offers nine different opportunities for women, trans, femme, and non-binary cyclists to learn all about bike racing. Following the American Criterium Cup series, this program kicked off in Rochester followed by Tulsa and Harlem. It will continue with six more stops taking place in Boise, Salt Lake City, Lake Bluff, Ill., Littleton, Colo., Indianapolis, and St. Louis. These clinics will be taught by professional female cyclists who race for Team Wolfpack.

“This program is a huge milestone for USA Cycling. As an organization, our goal is to advocate for the growth and expansion of cycling. Offering athletes the tools and resources to start their cycling journey is only the beginning of our efforts to lower the barrier of entry for our sport,” said Erika Lehman, Chief Marketing Officer of USA Cycling.

This program exists to offer cyclists from all over the country an in-depth look into the fundamentals of bike racing. Each clinic is free and will come with a one-day novice race license, allowing new racers the opportunity to try an entry-level race.

This program is designed to meet cyclists where they are in terms of their skill and comfort level. Heidi Woika, an avid cyclist who attended the Rochester clinic said, “I have never done a clinic or bike race before. Today was my first bike clinic and my first racing experience. It was amazing! I felt welcomed, and I learned a lot about racing and everything I can do with my bike.”

Woika started riding during the pandemic and has fallen in love with it. She’s one of over 250 riders that have already gone through one of these programs.

“We are excited to share that several of our clinics have already sold out this year. We’ve had over 250 participants across three different states go through the program. This is an exciting step in USA Cycling’s mission to grow the sport,” said Eric Bennett, Director of Membership at USA Cycling.

To learn more about each clinic and to sign up, click here.

Visit USACycling.org for more information on the athletes, events and membership programs, and follow @USACycling across all channels for the latest on Team USA.

For more information, contact Katherine Santos at ksantos@usacycling.org.

ABOUT USA CYCLING (usacycling.org)

USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. USA Cycling’s mission is to champion accessibility, participation, and excellence in the sport of cycling to make more Americans healthier, happier, and better on two wheels while achieving sustained international racing success. USA Cycling supports cyclists at all levels, from those just beginning in the sport and participating in fun rides to international caliber racers. The organization identifies, develops, and selects cyclists to represent the United States in international competition through the support of kids’ and interscholastic programs, amateur bike racing and grassroots development programs, and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing. USA Cycling has a membership of 100,000, annually sanctions over 2,500 events, and is a proud member of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).