USA Cycling Beginner Racing Program to Hold Clinic on December 13

Level 1 USA Cycling Coach Gary Tingley has moved the bar yet again in racing preparedness, by directing a Beginning Racing Program (BRP) under the guidance of USA Cycling (USAC). The first clinic was held on November 1, 2014 to great success. The next clinic is set for December 13, 2014 at the Huennekens criterium course in Mira Mesa, San Diego.

The registration is $30 and the Clinic limited to fifty (50) Category 5 cyclists (over the age of 16).

Register at

Please note: even if you have attended other clinics this season, you can still attend any of these clinics and receive upgrade qualifications per the guidelines below.

USAC BRP is open to Category 5 licensed racers over the age of 16, and is designed to develop a rider’s bike racing skills, allowing for safer and more enjoyable racing experiences. Riders who complete both the clinic and practice race will earn upgrade points, or have the events count as mass finishes. For a Category 5 racer, one (1) clinic completion counts as two (2) mass start finishes.

Clinics and Dates
Clinic #1: Basic Pack Skills (completed)
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA

Clinic #2: Cornering–Choosing and Holding Your Line (upcoming)
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA

Clinics #3, #4, and #5 TBD.

Each Clinic Includes

  • On and off the bike training with USA Cycling Level 1 coaches and mentors
  • 30-minute training practice race
  • Five (5) take-home training workouts and handouts
  • Additional skills and sprinting workouts via Trainingpeaks™ (code will be provided)

Huennekens Criterium course in Mira Mesa, San Diego
(Closest address is 9591 Waples St, SD, CA 92121)

More Information can be found at

Director: Gary Tingley, M.S., USAC Level 1 Cycling Coach
Promoter: Robert Panzera, M.A., USAC Level 1 Cycling Coach

Questions? Contact Gary at

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