CX Clinics in August

Photo by Colleen McClenahan


Cyclocross requires good fitness, great skills and consistent race preparation. Join our clinic and learn how to improve your cross skills and race readiness. We keep our rider/coach ratios small to ensure individual attention so that skills can be taught and practiced to meet individual and group needs.

Mondays, August 14 & 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at PIR

Saturday, August 6 at Vernonia Springs Outdoor Events Park

Clinics led by Sorella member and Wenzel coach Rhonda Morin and Elaine Bothe with assistance from Wenzel coach Andrew Coe

Cyclocross skills covered over two sessions

Barriers, mounts and dismounts
Shouldering the bike
Racing in mud (Yes, there will be mud!)
Off-camber riding
Bike handling tips
Group starts

Cyclocross topics covered over two sessions

Race preparation
Race strategy
Equipment and tire selection

PIR Clinic Location:

Portland International Raceway (PIR). Enter at the main entrance of PIR. Once you reach the track/infield keep going on the paved road. Keep the fence and track on your right. Pavement turns into gravel. You’ll next see a pond to your left. Shortly thereafter is the parking area on the grass.

This is held outside of the track in the West End of PIR. It is not in the infield where Short Track is, nor is in on the track where the road bikes race. Parking is also outside of the track in the West End along the fence. Entrance to PIR and parking is free.

The clinics will be held rain or shine…this is cyclocross!

Vernonia Clinic Location:

Vernonia Springs Outdoor Events Park

54658 Nehalem Hwy. S.
Vernonia, Oregon 97064
From Hwy 26 approx. 30 miles west of Portland, turn north onto OR-47 toward Vernonia/Clatskanie. Drive north for 8.6 miles to Vernonia Springs, which will be on the east side of the road.


Cyclocross and/or mountain bikes (without bar ends). Be sure to come dressed to ride for all weather. Bring food and water for 2 hours of riding. Expect hot, dry conditions at PIR in August. But, there will be a mud pit!

Helmets are mandatory – they must be in good condition and fit appropriately.


Get more info on the clinics.

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Contact Coach Morin

Contact Coach Bothe

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