2019 Cyclocross PDX Fall Bonus Clinic – Aug 25


Cyclocross skills clinic series with coach Elaine Bothe.

August 25, 2019
Clinic Location:

Gateway Green, Portland, Oregon


Sunday, August 25: 9:30 am – 11:30 am





Must be an OBRA member, sign up here or in person when you arrive at the clinic. We will ask for proof.

Registration Info:

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For questions, contact Elaine Bothe.

This cyclocross series is sponsored in part by The Lumberyard Indoor Bike Park and River City Bicycles as well as the trail builders and volunteers of the Northwest Trail Alliance and OBRA, the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association. A portion of the fees for these clinics will go directly back to benefit Gateway Green.

“Elaine’s cyclocross clinic must have worked some crazy magic. My first four cross races of the season have been first places for me. I am thrilled that cross seems to be “sticking.” I’m feeling very comfortable in turns, powering through sections I would have been hesitant about last year…. An upgrade is imminent…” K. M.

“I was looking for a way to jumpstart my first cyclocross season after previously bike racing other disciplines over the years, and did not have a lot of free time to attend clinics. I found Wenzel Coaching, and was directed to Rhonda as a local coach. The training has been invaluable – as I watch other riders struggling with the basics- I can spend my time concentrating on racing!” C. L.

“Jeremy is deeply knowledgeable about both the training and the tactical requirements necessary to become a better bike racer. He is able to know you in a meaningful way, getting the best out of you and the strengths you bring to the bike.” D.S.

Clinic Details

Cyclocross requires good fitness, great skills and consistent race preparation. Join our clinic and learn how to improve your cross skills and race readiness. Want to start your season strong? Feeling a little rusty from the off season? Want to jump in but need some practice first? This is the perfect time to get a pre- season skill tune up or to hone skills before your first event. 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.

Cyclocross skills coveredA cyclocross rider prepares to dismount the bike

  • Mounts and dismounts
  • Shouldering the bike
  • Cornering
  • Off-camber riding
  • Bike handling tips
  • Group starts

Cyclocross topics covered

  • Race preparation
  • Race strategy
  • Equipment and tire selection
  • Nutrition and fueling

Is This Clinic For You?:

Adult and junior men and women. All levels welcome including first timers. We will tailor the sessions to your ability level and split into groups if needed.


A bike in good working condition. A cyclocross or gravel style bike will be best, and/or mountain bikes (without bar ends) are welcome as well. Flat pedals are OK. Be sure to come dressed to ride for all weather. Bring food and water for 3 hours of riding. Expect warm to hot and dry conditions, but check the forecast and come prepared.

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


Location Details:

This clinic is held at Gateway Green in NE Portland near Rocky Butte, Portland’s first dedicated cycling park. Please note there is no parking at Gateway Green. Here are some parking options. Do not park at the Trimet Park and Ride. They will tow. You may also park for free at The Lumberyard Indoor Bike Park at 2700 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97220 and ride over.

If you are going through the MAX station, walk your bike! They will ticket you.

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


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