The Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix will be hosting a FREE Family-focused Bicycle Rodeo/Bicycle Safety Clinic at the Woodstock Fire Department at242 Tinker Street Woodstock, NY on Friday, May 1 from 3:30 to 5:30
(Snacks will be provided by Hannaford and Adirondack Creamery.)
Under the guidance of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and the Mid-Hudson Institute of Health and Safety @SUNY Ulster children and their parents will learn to correctly set their seat height, fit their helmet appropriately as well as discuss right of way on the roads and what streets signs mean to ensure their understanding of staying safe on the road, and importantly how to handle an emergency stop. Participants will be able to test their new found skills on the bicycle obstacle course and receive a free bike safety inspection, just in time for the riding season. Bike inspections are provided by the cycling experts from Overlook Mountain Bikes and Velo Domestique.
Thanks to the Mid-Hudson Institute of Health and Safety, children’s helmets will be inspected and replaced with new helmets as needed. (A number of helmets available are limited and children must participate in the safety clinic in order to be eligible for receipt of helmet.)
After the Bicycle Rodeo, we will be hosting a fundraising dinner at the Woodstock Fire Department to benefit the Woodstock Fire Department Training Center, from 6 pm – 8 pm.
Without the Woodstock Fire Department leading our safety efforts, we could not offer the caliber of event the Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix has become. Colavita brand foods has been gracious enough to lend their support as well for this amazing fundraising dinner. Seats are limited so please go to our website and click on the link to RSVP.
After you’ve mastered safety on the roads at our Bicycle Rodeo, please join the WWCGP and Esopus Strength and Fitness as we present our first annual Family Fun Ride. The 6.2 mile Family Fun Ride will take place on Saturday morning, May 2nd at 9:30 (weather permitting) and travel the lovely streets of Woodstock starting from the Mountain-view Parking Lot on Rock City Road.
Cost is $10.00 per person, children under 12 are free. T-shirts will be given to all participants 12 and under as long as supplies last.
The rodeo and Family Fun Ride are part of a larger event, The Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix, which will take place on Saturday, May 2. The course for this event travels through the towns of Woodstock, Saugerties, Shandaken and Hurley, and is one of only a few women-only cycling events in the country. In its third year, the Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix, founded by former Olympic Cyclist Martin Bruhn attracts some of the premier women racers from The US and Canada.
The Grand Prix offers two races; a 32.5 mile Category 3/4 race as well as the 60.3 mile Pro 1/2/3 COMBINED. Both races will ascend the challenging Mead’s Mountain Road which takes the racers over the ever-gorgeous Overlook Mountain.
This women-only event offers opportunity to highlight the sportsmanship and athleticism of women often overlooked in the male dominated sport of competitive cycling.
The WWCGP strives to promote great cycling events for women, of which safety and bicycle awareness are an integral part. By offering a free safety clinic for children, the WWCGP hopes to jump start the foundation for a lifetime of cycling safety and encourage more children to get out and ride as a family activity. Find us on FaceBook as well: https://m.facebook.com/WWCGP2015