Cyclocross Skills School

Cyclocross 2022!

Skills School is wrapped up, this was the second year for these clinics, thanks for your interest! Also, be sure to scroll down for a full collection of local cyclocross resources for Victoria and Vancouver Island!

We’ll be back for 2023, feel free to RSVP any time (dates will change), or if you’d like to arrange for a special clinic session, get in touch!

Join us for these fun and informative clinics, around 2hrs each, over three Sundays, great for beginners, or anyone looking to top off and improve their cyclocross skills. Cross on the Rock is coming up fast, make sure you’re ready!!

Best bike choices are a cyclocross bike, but gravel or mountain bikes work too! Will be in parks in Victoria/Fairfield.

The first clinic will be in August 2023, 10am start, $25.

RSVP required, takes just a minute! (Preferably well before noon Saturday before each clinic.)

Here’s the PDF poster for the clinics. Scroll down for a list of local cyclocross and gravel resources, including race dates and more!

Cyclocross Skills School 2022!

Clinic Details:

August 21st, 2022 – Cyclocross Fundamentals:

  • Great for beginners & those interested in sessioning these skills
  • Dismounting & remounting techniques
  • Shouldering and stairs
  • Brief grass & cornering intro

August 28th, 2022 – Fundamentals Recap & Grass:

  • Recap of dismounting & remounting techniques
  • Recap of shouldering and stairs
  • Recap and more advanced grass & cornering
  • Off-camber grass

September 4th, 2022 – Quick Recap, Starts & Sand:

  • Brief recap of dismounting & remounting techniques
  • Brief recap of shouldering and stairs
  • Recap grass & cornering & off-camber
  • Starts – tips for getting a quick start, and getting to the front of the field
  • Life’s a beach – riding sand & loose stuff!

Each clinic will feature a mix of instructional chat, Q&A (like wondering about tire pressure?), and riding and technique practice, as well as some fun mini competitions to practice these skills and some great swag draw prizes from Fort Street Cycle, Oak Bay Bikes, Fairfield Bicycles, Giant Bicycles Victoria, and Broad St Cycles!

RSVPs are required, please fill out this quick questionnaire to reserve your spot, ideally before Saturday at noon before each clinic! Have a question? Don’t hesitate to send a note!

Other Local Cyclocross Resources

Cross on the Rock 2022 Dates & Locations:

  • Sept. 11th – COTR #1: Cross on the Commons in Qualicum Beach
  • Sept. 18th – COTR #2: Coal Cross in Cumberland
  • Oct. 10th – COTR #3: Muc Off Cup at Bowen Park, Nanaimo
  • Oct. 23rd – COTR #4: Victoria, Jordie Lunn Park
  • Oct 30th – COTR #5: Cowichan Valley, details TBD
  • Nov 13th – COTR #6: Island Champs: Hot Crossed Bunnies at Beban Park in Nanaimo

Victoria’s ‘Underground’ Cross Club Practice Race Series:

Cyclocross BC Provincial Championships:

  • Nov 5th or 6th, Hard Knox CX, Mainland BC, Date TBD

Cyclocross Nationals:

  • Nov 25th – 27th, Layritz Park, Victoria, (Interurban Camosun grounds), more details here

Gravel Events:

Other Links of Interest:

Cross on the Rock 2022
Who doesn't love stairs?

Happy Cyclocrossing!!

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