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Registration opens for this fall's USA Cycling race mechanics clinic

Published July 24, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Registration has opened for USA Cycling's annual Bill Woodul Race Mechanics Clinic, a week-long class for experienced bike mechanics looking to learn how to do race support for teams or events.

Topics include an overview of race support and team mechanic responsibilities, bike design and material fundamentals, wheel theory, suspension theory, tubular tire fundamentals, team inventory procedures, bike wash and inspection, packing and transportation and USA Cycling and UCI rules. The instructors are world class race mechanics with national and international experience.

This year's clinic is Nov. 5-9 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The cost is $525 from now until Sept. 1, then $575 from Sept. 2-15, when registration closes. The fee includes housing, meals, course materials and the USA Cycling mechanics license. Transportation is provided to and from the Colorado Springs airport.

The course is open to mechanics with at least two years of professional experience. To register, send a resume outlining your mechanical experience to James Stanfill at Once accepted, you will receive an email from USA Cycling with payment details.

Classes start Wednesday evening, Nov. 5, and run through Sunday afternoon. For technical and content information contact Chip Howat at or (785) 218-3718.

Topics associated with this article: Racing & Sponsorship

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