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Women’s Cyclocross Clinic: Sand and Deliver!

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On Saturday, women from the Philadelphia area gathered in Ft. Washington State Park for a cyclocross clinic hosted by Team Laser Cats, with expert instruction from Arley Kemmerer and Rachel Rubino of Level Eleven Racing.

The clinic started with bike checks from professional mechanics Rubino and TLC’s own Michaela Albanese, followed by some tire pressure checks. The morning included drills on mounting and dismounting, barriers, and cornering using tricks from Kemmerer’s ski racing past.

After crucial lunch snacks and a Q&A, clinic attendees were treated to a session on one of cyclocross’s more challenging features: SAND PITS! TLC friends Willem Heydendael (known for being Dutch and therefore keen on sandy cyclocross course design) and Frank Stec worked with TLC’s Lindsay Hall-Stec to set up a demo course, and after the women encouraged each other practicing the sand pit, they put all the pieces together for a series of one-lap races. Click below for the full photo gallery!

Special thanks to our sponsors Bicycle Therapy, RZ designs, Mad Alchemy, Cooper River CX, and Voler for the prizes! Photos by Elisabeth Reinkordt & Michelle Lee.

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