February Communiqué


February 2, 2012

Feature Story: How and why to hire a cycling coach - Lots of cyclists are willing to drop a few thousand dollars on equipment, but fewer are willing to spend money on a coach.

TRAINING: How can everyone benefit from the group ride? According to advice from three-time Olympian and cycling coach Brian Walton, "Just roll with it!"

TRAINING: Four tips for cycling uphill - What's the secret to a steady, sustainable climb? In addition to going your own pace, be sure to check out these four tips!

PROFILE: From Olympian to velodrome manager - See what track cyclist Adam Duvendeck has to say about transitioning from pro athlete to the business side of cycling.

MAINTENANCE: This Valentine's Day... Love Your Bike! USA Cycling sat down with Calvin Jones, Director of Education for Park Tools to find out some tips on how to have a good relationship with your bicycle!


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Sign up for any of the followings webinars or seminars in your My USA Cycling account.

2/8: Juniors and Social Media Webinar
2/11-12: Power-based Training Clinic - Sterling, Va.
3/24-25: Sport Nutrition Seminar - McKinney, Texas


Watch last month's UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, Feb. 4 and 5, on Universal Sports.

See the Tour of Qatar, Feb. 20 at 4:30 p.m. on the NBC Sports Network.

Check out the Tour of Oman, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. on the NBC Sports Network.

View the complete cycling coverage schedules for Universal Sports and the NBC Sports Network.


As you make your race plans for 2012, don't forget to take advantage of your member benefits!
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