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Last day to register is September 26 by midnight

September 14, 2012

Funds can be turned in on Sept. 29.

Watch Lawrence Visario’s compelling video on why he’s doing the Canary Challenge

Click here to watch the video.

Get in your last training with Liza Rachetto on Sept. 15 at 10am Woodside Town Hall

This 3-hour clinic will help prepare you to train for the up coming CanaryChallenge.com ride. The clinic will have a ratio of 5 riders to one elite level coach. This clinic we will cover skills for experienced riders and the newcomers the fundamentals. You will learn about balance and weight distribution and how that affects your ability to ride your bike safely and confidently. We will include basic drills such as emergency stops, and how to look behind you while holding your line, how tosteer, and counter-steer. You’ll learn draft theory and basic paceline, beginning with partner work and progressing to more complex group riding skills.

Minimum of 8 Participants- Max of 12

Cost $95: Cash or checks payable to “Liza Coaching”
To Register: Email lrachetto@gmail.com with name, riding experience and skills you wish to work on
What to Bring: Your bike, helmet, warm and cold weather clothes, 2 fullwater bottles, energy food and a great attitude!

Contacts:

Liza Rachetto-208.631.7212
Professional Cyclist for Primal/Mapmyride Women’s Team
Jonathan Coulter- 650.690.6133
Director of Vanderkitten Pro Womens Racing
*both are cycling and strength instructors at Integratefitness.com

Pros Riding in the Canary Challenge

September 7, 2012

Former US National Champion, 2x Olympian, and Stanford Med grad, Dr. Christine Thorburn

Christine Thorburn, a former US National Champion, 2x Olympian, and Stanford Medical graduate will ride in the Canary Challenge 2012. She raced for the Webcor Builder’s Women’s Professional Cycling team and won the women’s individual time trial at the U.S. Cycling Federation national championships. She is currently practicing rheumatology medicine in California.

Univest Grand Prix Champion, Ted Huang

Ted Huang was a dominant force in Bay Area racing since 1992 and has emerged as a rider for the biggest races by placing in the top 25 at every edition of the San Francisco Grand Prix. Huang then padded this reputation by winning the 2003 Univest Grand Prix a week later. Huang raced for the Webcor Builders Men’s cycling team and currently works at Webcor as a project manager for systems integration projects.

Six-time Canadian National Champion, Linda Jackson

Linda Jackson, a former professional bicycle road racer is a six-time Canadian national champion. She competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics and won a silver medal in the 1994 road race. Currently, Jackson serves as the Director Sportif of the Team TIBCO elite women’s cycling team.

Dutchtown Classic Champion, Central Coast Circuit Races Champion, Jennifer Reither

Jennifer Reither, a pro cyclist from Scotts Valley, CA joined the Vanderkitten team in 2009. Reither led the Vanderkitten-Focus to their 11th win of the season by taking out the final leg of the Tour de Grove MOPRO Series in Missouri this past May. Reither won her division in the 2012 Central Coast Cyclocross Series.

Fast and Furious Criterium Champion, Tour of New Zealand U23 Champion, Emily Collins

Emily Collins, from New Zealand, is also a pro cyclist on the Vanderkitten – Focus team. She counts winning the U23 jersey at the Tour of New Zealand as her best result so far, and in 2011, she finished fifth overall in her national tour. She won the Safeway Pleasanton Fast and Furious Criterion, a new event raced in California.

Junior winner of the 2010 Nevada City Classic, Silver medalist, Eamon Lucas

Eamon Lucas is among the top American U23 riders that trains out of USA Cycling’s home base in Izegem, Belgium. In 2011 he placed 1st in the Panoche Valley Road Race and placed 3rd in the USA National Time trial Championships.

US National Cycling Champion, John Novitsky

John has won three national level championships, and ten state level championships (both individual and team), a pair of top 10s at world championships, racing in masters/age group categories.

 

Over Two-Dozen Professional Race Victories, Liza Rachetto

Liza Rachetto raced as a Pro cyclist for Primal/MapMyRide Women’s Cycling Team. She has competed in the Hawaii Ironman World Championships and raced on an Italian Professional Cycling team. She is currently is a fitness coach, training athletes out of Palo Alto and Los Altos, California.

Director of Vanderkitten Women’s Team Athletics, Jonathan Coulter

Jonathan Coulter raced with the Australian Team Healthworks, the Italian Teams U.C. Bagnatica and Pragma Pubblicitta and the US Team Webcor Builders over a10 year period. He is currently the Director of Vanderkitten Women’s Team Athletics.

September 15th CANARY CHALLENGE CLINIC- RIDING SKILLS

September 6, 2012

10am Woodside Town Hall

This 3-hour clinic will help prepare you to train for the up coming CanaryChallenge.com ride. The clinic will have a ratio of 5 riders to one elite level coach. This clinic we will cover skills for experienced riders and the newcomers the fundamentals. You will learn about balance and weight distribution and how that affects your ability to ride your bike safely and confidently. We will include basic drills such as emergency stops, and how to look behind you while holding your line, how tosteer, and counter-steer. You’ll learn draft theory and basic paceline, beginning with partner work and progressing to more complex group riding skills.

Minimum of 8 Participants- Max of 12

Cost $95: Cash or checks payable to “Liza Coaching”
To Register: Email lrachetto@gmail.com with name, riding experience and skills you wish to work on
What to Bring: Your bike, helmet, warm and cold weather clothes, 2 fullwater bottles, energy food and a great attitude!

Contacts:

Liza Rachetto-208.631.7212
Professional Cyclist for Primal/Mapmyride Women’s Team
Jonathan Coulter- 650.690.6133
Director of Vanderkitten Pro Womens Racing
*both are cycling and strength instructors at Integratefitness.com

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New Training Opportunity

August 1, 2012

Beginners Cycling Clinic – Sunday Morning, August 12, 2012 9-11AM

This beginners’ specific 2-hour clinic will cover cornering, single arm drills, single braking, gearing, changing flats, equipment, out of saddle and more. If you’re just beginning to ride seriously (or not), this clinic is for you. Designed especially for Canary Challenge riders. Cost: $30.

Sign up at Integrate Performance Fitness.

Join the Canary Chicks!

July 12, 2012

They were one of the top fundraisers last year… and #1 in fun! Get ready to don a yellow boa and ride to raise funds for cancer research.

Join the Chicks and receive $25 off your registration fee (Use promo code 25OFF) Registration is already discounted to $75 until the end of July, so act now to register for only $50!

To learn more about the Canary Chicks, watch their video and find out why they’re involved.

To become a Canary Chick visit this page or search for “Canary Chicks” in the team listing.

Not interested in becoming a Chick? No worries! Create your own team or search other existing teams.

Beginners Cycling Clinic – Sunday Morning, June 17, 2012

June 5, 2012

This beginners’ specific 2-hour clinic will cover cornering, riding with other riders, single leg pedaling drills, single arm drills, braking, gearing, changing flats, equipment, out of saddle and more. If you’re just beginning to ride seriously (or not), this clinic is for you. Designed especially for Canary Challenge riders. Limited to 30 participants, so sign up now!

Cost: $30

Sign up at Integrate Performance Fitness http://www.integratefitness.com

Team OSIsoft and Ringers raise $25K in a single night

May 18, 2012

Bragging rights belong to Team OSIsoft and Ringers for raising $25K in a single night. Team captain Mike Dupuis organized a charity poker game and OSIsoft matched the winnings. Way to go OSIsoft and Ringers!

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