Let's Ride! Beginner-Intermediate Bicycling Day Camp for Adults

Event Date

Sat, Oct 18, 2014


Cedar Hill, TX

About This Activity

Let's Ride!

Adults of all ages, 18 years and over, who have considered road cycling or who have cycled for a while and would like to learn more about their bikes, cycling nutrition, safety, gearing, maintenance and so much more…. Let's Ride!

Day 1: Group Instruction, Vendor Expo and Experienced Cyclists

  • Location: Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, 1206 West FM 1382 Cedar Hill Texas 75104
  • Time: 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

This action-packed day includes great small group instruction and the opportunity to build new cycling friendships with time slotted for networking with local bicycle clubs and experienced cyclists.  There will be local accomplished cyclists available to teach you how to build confidence in your cycling.


  • Mario Arroyave of the Think!Finance Cycling Team. With a Master's degree in Sport Psychology to go along with his cycling accomplishments, Mario will teach us techniques to overcome cycling intimidation.
  • Jeff Delavega of Hilltop Bicycle Repair. Not only is Jeff one of our area's
    top fitting experts, he is also one of the best bicycle mechanics around.
    Jeff hosts the HillTop 3X8 Dirt Duathlon.

Day 1 Highlights

  • Safety: Be Seen
  • Cycling Skills: Understanding Your Equipment
  • Mind and Body: Override Intimidation
  • Nutrition: Fueling Your Body to Finish Strong
  • Maximizing Your Physical Ability
  • Q and A with Experienced Cyclists from Area Cycling Clubs
  • Hands on Tire Changes
  • Morning coffee, snacks and lunch provided!

Day 2: Hands on Maintenance Training and Group Bike Ride

  • Location: Cedar Hill State Park, 1570 West FM 1382  Cedar Hill Texas 75104
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Let's Ride!  Road Bike Rental Available. Contact:

The morning will start with a local professional taking us through tire/tube changes. Have your cell phone charged and ready to video so you can go home and practice on your own. With many experienced support riders, you will learn how to prep your bike for the ride. We will divide into groups based on skill level. There will be a place for everyone. This ride will be instructional with support cyclists riding beside you on roads inside Cedar Hill State Park. After the ride we will enjoy some Texas BBQ and wrap up the event with everyone degreasing, washing and lubing their bikes with the help of our support cyclists.

This is an amazing opportunity to see some of the new road bikes and meet staff from area bike stores.

Day 2 Highlights

  • Meet With Area Bike Shops and Test Ride New Bikes
  • Tire/Tube Change
  • Group Road Bike Ride: Experiences Cyclists Provide Instruction as We Ride
  • Climb Time: Learn to Let Your Gears Do the Work
  • Texas BBQ
  • Hands-On Bike Care: Bike Wash and Basic Maintenance 

Event details and schedule

 Event Sponsors

  • B & B Bicycles will have road bikes for rent for the Day 2 ride!  Contact them today and reserve your bike!  They will also provide test rides of new bicycles and have cycling products with information on Saturday.
  • Hill Top Bicycle Repair will provide a free bicycle fitting prior to this event!  This is a $65 value!  Hill Top will also lead the Saturday Rides.
  • Richardson Bike Mart will provide SAG (Ride Support) for Sunday's ride!
    Reserve your road bike rental today and RBM will deliver it to the event.
    They will also showcase many products on Saturday!

Come out and meet fellow cyclists of all skill levels who will share their routes, their gear choices, and their joy of cycling.  You might even find someone new to join in a ride.  These long time cyclists will teach you how to change a tire and share with you special skills they have learned along the way.

Local cycling specialists will teach you cycling skills, nutrition, exercise for cyclists, safety, and more.  You will gain a toolbox of knowledge that will help you cycle stronger and longer with less fatigue.

The sponsor contributions begin with a free basic bicycle fitting from Hilltop Bicycle Repair.  We recommend a good fitting prior to the group ride on Day 2 in order to better insure a positive cycling experience and provide you an opportunity to fine-tune your bike fit. A properly fitted bicycle eliminates hand, shoulder, neck, and butt discomfort. Especially butt discomfort. You don't want butt discomfort. Please make sure your bike is also road ready before the group ride. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED ON THE GROUP RIDE.  Hilltop or any other local bike shop in the area can help you make your selection.

Lunch and snacks will be provided, and with the Free Bicycle Fitting ($65 value) and other sponsor contributions, this event is a fantastic value and investment in you!

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