Women’s Weekends

Women All Levels

Led by Multi-time World and Pan-Am Champion AND Air Products Program graduate, Kim Geist heads up our Women’s Wednesdays programming, bringing her invaluable racing experience and deep coaching chops to the track each week. 

Inclusivity and Diversity: This program welcomes all women, trans, femme, and other riders.

Check out Women’s Wednesdays →

A reminder that Women's Wednesdays Basics starts tomorrow, May 5th at 7pm! It's not too late to register so head over to the link in bio!⁠
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Olympic Long Team member @mandymarquardt is a @honeystinger ambassador and helped us get amazing snacks and prizes for our Women's Weekend May 1-2. The T-Town local is excited to inspire women to gain confidence on track and bring new skill sets to their next races.⁠
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Link in bio to sign up!⁠
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Women supporting women through every phase of their experience in cycling makes the community vibrant. In week 18 of #talkofthettown, board member Cheryl Osborne (@superco777) remarks, "If there is nobody to help you out and give you a hand up when you're trying to make that decision whether or not to continue, they would generally just fall by the wayside." We agree and Executive Director @jmh16 is committing to bringing up the women's participation to 50% by 2025 from today's 30%. ⁠
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This weekend is Women's Weekend. It's a great place to learn from World Champion @kimgeistcoaching about racing in an all-female environment. Link in bio. ⁠
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Women’s Weekend!

May 1st and 2nd

Another important step to helping us achieve our goal of reaching 50/50 in 50! We have set a goal of reaching 50% female participation at the track by our 50th anniversary in 2025 and we hope that you will join us in getting there!

With that goal in mind, Women’s Weekend is designed to encourage participants with some prior track experience (Women’s Wednesdays, Women’s Wednesday Refresher, Try the Track or prior racing experience) to dip their toes into racing in a fun, low stress environment designed to answer all of your questions BEFORE you sign up to race. It’s a perfect opportunity to hone the skills learned in Women’s Wednesdays and/or Try the Track programs but with a focus on getting you to your first race start (OR jumping back into racing after a year with no mass start racing!) all while having fun in a supportive group setting.

To make the weekend even sweeter – we will have Honey Stinger goodies to share including waffles, chews and CrackerBars for snacking along with some great Honey Stinger merchandise for prizes!  Big thanks to one of our mentors – Olympic hopeful and Honey Stinger ambassador Mandy Marquardt!

If you’re interested in participating, we urge you to check out the Women’s Wednesday Refresher course – April 14th through the 28th from 7-9pm to shake off the track cobwebs and get ready to race!

If you’d like to join the fun but haven’t attended Women’s Wednesdays have no fear – you can still participate in Women’s Weekend if you complete the Try the Track class prior to May 1st.

To help you make the leap to racing, we’ll take you through the entire experience of doing your first race – from registration to warm-upfg and all the various race formats. We will answer all of your questions about what to expect on race day. The weekend will feature both mentored practice races and actual races that will set you up for a summer of fun racing on the track.

Please bring your helmet, track bike (if you have one!) gear selections and tools to change them. If you need to use one of our rental bikes, please bring your own pedals.

Pre-registration is required on BikeReg.com. REGISTER HERE

Weekend Schedule (subject to change)

May 1st: Mentored Training Race Day, 9AM (4.5 hours)

Registration and bike setup.

Warm-up and gear change.

Race Explanation and Groups split up.

Mentored Race (Points)

Race Explanation

Mentored Race (Win & Out)

Race Explanation

Mentored Race (Elimination)

Q&A / LUNCH!

May 2nd: Race Day!

Registration and bike set up

Warm Up

Q& A

Race (Points)

Debrief

Gear Change / Rest

Race (Win and Out)

Debrief

Gear Change / Rest

Race (Elimination)

Debrief

Split into team / gear change

Italian Pursuit

Awards!!!

Women’s Weekend offers the opportunity to learn and experience racing in an environment where you are encouraged to make mistakes, learn from them and have fun doing it! Join us and get clipped in for an exciting weekend of learning and racing!

Loaner bikes will be available for those who need them. Participants must bring their own helmets.

All VPCC run community programs, training sessions and racing will fully comply with all relevant current state, local and USAC guidelines. Due to the dynamic and ever changing nature COVID and these regulations, specific mandatory protocols for each program/race will be communicated directly to the registered participants per program/event. Compliance with all protocols, signage and staff instructions is mandatory for all participants.