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Cycling PEI Putting On Two Training Clinics This Month
     May 30, 2006 — Ken Trenholm

As the sun begins to shine more these days, so grows the activities of Cycling PEI.

The most recent announcement of development from Cycling PEI comes from Wes Jackshaw, the organization's Director of Development.

Jackshaw announced earlier this week two cycling clinics he has spearheaded.

Road officials Commissaire Training

Louise Lalonde from Quebec will be presenting from her varied and experienced background with the CCA (Canadian Cycling Association) and UCI (International Cycling Union) and presenting training on road racing officiating.

The training takes place June 2nd from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Rodd Royalty in Charlottetown, and June 3rd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the House of Sport / Sport PEI building in Charlottetown.

Participants will learn how to officate Time Trials, Criteriums and Road Races, as well as performing bike checks and other licensing responsibilites.

Jackshaw explains the importance of this training for the future of cycling on PEI and Atlantic Canada.

"This is a great opportunity for parents and friends of cyclists to take part in a training and activity session that will enable to assist in putting on important events for the development of cyclists across PEI and Atlantic Canada."

The cost for the road official training is $50 for PEI residents and $100 for off-Island residents.

"The cost," Jackshaw continues, " is easily recovered as many lead commissaires often earn that amount per race they officiate on PEI".

Mountain Bike Coaching

The second clinic this month takes place on June 23 and 24. Cycling PEI will be hosting a Level One Mountain Bike Coaching course at Brookvale. The need for a moutain bike coaching course was identified because of the large increasing number of people becoming involved in mountain biking across P.E.I.

Location and times for the weekend will be announced soon, but this will be an excellent opportunity to better understand how to mountain bike as well as how to teach the basics for mountain biking.

There is no cost for this training for Cycling PEI members and a $50 fee for non-members.

The facilitator for the training is Andre Ouellette. Ouellette has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the increasingly popular sport and recreational activity of mountain biking.

For further information or to register for either of these clinics, please contact Wes Jackshaw at soleoption@eastlink.ca or 436-7321 and leave a message. To learn more about Cycling PEI, or to become involved in the growth of the organization, please visit www.cpei.ca or contact Kelsey McIntosh at 368-4208.



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