October was a whirlwind month at Big Wheel Coaching. We rode alongside a number of our Athletes as they tackled the Westlake Village Century, The Grapes of Wrath & Raisin Ride and the Patriot Ride For Our Heroes.
Each of these three rides was a blast and incredibly demanding in their own way, but the best part was being with our Athletes as they put in solid efforts and experienced Personal-Best performances.
Following on this momentum, and despite the winter months looming, we are not slowing down, at Big Wheel Coaching HQ!
We hope you will consider joining us at the following events:
The gravel roads are pretty sweet in Temecula at the SPNDX Stampede, if we do say so ourselves! Photo Credit: Joy McCulloch
SPNDX Stampede Gravel Vol. 2: Sunday, November 12th
Coach Joy went out to the SPNDX Stampede Vol. 1 and "smashed" on the Temecula gravel roads with a few of her Athletes and everyone loved the event!
For those that have yet do a Stampede, the SPNDX is an incredible ride, but it’s more than just a great time on the bike. After the ride participants are treated to a post-ride party fellow Stampede’rs that is not to be missed!
For Vol. 2, Coach Brian is heading to Temecula with another batch of BWC hammerheads to tackle the notoriously technical and fun gravel roads of the SPNDX!
As a bonus, we are leading a special SPNDX Stampede pre-ride this weekend, Sunday October 29th, in Temecula!
If you have ever been interested in trying gravel riding and want the benefit of having a coach on hand when you do, this is the weekend to do it. So come ride with us!
Complete details can be found on the event Facebook page, here.
We are excited to bring our years of racing experience to the CBR Resume Builder Series. Photo Credit: Cathy Fegan-Kim, Cotton Socks Photography
California Bicycle Racing Resume Builder Series: Sunday, December 10th
We are very excited to be working with California Bicycle Racing (CBR) and their Resume Builder Series!
For those unfamiliar, the speed, atmosphere, and fun of criterium racing is a SoCal tradition, one that CBR is building-on to create premier family-friendly events for racers of every skill-level.
As long-time racers and coaches we are most excited to help developing riders, teaching them the fundamentals and strategy side of racing.
Because, what good is building a super-fast race car without a driver that can take it to the limit?
Note: In this analogy, think of the car as your fitness and driving it as the strategy and skills side of your performance.
Through CBR, we are developing a one-day criterium skills and tactics “boot-camp”, Sunday Dec. 10th using our coaching and racing experience to help participating Athletes gain the most success from their day at the races.
For more details, stay-tuned to our social media accounts!
Even Coaches practice skills work, like those learned at the USA Cycling Level 2 Coaching Clinic. Photo Credit: Joy McCulloch
Coach Joy Goes To Camp
When this edition of the BWC Newsletter goes to ‘print’ Coach Joy will be working amongst her Coaching Cadre to lead another USA Cycling Level 2 Coaching Clinic.
She will be sharing her experience with other coaches looking to take their coaching to the “next level”. Presentations from the Coaching Cadre will address the physiology of endurance sport, the business of coaching, training plan development, and skills sessions.
In particular, Coach Joy is excited to share her experience in the business of coaching to help this crop of coaches develop their skillset!
At Big Wheel Coaching, helping our Athletes achieve their best goes beyond an individualized training plan. We are always looking for ways to support the events our Athletes participate-in and enrich their experience along the way.
With that said, we hope to see you at any of these upcoming events!
And when you come, be sure to tell us you read about the event in our newsletter and we’ll thank you with a special-edition BWC draw-string shoe bag as a gift!
November is the time to ride!
Until Next Time, Be Safe, Train Hard, & Have Fun!
-Brian and Joy McCulloch
Big Wheel Coaching