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USA Cycling to host mechanics' clinic

USA Cycling announced the 2008 Bill Woodul Race Mechanic Clinic for January 10-13 at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The camp is geared toward all mechanics who wish to become USA Cycling-licensed mechanics

Woodul held the first such mechanics' clinic in the late 1980s as a way to recruit mechanics for his program. Past graduates of the clinic have gone on to work for teams all over the world. Participants will learn from industry instructors, receive hands-on experience and network with other mechanics. Upon completion, they will be eligible to purchase a mechanic's license from the federation, which will make them eligible to work Olympic Trials, national championships, USA Cycling training camps and some corporate neutral support positions. Topics include caravan and motorcycle support, pit set up, race equipment preparation, bike wash techniques, as well as tool, equipment, and supply needs. Information taught will support track, road, mountain bike and 'cross disciplines.

The clinic is open to US citizens with at least two years of experience as a bicycle mechanic. For more information, contact Justin Koch at (719) 866-4708 or visit www.usacycling.com. Registration is due by November 16.

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