VA Beginning Racer Program at the Todd Stadium Criterium

Todd Stadium Criterium – Sunday July 30th                                                                                                                                         
12465 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA  23606

The VA Cycling Beginning Racer Program presented by Peaks Coaching Group in conjunction with the VCA is a USAC*sanctioned series consists of 5 unique on-the-bike clinics, designed to be enjoyable, inspirational and educational for beginning and intermediate racers, and provide attendees the skills necessary to have safer and more enjoyable racing experiences.

Note:   Race Day Clinics will only include a portion of the entire VA BRG program.  In this instance, the following topics will be covered.

  • Field Drills (Bumping & Touching Wheels)
  • Cornering (Turning (Slow Speed) & Counter-Steering (focusing on form))
  • Pack Skills (Pace Line & Working Together)


  • VA BRG Sign In 8:00-9:45am (Look for a Peaks Coaching Group Tent or a Plain Tent with a PCG Banner)
  • VA BRG On-Bike Drills/Debriefing/Lunch/Classroom Instruction begins at 10:00am
    • Field Drills
    • Cornering
    • Pack Awareness
  • Todd Stadium Criterium Cat 4/5 Circuit Races
    • Women’s Cat 4/5 2:50pm (30 minutes)
    • Men’s Cat 4/5 3:35pm (30 minutes)
  • VA BRG Classroom Instruction/On-Bike Drills/Debriefing 4:15pm
  • VA BRG Practice/Training race 5:30pm
  • Post-race Debriefing (following Practice/Training Race)


Category Upgrade

Cat 5s will receive 3 mass starts if they complete all three elements (shown below) of the clinic and finish the Todd Stadium Criterium.  Cat 4s will receive 2 upgrade points for the same.

  • Classroom Instruction
  • On-Bike Drills
  • Practice Race

*You must hold a current USAC license to participate or you can purchase a one-day license.  USAC Registration/Waiver and Photo Waiver required.  Participants must be at least 12 years old.  You need not participate in the Todd Stadium Criterium to participate in the VA BRG clinic.

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