Fit – Nutrition – Skills
Free Workshop – Expert Speakers
The 2015 Series Has Been Completed
Look for future updates in our MCBC Bulletin
- Bike Fit and injury avoidance
- Safety and what to do if you’re in an accident
- Basic “Street Smart” riding skills.
- Keeping it rolling – Simple roadside repairs.
- Nutrition on the bike
In partnership with Sutter Health Novato Community Hospital and Rahman Law, Marin County Bicycle Coalition brought in experts to provide key information so you can be more comfortable on the bike, ride more safely and know what to do if something goes wrong. With the help of YMCA Marin, OSMO Nutrition and Mini of Marin, MCBC presented “Let’s Ride: Fit – Nutrition – Skills” Workshops at two locations in Marin county in 2015.
Accessible to almost anyone due to its low-impact nature, riding a bicycle is considered the most efficient form of human powered locomotion. Compared to running, walking, or swimming, calorie for calorie, riding a bike moves you further. But keeping that engine (you!) running smoothly is often overlooked. Though most people want to ride a little further or find more challenging terrain, they often experience “plateaus” or encounter discomfort not related to simply “getting into shape.” Much of that can be overcome by understanding the biomechanics of proper bike fit and the nutritional needs of active cycling.
In Let’s Ride, we have brought together knowledgeable speakers to cover fit, nutrition and needed skills. Special attention is placed upon injury risk identification and effective injury prevention considerations for cyclists, including proper bike fit, postural issues, and effective self-care techniques to keep you rolling throughout the year.
2015 “Let’s Ride” Featured Speakers:
Jesse Modica – DPT, MS, OCS is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic PT and works with an experienced team of clinicians at Physical Therapy and Sports Fitness. He will speak about the fundamental biomechanics of cycling and how this human/machine interaction can be optimized for most efficient power production. Special attention will be placed upon injury risk identification and effective injury prevention considerations for cyclists including proper bike fit, postural issues, and effective self-care techniques to keep you rolling throughout the year.
Shaana A. Rahman is the principal and founder of Rahman Law PC. Ms. Rahman is an accomplished and experienced civil trial attorney, and represents people who have been injured. As a cyclist and an active member of the Bay Area and Central Coast bicycle communities, Ms. Rahman devotes a large part of her practice to representing injured cyclists. Ms. Rahman has authored many legal articles on the subject of personal injury litigation and trial practice and frequent speaks on the topic of bicycle safety.
Lisa Hunt has been with Osmo Nutrition since the company launched back in May, 2012. She finally figured out how to combine her passion (all sports, including cycling, running, crossfit, etc.) with her business expertise (marketing and advertising) and is the marketing and sponsorship manager for Osmo. A competitive athlete all her life, she got her start in cycling and racing while living in New York City. She moved to San Francisco in 1995 and raced for many top teams in the bay area, until retiring in 2007. Hunt then became a women’s pro cycling team manager and director for teams including ValueAct Capital, Team Vera Bradley Foundation and Team TIBCO.
Look for Let’s Ride Workshops to be announced for 2016 in the MCBC Bulletin. You can SUBSCRIBE at the bottom of this page.