CX Clinics

About Klishy Cyclocross Clinics:
With the quiet setting of The Camp right in Grand Junction, the Klishy Cyclocross Clinics are geared to give you all the tools you will need to enjoy a successful cyclocross season.  This 8 week clinic is targeted toward all levels from beginner to advanced cross racers!*  Participants will learn about the proper equipment, techniques, race tactics, and make new friends during these clinics.

*Note: Riders can use a mountain bike. Cyclocross bikes are not necessary for participation.

$10 per clinic – Includes instruction on equipment, technique and tactics.
* USAC License required!  One-day licenses available onsite for $10.*

Clinic dates & details:
Time: 5:30pm till 7:00pm or dark.

Clinic Locations:
Weeks 1-6: The Camp @ 171 Dike Rd, GJ, 81501 (Google Maps).
Weeks 7&8: TBA (either at Canyon View or at Holy Family).

2017 Scheduled dates:

  • 09/06: Cyclocross 101.
  • 09/13: Cyclocross 201.
  • 09/20: Advanced Cylcocross 1 & Cross Vegas (watch live coverage, location TBA).
  • 09/27: Advanced Cyclocross 2.
  • 10/04: Back to Basics 1 / Bike Handling 1.
  • 10/11: Back to Basics 2 / Bike Handling 2.
  • 10/18: Cyclocross Application 1.
  • 10/25: Cylcocross Application 2.
  • 11/01 – 12/13: Available upon request.

To Register for CX Clinics:

  • Online:  Simply add the CX Clinics to your series or race order.
  • Day of:  Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign your waivers and make your payments.
  • Payments: Digital (PaymentGraphics), cash, and checks accepted!
  • Custom: Want your own clinic night, training plan, or private session? Send me an email!

About Klishy (John Klish):

John Klish is an American professional bike racer who specializes in Cyclocross, Mountain Bike, and Road racing.  He is a  Gold Deaflympian and is consistently one of the top Cyclocross and Mountain Bike racers in Colorado.  When he is not racing bikes, he’s out enjoying the rivers and snow – he teaches how to play in those elements as well so he is a very passionate and skilled teacher.

Klishy currently lives in Grand Junction, Colorado and is the owner of Mountain and Desert (MAD) Racing, hosting sport events and providing event services ranging from event management to timing services.

Preview of some CX Clinics Sessions:

Advanced Cyclocross 1

We’ll use the basic skills learned from the first couple of weeks to advance our cyclocross and riding skills!

  1. Review fundamental techniques.
  2. Faster and smoother dismount and remount.
  3. Advanced portaging and running techniques.
  4. Obstacles, barriers, stairs, sand pits, etc.
  5. Racing strategies.

Bike Handling 1:

Often overlooked in training, bike handling is one of the most important elements in cyclocross racing.  A typical cross course may have 50 corners per lap, so imagine if you could gain a quarter second in every corner…  Topics include:

  • Body position.
  • Cornering.
  • Shifting and braking.
  • Smooth and fast transitions.
  • Sand pits, off-cambers, steep drops, and sketchy turns.
  • Challenging conditions: mud, snow, loose gravel, etc.