PBMA partners USA Cycling for premier training event for race mechanics

The Professional Bicycle Mechanic’s Association is to collaborate with USA Cycling’s Bill Woodul Clinic for a one-of-a-kind race mechanics course to run in January.

The four-day workshop, which starts on January 24th in Colorado Springs, Colorado will draw on the expertise of the speciality clinic, named after Woodul, a U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame inductee and founder of the Race Mechanics Clinic at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

“USA Cycling is excited to partner with the PBMA to bring real world skills and experience to aspiring race mechanics”, said Chuck Hodge, USAC VP of Operations.

PBMA Vice President Jeff Rowe added: “Everyone on the Board of Directors at the PBMA has attended the clinic, a number of them actually having also been instructors, with our emphasis as the PBMA on education this is a natural fit as advanced mechanics training.”

Training will focus on caravan support, bike wash, team operations, pit support, mountain support, tyre fundamentals, bicycle fit and para sports​

The registration cost of $775 includes ground transportation, meals, lodging as well as all clinic materials.

Participants will walk away with a bag full of new skills for use in and out of the workplace, and after successfully completing a skills and knowledge test, a USA Cycling Category 3 Race Mechanics License.