Skills day is kicking off in full force again for the year. The road captains setup cones for various bike handling practice and group riding tips. The purpose for skills day is for riders to become familiar with what their bike is capable of doing, what their riding limitations may be, and improving upon their riding skills. Our road captains work with everyone individually and as a group to help us improve and become safer riders. They look for bad habits and work with us to overcome those habits. They teach group riding techniques to make our chapter rides safe for all. Most of our road captains are also on the competition team and the advice they have to offer is invaluable. You will find yourself using techniques learned on the course in your everyday riding. It’s much safer to drop your bike in the parking lot or run over a few cones than to drop your bike on the road to discover you need to improve on a riding technique.
Skills day is a lot of fun though too. Its not all just learning to ride better, its having fun riding and challenging yourself. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve ridden or how well you may already ride, you will always learn some new skill and improve upon your level of riding ability every time you attend skills day.