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Cinderella Training Series

Saturdays, January 23 - April 2, 2016

The FFBC Cinderella Training Series is an 11 week training program hosted by the Fremont Freewheelers Bicycle Club (FFBC). The purpose of the training is to help women learn to cycle comfortably in a group setting, and develop the skills necessary to successfully complete a 100K (62 mile) ride. We plan the series to finish just prior to The Valley Spokesmen's Cinderella Classic and Challenge Ride on Saturday, April 9, 2016, to enable riders to be prepared for this local, women only event.

Our format for the 2016 is the same as for our 2015 series - we will have a Coaching Series, intended for new riders to help them learn the fundamentals of cycling, and a Conditioning Series, intended for riders who have already learned the fundamentals and who want a fun group to ride with while training for a metric century. If you have participated in the Coaching Series in the past, and have completed the Cinderella Classic 100K ride you are definitely ready for the Conditioning Series! Both series will progress in distance and elevation over the course of the training in preparation to complete metric century distance events, such as the Valley Spokesmen's Cinderella Classic and Challenge, FFBC's own Primavera Century, or one of the many other Spring century rides in and around the Bay Area.

If you have questions please take a look at the FAQ page.

See the Training Series Descriptions for more detailed information about the two series. Registration for the Coaching Series is now open on!

It's all about the gear!

For 2016 we will have all new clothing. Preliminary pictures of Marcella's gorgeous jersey are below. The design might change slightly before the final version but it's close. Matching vests and arm warmers will also be available. The cost for the jersey is a bargain basement $35 for those participating in the Coaching series and $55 for FFBC club (still a bargain!) Please see the FAQ page for order details.

Want to get a jump start on your training?

Join us for our "Thinking about Cinderella Training?" rides in December and January. These low-key club rides are open to all. They're a great way to shake out the cobwebs before training starts and get some fresh air during the hectic holiday season. You'll be able to meet some of our wonderful ride leaders and participants, and ask any questions you might have before the training series begins. The first ride will be on Saturday, December 5th and the second will be on Saturday, January 2nd. See the FFBC ride calendar at the start of December (and again at the start of January) for details of these fun rides.

Contact Information

For questions about the training series that are not answered in our FAQ page please contact:

Joyce Tanaka (for questions about the Coaching Series)

Julia Walker (for questions about the Conditioning Series)

If you are interested in participating as a ride leader contact:

Julia Walker