Frankie Andreu Joins TEAM OAM NOW to offer FREE Cycling Clinics During Kalamazoo Race Weekend

July 1st, 2015 by Team OAM NOW / Athletic Mentors

Kalamazoo Race Weekend begins on Friday, July 10, with the Team OAM Now/Athletic Mentors Race Clinic. This clinic, now in its 7th year, open to both men and women of all abilities, offers riders and racers an introduction to the basics of racing. Clinic leaders, who are seasoned racers, offer additional tips and tricks as well as drills to practice these skills.  Joining the Team OAM NOW race team to lead the clinics are Frankie Andreu, nine time Tour de France competitor, Mackenzie Woodring, Paralympic Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist, Chris Gottwald, 100 mile TT World Record Holder and former State Champion , Amy Kimber.  Finally, riders will have the chance to ride the Miller Energy Crit race course while receiving course specific techniques and analysis. There will be ample time throughout for riders to ask questions about racing, improving skills, and the course itself. The clinic is free if you pre-register, but $10 on day of the event.     Pre-register at or click here for the Men’s Clinic or here for the Women’s Clinic.

chris g 001On Saturday, July 11, is the Miller Energy Criterium. Not only is it an anniversary year (10th anniversary), but it’s also the State Championship race for women, masters, and junior riders which ensures some great competition this year.

This special anniversary race also features an exciting guest announcer, Frankie Andreu, nine time Tour de France competitor. In addition to racing the Tour with the U.S. Postal Service team, America’s most famous racing team, his racing experience is both vast and impressive including: La Vuelta a Espana (Tour of Spain), Giro d’Italia, and two Olympics, 1988 and 1996, where he placed 8th and 4th respectively.

Finally, on Sunday, July 12, is the Race for Wishes. In partnership with Michigan Make-a-Wish foundation, this charity race helps raise funds for ill children in our area. Riders will tour the rolling hills of Lawton, Michigan, with beautiful scenery including Bankson Lake, vineyards, and farmland.

Registration for all of these events now. Follow the links below to register for one, or even better, all 3!

To register for the Team OAM Now/Athletic Mentors Race Clinics: If you pre-register, it’s free!
Men register here.
Women register here.

To get more information for the Miller Energy Crit, please email the Race Director, Jon Ballema.

To register for the Race for Wishes, register here

You can also find the race weekend series here, with links to registration for all 3 events.


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