Bike Training and Coaching
ET Bike Club
Want to make new friends, ride in a safe group environment on country roads, be supported by experienced and certified coaches, and have big fun? Then ET Bike Club is for you! Join ET for a great ride on rural routes in departing from Aurora, Naperville, Yorkville, St. Charles and Barrington on almost every Sunday from April through October and every Wednesday evening in Wheaton from May through September. All abilities from first timer to veteran rider are welcome. We divide the group into smaller groups that do various distances and speeds ranging from 13-20mph and 20-60 miles on most days. Click HERE to learn more and join ET Bike Club!
ET CompuTrainer Classes
Want to get faster on the bike for next race season? ET CompuTrainer class will move your cycling to the next level. Proven by professional triathletes, cyclists and age groupers to improve speed and pedaling efficiency, the CompuTrainer MultiRider system provides a new, exciting and technically superior way to stay motivated through the long winter months. Coach-designed interval workouts will improve your power output and race speed. CLICK HERE for current class session.
Cycling 101 Class
Led by Sarah Farsalas, USAC Level III Cycling Coach. Cycling can be as basic as simply pushing your pedals down to move your bike forward, but what if you could use your body and core to efficiently propel your bike forward? What if you could efficiently pedal with the hips and legs so that every pedal stroke became purposeful? What if the pedal stroke was broken down so that every portion of the stroke made the bike move quicker, enabling the cyclist to become more efficient and more powerful? This unique, interactive class approaches cycling in a revolutionary way, as both new and experienced athletes are taught precisely HOW to make the most of their pedal stroke. It starts at the absolute basics, going over the small details that are often overlooked and taken for granted. Examining those small details will help the participants become the most efficient cyclist they can be. CLICK HERE for current class session.
Cycling 102 Class
Our bike’s gears are one of the most important components on our bicycles in terms of helping us ride efficiently and strategically. Using them should feel as natural as breathing, with shifting becoming second nature in response to the slightest changes in grade and wind. This NEW clinic will have participants looking closely at THEIR bike(s)’ gears, going through some math equations (please do NOT let this scare you off, however! We will help you with this!) to know what their different gears allow them to do, and then putting bikes on our CompuTrainer machines to test out HOW to shift on hilly terrain, smartly. CLICK HERE for current class session.
Cycling 201 Class
Led by Sarah Farsalas, USAC Level III Cycling Coach. Cycling 201 is designed to take the basic fundamental pedal stroke skills learned in Cycling 101, and put them to work in a simulated race intensity situation. The class will take place in our private CompuTrainer studio in Wheaton where participants will ride 60 minutes at various intensities, while purposefully engaging all the various muscle groups and actions taught in Cycling 101. Time will be spent beforehand reviewing the pedal stroke and activating the neuromuscular components necessary to make this class effective for everyone. NOTE: Cycling 101 is a prerequisite for Cycling 201. CLICK HERE for current class session.
Cycling 301: Cycling Technique and Formwork with Power/Watts Focus
Led by Sarah Farsalas, USAC Level III Cycling Coach. This exciting new 4-week program only available at Experience Triathlon is entirely hands-on, with an “on-the-bike/off-the-bike” focus to help cyclists make the most of their pedal stroke and core strength to create more power on the bike. There will be a significant focus on DRILLS, and FORM, helping athletes make the most of their winter base building season! CLICK HERE for current class session.
Custom online workout design and remote coaching
Would you like to love cycling, improve your performance, learn to bike, do a Century ride, train with a power meter, or compete in a cycling race? Let USA certified ET coaches design the perfect cycling workouts for you. ET cycling plans are customized for each athlete and allow you to safely become the cyclist you were meant to be. These workouts can be efficiently delivered right to your email inbox on a weekly basis. A web based training and logging application is included along with unlimited email and phone dialogue with your coach. Video can also be used with remote athletes to improve ongoing communication with your coach. Contact Coach Joe to schedule a meeting to learn more and get started!
Private lessons and workout with a coach
If you’d like to learn to ride, clip in/out of your new pedals, shift effectively or improve your overall cycling game, private lessons are the fastest way to get there. An ET coach can quickly assess your current level, develop real-time instruction and workouts that perfectly progress you, and discuss any topic on your mind while you workout. What a great way to get a customized, high quality workout with an expert and have fun in the process! Contact Coach Joe to schedule a meeting to learn more and get started!
Bike selection and fitting
Did you know that bikes that don’t fit well are the leading cause of discomfort, injuries and poor cycling performance? ET coaches in conjunction with our bike partner, Spokes, can help you select the right bike for your goals and budget, then ensure that the fit is perfect! This is one of our most popular hourly consults! Contact Coach Joe to schedule a consult!
Cycling strength and conditioning
Power development is a critical component for cycling performance. While you can develop strength riding the bike, you’ll be optimized for maximum power output and speed if you do the right strength and conditioning workouts at the right time of year. ET coaches can provide customized, face-to-face personal training designed for cyclist, and endurance athletes.
Emergency Repair and Bike Maintenance Clinics
It’s most riders worst nightmare – a problem with the bike. A flat tire, broken chain or cable, bent gear shifter, torn tire, bent rim or no spare tube can ruin your day. We love to ride, but many of us just don’t know what to do when our bike breaks on the road or during a race. The secret to getting rolling again as soon as possible is preparation. It’s important to have the right repair items with you and know how to use them. Learn what to have onboard and how to do the repairs at our Emergency Repair and Bike Maintenance Clinic presented by Spokes Wheaton. The expert staff at Spokes will demonstrate how to repair the most common roadside breakdowns. You also have the option of bringing a bike, practicing a repair like fixing a flat tire, and purchasing any needed items for your onboard repair kit.
ET Training Camps
Amazing! That’s the feedback we always get on ET Camps. An opportunity to immerse yourself with certified coaches and fellow athletes for days at a time in remote locations perfectly suited to the training experience. We travel to spectacular destinations like Solvang, CA and Scottsdale, AZ in the Spring for 5 days of training. In the summer, we go to Madison, WI for 3 days of training on the world renowned Ironman Wisconsin race course. While these camps are the multisport experience of a lifetime, a fair amount of each camp is dedicated to bike training and coaching.
I went from not working out consistently for over 2yr to finding a sport that I love (especially cycling!) and completing two sprint triathlons this summer! Thanks to my wife Christina, Coach Joe LoPresto, Coach Jim Riga, and Coach Sarah Farsalas!- Jake K
I’m amazed at the quality of the coaches at ET and the respect shown to all athletes. This is a top notch group of people and I’m proud to be a member.- Ryan F.