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Cycling Events
Shawn "bega" Blumenfeld

Dedicated Personal Cycling Coach

USA Cycling Certified Coach (Level 1)
UCI / USPRO Licensed Support Coach
BG Bike Fit Technician
USA Cycling Official
RedCross CPR and FirstAid Certified
USOC SafeSport Certified

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Bega Services Cycling Coaching and Events

Cycling Events:

I used to do a lot more for cycling events, such as announcing bike races and communications for large events like BikeDC, and hosting my own races like the RFK Criteriums and organizing CMWC's but I don't do that stuff as much anymore.

As well as leading group rides, I still officiate at local races as a way to give back. And I still help out at various cycling events in various capacities. Feel welcome to contact me for any cycling event project.

Group Bike Rides:

Designing and Leading

Hundreds of rides. Thousands of cyclists. Millions of miles.

Credits include:

  • WABA Bike to Work Day
  • VASA Ride
  • Seersucker and Tweed Rides
  • 50 States Ride
  • Ride Leading Day Price: $300
    Ride Marshaling Day Price: $200
    Events far enough from my home base in DC may require additional travel expenses.

    Ride Designing: Contact me directly for a quote.

    Ride Marshal Captaining: Contact me directly for a quote.

    I will happily bike marshal your ride for free if it's a true charity ride and fits my schedule.

    Group ride leading is more than just being a good marshal at the front of big group. Its a combination of tour guide and safety monitor and traffic cop. It requires detailed knowledge and understanding of group cycling dynamics to keep a large peloton riding smoothly together through live streets. I am, immodestly, one of the very best at it. The hundreds of riders every year that cruise into Freedom Plaza with me at exactly 800AM on Bike to Work Day can attest to my skill at herding cyclists.

    Leading and marshaling are different from each other. A marshal rides within the group and helps keep the group on course, carries extra equipment and water, and is responsible for assisting the participants in their immediate area. A leader completely controls the ride from the front and is responsible for the navigation and pace of the ride. All good group rides need a qualified leader. The larger and longer your ride, the more experienced marshals you need as well. A Marshal Captain prepares, assigns, controls, and dispatches the marshals. The Captain should be a high level organizational position.

    Designing a good group ride is more than just making a map. Its important to make an exciting ride that is a great experience for your participants, as well as a route that accounts for your riders abilities, the traffic patterns, and simplicity of directions.

    If you want the right route for your group bike ride and want it to run smoothly, let me design your route, and then put me at the front.

    dcbikeracing.com
    Shawn "bega" Blumenfeld

    Cycling Events

    Cycling Coaching

    dccourier.com and CMWC archives

    hubracing.com archives

    Stickguy and His Bike: the game

    photos

    music

    video

    bega's blog
    updated: March 26 2017

    CONTACT INFO

    Links to other places: Corehaus Design Gallery Andy Zalan Photography Sheba Farrin