Why do we “Train”?
Some train for the feeling of vigor. Others train for the feeling of togetherness. People also train for specific events, whether motivated by fear of failure or the dream of what might be...
At LaunchPad Cycling we believe there is no wrong answer to this question. We welcome all cyclist to come and share in their journey with us!
Ride with us! FREE and accessible to anyone with a bike. All levels are welcome, though some group ride experience is recommended. Practice pace-lines, road safety, group ride etiquette, bike handling, descending technique... and more. LEARN, SHARE, GROW.
TUESDAYS (ride time 1.5hrs): Meet at 5:45pm at the Mercer Island "Lid" for Hot Laps! Roll out is 6pm sharp. This ride is very fast at times, and focuses on intervals, and other fitness-creating efforts.
SATURDAYS (ride time 3hrs): Meet at 9:45am at Log Boom Park in Kenmore (North of Seattle).. This ride has a moderate tempo. It's designed to be accessible for everyone. However, there are 2 to 3 designated fast-sections where the pace will become very quick. After each of these sections, we wait for everyone and regroup. Plan to stop at a cafe halfway through, for refreshments.
What's your cycling history? Where's your fitness now? Where would you like to go as a cyclist?
Derek offers taylor made training programs. Email him or call to set up a complimentary consultation.
PHONE: (425) 922 4837
33 years a cyclist, 30 years a racer, 8 years a pro, 2 time National Champion, 1 great big smile.
Derek's passion for cycling began as a kid watching Greg Lemond win the 86 Tour de France. He began racing a few years later and was fortunate enough to turn Pro in 1999 after winning the US Elite Criterium National Championships at age 19.
His professional career provided vast learning experiences. He's eager and excited to share them with you on your journey of success.
With professional experience racing on the road, track, and mountain bike, he's also Fluidride certified to teach off-road skills that are immensely helpful for cyclocross, or any other non-pavement discipline.
"I'm super excited to meet you and help you reach your goals!"
Get a personal bike fit with John Gerard Sheehan at his private fit studio (and Gerard Cycles WORLD HQ) in Kirkland, WA.
Only catch? You have to be fitting yourself to a Gerard bicycle.