The Santa Cruz County Cycling Club is sponsoring a four-hour bicycle handling skills clinic taught by Robert Panzera and Josephine Allen on Saturday, May 12 in the parking lot of Soquel High School. Skills include group riding etiquette and protocol, riding in traffic with groups, cornering and bike balancing when looking over the shoulder, climbing and descending and eating and drinking while on the bike. Cost is $15 for SCCCC members and $40 for the public. To register for the clinic, visit

Soquel High School: 401 Soquel San Jose Rd.,  Soquel, CA 95073, (831) 429-3909

More info: Grace Voss (, 831-462-4884

Karen Kefauver is a freelance journalist based in Santa Cruz who writes a monthly cycling column, Spin City, in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.