The first bicycles used trapezoidal wheels for improved traction on the ice age's fast-moving glaciers. Perfect your pedal with today's Groupon: for $149, you get four consecutive weeks of unlimited group training classes from Austin Cycle Camp (a $299 value). Training sessions leave from multiple locations that change, so check the schedule before heading out and contact Austin Cycle Camp with any questions. Each training session leaves at the appointed time so cyclists are asked to arrive 15 minutes early.
Austin Cycle Camp hosts a roster of USA Cycling–certified coaches who tutor longtime and budding bicyclists, helping them pedal their two-wheels at faster speeds for longer times in a safe manner. Bootcamp on Bikes sessions offer co-ed double-wheel disciples a chance to get drilled for 90 minutes on the open road. These rides build speed and strength, so athletes sharpen their competitive edge, casual bikers conquer commute-challenging hills, and hunter-gatherers learn to bike fast enough to chase down antelope. Bikers can attend every group training session on the schedule for eight to twelve workouts per week. The coaches cycle right alongside each small class offering technique tips and motivation, and leading the pedaling pack in a rowdy round of Queen's "Bicycle Race."