Want to host a night of chatting about all things training, nutrition, healthy habits or motivation to get adventuring? Host a remote talk with Peter and Molly via Skype, Zoom or other web conferencing software! (You can read about one of the remote conferences here.)
Molly often hosts training and nutrition talks, or hosts “Ladies Night” talks at bike shops and to cycling clubs for women to have an open forum to chat about everything from periods and cramping to in-ride nutrition in a safe, fun space. Cycling coach Peter Glassford and Molly have traveled extensively around North America giving their “Becoming the Consummate Athlete” talk at different studies, bike shops, book stores, libraries and athletic retailers.
And now, they’ve made it easier than ever to host one wherever you are in the world!
Talk topics have ranged from training tips for busy people, advice on increasing strength and endurance, a movement-based approach to fitness and life, sports and general nutrition, and cycling-specific advice that, frankly, you can’t get anywhere else. Talks get loud, they get funny, and they get seriously insightful—and no crowd is too big or too small. (See below for our “menu” of talk topics!)
Molly and Peter also host single or multi-day cycling skills clinics for mountain biking and cyclocross, for unisex or women’s-only groups, so if you’re interested in improving your club or team’s cycling skills, or want to host something through your local bike shop, we can do that as well.
Talks that we’ve done in the past are listed here, though we’re happy to tailor a talk to fit your group’s needs!
Habits for Highly Effective Athletes
After writing ‘Becoming A Consummate Athlete,’ Molly Hurford has been speaking to groups and clubs about the power that small daily habits have to improve your training and racing as well as your life in general. Because racing and training will look different this year, this is a great time for athletes to focus on lifestyle changes and becoming healthier humans, not just staying trapped on the weekly racing circuit that doesn’t allow for breaks, experimentation, or development of strong habits outside of sport-specific training. We’ll talk about habits and routines that athletes can implement throughout their day/week that can help them develop as stronger all-around athletes, covering basics how to add in yoga, core work, body-weight strength and general movement (i.e walking more!) to daily life, as well as non-exercise routines that athletes and coaches can focus on this year, from sleep to visualization to eating smarter.
Join coach and author of ‘Fuel Your Ride’ Molly Hurford for an evening chat all about how to fuel your cycling right—on and off the bike. We’re not talking about dieting, we’re talking about eating smart while still loving every meal and making sure our bodies are nourished for optimal performance. No topic is out of bounds for this chat, whether you’re wondering how to eat enough protein, what you should snack on pre-ride, or how to tell if you’re eating enough, we’ll cover it! (Molly is also Precision Nutrition Level 1-certified)
Goal Setting + Journalling
Based on the RECORD section of ‘Becoming A Consummate Athlete,’ this session is all about doing some journaling and thinking about goals for the upcoming year/season, and breaking those goals into daily and weekly steps. It’s a practical approach to figuring out what to focus on, and will help athletes understand how practice, habits, and work on technical skills will help them meet their riding and racing goals. This will be an interactive, fun session (and is great when paired with a short yoga session before or after to really get into the zone!)
Ride Happy, Ride Comfortable
Do you need to wear underwear with a chamois? Why not? What the heck is chamois cream? What does a saddle sore look like and what do I do if I have one? All of these questions are uncomfortable—but they’re all common and normal for cyclists to wonder about! Molly wrote “Saddle, Sore: Ride Comfortable, Ride Happy” to address these awkward issues and answer the most intimate questions girls and women who ride wonder about, and she loves hosting talks to share her best tips. This is a great chance for women to have a safe space to ask all the awkward questions about cycling.
Yoga for Athletes
Virtual Course: The Athlete Guide to Sponsorship
If you’re a coach looking to bring more value to your athletes looking to get to the next level, consider hosting a virtual Athlete Sponsorship Course with Molly based on her book, ‘The Athlete’s Guide to Sponsorship.” The course is done in 4 live modules with ‘homework’ including working on athlete resumes and emails to potential sponsors. The course ends with mock interviews with each athlete, as well as revisions on their resumes and emails.
Want to chat about booking a course? Get in touch here!
About past talks we’ve done:
“I’ve worked with Molly on two different events, one at Rapha NY and one at Rapha DC. She’s incredibly engaging and a natural host, sharing information on training, nutrition, comfort on the bike, and pretty much any other bike related topic you can think of, in a constructive and positive way. Between the two events, it’s been amazing to see her tailor the presentation to the very different crowds we’ve had for each, making the talks feel custom-fit for each audience we had.” -Ed Nessen, Rapha Cycling Club D.C. Coordinator
“Molly and Peter are a great speaking duo. Molly is very well-researched and her manner of speaking is honest, funny, and easy to grasp. She is well-versed in a variety of topics and easy to talk to about the most sensitive of them!” -Mia Moore at The Edge Athlete Lounge
“Molly is a fantastic presenter, even from 4000 miles away, she was able to really connect with the audience of my women’s coaching conference.” -Chantal Thompson, HP Coordinator and Special Projects Coach at the Ontario Cycling Association
“Molly’s talks are so fun that you forget you are actually learning. Molly takes the time to answer everyone’s questions and makes the girls feel like they are a part of the group, which is amazing over a computer! Molly spoke to our league about nutrition, setting goals, race preparation, and feminine hygiene. Molly even taught a mini yoga class over Zoom! My step-daughter and I could not stop smiling during the class. If you have the opportunity to have Molly speak to your girls, do not pass this up! It will be a win-win for everyone!” -Dolores Diaz, NICA NY GRiT Coordinator
“Molly and Peter have extensively researched and studied all aspects of cycling. With their connections to professional cyclists, doctors, nutritionists, and personal education and knowledge of cycling and the human body, they are up on the latest fads, trends, and they know what works. They are also very interested and focused on offering advice and tips to people who have busy lives and who are juggling life along with their cycling. Everyone was very impressed by the knowledge Molly and Peter presented throughout their talk. They could field questions ranging from taking magnesium to how to perform well on the weekend group ride. I have heard quite a few VERY positive comments about your talk from people who know a lot about cycling and were raving about you both. Molly and Peter went far beyond the obvious good advice and offered data and science-backed information that every cyclist from beginner to very experienced can take and apply to their riding right away.” —Patria Lanfranchi, Co-Owner & Curator at the Ride Studio Cafe