Back in the 90′s, Bicycling Magazine (I think) sponsored weekend skills workshops for road bikers/racer wannabees. I went to one in Greenville, SC. I’d always felt really comfortable on a bike, but I got to stretch myself and learn how to ride close/bump/push, pick up things off the bike, stop on a dime, etc.
The only part I couldn’t hack was riding fast. I’ve always sucked at that.
It was worth it to me then.
It depends. There are some I’d go to, but wouldn’t travel too far. Most likely NOT on the west coast. Length of drive would depend on the type of clinic, length (ie. if I’m driving a few hours, would expect more than 1 day)& location.