We are proud to offer training and coaching for enduro, cross country and cyclocross racing for kids and youth, in order for participants to race in the Island Cup Series and Cross on the Rock Series.
How will the rides differ from our normal programs? First off, rides will be a bit longer - at least 2+ hours as the weather improves. We will be doing some more specific advanced skill work, such as cornering drills, learning how to pick the fastest lines, smooth technical riding, etc.
We will also be doing some simulated racing with timed sections. There will be more climbing (which allows us to do more downhill!), and we will do some interval training, which involves repeating some fast riding with rest periods in between. Fitness development is important - all Enduro and Downhill racers have a major component of fitness training in their schedules.
NEW FOR 2023: Strength & Conditioning Program - ages 10 years and up. Starts February 6th. Cost $126 Email Michele to reserve a spot.
NEW: DEVELOPMENT GROUP
Due to the interest in our Race Team by younger riders, we will add a Development group component to the team. This Development group will participate in the same camps and weekly Sunday rides but we will split into ride level groups. Interested riders must already ride with one of our Dirt Groms groups or demonstrate similar levels. This group is for those that show a strong dedication to their riding and would be interested in racing now or in the near future. If you are unsure if your child or youth would be a good fit, please check with Michele or Alan.
JOIN OUR RACE TEAM!
The Race Fee includes an exclusive Spring and Summer camp, weekly rides, as well as:
New Race Team jersey
Guest appearances on the rides by competitive and pro riders
Team night at Cycle Therapy with guest speaker
Mechanical lesson on basic bike maintenance
Field Trips to other mountain bike destinations on the Island (parents will need to help drive)
Pre-riding of race courses wherever possible
$775 +GST per season
Please email Michele for the full Dirt Team calendar (email@example.com)