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DIRT TEAM

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, other local races 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, and video analysis of each rider.

 

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 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.

 

Strength & Conditioning Program - ages 9 years and up.  Starts January 8th, 2024.  

Cost:  $270 + $13.50 GST = $283.50

Email Michele to reserve a spot and etransfer the Strength & Conditioning fee.

Dates:  January 8, 15, 29, February 5, 19, 26, March 4, 25, April 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 27, June 3, 10, and 17.

 

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.  Bike Requirements:  Full suspension with a dropper post. If you are unsure if your child or youth would be a good fit, please check with Michele or Alan.

JOIN OUR RACE TEAM FOR 2024!

The Race Fee includes:

1.  Spring Break Camp:  March 18 to 22, 2024

2. Summer camp  July 1 to 5, 2024

3.  Sunday rides - April 3 to June 19, 2024

4.  6 Prerides of race courses 

NEW FOR 2024    5.  Tuesday Gravel rides April 9 to May 28, 2024 (Note: if enough interest, younger riders also welcome to join these rides (gravel, cyclocross or hardtail bikes)

Race Team jersey - NEW SHIRT FOR 2024 and Team Socks

Coaches available at all Enduro races and most XC.

Extras:  Guest appearances on the rides by competitive and pro riders; Mechanical lesson on basic bike maintenance; Field Trips to other mountain bike destinations on the Island to preride courses.

$975 + $48.85 GST per season = $1,023.75

Monthly Payment Option:  March 1 $260; April 1 $260; May 1 $260; June 1 $243.75

SCHEDULE:

April 7th:  Sooke  - 3 to 4 hour ride 

April 14th:  Cobble Hill Mountain XC Race - all riders either race or volunteer

April 21st:  Sooke Enduro  - all day 

April 28th:  Mt. Prevost Enduro Preride

May 5th:  Mt. Prevost Enduro - all day  

May 12th:  Mt. Tzouhalem - Kaspa Rd.                           NO RIDE MAY 19TH

May 26th:  Maple Mountain - Osborne Bay Rd.

June 2nd:  Mt. Tzouhalem - Kaspa Rd.

June 9th:  Maple Mountain - Osborne Bay Rd.

June 16th:  Hornby Island Enduro 

July 10th:  Jordie Lunn Preride 9:30 am 

MEET THE TEAM

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