2017 Victorian Schools Cycling Championships

The 2017 Victorian Schools Cycling Championships will be held at Bendigo with the MTB Final on Saturday 21 October and the Road Race on Sunday 22 October, information about the whole VSCC Series can be found at the Cycling Victoria website.  This is a great opportunity to try a bigger race which is still targeted appropriately for different ages.  We hope to have lots of Alpine Cycling Club members racing at the VSCC, for more information email jennycorser@alpinecyclingclub.com.au.

Alpine Cycling Club CyclePath – 2017/18 Junior MTB Race Series

The 2017/18 Junior MTB Race series kicks off again on Saturday 11 November with an XCO style race on Roger Packham and Rotary Pines tracks.

 

  • Saturday 11 November 2017 – XCO – Roger Packham / Rotary Pines
  • Saturday 16 December 2017 – Enduro – Mystic Landing Paddock
  • Saturday 20 January 2018 – XCO – TBC
  • Saturday 17 February 2018 – XCO – Beechworth
  • Saturday 3 March 2018 – Gravity Enduro – Grevids & Gorilla Warfare
  • Saturday 24 March 2018 – XCO – Mystic Landing Paddock (stay for celebration BBQ and presentations)

 

The Junior MTB Race Series is a great way for junior riders of all abilities to have a go at racing in a fun and friendly atmosphere; courses are set to be suitable to different age groups and whilst some will be racing to beat their mates, others will be there just to have a go and maybe win a lollipop.

 

For the second year, one of the races will be held at the Beechworth MTB Park, a great opportunity for Alpine riders to ride different tracks.  All juniors are welcome to race our series, and we are always happy to have visitors come along to our events.

 

Series prizes are sponsored by CyclePath Bright.  Registration is $10 per race or $40 for the series of six races, online registration is preferred at

Junior Race Series Registration 

*all racers must have current MTBA membership or purchase a day licence.

Junior Development Day

Saturday 28 October 2017 at Alpine Cycling Club Rooms, Coronation Avenue, Bright.
A great opportunity for juniors of all abilities to have a fun day, learning some new skills with qualified coaches, tricks, playing MTB games and fun races.

6 years old and under $10

Over 6 years $15
Plus $7 for MTBA Day licence if you do not have current MTBA licence.

Tuesday Night Junior MTB Rides

Come along to Junior MTB Club sign up day on Tuesday 17 October 2017 from 4.30 – 5.30pm.
Rides start on Tuesday 24 October 2017 – riding away at 4.30pm.
The Tuesday rides are a great social ride for junior riders of all abilities. There are regularly over 80 kids from 4 – 15 riding each week so please have your kids at the Alpine Cycling Club in their group ready to ride away at 4.30pm during Terms 4 and 1. Junior MTB Club rides do not run during Term 3.
Ride groups are based on age, ability, fitness, friendships and riding interests, it is important that kids ride with their designated groups so that we can keep track of everyone and maintain ratios.
Our aim is to keep the group sizes at 8-10 junior riders with one or two leaders so we always need extra adults to help out on our rides – if you are interested in helping out, please email jennycorser@alpinecyclingclub for details. Ride supervisor information can be found here.
To come along to the Tuesday rides your child will need to be a member of Alpine Cycling Club ($10) and join MTBA. MTBA has an 8 week free trial membership so you can come along for a few weeks before you sign up permanently. When you send your membership details to Jenny Corser you will go on the mailing list to receive all junior related news and event information and your child will receive their personalised name plate – please make sure that emergency contact details are written on the back side of the plate.
All children must carry a drink bottle or small backpack with water and wear close toed shoes for all riding activities.
Please make sure that your child’s bike is in good working condition every time they ride, simple things your child can do every week are to check their tyre pressure, clean and lube their chain, check that brakes and gears are working and make sure there are no loose bits.
Information about cancellations or changes to the program will be emailed to junior club families and posted on Bright Cyclists and Alpine Cycling Club Facebook pages.