Junior MTB Program

Alpine Cycling Club Junior Program
Alpine Cycling Club Junior Program has been running for many years and is constantly evolving to offer the best opportunities for our up and coming riders.

The Program runs for Term 4 and Term 1.

Fees for the Junior Program are $100 per year ($50 for a second child in a family and free for a third child)

Each registered child will receive:
A Junior Program T-Shirt
Personalised nameplate
End of Term BBQ
Skills coaching dependent upon skill level
Information about other riding opportunities
A whole lot of MTB fun and friends
Entry to Junior MTB Development Day on 21 October 2018

How to Register:
1) Make sure you have a current MTBA “Dirt Master” Licence (for 4-13 year olds) available at Mountain Bike Australia for riders over 13 a Recreational Licence will be sufficient unless they plan to try racing in which case we would recommend taking out a race licence. This link will also allow you to pay your club fees in the same transaction.

2) Click here to register with the Junior Program – order your t-shirt and personalised nameplate.

Tuesday Night Junior MTB Rides
Tuesday Junior MTB rides are a great social ride for junior riders of all abilities, there will now be some skills coaching incorporated into the Tuesday night rides depending on the skill level of the group.

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 around 4 pm, ready to ride away at 4.30pm during Terms 4 and 1.

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 two leaders so we always need extra adults to help out on our rides – if you are interested in helping out, please email juniors@alpinecyclingclub for details.

Your child will receive a personalised nameplate, please ensure that emergency contact details are written on the back of that plate and it is attached to their bike every time they participate in club activity.

All children must carry a drink bottle or a 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.

Junior Development Day 2018
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.

Sunday 21 October 2018 at Alpine Cycling Club Rooms, Coronation Avenue, Bright.

Entry fee is included in Alpine Cycling Club Junior Program registration fee or $30 for non-members plus $7 for MTBA Day licence if you do not have current MTBA licence.

Places are limited so book online at RegisterNow

Alpine Cycling Club CyclePath – 2018/19 Junior MTB Race Series
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.

Once again 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, they just need an MTBA Licence or to purchase a day licence.

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

Alpine Cycling Club Junior MTB Race Series
Venues for each race coming soon

1) Saturday 24 November 2018
2) Saturday 15 December 2018
3) Saturday 19 January 2018
4) Saturday 16 February 2019
5) Saturday 23 March 2019

Enter online at:

2018 Victorian Schools Cycling Championships
The 2018 Victorian Schools Cycling Championships will be held at Bendigo with the MTB Final on Saturday 20 October and the Road Race on Sunday 21 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 juniors@alpinecyclingclub.com.au

Alpine Cycling Club ~ CyclePath – 2017/18 Junior MTB Race Series
Congratulations to Simon ‘Reggie’ Jones for taking over running the Junior MTB Race Series this year which saw a great turnout to all the races once again, though we didn’t have many Under 5’s this season.

The Beechworth round is always a favourite, giving Alpine riders an opportunity to ride at a different MTB Park and race against juniors from another club.  It is always great to see lots of juniors coming along to have a go and throughout the season there were visitors from Melbourne coming along for a hit out with the local kids.  A huge thanks again to CyclePath Bright for supporting our junior program by donating series prizes.

The 2017/18 Series Winners are:

Under 7 Girls
Eliza Walker
Under 7 Boys
Faris Al-Masri
Ari Payne
Kobe Buckland
Under 9 Girls
Amalie Ferrito
Bronte Palm
Alivia Feltrin
Under 9 Boys
Lachlan Russell
George Walker
Leon Gabler
Under 11 Girls
Charlotte Long
Under 11 Boys
Patrick Ferrito
Cooper  Northey
Tom Russell
Under 15 Girls
Indigo Jones
Alex Friend
Shelby Palm
Under 13 Boys
Jett Hargreaves
Sam Northey
Jay Hall

Alpine Cycling Club ~ CyclePath – 2016/17 Junior MTB Race Series
The 2016/17 Junior MTB Race series saw a great turnout for all races, and for the first time we held one of our races at the Beechworth MTB Park which was a great opportunity for our juniors to ride and race at a different park.  There was stiff competition in all classes but it is great to see everyone coming along to try out different styles of mountain bike racing, have fun and maybe win a lolly pop.

Once again CyclePath Bright provided great prizes for series winners.

The 2016 / 17 Series Winners are:

Under 5 Mixed
Gus Wilson
Eliza Walker
Under 7 Boys
Leon Gabler
Faris Al-Masri
Oliver Kelly
Under 7 Girls
Charlotte Beck
Under 9 Boys
George Walker
Lachlan Russel
Theo Heuperman
Under 9 Girls
Matilda Gabler
Penny Kelly
 Under 11 Boys
Cooper Northey
Max Jenson
Jett Hargraves
Under 11 Girls
Zoe Gray
Under 13 Boys
Jake Grayson
Will Redden
Mason Cracknall
Under 13 Girls
Lea Grant
Emma Redden
Under 13+ Boys
William Webb
Aden Corke
Rhiannan Gallagher
Under 13+ Girls
Alexandria Friend
Indigo Jones

2017 Victorian Schools Cycling Championships
The 2017 Victorian Schools Cycling Championships were once again held at Bendigo, a smaller number of Alpine Cycling Club Juniors attended this year.  Teagan Atherstone lead the charge by winning Under 19 Women, Cooper Northey, Taylor Atherstone and George Walker all raced in the very competitive Under 11 Boys Category with Cooper coming 4th in the category.