Junior Program

Welcome to Alpine Cycling Club Junior MTB Program 2020/21.

 

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.

 

Our program runs during Terms 4, 2020 and Term 1, 2021 starting from Tuesday 6 October through to 15 December 2020 and 2 February to 30 March 2021 riding away at 4.30pm from Alpine Cycling Clubrooms in Coronation Avenue, Bright.  The program does not run on public holidays and during school holidays.

Fees:

 

  • $80 for Alpine Cycling Club Members – First Child
  • $50 for Alpine Cycling Club Members – Second Child
  • $20 for Alpine Cycling Club Members – Third Child
  • Capped at $150 per family

 

All participants must have a current MTBA Licence which is valid for the entire period of the program.  We recommend a Dirt Club (2-6 years) or Dirtmaster (7-12 years), as this will enable your child to participate in the Junior MTB Race series if they wish

 

Purple Group will again be running for Girls 10 – 17 years old, with the emphasis on fun, social rides, exploring new trails and skills coaching sessions. Girls that wish to ride in a girls-only group can nominate this when registering. Proudly supported by #thisgirlcanvic

Your fee covers:

 

  • Participation in Tuesday afternoon Club Rides for 2 School Terms
  • Skills coaching at different times throughout the season 
  • Alpine Cycling Junior Program T-Shirt
  • One shuttle session per term (Green groups and above)
  • Personalised Name Plate (only if registered by 6 October 2020 – later registrations will receive a handwritten plate)
  • Junior Development Day on Sunday 31 January **Separate Registration will be required** Limited places available you must complete a separate registration to confirm your place. The link will be emailed on your registration confirmation.
  • End of Term BBQ
  • Information about other riding opportunities
  • A whole lot of MTB fun and friends.

 

For more information email juniors@alpinecyclingclub.com.au

How to Register:

  1. Obtain or renew MTBA licence at Mountain Bike AustraliaIf your child is planning to race (including Club Junior MTB Race Series) select:
    – 4-12 years: “Dirt Club/Master” Licence
    – 13 -18 years: “Race Junior” Licence=
    – For non-racers 4-18 years select: “Recreational Licence”
    – For family memberships phone MTBA (07) 5628 0110
  2. While obtaining your MTBA licence you will need to select to join Alpine Cycling Club (ACC). This will allow you to pay your club fees in the same transaction.
  3. Hit the “Register Now” link below which will take you back to the MTBA website and allow you to register the Junior MTB Program.
  4. You will need to register each of your children individually.

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 page.

Junior Club Policies

Mountain biking is an activity which takes place in the outdoors in unpredictable conditions; the safety and enjoyment of our junior riders is important and whilst we will endeavour to run junior program activities regardless of the weather they may be cancelled in cases of extreme weather.

Alpine Cycling Club respects the right of all children who are members of the Alpine Cycling Club or who participate in Club activities to have the right to feel and be safe. We are committed to the safety and well-being of all children and young people accessing our Club.