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, 2019 and Term 1, 2020 starting from Tuesday 8 October through to 15 December 2019 and 4 February to 24 March 2020 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.
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We welcome families to ‘Come and Try’ our program for 2 weeks, you will still need an MTBA Licence and you may wish to sign up for MTBA’s 8 Week Free Trial Membership at https://www.mtba.org.au/
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.
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.
All junior riders are welcome to participate in Junior Development Day, registered program members are entitled to free registration by using promotion code ACCDev2019 – numbers are limited so it is important that your register your child to secure a place. Cost for non members is $35 – all participants will need an MTBA Licence or you can purchase a day licence for $7 – so if your child has friends who might like to come and try mountain biking for a day, get them to sign up. Online Registration https://online.
Development Day is a great opportunity for children of all ages and abilities to have a fun day, learning new skills with qualified coaches participating in MTB games, fun races and other MTB activities. There will be activities for kids of all abilities, so a great opportunity for beginners to come and try mountain biking or, for those who are already mountain bikers to improve skills from top level coaches.
This is a great opportunity for children of all ages and abilities to try racing in a fun, inclusive and low key way.
This year we are running six races over five venues:
All courses and duration of races is set to suit the developmental stages of junior riders, there will be two courses running at each event, a shorter, easier course for younger riders and a slightly longer course for older riders.
Whilst some riders will be racing to beat their friends, others will be there for the opportunity to ride a different track with loads of other kids from around the region, everyone is welcome, no matter how fast or slow, as long as they come with a friendly attitude, two wheels and a helmet!
Cost is $10 per race or $50 for the series.
A BBQ and series presentation will take place at the final race of the series.