Juniors

Welcome to Alpine Cycling Club Junior MTB Program 2019/20.

 

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.

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
  • $100 for Non-Alpine Cycling Club Members
  • $50 for Term 1, 2020 only
  • $75 for Term 1, 2020 Two children

 

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.
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
  • Personalised Name Plate (only if registered by 9 October 2019 – later registrations will receive a handwritten plate)
  • Junior Development Day on Sunday 27 October **Separate Registration will be required** Limited places available you must complete a separate registration to confirm you 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

Registration now open for Junior MTB Program

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.

 

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/join

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. 

2019 Junior Development Day

Sunday 27 October 2019

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.mtba.org.au/ERegister.aspx?E=7358

 

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.

2019/20 Junior MTB Race Series

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:

  1. Saturday 1 December 2019 – Bright
  2. Saturday 14 December 2019 – Falls Creek
  3. Saturday 18 January 2020 – Mount Beauty
  4. Saturday 8 February 2020 – Beechworth
  5. Saturday 29 February 2020 – Yackandandah
  6. Saturday 28 March 2020 – Bright

 

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.

 

  • A certificate and small prize will be awarded to top 3 in each category at each individual race.
  • Points are awarded on a sliding scale for all riders (best 5 races)
  • Series results will not be published until the end of the series as the main goal of the series is participation
  • Series prizes will be awarded to winners of each category with 3 or more competitors
  • To be eligible for a series prize, competitors must have raced in at least 4 races
  • special prizes awarded at the discretion of the race organisers.