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2015 Road Program

2015 BJC Road Team

Informational Meeting and Kick-Off!

Wednesday, February 11 at 7 PM 

Boulder Center for Sports Medicine – Dining Room
311 Mapleton Avenue, Boulder

(Enter through the north door on the upper level by the green awning. Look for the BJC signs.)

Learn about the team, meet the coaches, try on kits. 
For ages 10-18. Please invite interested riders!

 

The 2015 Road Program Descriptions:

Boulder Junior Cycling is a USA Cycling Center of Excellence. It is a comprehensive and sequential program that develops junior cyclists so they can excel in cycling competition.

Road – Stagiaire

This program is for Juniors (ages 14-18) who have mastered the competencies in the Road Devo 1 program, are racing at the Cat 3 level, are high-school aged and who want to be a part of a demanding, competitive, traveling team. Emphasis is on excelling in competition, producing state and nationals champions, and preparing young cyclists to progress to very competitive amateur and professional cycling. Participation is by invitation.

Stagiaire program includes:

* Pre-season team rides beginning in February.

* Twice a week coaching sessions beginning March 10 and ending August 11, approximately 40 sessions.

* Coaching sessions after school until summer break, then in the morning.

* Professional, USAC certified coach.

* Eight local team races and six travel team races.

* Team races include coaching, a coach led pre-ride, race support.

* Travel and participation at USAC Amateur Road National Championship included in team fees this year!

* Two BJC team kits (jersey, bibs).

* Team deals on products and gear (Giant, Retul, Shimano, Mavic, Stages, Clement, Fizik, Rudy Project, Skratch, Cliff , Training Peaks and more).

* Training camp in Moab, March 25 – 29 (additional cost).

* $1200

Road Devo

Devo 1 – Juniors (ages 10-18) with more than 2 years of cycling experience and who have mastered the Devo 2 competencies. This program focuses on developing racing skills and rider fitness, learning how to develop a training plan, and learning more in depth team tactics

Devo 2 – Juniors (ages 10-18) with 2 years or less of cycling experience start in this program which focuses on fun, safe riding, and learning the rules of racing as well as basic team strategies and tactics

Devo 1 and 2 programs include:

* Twice a week coaching sessions beginning March 31 and ending August 11, approximately 36 sessions.

* Coaching sessions after school until summer break, then in the morning.

* Professional, USAC certified coach.

* Four local team races and two travel team races, though riders can race at any race during the season.

* Team races include coaching, a coach led pre-ride, race support.

* Team kit (jersey, bibs).

* Team deals on products and gear (Giant, Retul, Shimano, Mavic, Stages, Clement, Fizik, Rudy Project, Skratch, Cliff , Training Peaks).

* $650

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2015 Mountain Bike Team Kick-off meeting – January 27

2015 Mountain bike team kick-off meeting is scheduled:

Tuesday, January 27 —  6:30PM

Boulder Center for Sports Medicine – Dining Room

The address is: 311 Mapleton Ave, Boulder (MAP)

Come to the north door on the upper level by the Green Awning

Come and learn about the team, meet the riders and coaches.

2015 Stagiaire Team Program Information

Stagiaire Competitive team (this team was previously sponsored by Tokyo Joe’s and known as Tokyo Joe’s Junior Development )

Riders race in 1-2 USAC Category. High level of commitment for training and racing. Admission to the Team is through Application Only.
To apply: send your racing resume to info@boulderjuniorcycling.org.Tell us about your racing experience, your goals, why do you want to be a part of the team.

Ages: 14-18

Team Races: 5-6. Colorado and out of state racing. USA MTB Nationals which will be held in Mammoth Lakes, CA in 2015-2016.

Training: March 3– July 31st ; 2 days a week. Tuesday and Wednesday 4-6 during school year, 9-11 in summer.
Moab Camp: spring break (not included in the cost)

Cost: $1200
The cost includes coaching 2 days a week, general training schedule; support at team races, Discount at Boulder Cycle Sport; Training talks; downhill skills clinic.

To apply
Send your racing resume to info@boulderjuniorcycling.org.
Tell us about your racing experience, your goals, why you want to be a part of the team.

 

2015 Devo 1 and Devo 2 Program Information

Devo 1

For Advanced Riders. Riders should feel comfortable on all local Boulder Open Space trails. Emphasis will be on Conditioning and Advanced Skills Development. One day will be a skills oriented and one day will be Endurance Days. Team races with coaches present will include Battle of Bear and selected Winter Park races. Racing is not required but encouraged.

Ages: 13-18.

Schedule for Devo 1

Training: 2 days a week.
Spring – Tuesday/Thursday 4-6.
Summer – Tuesday/Thursday 9-11 for the skills oriented rides.  Note: The endurance session will be up to 4 hours especially later in the season
Full session April 7 – July 23 $800

Summer or Spring – $425;

Spring Session – April 7 – May 30 (8 weeks)
Summer Session – June 1 – July 23 (8 weeks)

 

Devo 2

For Intermediate Riders – Get ready for the next big step. Acquire new skills and apply them on intermediate and advanced trails. Racing is not required but encouraged.
Ages: 10-13
Schedule for Development 2
Training: 2 days a week.
Spring – Tuesday/Thursday 4-6.
Summer – Tuesday/Thursday 9-11.

Full session April 7 – July 23 $800

Summer or Spring – $425;

Spring Session – April 7 – May 30  (8 weeks)
Summer Session – June 1 – July 23  (8 weeks)

 

 

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Grant’s report from Belgium

Grant Ellwood (Boulder Cycle Sport Devo p/b Boulder Junior Cycling) is in Europe racing cyclocross with the USA Cycling Development Team.

Monday, Nov 24, 2014

I am very excited to be back in Belgium/Netherlands again with USA Cycling! We had an easy flight across the pond, arrived on Thursday (Nov. 20) around noon, got some food and went for a ride. There are three U23 riders from Boulder here: Maxx Chance, Ian McPherson, and myself, plus a group of junior riders from around the Nation including Gage Hecht from Parker. Friday we drove to the Koksijde, Belgium for a U23 race held in conjunction with the World Cup. Koksijde is a course that is dominated by very very fine sand and if you struggle riding the sand at all, you will not be stoked on this course. Within the first half lap of pre-riding the course I had already managed to go over the bars twice and run into a wooden post once, all because of the sand. After that, the pre- ride was uneventful and we got ready for race day. During the race I was really struggling in the sand and was not feeling good. I was within 30 seconds of not being pulled, but unfortunately got pulled. (scored as 21st) The next day we raced the Spa Francorchamps Superprestige for U23, which is on a Formula 1 track. This course was super awesome. It had some technical descents and a really steep run up. I felt pretty good in the race, but definitely know that I can do better. (Finished 23rd) The two races this weekend were by far the hardest races that I have ever done in my life. It felt as if there was never time to rest, always on the gas. On Monday and Tuesday we have just gone on some easy rides around Sittard (Netherlands, location of USA Cycling’s european base). Tomorrow we will be getting the chance to go train with the Dutch National team and some of the worlds fastest! So far this trip has shown me how fast these Europeans really are and given me a lot of good experience to bring back with me in the future.

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Today we went to Alphen, Netherlands for a weekly training session with some of the region’s top junior, U23, and elite riders. At the practice there were around 40 guys and girls. The coach was Gerben de Knegt, Dutch National Team coach and a former pro National Champion. Lars Van der Haar was there, but he and his other elite buddies went and did their own thing. To start we just rode around a grassy field that had cones in it just leisurely until practice officially started. We started by riding around on the trails for 10-15 min. The trails were pretty flat, but very twisty and some sand. After that we began by having everyone ride around in a big square and when the coach would blow the whistle, everyone gets off their bike and runs until the next whistle. We did that a few times and then did the same thing shouldering the bike and then we did a few sets where everytime the whistle blew we would accelerate more and more as he blew the whistle. Only 5 blows of the whistle though. Then we would ride in this grassy field around cones set in a slalom and barriers and then add in a sand pit and shouldering making the loop longer and longer. After this we went on a course recon. There were some slippery grass corners and a long sandpit. We did a 15 min race simulation and everything felt good. I was probably top 5 at the end, tho I couldn’t tell due to lapped riders. Then we rode to the other side of the park and did practice starts along this field for 50 meters and then would have a cone that we would turn around and come back and then the next time we would turn around two cones, then three cones and then go back down to one cone after the start. In the end we probably did 5 or 6 starts. After this we did another course recon and did another 15 minute race simulation. Another fun course with a downhill sand pit and tight corners. Really fun!

This weekend we have two more races. Saturday is a Netherlands National race in Huijbergen, and Sunday is the B-Post in Hamme, Belgium. Then home on Monday!

I want to say thanks to my team – Boulder Cycle Sport Devo p/b Boulder Junior Cycling – as well as my coach Pete Webber and all the people and sponsors that make Boulder Junior Cycling run. Check out Grants entire picture albumn  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152878397788270&set=pcb.10152878399113270&type=1&theater

 

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