Who’s ready for summer?
Registration for the summer season of MTB Devo (Age 9-14) opens Monday, April 24, 7:00 a.m. Our registration page is here. We expect it to fill quickly.
Registration for the summer season of Young Devo (Age 6-8) opens Monday, May 1, 7:00 am
Here’s a list of our summer programs:
Young Devo: Age 6-8, June 12 to July 29, one day per week. (Program Overview)
Devo MTB: Age 9-14, June 5 to July 27, choose Tues/Thurs or Mon/Wed. (Program Details)
Shredders: Age 14+. The Shredders program requires an application (details). We have already received more applicants than we have space for and we do not anticipate being able to add many new athletes this summer.
Red Squad: The Red Squad is BJC’s race team for high school that combines road biking and mountain biking. (Program Overview)
DEVO MTB BIKE REQUIREMENTS: BJC has the following minimum bike requirements to participate in the Devo MTB Age 9-14 program:
-A mountain bike with disc brakes
-Wheel size of 26 inches or greater (unless pre-approved by BJC coaches)
-Tire width of 2.0 inches or greater
YOUNG DEVO BIKE REQUIREMENTS
Riders in Young Devo Age 6-8 must be on a mountain bike in EXCELLENT working condition, with hand brakes, gears, and knobby off road tires.
WE’RE HIRING SUMMER COACHES
Do you love cycling? Do you like to work with youth athletes? BJC is seeking paid coaches of all levels. You must be available 8:00 am – noon, 2 to 4 days a week. Choose Tues/Thurs, Mon/Wed, or both. Details
WE’RE HIRING AN OFFICE MANAGER
We’re seeking a part-time Office Manager to perform admin work, event support, and operations. Part time, approx. 20 hours per week. (Combined with coaching it could be full-time.) Details.
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: We strongly encourage families to contact us about assistance paying for program fees, equipment costs, clothing costs, and racing costs. Finances should never be a reason a family can’t join our team! BJC has a scholarship fund set aside for this purpose, and we are honored to provide nearly $20,000 in financial scholarships and equipment every year. While some BJC programs sell out very quickly, we always hold spots open for those kids who might be a scholarship candidate. You won’t lose your spot on the team! We look forward to all inquiries. Applications are welcome anytime, but we prefer to receive them at least a month in advance of the program start date if possible. Please contact Executive Director Pete Webber.
NEW POLICIES: We are grateful to everyone who has helped make our BJC community so successful. However, recently our staff has been simply overwhelmed with the volume of emails and calls from parents with special requests to accommodate one athlete or one situation. Please help us keep BJC running smoothly by respecting the following policies designed to limit special requests.
Respect Office Hours: Emails are welcome anytime, but please call or text our staff only during normal business hours.
Policy on Special Requests: Every day BJC receives emails and calls from parents making requests to change or adjust the program for one participant or one situation. Examples include: parents asking to change the days they registered for, change groups, change the schedule, or change locations. We can’t accommodate this type of special request and responding to them greatly hampers our ability to keep running BJC smoothly. We’ve created a range of programs to meet the needs of most families, and changes to meet special requests are simply not possible.
Policy on Carpool Requests: We can’t guarantee that carpool requests will be met. When each season begins, participants are assigned to groups of 6-8 kids that meet at different rotating locations across Boulder County. When forming these groups we will attempt to meet carpool requests made during the registration process, but it’s impossible for BJC to meet all carpool requests. Please do not register if your participation is contingent on a specific carpool.
Policy on Group Requests: Please do not send requests to be in a certain group. No exceptions. Please do not register if participation is contingent on your rider being in a certain group.
Here are some tips for a smooth registration:
-Please study the details about each individual program before you sign up.
-Programs are capped and fill quickly.
-Registration is thru Team Snap.
-A headshot photo of the participant is required to register
-You can test registration in advance with a mock registration here.
-Applications for scholarships are welcome anytime, but we prefer them before registration starts.
Executive Director: Pete Webber (email)
Devo Programs Director & Head Coach: Lester Pardoe (email)