BJC Shredders

BJC is excited to offer an enduro and gravity focused program for experienced co-ed riders ages 11-18. We’ll focus on being efficient on the climbs and how to be smooth and fast on the downs while having a ton of fun. Specific skills such as manuals, bunny hops, jumps, drops, and everything in between will be sequentially taught. Our lead coach is Ben Robles. See below for skill and equipment qualifications.

Register here. Deadlines and participant limits apply.

Two Levels: 11-14 yrs and 14-18 yrs

2020 Spring Session

  • April 1 – May 20 (8 weeks)
  • Practices: Wednesday 4:15 – 6:15 p.m. &  Saturday 8:30 – 11:30
  • Select Saturday practices will be extended until 1:30pm to allow for travel time to locations  
  • Cost: $500

2020 Summer Session

  • June 1 – August 1 (9 weeks) (no session July 4th)
  • Practices: Wednesday 8:30-11:30 a.m. &  Saturday 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Select Saturday practices will be extended until 1:30pm to allow for travel time to locations

Locations

Riding locations may include: Hall Ranch / Bitterbrush, Heil Ranch, Valmont,  and other local trails. We may head further afield on Saturdays to include trails near Golden, Ft Collins, Estes Park, and Winter Park.  We rarely cancel sessions due to the weather, makeup sessions are not planned.

2020 Team Races

  • May 9th (Grand Junction, to be confirmed)                                              
  • May 31st (Granby)
  • July 12th (Eagle or National Championships in Winter Park)
  • Aug 8 and 9th (Steamboat)
  • Transportation is not provided, but BJC will facilitate carpooling.
  • Races may require additional team fees.

Requirements

  • To participate in the program riders must meet the following requirements:
  • Ages 11-18 
  • Riding at the BJC “Canada” level or above, or comfortable riding medium slopestyle at Valmont Bike Park (may not be clearing all jumps 100% of the time)
  • Comfortable riding the Bitterbrush Rock Garden at Hall Ranch
  • Full suspension MTB with dropper post
  • Suggested minimum travel of 130mm
  • MTB knee pads required
  • Helmet with a removable full face bar is suggested
  • If you are not yet at this level, please join the Devo MTB program to develop the skills and techniques to safely join this program

If you are unsure if this program is for you, have questions about schedule conflicts, or the skill level required, contact Devo Programs Manager Lester Pardoe

Flexibility for High School Mountain Bike Racers and Other Sports

We know that some riders need flexibility in order to do other after-school activities and high school mountain bike racing. We are willing to work one-on-one with families to find flexible arrangements when needed. The program will be tailored to match the High School MTB schedule. Contact us to discuss.

Financial Scholarships

BJC offers financial support for families who qualify and you may pay fees in installments. Here’s more information. Application for Scholarships is due prior to the program practice start date.

Girls Invited!

BJC is always working to increase girls’ participation in cycling. Please help spread the word and encourage girls to sign up!

Coaching

BJC provides a professional coaching staff that brings a high level of training and experience to the program. Our coaches include top-level racers, national champions, and veterans of the sport. All of them have a passion for junior cycling that fuels our success. All coaches are required to take BJC-provided training plus pass certifications in First Aid, Concussions, Safe Sport, and Positive Coaching.