We are excited to announce the expansion of our Cycle U juniors team! For the past few years we have had a small but dedicated group of young riders racing for CycleU, and the time has come to expand the team and take our program to the next level. With new sponsorship and the creation of a nonprofit team foundation, we are looking forward to making CycleU a major presence in northwest junior cycling.
We focus on developing riders of all ability levels and coaching for all-around success, not just race wins. With weekly team rides, a strong presence at the northwest mountain bike and cyclocross races, structured training options, and support from parents and sponsors, we have worked to create a team that values community, teamwork, and being active.
Our primary focus is cyclocross racing in the fall, mainly because cross is so incredibly fun. Those who have never raced a bike before can jump right in and still have a blast, and experienced racers can push themselves to the limits. We have found cyclocross season to be a real rallying point for our team: nearly everyone participates in the racing, families and teammates congregate in our team tent, and the atmosphere is perfect for spectating and staying all day. We’re We run weekly practices year-round, and during the spring and summer months many of our riders also race road, mountain, and track.
We welcome all riders ages 7-17, regardless of their cycling experience. Our team ranges from beginning riders to those competing at national events. Kids who love to ride but who aren’t interested in racing are also invited to be a part of the team and ride with us. We will have a few meet-the-team events throughout the summer, including group road rides and a free kids cyclocross clinic! These rides are open to everyone and we would love to see you there. Cost for all coaching and support is $200 per year along with generous discounts on products and services.