Love riding? Want to improve skills and fitness to do some racing? For experienced riders aged 12-18 (born 1999-2004), Rampage is junior racing program, focused on cross-country mountain biking.
Rampage 1 is an introduction to racing program and Rampage 2 is for riders with more riding skill and fitness. Younger athletes may be accepted to the program with permission of the Head Coach.
If you’d like to hear more about RMCC’s Rampage Junior Race Program or All Mountain Program (AMP), please join us for a parent and rider Open House! Our Head Coaches will give a brief presentation about the programs, and be available to answer questions to help determine if the program is right for your young rider.
March 13, 2017 at 7 PM, Elevation Place Room 201.
Please email us to RSVP so we know how many cookies to bring!
RMCC’s Rampage youth racing program aims to develop a passion for cycling in young athletes so they are intrinsically motivated to pursue it as they grow into adults. Rampage does this by providing age-appropriate programming, based on Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) cycling principals in a fun atmosphere that helps young athletes grow and learn valuable skills which extend beyond cycling — hard work, discipline, attention to detail, focusing on distant goals, dealing with adversity and failure, maintaining control under pressure, and working within a team.
Two weeknight practices each week throughout the program will include training rides with a warm up and cool down, skill development, and race preparation – both for mind and body. We will also have a few sessions throughout the program that will be focused on road riding so that athletes can develop skills and learn tactics for road racing and training to complement their mountain bike training.
We are excited to welcome a new Rampage Coaching Team in 2017 including coaches Ryan Draper and Brianna Roth, who will join returning road coach, Katy Curtis. All of the Rampage coaches have tremendous passion for working with young athletes and bring a wealth of cycling racing experience to the program.
Dates and details:
Dates: April 25 – July 13
Two practices weekly for 12 weeks:
- Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:00-7:00 PM*
*Note: some Tuesday practice times will be adjusted to the RMCC Toonie Tuesday race times.
Some Tuesday or Thursday sessions will be “learn to road race” sessions, majority will be mountain bike sessions. Some sessions may need to be shortened or cancelled due to poor weather.
PLUS one Saturday each month in May, June, and July (dates TBA) for a longer ride outside of Canmore!
There are a number of races throughout the season that the Rampage program will be tentatively supporting* (schedule may change):
- RMCC Toonie Tuesday Races (Canmore, April to June on alternating Tuesdays)
- 1-2 out of town MTB races on the ABA calendar (dates TBA)
- Mountain Maiden (Canmore, June 3)
- RMCC Road Stage Race (Canmore, June 23 & 24)
In total the program includes over 25 sessions, plus race coaching support at 3+ races!
Cost: $450 + RMCC membership/insurance
Note: Rampage participants have the opportunity to receive race subsidies and reimbursements, ask your coach for more details.
Volunteer Requirements & Bond: Rampage is subsidized by RMCC – parents of Rampage riders are needed to volunteer with RMCC events and activities to make this subsidy possible. A volunteer bond of $150 is required to register for the program. Please prepare a cheque post-dated for October 1, 2017 and pass on to the Rampage Head Coach at the first session. If you meet the volunteer requirements, RMCC will destroy or return your cheque.
The volunteer requirement for parents/guardians of Rampage riders may be satisfied by participating in one of the items below:
- RMCC Executive, Event Organizer or Committee Position
- Participate in 16 hours of volunteer time at any of the volunteer opportunities listed on the registration form.
In order for athletes to receive any additional reimbursements (Race Subsidies, Youth Race Fund, etc.) from RMCC, the volunteer requirements must be completed in full.
Please note: Riders are required to wear the most recent RMCC kit to qualify for financial support. ABA/UCI junior racing license and race entry fees, for races athletes choose to participate in, are in addition to the program fees. Race reimbursements for those completing their volunteer commitments are available. Rampage athletes are required to have the RMCC jersey and shorts.
Registration: Riders will need to be in shape and experienced — if they have not previously been a part of the Rampage program, they will need to be vetted to ensure Rampage is a good fit for them. For any athletes wishing to join the program in 2017, please contact Rampage Head Coach Ryan Draper to ensure the program is a good fit. Ryan will provide the access code required for the registration form. Please answer the following questions in your email to Ryan: