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Love riding? Always looking for the next challenge?
For experienced riders aged 11-18 (born 2011-2004), AMP is a mixed bag of Enduro, XC and DH mountain biking. Riders will need to be in shape, have strong fundamental skills, and an intrinsic desire to push their limits.
Interested in finding out more?
If you’d like to hear more about RMCC’s Rampage Junior Race Program or All Mountain Program (AMP), please join us for the parent and rider Info night. 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.
Thursday Feb 24th 7:00pm on Zoom
RMCC’s All Mountain Program (AMP) is more structured than the RMCC Youth Revolution, and is focused on all aspects of mountain biking. AMP is geared for riders who have been in RMCC programs for a minimum of two or three years and are always searching for that extra bit of speed or constantly looking to get air off anything they can! Riders who have not previously been a part of an RMCC program will need to be vetted to ensure AMP is a good fit for them.
As an example, some of the trails we will be riding could include Reclaimer, Riders of Rohan, Black Coal Chutes, Race of Spades, T-Dub, Special K, Terminator, No Homers, Upper & Lower Stoney Squaw, Topp Notch and Star Wars.
AMP also is an introduction to Enduro Racing. AMP coaches will be supporting AMP riders at several Canadian National Enduro Series Races.
Coaches: AMP is led by Head Coach Kevin Eaton and a team of NCCP and PMBIA-certified coaches who have a wealth of coaching, racing, and riding experience. Meet the AMP coaching team.
Pre-requisites include a high level of both fitness and fundamental mountain bike skills. Participants must be comfortable on the trails listed above.
Dates and details:
Dates: May 3 – June 25 & September 3 – 24, Tuesdays and Saturdays
- Tuesdays: 5:30-8:00 PM
- Half-day Saturdays: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for rides in the Bow Valley (5 sessions of 3 hours, specific dates TBA by the coach)
- Full-day Saturdays: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM for day trips to Banff, Golden, Moose Mountain (5 sessions of 6 hours, specific dates TBA)
- COST: $935
* No session on May 21 for the long weekend. Session schedule may be subject to change. Some sessions may need to be shortened or cancelled due to weather.
Join us on Thursdays as well to really AMP up your riding!
Thursday Downhill Skill Sessions: May 6 – June 24 & September 2 – 23, 2021
Thursday sessions are for the advanced group of AMP riders who want to spend time honing their downhills skills. This group will really be working those enduro skill on steep and technical rides. This group is by coach invite only!!
- Thursdays: 5:30-7:30+ pm. These rides might require rider to be at a location other than the Canmore Nordic Centre. The coach will let riders know where they will be riding each week.
- COST: $450
AMP Summer Enduro Camps – Panorama
Dates: July 5 & 6, 2022, COST:$225
Coach Kevin and Coach Sylvain are stoked to offer two 2-day camps at Panorama again this summer! Camp fees includes 2 full days of coaching. Accommodation at Panorama as well as meals and lift ticket will be up to each individual to manage. Enduro bikes are appropriate to use for the camp. A full-face downhill helmet, which can be rented at the hill for a small fee, is required for the camp.
Spring & Fall – two sessions per week: $935*
Spring & Fall – add on Thursday sessions: $450*
Panorama Camp: $225*
*Annual RMCC membership/insurance required for all programs.
**IMPORTANT: IF you think you are going to do more than one race this summer in Alberta (enduro, XC or cyclocross) then please go to the ABA site and get your ABA race license first (which includes insurance) and then get a code from email@example.com so you are not charged twice for insurance.
Please note: race entry fees are in addition to the program fee.
As RMCC provides a financial subsidy to the program fee, AMP riders are required to wear their RMCC AMP jersey at races. We are stoked to have a custom-designed RMCC AMP team jersey! The jersey is $50 and is mandatory for all AMP riders.
Volunteer Requirement & Bond:
AMP is subsidized by RMCC – parents of AMP riders are needed to volunteer 12 hours with RMCC events and activities to make this subsidy possible. A volunteer bond of $300 is required to register for the program. Please prepare a cheque post-dated for October 1, 2022 and pass on to the AMP Head Coach at the first session. If you meet the volunteer requirements, RMCC will destroy or return your cheque. Your athlete will NOT BE ABLE to ride until this cheque has been handed in.
The volunteer requirement for parents/guardians of AMP riders may be satisfied by participating in one of the items below:
- RMCC Executive, Event Organizer, or Committee Position
- Volunteer required number of hours at any of the club volunteer opportunities (specifically at the Casino, bike swap, Ziggy Gnarly Mountain bike race, cyclocross and road race…as these are the events that help subsidize the AMP program). Helping to shuttle riders on Bragg Creek days or on Saturday long rides that are not at the nordic centre. A link to the volunteer site will be sent to you to and will track your volunteer hours.
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.
For riders who were not part of RMCC AMP previously and wish to join AMP in 2022, please email AMP Head Coach Kevin Eaton to ensure the program is a good fit. There will also be a parent info night on Feb 24th at 7:00 on Zoom for new riders interested in finding out more about the program.
Grab your friends and join us for some challenging riding and a great time!
Registration for AMP begins FEB 1 (returning athletes) and FEB 24 (new athletes joining in 2022).
Note: a registration code from the Head Coach is required.
Contact our Program Manager for more program details or any questions.