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Love riding? Always looking for the next challenge?
For experienced riders aged 10-18 (born 2000-2007), 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 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.
February 13th, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Room 212, Elevation Place
Please email us to RSVP
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’ll be riding could include Reclaimer, Riders of Rohan, Highline, 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: April 24 – June 24 & September 4 – 22, 2018
Two sessions weekly for 9 weeks in spring, and for 3 weeks in fall (12 weeks and 25 sessions total):
- Tuesdays: 5:30-7:30 PM
- Half-day Saturdays: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on April 28, May 5, 12, 26, June 16, September 8 for rides in the Bow Valley.
- Full-day Saturdays: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on June 2, 9, 23, 24, September 15, 22 for day trips to Golden, Moose Mountain, and Crowsnest Pass.
- Races: we will participate in some of the RMCC Toonie Tuesday Races, and the Canadian National Enduro Series Race in Crowsnest Pass on June 23 (pre-ride day) & 24 (race day)
* No session on May 19 for the Victoria Day 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 too to really AMP up your riding!
Thursday Skill Sessions: May 3 – June 21 & September 6 – 20, 2018
The added Thursday sessions are for those that can’t get enough riding in and want to take their skills and racing to the next level. Thursdays are structured very differently from the Tuesday & Saturday rides, so offer a fantastic way to really AMP up riding skills, like timed laps, skill focused exercises, and much more. Only $129 for 10 additional sessions – it’s a no brainer!!
Add a third weekly session for 12 weeks:
- Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
AMP Summer Enduro Camps – Panorama
Dates: July 3 & 4, 2018
Coach Kevin and Coach Matt are stoked to offer two 2-day camps at Panorama again this summer! Camps include 2 full days of coaching, 1 night stay Panorama, meals, and 2 days lift tickets for the hill. 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: $695*
Spring & Fall – add Thursday sessions: $129*
Panorama Camp: $450*
*Annual RMCC membership/insurance required for all programs.
Please note: race entry fees are in addition to the program fee.
As RMCC provides a major 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. Riders with an AMP jersey from 2017 need not purchase another this season, provided their jersey is in good condition and is still well fitting.
RMCC members applying for financial support and race reimbursements from the club are required to wear the most recent club kit.
Volunteer Requirement & Bond:
AMP is subsidized by RMCC – parents of AMP 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, 2018 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.
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
- 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.
For riders who were not part of RMCC AMP or Freeriders previously and wish to join AMP in 2018, please email AMP Head Coach Kevin Eaton to ensure the program is a good fit. Kevin will provide the access code required to enable the registration form.
Grab your friends and join us for some challenging riding and a great time!
Registration for AMP begins February 1 (returning athletes) and March 1 (new athletes joining in 2018).
Note: a registration code from the Head Coach is required.
Contact our Program Manager for more program details or any questions.