Love riding? Want to improve skills and fitness to do some racing?
For experienced riders aged 10-18 (born 2001-2009), Rampage is a junior racing program, focused on cross-country mountain biking.
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 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Room 212, Elevation Place
Please email us to RSVP
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 (and a weekend session for tier 3 riders) 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 may have a few sessions (TBC) that will be focused on other forms of riding so that athletes can develop skills to complement their mountain bike training.
We are pleased to have Ryan Draper return again this season as Rampage Head Coach. Ryan brings a bring a wealth of cycling racing experience and tremendous passion for working with young athletes to the program.
Dates and details:
Dates: Apr 30 – July 11
Tier 1: Two practices weekly for 11 weeks:
- Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:30-7:00*
Tier 2: Two practices weekly for 11 weeks:
- Tuesday & Thursday: 5:30-7:30*
Tier 3: Three practices weekly for 11 weeks:
- Tuesday* & Thursday: 5:30-7:30 pm, Saturdays Practice 9:00-11:00AM
*Note: some Tuesday practice times will be adjusted to the RMCC Toonie Tuesday race times. Some sessions may need to be shortened or cancelled due to poor weather (though we will try to make up sessions where we can if we have to cancel due to weather).
AS WELL, there are a number of local races throughout the season that the Rampage program will be tentatively supporting (schedule may change).
Tier 1- PLAY – “Ride for Fun” – 2 x 90 minute sessions per week – Focusing on fun safe bike skills, rides, games and positive social interactions with peers. Coach: Mark Innes & Guest Coach
Cost: $425 + RMCC membership/insurance (21 sessions)
Tier 2 – PRACTICE – “Ride to Train” – 2 x 2 hour sessions per week – Focusing on safe and more advanced bike skills and solid base level fitness rides. Coach Nathan Weima & Guest Coach
Cost: $520 + RMCC membership/insurance (21 sessions)
Tier 3 – RACE – “Train to Race” – 3 x 2 hour sessions per week – Focusing on the competitive aspects of mountain bike racing while increasing overall fitness, refining handling skills and race tactics. Coaches: Ryan Draper and Ian Murray
Cost: $795 + RMCC membership/insurance (32 sessions) plus race support
RAMPAGE SEPTEMBER PROGRAM
For fall 2019 we are introducing a fun and exciting new program for 2019 Spring Rampage Athletes. This fall program will focus in on the non racing components of mountain biking, cross and road riding. Giving our young riders the option to try new cycling disciplines all while maintaining their acquired skills and fitness from a great summer of riding.
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 10-12 hours with RMCC events and activities to make this subsidy possible. A volunteer bond of $350 is required to register for the program. Please prepare a cheque post-dated for Oct 1, 2019 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
º Participate in a number of hours of volunteer time (each program has set number of hours) at any of the volunteer opportunities, specifically the cyclocross race and the road race, as those races create revenue to subsidize the Rampage program. A link to the volunteer site will be sent to parents. The site will track the volunteer hours completed.
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 2019, please contact Rampage Head Coach Ryan Draper. Please answer the following questions in your email to Ryan: firstname.lastname@example.org
1-How many years riding
4-Strength as rider
5-Weakness as rider
We will have some spaces to accept new riders to the 2019 program, but please contact us in advance of the season start with an expression of interest. New riders will be accepted to the program after riding with the Rampage group for 1-2 sessions as a trial to ensure the program is a good fit.