*We are happy to announce that all spring and summer programs are a go!
Love riding? Want to improve skills and fitness and do some racing?
For experienced riders aged 10-18 (born 2003-2011), 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 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.
Wednesday February 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm on Zoom
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 weekend race support or training) 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 are pleased to have Ryan Draper return again this season as Rampage Head Coach. Ryan brings a wealth of cycling racing experience and tremendous passion for working with young athletes to the program. Check out the Rampage coaching team here
*Note: 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).
Dates and details and Cost:
THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL
Rampage Spring: May 4 – June 29: Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 5:30-7:30pm
This program will include training rides with a warm up and cool down, skill development, race preparation and tactics (for both for mind and body) and race support.
Cost: $575 + RMCC Membership/insurance
Rampage Saturday add on: May 1 – June 26: Saturday’s 9:30-11:30
This add on will include interval training, intensity work, race tactics and race support for races throughout the summer. (recommended for any rider who plans on multiple races this spring/summer or who is looking for extra training) (no class May 22) *must be signed up for the spring program to be eligible to take this add on
Cost: $275 + RMCC Membership/insurance
Rampage July add on: July 6-July 29: Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-7:30pm
This add on will be for those kids wanting more race training in July and/or are of the age where they are at the train to train level or moving into the train to race level of their mountain biking (more high performance).
Cost: $275 + RMCC Membership/insurance *must be signed up for spring program to be eligible to take this add on
Rampage Sept add on: Aug 31-Sept 23: Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 5:30-7:30pm
This add on will focus more on the non racing components of mountain biking. Learning to play on your bike, trying some other bike disciplines all while maintaining acquired skills and fitness from a great summer of riding. This program will be more adventure oriented to keep our young riders engaged in cycling and become life long cyclists. To sign up for the sept program, riders must have attended Spring Rampage in 2021.
Cost: $275 + RMCC Membership/insurance
There will be a 6:1 coach to athlete ratio and groups will be based on skill, age, drive, social need
**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.
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 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, 2021 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 at any of the volunteer opportunities, specifically the Casino, cyclocross race and the road race, as those all create revenue to subsidize the Rampage program. Shuttling riders on days that rides are somewhere other than the CNC.
*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 2021, 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 2021 program, but please contact us in advance of the season start with an expression of interest.