Love road riding? Want to improve your skills, your fitness and do some racing?
NEW THIS YEAR: Road Warriors is for those riders age 12-16 who love their road bike and are interested in doing some racing. Track cycling/racing will also be introduced in this program.
If you’d like to hear more about RMCC’s Road Warrior Race Program, please join us for the parent and rider info night. Our Head Coach 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 February 24, 2022 at 7:00 pm on Zoom
This program is for athletes who would like to learn basic road race cycling skills and gain fitness in a fun, challenging, safe and supportive atmosphere. The Road Warrior program teaches skill development, group riding, race tactics, fitness and safety. From time trials, to crits to classic road races-we will teach these youth how to ride and race! The Road Warriors program is for athletes who are keen to challenge themselves and have fun! This is not a program for beginner riders; riders should already be capable of mounting, dismounting, know the basics of cornering, climbing, descending and have some group riding experience.
This program will incorporate both road cycling in Canmore and track cycling at the Calgary Velodrome. This program will have 2 weeknight practices. One practice will require going to Calgary to train at the velodrome.
Our Road Warriors program will be coached by Canmore’s Darren Anderson. Check out our Road Warrior Coaches 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:
Road Warriors Spring: May 2 – June 22:
Monday: Track night: 5:00 – 7:00pm Calgary Velodrome (bikes provided by the velodrome…riders just bring pedals and shoes if they have them)
Wednesday: Road ride night: 5:30 – 7:30pm Canmore – location tbd by coach on night. The coach will set a schedule for riders so they know where to meet for the each night of road riding. (locations around Canmore, legacy trail and 1a)
Cost: $500 + RMCC Membership/insurance, + $150 velodrome membership* (registration for this will be on zone 4)
*The velodrome membership covers the cost of a membership to the velodrome, a track specific coach and bike rental. The membership is for the year and allows the rider to go to the velodrome any day of the week to ride and train….not just Monday nights with RMCC. It also allows riders to participate in Velodrome race nights which are on Thursday evenings and open to all velodrome participants. This membership will be on zone 4. Admin will send link to participants once it is set up by the Calgary Velodrome.
Road Warriors Sept add on: Sept 1-Sept 27: Monday and Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm
This add on will focus on road biking as well as introduce the riders to the fun and exciting cyclocross.
Cost: $275 + RMCC Membership/insurance
This program is hoping to do at least 2 -3 races this season.
**IMPORTANT: IF you think you are going to do more than one race this summer in Alberta (road, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org so you are not charged twice for insurance.
Note: Road Warrior participants have the opportunity to receive race subsidies and reimbursements, ask your Coach for more details.
Volunteer Requirements & Bond: Road Warriors is subsidized by RMCC – parents of Road Warrior 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 Oct 1, 2022 and pass on to the Road Warriors 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 Road Warrior 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, Ziggy Gnarly Mountain Bike race, cyclocross race and the road race, as those all create revenue to subsidize this program.
*A link to the volunteer site will be sent to parents.
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. Road Warrior athletes are required to have the RMCC jersey and shorts.
Register here for the Road Warriors program: REGISTER NOW
For any questions contact our Program Manager: CONTACT US