Winter Cycling Program
Our Winter Cycling Program is designed to teach basic and advanced cycling skills for youth athletes. We focus on fundamental skills, such as, proper mounting, dismounting, cornering, shifting, use of clip-less pedals, and more. As these skills are perfected, the program transitions into teaching road riding fundamentals. Each athlete will learn to ride in single and double pace lines, as well as, how to comfortably ride on open roads with vehicular traffic. As with any program, safety is paramount and athletes will be grouped and trained according to their experience and ability.
The advanced portion of this program provides athletes the opportunity to develop conditioning, experience, and cycling racing skills necessary to race in a cycling criterium. For the Triathlete, these skills are paramount to successfully race in ITU draft-legal triathlons.
Athletes who are 11 and older will have the opportunity to race time trials and criteriums with the Texas High School Cycling League and other races. We will have races starting in February through May. For those athletes under 10, there will be a few opportunities to race at USAC races throughout the Spring semester. For those athletes that choose not to race, there will be an opportunity for a family run ride at one of the recommended MS150 Rides.
Program Times and Location: The program training days are Saturday afternoons at 1:00pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm for 2 hours each day. The training location starts at Pebble Creek Elementary School. Our 2014 Program is seven weeks in length, starting on Saturday, January 18th, 2014.
Program Requirements: A road bicycle is required, as well as, a cycling helmet, cycling gloves, and tight fitting shorts. Clip-less pedals and cycling shoes are recommended but not required. Due to insurance requirements, USAT Memberships are required for all athletes.
Program Costs: The cost of the session is $145 and includes a Team polar water bottle. Team Cycling Jerseys are available for purchase.
To Register: Contact Us with your Childs Name, Age, and previous cycling experience.
Contact Us for any questions.