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Axel Merckx Youth Events: Victoria July 25-27 / Kelowna Aug 29-31 2014!

The Axel Merckx Youth Development Foundation is pleased to present its Youth Cycling Series for the 2014 season – The AMYDF-Victoria and AMYDF-Kelowna. Both events will allow the region’s promising 11 to 18 year old cyclists to race under a structured learning environment, while competing directly with their peers. Each event will include coaching seminars, athlete development lectures, and of course, age-group category races. If you are, or know of, a young cyclist who’s keen on developing racing skills, these are the events for you!

Events will be offered in the following cities in British Columbia:
AMYDF Victoria, BC VICTORIA [July 25th – July 27th]
AMYDF Kelowna, BC KELOWNA [Aug. 29th – Aug. 31st]
*Click on either event location for further details*

Athletes will be grouped based on UCI/CCC/CBC race age (U19, U17, U15, and U13), using age as of December 31st, 2014 for the initial training/skills session, and time trial competition of each AMYCS event:
U19 – after Dec 31 – 1993
U17 – after Dec 31 – 1995
U15 – after Dec 31 – 1997
U13 – after Dec 31 – 1999, but before Dec 31 – 2001

For the initial training/skills session, and time trial competition of each AMYDF event – athletes will be grouped based on age (U19, U17, U15, and U13). Following this initial training and competition session on opening day of each AMYDF event athletes will be grouped into ability based categories, of similar rider numbers, for the remainder of the weekend event (A, B, and C categories). These groupings will be primarily based upon results posted in the time trial event(s), and confirmed through coach feedback of rider skill and maturity. AMYDF reserve the right to combine age groups into ability based categories based solely at the discretion of the AMYDF coaching staff, and event management. Participants registering for both events will receive the exclusive AMYDF cycling jersey!

For more information or to register a rider, visit here: CCN Bikes

We look forward to seeing you at the start line!

“I would like to help Canada’s youth pursue their dreams in the sport of cycling and this new partnership with Cycling BC and the Canadian Cycling Association will help achieve this goal.” ~ Axel Merckx