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The BMX Dev. Team’s training season kicked off this past weekend

Sporting their brand new, matching blue jerseys, the Cycling BC BMX Development team (11-13 years) gathered at the Abbotsford indoor BMX track for the first training camp of 2017. Serving as the home for BMX in the province over the winter, riders had a technical track to challenge their skills as they prepare for the outdoor season.

Despite Mother Nature’s best effort, there was no chance the snow was going to keep this keen group of riders off their bikes! The four-hour training camp led by BMX development coach Mischa Partridge also featured a special guest, and National team coach, Adam Muys. This session focused heavily on skill development, and offered ample track time for riders to brush up on their techniques as getting time on the bike is always a challenge during the winter months.

The BMX Development program will host five training camps for the team over this season. Riders will also have the opportunity to participate in the partially funded team project to National Championships this August in Calgary, AB. “I am really excited to be travelling to Nationals this year for our team project” said coach Mischa Partridge. “It is the most competitive amateur event in Canada and it will be great to see how our BC riders stack up against the rest of the country.”

As the team progresses through the year riders will learn the basics of training for BMX, and practice how to prepare for races, all while focusing on improving their skills on the track.  For more information on upcoming training camps, check out the 2017 Training camp schedule here here.