A fun and safe environment for young riders who would like to improve their bike handling and safety awareness skills, as well as build overall fitness in a friendly environment. Sessions are designed for riders aged 10-18 and families in need of equipment may be able to access team supplies. Cycling BC strongly suggests that new participants are iRide skill level 5+ due to the on-road practices. All sessions are covered by Cycling BC and the TripleShot Cycling Club’s insurance policy with Marsh Canada.
This successful youth program continues to develop riders with an emphasis on a cohesive training group and team racing tactics. Certified coaches offer five to seven sessions per week, year round, using a multidiscipline approach, with four seasons, switching from gym and mountain bike, to road, to track to cyclocross, meeting the recommendations of Cycling Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model. This seasonal approach keeps cycling fresh, and allows more training without burnout, and helps meet kids’ social and athletic needs. It accommodates riders who do other sports.
Coached by Tripleshot Head Coach and youth coaches, it offers progression through skill development, entry-level competition, to high-performance training plans and preparation for provincial and national selection events. The races are an integrated part of the program, once riders are comfortable with their skills. A roster of male and female riders form U13-U23 will attend up to 20 races per year, receive travel assistance and race support. With an average roster of 25 riders in these age groups, the 2017 youth team celebrated its seventh year by bringing home 50+ provincial championships titles, 10+ national championships titles and four Canadian records.
Cycling BC has recognized Head Coach Lister Farrar as the 2017 and 2016 Cycling BC Coach of the Year and the 2015 Cycling BC Youth Coach of the Year; he is assisted by Bryson Bowers, Matt Patriquin, Brenna Pauly, Nick Friesen and Nick Patenaude. Youth members contribute to the community by coaching young riders in the Greater Victoria School Bike League and Margaret Jenkins Elementary School Bike Club (~80 riders). Riders include Griffin Hart, Isla Walker, Remy Garrison and Aedan Crocker, multiple provincial podiums and Island race champions.
For more information on the TripleShot Cycling Club’s youth programs, click here.
|Monday – Sunday (Official Calendar)
|4:30pm – 6:00pm
|Variable Meeting Locations around the city
|3x Free Trial Sessions
|Age 10+; iRide Level 5+
For questions about the event, please contact Lister: firstname.lastname@example.org