SB Juniors and Kids On Bikes

 

 

2019 Season Information

 

 

Syracuse Bicycle is proud to offer a program for young cyclists in Central New York with the  SB Juniors Cycling Team and the  SB Kids on Bikes Club. Our mission is the positive development of young boys and girls through cycling with a focus on strong mind, strong body and strong character. Our goal with the SB Junior Team is introduce kids to competitive bike racing with the discipline of cyclocross in the fall.  We are not an “elite” only program; we will help your child develop the skills and habits of an effective racer, including technical skills, training, nutrition, and – most of all – how to have fun on your bike!

REGISTRATION @ BikeReg.com

sb Kids on Bikes
sb Kids on Bikes is program to introduce kids to mountain biking skills and concepts, geared for children interested in riding for fun, fitness, and adventure. The program mission is development of strong mind, strong body, and strong character through cycling.

September 7, 14, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2. All practices start at 9 a.m. and end at 11 a.m.

sb Junior Cycling Team
The sb Junior Team is for kids who want to race cyclocross. Our program is open to all levels of cyclocross riders (novice to advanced). We will help your child develop the skills and habits of an effective cyclocross racer. Our goal is to develop technical skills, fitness, nutrition, and – most of all – how to have fun on your bike!

September 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, October 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29. All practices run from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

WHAT WE ARE ASKING FROM CLUB MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES
*You must love to ride your bike and want to increase your skills and get stronger and faster.
*Cyclocross racing experience is NOT required.
*Junior racers must purchase an annual USA Cycling junior racing license and pay their own race entry fees.
*You will need to provide your own bike, either a cyclocross bike or a mountain bike. It needs to fit well and be in good operating condition. A properly fitting helmet is also required and a water bottle/cage affixed to your bike or a hydration pack.

 

USA CYCLING LICENSE REQUIRED FOR sb Juniors ONLY

USA Cycling Junior racing license can be purchased here: http://www.usacycling.org/youth-license-information.htm. A USA Cycling License is required for sb Juniors U19/U15 Teams riders, payable online when you join USA Cycling. It is NOT required for Kids of Bikes Club members.

IMPORTANT – when you purchase your license you need to specify your CLUB and TEAM. Your TEAM is “SB JUNIORS”. Your Club is Syracuse Bicycle Cycling Club.

REALLY IMPORTANT – your cyclocross racing age is your age as of December 31, 2020 — your age as of the end of NEXT YEAR, not your age THIS YEAR.

RACES 
Note – Races are optional, you do not need to participate in all or any of these races to participate in this program. Registering for this program does not automatically register for the races listed above, you must register and pay for each race separately.
Participants attending races must purchase a USA Cycling Jrs license for $40.
Suggested Races:
9/21/2019 Swandrome (no coaches)- Freeville
9/28/2019 Crankskins / RVE Cyclocross- Naples
9/29/2019 Cross out Child Abuse- Scriba
10/12/2019 Finger Lakes Cross- Auburn
10/19/2019 Salt City Spectacular- Syracuse
10/20/2019 Salt City Spectacular- Syracuse
10/27/2019 Dave Panella- Greene
11/3/2019 Cider Cross- LaFayette
RACE DAY INFORMATION
Register online at bikereg.com if you plan on attending a race. Arrive one hour before the race start time in order to have the best pre-race preparation. You need to finalize registration, get dressed, and pre-ride the course when it is open. Warmups are very important in cyclocross. Races are very high intensity and you should be to be ready to go at the start. Courses are also very different and it helps to practice. There are usually short periods in between races when you can pre-ride the course.
WHAT IS MY CYCLOCROSS RACING AGE?
For the 2019 season, your cyclocross racing age is your age on December 31, 2020. In order to purchase a junior racing license from USA Cycling, a rider must be at least 9 years old by Dec 31, 2020. The oldest age eligible for the SB Juniors team, and to race as a junior for this season, is 18 years of age on Dec 31, 2020.
WEATHER
Cyclocross races go on in all weather, including snow or rain. This is can be very hard for kids. You need to prepare for it with proper clothing and gear. This is one of the things that makes the sport special. Weather and conditions offer special opportunities for growing in virtue and skill.
CONTACT
Director: Tim Taber,  email: info@syracusebicycle.com