The CT Cycling Advancement Program (CCAP), a three-time USA Cycling Center of Excellence program, announced that Spring Mountain Biking Youth & Teen Teams Registration throughout the state. The teams will begin practices April 1, weather and trail conditions permitting, and continue for at least ten weeks, or through mid- June. All teams will provide the opportunity for young riders of all skill levels to flourish in a supportive team-based environment, learn bike handling and racing skills as well as leadership and responsibility, and travel to local and regional cycling events.

Interested girls and boys age 9 to 18 and their parents can learn about the regional teams forming in each community right now and are encouraged to visit  https://www.ctcyclingadvancement.org/events-series/2020-mtb-reg/. CCAP’s mountain bike program give kids of all riding levels access to the sport of cycling. Young riders will improve their riding skills, flourish in a positive team-based setting, and together explore local trails and regional cycling events. Racing is not required. For more information about joining a team, please contact Monika Stokes via monika@ctcyclingadvancement.com.

Fees for the spring session are $275 per rider. All registered riders will be part of a coached youth team that meets twice a week for practices, and attends cycling events and races on the weekends. Each registered rider receives a team jersey, a USA Cycling racing license, and lots of encouragement and support from USA Cycling certified coaches. All CCAP head coaches are licensed via USA Cycling, receive CPR training, are SafeSport certified and background checked. A well-fitting helmet and a mountain bike in good working condition are required.

“Youth mountain biking programs have been sprouting all over the country because they provide a great, safe pathway to cycling as well as local trail systems,” said CCAP’s Executive Director Jed Kornbluh.   “Kids in our program are learning team work, make new friends, and gain self-discipline and confidence all while riding their bikes.  While racing is not required, those who choose to compete in our local Clif Dirt Cup Series will be genuinely cheered on by their fellow teammates. Racing is lots of fun and no one ever “sits on the bench.”   We invite everyone to join us for a Spring-time full of unforgettable adventures!”

2020 CLIF DIRT CUP MTB SERIES RACE CALENDAR

Date Day Event Location
April 5, 2020 Sunday Hop Brook MTB Race Middlebury
April 25, 2020 Saturday Fat Tire Classic Farmington
May 9, 2020 Saturday Hatchery Brook Berlin
June 7, 2019 Sunday Belltown Throwdown – Finale East Hampton

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About Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program

The CCAP is a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization with a mission to better the lives of youth and young adults through the sport of cycling. Its goal is to provide opportunities in cycling through middle and high school cycling clubs, parks and recreation programs and youth travel teams. In just over three years, the CCAP has established 44 youth recreation programs across the state with almost 547 participants. CCAP’s programs provide coached, fun, team-oriented atmospheres for youth to learn and thrive in the sport of cycling.