2017 Junior Mountain Bike Racers Get a New Class in the upcoming season. While we believe in letting kids compete and have fun at the same time, the reality is at the ages of 12-15 there is such a huge gap between skill, fitness, and maturity, that we want it to be fun and competitive for everyone.
We’ve had Junior Mountain Bike Racers divided by girls and boys, and lumped into a 4 year class. But as with any plan, it is not perfect so we’ve added an “A” and “B” Jr class; creating 4 classes 2 for the girls and 2 for the boys. Racers may choose one of the two classes, based on their own skill and race ability, much like a JV and Varsity type system.
This Year Over the Hump Junior Mountain Bike Racers will be more equally matched with their peers, based on objective tangibles other than age.
Junior “B” Racers are ready to try racing:
Junior “A” Racers are ready to push themselves racing:
Yes, but we want you to choose what you’re most comfortable with initially. But, truth is, not everyone knows where they should be until they try racing. So, pick a class for your first race day, then evaluate your race after you’re scored. It’s no fun to not have competition, or push yourself to be better, so you can move; you may even be so good that the directors notice and encourage you to move up to the “A” class; while age is not a factor, ability and fitness do weigh into this move.
The reason we watch and weigh in when necessary is as simple as our racing mantra “Fun for Everyone”. We’re helping you, and at the same time helping the other riders in your class or another one have the very best, fun, competitive and even racing experience.
So whether you’re young and new to racing, or fast and Middle School NICA Champion, we’ve got a place for you to race, and looking forward seeing you this summer.Button