Welcome to the Gravel Badgers Youth Cyclocross Team. Gravel Badgers includes a weekly practice, and an optional opportunity to use learned skills at the Wednesday Night CX Race Series. The Wednesday Night race registration is included in the price of Gravel Badgers. Racing is optional.
WHERE: Ten Spoon Winery meet up. Practices will work on the different features of cyclocross and the specific race features of upcoming races. Practices will also be held at difference locations in the Rattlesnake.
WHEN: Tuesdays starting September 7 through November 9, 2021 (10 weeks total). Wednesday races starting September 22, 2021, there will be a CX race at Ten Spoon or Ranch Club or UM Golf Course, for 8 weeks. Gravel Badgers will have the opportunity to race the course on those Wednesdays, with their own start time, prior to the Adult series.
WHO: Kids ages 8 - 18. Younger children can practice with our group after pre-approval. Enthusiasm for cycling is a must.
INCLUDED: Once a week practices with a focus on technique and fun, all 8 Wednesday race registrations, team support, team pricing on clothing
NOT INCLUDED: Equipment (mtb ok), food
PACKING LIST: An appropriately fitted bike-- can be a mountain bike or CX/Gravel bike. A helmet that fits properly-- tight, with functional latch, without any dents. (Helmets should be bought new every few years for safety; any serious impact with a helmet decreases the helmet's functionality--a new helmet should be purchased if a crash involving hitting the head occurs.)
RACES: There will be 8 Wednesday Night Races and the Rolling Thunder CX Race where we will offer support via coaching, and logistics. We will not provide official shuttles to races.
*we support teamwork as a group, hence the word team in this event. You are welcome to race under a different team/jersey and practice with us!