Mission: “To build a competitive team of dedicated junior cyclists who maintain a lifelong love of the sport, and who give back to the community that supported them.”
Black Sheep Junior Cycling is building cycling’s future, one youth at a time. We aim to…..
Provide youth with organized training and competition in a safe environment;
Build friendships through a common interest in sportsmanship and competition;
Provide positive role models who inspire greatness;
Instill lifelong habits of hard work, discipline, courage, determination, education, resourcefulness, positive attitude and teamwork;
Provide a level of coaching that matches each junior cyclist’s ability and aspiration—from beginner to international competitor;
Encourage junior cyclists to maintain a healthy balance between social, scholastic and athletic endeavors;
Black Sheep Junior Cycling was founded in 2003. Each year, approximately 50 junior boy and girl racers, ranging in age from 8 to 18 are mentored and supported by over a dozen dedicated volunteer coaches. We provide a healthy environment for young cycling enthusiasts and their families. Black Sheep Junior Cycling hosts weekly practices, endurance rides, and coaching support in the Denver metro areas. Each area has at least one head coach who co-ordinate the assistant coaches and parent riders. Our coaches are committed to making cycling fun and meaningful. The annual Black Sheep coaching clinic ensures that all coaches and parent riders are ready and able to meet the needs of the team. We invite you to check the schedule and drop by one of the practices to give it a try.
Superb coaching and great organization contribute to our team's stability. Our Program Director oversees the smooth operation of all facets of the team. Utilizing their strengths, parents are encouraged to contribute their skills, talent and time to support the growth of junior bicycle racing in Colorado.
Black Sheep strives to keep cost low, rates for membership run as follows:
The Team due schedule for 2014 is as follows:
$100 = Initiation Fee = to be paid by all first year members (this is in addition full membership annual dues)
$325.00 = Full Membership fee. The fee includes the new 2014 kit. Additional helmet & glasses may be ordered at a discount.
Each member is also required to raise a minimum of $200 in donations through the annual fundraiser ride and other means.
Scholarships and financial assistance is available for those that qualify.
Bicycling is an excellent childhood activity that promotes enjoyment of exercising and health, helping to combat the alarming growth of obesity based diabetes in youth today. Our team helps build a love for cycling and fitness that lasts into adulthood.
To join send an email to Member Services titled – “Join Black Sheep Junior Cycling”, in the Body we will need a Name and Email of the parent and of the junior interested in joining.