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XCBC Ride Fast program will focus on developing faster riding skills of young riders ages 12-16 by improving techniques and learning base fitness required for competitive mountain biking with the goal of progressing into XC racing. Invitation to the Ride Fast program will be by invitation only, please submit contact info to Erik Anderson email: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Dwayne Ellis, email: email@example.com. See minimum requirements below:
Able to ride 15 km with 600 Metres of elevation gain, completing longer climbs of 30 to 45 minutes without stopping. Group rides of 1.5 hours at a consistent pace with minimal breaks.
Ability to Complete a full lap of Merlin Loop in West Bragg Creek in under 1:45Hrs from the parking lot.
Strong desire to learn new technical skills and develop improved bike handling abilities through advanced body positioning on the bike.
Able to easily ride Blue trails confidently from a technical perspective
Group Ride Examples: Merlin Loop, Ranger Summit to Strange Brew, Snagmore to Boundary out and Back
Proper fitted, well maintained performance mountain bike, clipless pedals, approved helmet, 26" wheel size minimum (larger 27.5" and 29" wheel size for 5' + tall athletes recommended).
For reasons of safety and liability we will require that ALL people (adults and children) participating any group activity become members of XC Bragg Creek & have valid insurance through ABA ( Alberta Bicycle Association) if required for their specific programs (see registration).
-Registration for XCBC memberships are on zone 4 along with the program registration. (Annual fee for an XC Bragg Creek membership is $5 for an individual or $17 for a family which runs April to April of each year).
-If required, ABA memberships are purchased through ABA
(ABA insurance general memberships are $40 for adults and $30 for children annually, ABA racing licenses are $135 for adults and $90 for youth with additional of a $35 insurance fee).
ALL applicable riders must send proof of their ABA licences to Head Coach Dustin prior to the program start date.
Forward your confirmation email received from ABA after payment is received to: Coach Dustin
For your safety and club liability - no ABA insurance confirmation, no rides, no exceptions.
XC Bragg Creek Ski & Bike Society:
XC Bragg Creek is about to start its 10th mountain bike season. We have grown significantly from that first season when we started with 25 kids. We currently run a recreational spring & fall mountain bike program and a seasonal competitive mountain bike program.
XCBC Mission Statement
The club is built on the beliefs that; every child can learn to ride skillfully (technical proficiency); riding fast is fun (physical fitness); riding is challenging (personal development).