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XC Bragg Creek Performance MTB teams goal is to develop well rounded cycling athletes with a skill set that will allow them to excel in various cycling disciplines as they progress throughout their cycling/sports career. The performance teams goal will be to achieve these goals within an environment focused on community, fun, developing a life long passion for the sport of cycling ultimately gaining confidence in there abilities as they achieve their potential.
2021 Performance Mountain Bike Team Schedule:
Mid April - July 31st (Excluding Long Weekend Sunday)
Thursday @ 6PM
Sunday @ 9:30AM
*Extra riding expectations dependant on age
*Add On Options for Personalized Coaching Plans for XCBC athletes by Momentum Cycling. This will be a professional individualized training plan coordinated with XCBC and the athlete directly provides the ideal training program for a specific athlete's goals.
The goal for Athletes in the Enduro Tier is to develop athletes who will excel in the CNES (Canadian National Enduro Series) Events. The programs is focused on excelling in technical terrain while building the cardiovascular training to target the longer distance endurance combined with "sprinting" the shorter timed technical “stages”.This will require Mastering Technical Riding Abilities and Progressing their Race Craft and training Strategies.
Able to complete 30KM rides with 1200 Meters of elevation gain, 2 Climbs to the top of Moose Mountain, able to climb consistently and sprint descents
Technical ability to Ride Black Diamond DH style Trails
Ride for up to 3.5 Hrs at Zone 2
Tier 3 XCO:
The goal for athletes in Tier 3 XC Racing program is to support the athletes to achieve their highest potential racing XC throughout Western Canada in the UCI XCO Discipline. The program is designed around mastering the athletes technical skills and advancing the athletes race craft. Tier 3 will focus on a race specific training program designed around zone training, improving V02 and watt outputs, race strategies, and improving the athletes technical abilities.
Athletes must have progressed through our Tier 1/ or comparable programs.
Tier 1/2: (12 - 15 Riders (two groups))
The goal for athletes in Tier 1 focus on building the skills, fitness and techniques required to race regional races "Trailblazers", Grassroots events and ABA Events. Ultimately creating a foundation for the athletes to step into our Tier 2 (or other equivalent program). This is to be completed in a supportive environment focused on community, fun, and reaching the athletes maximum potential.
Able to complete 15KM rides with 600Metres of elevation gain, completing long climbs 30 to 45 minutes without stopping, and desire to beginning training into various Heart Zones. Ability to Complete a full loop of Merlin in West Bragg Creek in under 1:45Hrs
Able to Ride Blue Trails confidently from a technical perspective
Ride Examples: Sugar Mama to Bobcat, Ranger Summit to Strange Brew, Snagmore to Boundary out and Back
Ride for up to 2.5Hrs at a consistent and continuous pace with minimal breaks
Focus will be on building the skills and base fitness required for mountain biking with the goal of stepping into the Race Program or an Enduro Program.
Proper fitted, well maintained performance mountain bike, clipless pedals, helmet, 26" wheel size minimum (larger 27.5" and 29" wheel size for 5' tall athletes recommended).
***Please note that the lead coaches maintain the right to move athletes between tier 1 and 2 dependent on their abilities if required.
***New members to the program will be contacted by the coaches to discuss the athlete's abilities to ensure that this is a proper fit based on ability, commitment and fitness. Acceptance to the Performance Team will be at the head coach's discretion.
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).