Front Rangers Cycling Club - 2024 Spring Program

Road and Gravel Cycling Adventures for Youth Athletes Grades 7-12

2024 Spring Program

The Front Rangers Cycling Club (FRCC) is offering an 8-week spring cycling program for all interested youth, grades 7-12. The core of this program will be twice weekly practice sessions, starting from a diverse mix of south Denver Metro (Tuesdays) and central Denver Metro (Thursdays) locations. See below for specific dates/times and a sampling of ride start locations. These training sessions will be lead by our Head Coach Kathy Zawadzki, USA Cycling Level 1 Coach and Owner of The FAST Lab in Greenwood Village. Kathy will be assisted by our staff of experienced paid and volunteer coaches. In addition to our weekday practice sessions, we'll be organizing four longer weekend training rides, and we'll be attending one weekend race and one weekend organized event, all supported by our coaching staff. And as we've done for many years, some of our athletes will be competing in the Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trail (KHMTT) series at Cheery Creek State Park.

Weekday Training Sessions - Dates/Times, Locations

Weekday practice sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 2nd--May 23rd, from 4:45-6:15 PM. We'll be using a variety or practice start locations in the south Denver Metro (Tuesdays) and central Denver Metro (Thursdays) areas. Tuesday practice locations will include, among others: Village Greens Park, Goodson Recreation Center, and Carson Nature Center. Thursday practice locations will include, among others: Washington Park, REI Downtown/Fishback Park, and Cook Park Recreation Center.

Weekend Ride/Race/Event Schedule

April 6th (Saturday) - Boulder Roubaix (race), 8.6 miles (ages 11-14), 18.7 miles (ages 15-16), 37.4 miles (ages 17-18), 8:00 AM start

April 14th (Sunday) - route TBD (~20-30 miles), late morning start
April 27th (Saturday) - route TBD (~30-40 miles), late morning start
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May 5th (Sunday) - Ride The Rockies fitness test ride (~40-50 miles), mid-morning start
May 18th (Saturday) - route TBD, length TBD
May 26th (Sunday) - Mad Gravel Hemi Hustle (noncompetitive mass-start event), 30 miles, 9:40 AM Start
May 26th (Sunday) - Mad Gravel Hemi Five-O (race), 50 miles, 9:30 AM Start

Registration Fees

Athletes can register for one or two practice sessions per week. We've priced the two-days-per-week option very attractively for those that can fit both of these days into their weekly schedule. Athletes choosing to register for the one-day-a-week option can join us whichever day works best for them for any given week, and can join us two times in one week to make up for missed practices.

Cost is $275 for the one day per week option, $350 for the two days per week option. Regardless of which registration option is selected, coaching and team support are included for all registrants for all targeted weekend training rides and races/events.

We offer a $50 discount for each additional child registered from the same family. When you get to the checkout screen, use this promo code if you're registering two children: SIBLING-50D-OFF ($50 discount), and this promo code if you're registering three children: SIBLING-100D-OFF ($100 discount).

Financial Assistance

It is our mission to get more youth interested and involved in cycling, especially those from traditionally underrepresented communities. The Front Rangers Cycling Club provides financial assistance to cover up to 100% of the cost to register for our programs. If finances are a barrier for your family, please send an email to [email protected] with just these words in the subject line: FRCC Financial Assistance 24 Spring, and instructions for how to access scholarship support will be emailed back to you right away (there's no need to include a message in the body of your email to us). You can then proceed with registration.

Registration Tips

Near the start of the registration process, you'll be asked to enter your contact info, including name and email address. On the next screen you'll enter participant details, and the registration software will have auto-filled your name and email address for the first participant, even though you might be registering your children, for instance, and are not a participant yourself. If need be, just overwrite the name and email address fields with the correct info.

Parents/Guardians and Friends of FRCC

We invite parents and guardians of youth athletes, as well as friends and supporters of the Front Rangers (volunteers), to join our youth athletes on our weekday training rides and weekend rides and races/events. If you want to ride with us, or even if you're just considering the possibility, please register now for our Spring Program so we can collect your contact info and keep you informed of our schedule of upcoming training rides, races, and events.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel a registration for any reason, we will gladly refund registration fees on a prorated basis (you only pay for what you've used).

Please send cancellation requests to: [email protected]

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