NBW Youth Race Team
- The next class is…
Monday, April 1, 2013
Practice meets every Monday and Wednesday 4:00 - 6:00 pm from our 40th St. Shop.
Contact us at (215) 386-0316. Youth will have to fill out a Cadence application which must be signed by a parent/guardian.
The NBW Race Team is made possible through our partnership with Cadence Cycling Foundation. Youth ages 9-18 who are graduates from our Earn-A-Bike program are eligible to participate. The 2013 season runs from April – August. This year, the season will be divided into two sessions: the first will run April to mid-June, the second from mid-June to August. At the end of each session, youth will have the opportunity to compete in one race against other youth race teams in Philadelphia. Youth can sign up for either or both sessions depending on his/her schedule. Practices are based on the weather and can include indoor exercise training or outdoor practice rides. Youth will learn about proper nutrition and methods of exercise as well as basics of balance, pace control, proper awareness on the road, formation, and techniques to compete.
Where: Youth meet at our 40th Street Shop: 3916 Locust Walk.
When: Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
How to Join
The NBW Youth Race Team requires committment and dedication from at least 10 participants for each session. Youth who sign up need to commit to attending every practice for their session; it is also important that team members show up on time and ready to start at 4:00 pm.
To join the NBW Race Team youth will be required to fill out a Cadence Cycling Foundation application, which must be signed by a parent/guardian. Applications are available online (see below) or at the 40th Street Shop. Youth will then be allowed to attend a practice for an initial evaluation. Once part of the team, youth will be able to use a racing bike from Cadence Cycling Foundation and will be given some basic race team gear and accessories. Youth should always bring their own helmet to practice and are welcome to bring other equipment if they would like.