CYCLOCROSS (off road bike handling)
Age: 11-16 years
Date: Mondays, September 13 to October 25 (no class Oct. 11)
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Fee: $65 (does not include race entry)
Location: Forest River Park
This introductory cyclocross program will cover: basic bike maintenance and safety, bike handling skills and off-road riding as well as more advanced cyclocross skills such as mounting and dismounting, going over barriers, and navigating your way through a set course. To participate in this program you will need a mountain bike or cross bike that is working properly. Also, please be sure you are in good physical condition as cyclocross combines skill with endurance. In late October, you will be presented with the opportunity to use your newly learned skills in a race setting at the Grand Prix of Gloucester. Race details will be provided at a later date. Instructor: R. Michael McKittrick, elite cyclocross racer, youth cycling instructor, teacher. Assistant Coordinator: Jesse Anthony, 7x Junior and U-23 US National Champion.