To: Parents, Coaches & young athletes
Saturday October 20th at 3:00 p.m.
Mason City Public Library in the Learning Center
The purpose of the Junior Spin is to introduce interested youths, ages 10 – 19, to the sport of competitive cycling. This is open to any young athlete regardless of where they live or current level of cycling skill. All that is required to participate is a desire to learn about bike racing, a bike of ANY type and a helmet. We will be tapping into the experience and expertise of NI Spin and NI Touring Club members to mentor and coach this group. We will conduct group rides broken out by skill level, along with information sessions before each ride. We will focus on rider safety, how to ride in groups, race preparation & tactics, equipment, bike maintenance, nutrition for the endurance athlete and many other topics.
Group training rides are set to begin next spring as soon as weather will allow us to ride outside comfortably. We are planning to have two group rides each week, on Tuesday evenings and Saturdays. During the winter months the NI Touring Club sponsors indoor spinning classes three times each week. All Junior Spin participants will be able to attend spin classes free of charge. This is a super way to get in shape during the months we are not able to ride outdoors.
Our ultimate goal is to have the Junior Spin members participate in bike races individually and as a team. There are many opportunities in close proximity to participate in road races, time trial races, mountain bike races, and Triathlons for the adventurous types.
Cycling is a great cross-over sport for cross country runners and swimmers. Many professional cyclists got their start on a cross country course or in a swimming pool.
If you should have any question please feel free to contact any of the following individuals.
John Johnson 641-380-0166 firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Curtis 641-423-2851 email@example.com
Tim Putnam 641-422-4192 firstname.lastname@example.org