LAMP - Lori-Ann Muenzer Program 2018

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Learn to Race! An introduction to competitive cycling

The LAMP began in 2005, is the level of programming that follows Sprockids, and is designed for riders 11 - 15 years old. The acronym stands for the "Lori-Ann Muenzer Program". Lori-Ann Muenzer won Canada's first Olympic cycling gold medal ever, has been inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Cycling Hall of Fame, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, and is a lifetime member of Juventus.

The program incorporates Cycling Canada's Athlete Development Model. We introduce young athletes to advanced cycling techniques and skills, teach specific safety rules, and foster a love for the sport of cycling. Competition is in a fun, friendly environment with emphasis on personal achievement, camaraderie and teamwork. Riders must have the maturity, skills, stamina, commitment and desire necessary for success in this 15 week program. Age, experience and physical ability are used to group athletes appropriately.

The progress of each rider through cycling basics is monitored by Juventus coaches. Advancement depends on skills demonstrated throughout the year. We recommend that riders attend every class but attendance is not mandatory.

The track portion of the program is held at the Argyll Velodrome. The athletes learn to ride safely in a group and progress to race tactics that align with their skills and experience. Timed events and races among peers are held to assess development. When appropriate, riders are encouraged to participate in the Argyll Velodrome's Thursday Night Track League.

The road portion focuses on group skills and safety.  This part of the program starts out with basic skills close to the velodrome and progresses to the county roads of Strathcona and Parkland. Riders will have the chance to participate in Juventus club events as well as in races that are part of the Alberta cycling calendar. 

Mountain biking takes place on river valley trails and includes bike safety and trail etiquette. We also take the riders to participate in weeknight races hosted by other local clubs. Fat Tire Tuesdays is always a favourite.

Dates & Times

Juventus Program Night:   March  TBD (7 pm - 8:30 pm)

Bike fit night:   April   TBD (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Track is the first discipline we cover. Track sessions will run Saturday mornings and one of Tuesday or Wednesday evening through May. Generally, new riders are on Tuesday and the earlier Saturday session; experienced riders are on Wednesday and the later Saturday morning session. Track weeknight times are 6 - 7:30 pm. Saturday mornings begin with the first group at 9:15 am and the last group finished by 1:00 pm.

First Track Session:  April TBD .

Road and Mountain sessions start in June.  They will run on Saturday 9:30 am - noon and Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Classes start on time and riders are encouraged to arrive early to perform equipment checks and prepare for the session. The program alternates one week of road and one week of mountain from June through August.

Last Road/Mountain Session:  August TBD

LAMP CUP:  Sunday August TBD

We tailor our schedule to align with local and provincial bicycle racing events. This provides the LAMP athlete with the opportunity to participate in additional cycling events . A full schedule will be published well in advance of May.

Program  Location

Argyll Velodrome
6850 - 88 Street
Edmonton AB  T6E 5H6

We also cycle in the river valley, out of the Strathcona Olympiette Centre in Strathcona County, out of Devon into the County of Parkland and in and around the Argyll Velodrome. Location depends on the cycling discipline, rider ability and is scheduled in advance.

Equipment

Supplied by Juventus

  • Track bikes
  • Road bikes - for a rental fee of $100 your child receives an appropriately sized, quality, entry level road race bike to use full time for the duration of the LAMP program.  The fee also covers expected and reasonable wear and tear.

Required

  • Cross-country mountain bike. Proper fit and good mechanical condition. Local cycling shops will help with an appropriate selection for the program, if you do not have a bike.
  • Helmet - ensure your helmet fits properly
  • Cycling gloves
  • Water bottle

Recommended

  • Eyewear (glasses)
  • Athletes should be prepared with clothing, nutrition and hydration to meet the weather conditions and ride schedule.

LAMP Cup Race & Windup BBQ

  • Sunday August TBD

Cost

$290  ($150 Juventus Club membership +  $40 ABA insurance fee + $100 volunteer bond)  The bond is refunded at the end of the year upon completion of two volunteer commitments.

Advanced riders should be prepared to buy an ABA racing license to enable them to race in ALL U15 races offered by the ABA. It is recommended that riders be prepared to race as opportunities arise throughout the year.

 

  • Link to LAMP registration on Zone 4

  • There will be no on site registration. 

Program Contact

Bill Burtnik

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