The Cranx program, as well as the Juventus LAMP, are both designed as the next step in development for kids graduating from the Juventus Sprockids Program. Cranx is for riders 11 to 15 years of age. The program incorporates Cycling Canada's Athlete Development Model. We introduce young athletes to advanced mountain biking 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 8-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.
Cranx will run on Saturdays from 9:30AM to noon, and Tuesdays from 6:30PM to 8:00PM.
We are offering two Cranx streams, recreational and competitive again this year. Saturday rides will be group rides. Tuesdays you have the option of a recreational group ride or training/racing in the competitive stream.
The Cranx competition stream is designed for registered Cranx riders who intend to cross-country (XC) race during the 2017 season. The goals of Cranx Comp are to introduce athletes to XC racing, prepare athletes for competition, and provide guided opportunities for race training and practice. Cranx Comp participants will be well-prepared both mentally and physically for the challenges of XC mountain bike racing.
Offered every Tuesday evening during the regular Cranx schedule, Cranx Comp will feature 2 structured introductory sessions followed by regular participation in Edmonton’s “Fat Tire Tuesday” race program and Alberta Bicycle Association’s (ABA) Trailblazers youth race series. We also encourage Cranx Comp kids to race in at least one Alberta Biking Association (ABA) sanctioned mountain bike race (Cranx Comp athletes will incur extra costs for race registration and possibly ABA licensure).
This winter we are partnering with a couple of our other youth Juventus programs to get ready for spring. We are able to join the Juventus LAMP and JUNIOR riders in their winter training such as spin classes (Tuesday and Sunday), winter riding or running stairs. You must be a current Juventus club member to participate. Please let Cranx Director Carrie Wiklund know if you are interested in winter training and I will ensure that you are included in the appropriate correspondence.
We are looking for Parent Assistants to ride with the kids again this spring. As in previous years, we will need to have all Parent Assistants insured by the Alberta Bicycle Association. Please contact us if you are interested in riding with us this year.
We are looking forward to seeing you and your kids this spring.
We are looking for coaches to lead groups in rides again this spring. Please contact us if you or someone you know is interested in coaching with us this year.