Boneshaker Project – Austin Kids Biking Team
Our Mission is to give kids the chance to get outside, be strong from an early age,
live healthy lifestyles and encourage others to do the same.
To that end, we are taking our 15 months of cycling and fitness coaching and mentoring for kids in the Austin area to the next level, with the creation of the Boneshaker Kids Cycling Team. This team will be lead by Will Ross, Boneshaker Project’s fearless programs coach. His proven leadership, ability, respect and trust with our organization’s board of directors, the kids and families we serve in our programs, and our community partners, makes him clearly capable of undertaking this new Austin-wide initiative.
Here are the basics of the program:
This will be an all Austin-area Kids (age 10-15) Cycling Team. Entry will be based on interest, not skill, although skills will obviously improve. The focus will be on building confidence and skill on the bike, learning rules of racing, and building a positive, supportive team learning environment in cycling’s locally accessible disciplines of (Summer) mountain/off-road, (Fall) cyclocross and (Spring) road.
The team will be building up to a race in the late summer in the discipline of USA Cycling jr. mtn bike racing and a USA Cycling jr. cyclocross race in the fall. Race entry (if any) will be paid by Boneshaker Project with dues. USA Cycling license one-day or annual required, and some scholarship may be available. Additionally, our team will host a top-rated national cyclocross champion (yet to be revealed) to lead a very memorable kids clinic in August.
Registration: APPLY NOW
Spots Available: 12 only
Cost: $200, to join
2 Team Jerseys
1 Boneshaker t-shirt
1 Boneshaker cap
Professional Coaching (Will Ross)
Engagement/Training Opportunities with high school, UT cycling, young developmental racers, and the Pro team Boneshaker D1
Includes: Saturday or Sunday Morning Practices June – August, After-School/Weekend Practices Sept-Dec
There is a “code of conduct” and team-specific waivers attached to the application, as well. This includes a few required service hours, which can be performed within Boneshaker Project grassroots programs and events. We need volunteers and mentors of all ages. Parents will be encouraged to go riding with and guiding these young athletes.
Please send all inquiries to [email protected]
DO WHAT MOVES YOU! GO OUTSIDE & SHAKE YOUR BONES!
In community partnership with City of Austin Police, Child Safety and Austin Parks and Recreation Departments.