Youth Race Dev
The best race training.
Chase the podium!
Let's go for the gold.
Suited for the competitive shredders who are interested in racing on the Durham Shredder MTB X Country race team. Participants can also choose to race the Ontario Cup series. Shred the trails 2 nights a week and work on developing skills on local X-Country trails. This program will focus on continued pre-race training and techniques, as well as participation in the Thursday night race series and option to participate in the Ontario Cup XC series.
Boys & Girls: Ages 9 - 17
Groups for intermediate to advanced riders. Perfect for the child with an interest in improving skills and racing competitively.
Spring / Summer
April 1 - September 8 (5-month program)
- Mondays 5:45pm - 7:45pm
- Wednesdays 5:45pm - 7:45pm
- Optional BikeNXS Thursday Race at 7pm
($12 per race, fee extra; payable on site)
Work hard to be your best.
XC Dev team racers can attend ANY or ALL of the 4 training nights. XC Dev team racers must attend both nights each week.
What to Expect
All that the program has to offer.
The Youth Race Dev program has been created alongside a 12 month training program developed by Shredders head coach, Adam Morka. Athletes will be given access to TrainingPeaks for predefined training plans and will upload training records for their coaches to monitor & provide feedback during the racing season.
Coaches will schedule an additional 2-3 endurance rides per month, April through August. They will also provide pre-ride coaching for Ontario cups, and race support at races/Ontario Cups.
The program is split into 4 age brackets, each with an individual, assigned coach:
- Squirt (Ages 9 - 10) | Sue Trimble - Main Coach
- PeeWee (Ages 11-12) | Liam Mulcahy - Main Coach
- MiniMe (Ages 13 - 14) | "Iceman" Eric Orschel - Main Coach
- Cadet/Jr. (Ages 15 - 17) | Jon Barnes - Main Coach
Registration includes free Shredders t-shirt. XC Dev team uniforms/kits are not included. The purchase of a Shredders jersey, Garmin & heart rate monitor is required, while additional kit items (shorts, jackets, hats, vests, hoodies, etc.) are optional.
Flexible payment options.
Payment can be made in a lump sum or spread out over 5 installments. We make it easy to be ready for your child's podium finish!
Learn To Race Shredders are REQUIRED to register SEPARATELY for OCA (Ontario Cycling Association) membership, Citizen License. Learn To Race Shredders can optionally participate in the 7pm BikeNXS Thursday night race for an onsite fee ($12).
*Please note, prices do not include HST.
What is required?
Equipment & basic riding ability.
Participants must be able to comfortably ride on dirt trails, grass fields or gravel conditions and can use hand brakes. For a full list of what is required and suggested in terms of equipment, please visit our FAQ page by clicking the button below.