Launching the 2018 Youth Development Team

Provincial Youth MTB Team – 2018
Back for 2018, Velo NB is seeking the interest of U17 (2002-2003) and U15 (2004-2005) aged athletes, boys and girls, to form a Provincial Youth MTB Team with the possibility of expanding for U19 (2000-2001) and U13 (2006-2007) if the right athletes are identified. The overall goal of the team will be to help develop both athletes (and coaches) across the province by providing them coaching opportunities, support and a chance to train and attend races as a team at select events outside of New Brunswick. Athletes must have cycling racing experience.
For more information and to request a copy of the 2018 Team Guide and Athlete Application Form, please contact the Velo NB – Youth Development Chair using the link on the Velo NB website -> About us -> Contact -> (select contact) -> Youth Development Chair.
Deadline of February 22, 2018 for completed application forms to be returned. The Guide and Form can be requested up to 2 days prior to the deadline. Late requests and entries will not be considered.

Équipe provinciale jeunesse de vélo de montagne – 2018
De retour en 2018, Vélo NB recherche la participation d’athlètes U17 (2002-2003) et U15 (2004-2005), garçons et filles, afin de former une équipe provinciale jeunesse de vélo de montagne. Il y a possibilité d’élargir pour inclure les athlètes U19 (2000-2001) et U13 (2006-2007) si les bons athlètes sont identifiés. L’objectif global de l’équipe sera d’aider à former les athlètes (et les entraineurs) à la grandeur de la province en offrant de la formation, du soutien et des possibilités de concourir en tant qu’équipe à quelques compétitions sélectionnées à l’extérieur du Nouveau-Brunswick. Les athlètes doivent avoir de l’expérience en courses de cyclisme.
Pour de plus amples renseignements et pour demander une copie du Guide de l’équipe et du Formulaire d’inscription de l’athlète, veuillez rejoindre le Responsable du développement jeunesse chez Vélo NB à partir du site Internet de Velo NB -> About us -> Contact -> (select contact) ->  Youth Development Chair.
Date limite du 22 février 2018 pour retourner les formulaires complétés.  Les demandes pour copie du Guide et du Formulaire seront acceptées jusqu’à 2 jours avant la date limite. Les demandes et soumissions remises en retard ne seront pas considérées.

2017 Youth Development Assistance Grant

Is your club involved in youth development initiatives in your community?

VeloNB has $3000 to put towards Youth Development initiatives, and are offering these funds to support your upcoming initiatives. We want to hear about all the amazing projects that are happening in the province, and highlight some of the outstanding work that your organizations have done. [Continue Reading…]

This Weekend’s Events

The riding season is off to a great start here in New Brunswick. The Victoria Day weekend saw many people out riding, and now the Velodrome NB events begin. We hope you all have your legs in shape, and are ready to tackle some great challenges this year.

We start the season with the great “Ellen’s Tour de Sussex”. An event to honour Ellen Watters, and a chance to show off the great riding of Kings County where Ellen learned to ride, and ride strong. Funds raised from the ride will be used to promote cycling in Sussex, riding camps for kids, and also to provide a scholarship to a female athlete from SRHS. The ride is SOLD OUT, however if you are not a part of the event, volunteers are still needed. Visit www.ellenstour.ca/volunteers for more information.

A ride to honour Ellen will certainly involve good food, and good coffee.

On Saturday the Wild & Wooly Junior XCO takes place at Woolastook Park just outside of Fredericton. The race course is designed with youth racers in mind, and so are the categories. U19, U17, U15, U13, and U11 racers are invited to experience racing for their first time, or to challenge themselves against some of the best junior racers in the province. Pre-Registration is available, so sign up today.

Junior Racing at Woolastook Park

On Sunday is the second running of the Fitworks Active Club Prison Break. A dirt and gravel road experience unlike any other, with two different distances to choose from. Information on registration, route, pricing, and all you’ll need is located here.

We hope you get out and #BEONYOURBIKE this weekend wherever you are.