Dear RFC Parents and Athletes,
Thank you for your interest in the 2020 High School competitive race season. No matter your location in the Roaring Fork Valley, whether you are new to the program or a first time racer we look forward to having you on the team. 2020 has presented RFC, and our community at large, with a myriad of challenges. One of the core values of RFC is adaptability, and although 2020 has tested our ability to adapt we have been able to successfully navigate the challenges and deliver a host of programming. The high school race season will be another opportunity to practice our flexibility and resilience.
We will be starting our programming next Monday, August 24th with a focus on two competitive goals. The first of these goals is the NICA colorado league which is typically the sole competitive focus for our program athletes during this time of year. Due to the pandemic, they have canceled all in person racing and moved to a virtual format that they call “Single Track Solidarity”. It is a series of weekly team challenges that will count toward your standings in the NICA league. This means that registering for the virtual season will allow you to maintain legacy status with the league and receiver accolades for your accomplishments. Although our training will be geared toward the goals of the NICA virtual season it is not mandatory. You can get more information and register for the season here.
The second of the competitive goals is the Colorado Junior Cup (CJC). There are two events associated with the CJC, both will be held in Castle Rock, one 9/13 and the other 10/17-18. The final event will is being considered the “State Championship” event. The training program will also be focusing on these events although it is not mandatory for athletes to sign up or attend these events in order to participate in the program. Registration and information on the CJC can be found here.
In person training rides will take place Monday’s and Wednesday’s, with virtual training rides taking place on Fridays. The virtual rides will be assigned by coaches to each rider by Wednesday of each week. Athletes will meet for in person practices at or near Basalt High School and Aspen High School. As in the past two seasons, all communication regarding practices and training plans will happen via the TeamSnap app. You may download the app and register for the program via TeamSnap link at the bottom of this letter.
Training will begin on Monday 8/31 and conclude 10/16. The cost for coaching, admin, and support is $399 for the season. In addition, all athletes that plan to attend the CJC events must pay an additional fee per event in order to cover coaching and logistical support during the events. This fee will be based upon how many riders attend the events.
Again we thank you for your commitment to youth cycling and for your flexibility and resilience during these strange times. The RFC staff is looking forward to being an important outlet of positivity for the athletes and families involved in our programming. If you have any questions please check out our website which will have updated information on the season soon, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your RFC Directing Staff