Junior Riders

GroupsRegistrationCostLocationsSession InformationCommunicationVolunteer

Term 1, 2019

Term one is underway for JRP, we have a lot of new riders so the coaches thank you for your patience as we finalise groups and programs for the term.

For all enquiries, please email bcg.juniors@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: The youngest riders (the Green Group usually coached by Penny & Adrian) will not be riding in term 1, 2019. This decision has been made due to many of the kids starting school, the likelihood of very hot sessions and the inability of many of the smaller bikes to carry water bottles. If parents of affected kids have any questions, please contact bcg.juniors@gmail.com

 


General Information

Times – School terms

Each term begins on the 2nd Thursday of each Victorian school term. Registration opens the week before Term 1 begins.

Groups

There are 4 groups of Junior riders (ages are indicative only):

  • Junior Dirtmasters (Green) (5-6 y.o.)
  • Middle Ringers Red (6-8 y.o.)
  • Middle Ringers Orange (7-9 y.o.)
  • Middle Ringers Blue (8-12 y.o.)

There is also a group of Senior Riders (13+ y.o.) who do not meet weekly but aim to participate in more intensive riding workshops on a term or seasonal basis.

Registration

Please download the Junior Ride Registration Form 2019

During registration, bikes and gear must be scrutinised for suitability in off-road use.

Essential gear includes:

  • Helmet
  • Water must be carried in a caged bottle or camelbak
  • Full-finger gloves

Once you have registered with Beechworth Chain Gang (BCG), members will need to join Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) and nominate BCG as their club of choice.

Cost

MTBA junior recreation membership starts at $45 p.a.

Additionally, the program cost is $35 to BCG for each term.
Payments to BCG (not MTBA) can be made to:

name: beechworth chain gang
BSB: 633-000
ACC: 150 182 673

Locations

Session information

Thursday afternoon sessions begin at:

  • 4:15pm for all groups

At each venue a BCG Volunteer will control a marshalling area between the car park and the bicycle area, for the duration of the session.

Communication

BCG Leaders use the WhatsApp service to communicate with other leaders and members for immediate information.

BCG Leaders will use email, Google Groups, and the Facebook page for more general and non-urgent information.

Please ensure that where possible, members or guardians can access these services

For all enquiries, email bcg.juniors@gmail.com

Volunteer

Want to help? Please do! BCG needs more parents to assist this expanding group.

Volunteers will need to complete a “working with children” check and be willing to undertake an MTBA training course, which will be organised by BCG.