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August 24 - October 16, 2021

Hilltopper Youth Mountain Bike Team

Village Sport Shop Trailside • 2099 Darling Hill Rd LyndonvilleVT  05851 Organized by St. Johnsbury Recreation Department $25 instant refund on this event with gift card.
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St. Johnsbury Recreation is thrilled to offer the opportunity for local 5th-8th graders to participate in our first-ever mountain bike team! We will be participating in the Vermont Youth Cycling league which is an extremely youth-focused, non-threatening program for kids to try their hand at racing. Grades 5 and 6 race together in one category (although some athletes can petition up), and grades 7/8 have the choice of two categories to race in. Our schedule will be Tuesday practices from 4-5:30 PM on the Kingdom Trails network, based primarily on Darling Hill, and either a Saturday race or a Saturday practice. (A specific practice schedule and details of drop off and pick up will be forthcoming) The Fall 2021 race schedule is as follows: September 11, Slate Valley Trails, Poultney; September 18, Ridgeline Trail network, Randolph/Rochester; October 2, Mount Peg Trails, Woodstock; October 16, Cochran's, Richmond. The youth program will be overseen by Recreation Director Joe Fox and run in partnership with long-time St. Johnsbury Academy faculty and Mountain Bike Club leaders Chris Dussault and James Bentley. We are actively recruiting additional parent volunteers. If interested, contact Joe at jfox@stjacademy.org We ask that youth commit to participating in at least 3 of the races. (That is also the minimum attendance required for season points) There is a $120 registration fee required to race that can be paid at https://www.vtyouthcycling.org/registration You can find more info about the race format, racer categories, etc on that site, as well as get a feel for the organization. As we mentioned earlier, we are THRILLED to be joining this league! We want to stress, your child does not need experience as a racer. Our fee is $255. (On top of the $120 payable directly to VTYC) That fee will be used to offset program costs. Tuition assistance is available. For info on that, please email jfox@stjacademy.org or call (802) 751-2304 with any questions.

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August 24 - October 16, 2021

Tuesday, Saturday

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Village Sport Shop Trailside

2099 Darling Hill Rd LyndonvilleVT  05851

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