Basic Level ($100)–This level is best for members who are very young, just getting started in the sport, and are not ready to make a serious commitment to racing. The benefits/minimum requirements of this membership:

  • Monthly Training Sessions with Inspired Training Center (ITC) coaches including bi=weekly indoor training from January to March.
    • Personalized and one-on-one training is available with ITC at a discount rate.
  • Additional Training Activities
    • Training rides with the club and team with basic skills coaching
    • Training will focus on bike safety, basic bike handling skills, hand signaling, basic pace lines
  • Fitness Level – Basic Level Members must be able to ride minimum of 10 miles
  • FRCC Equipment – FRCC will provide a mountain bike for members (if needed) at the basic level for their use during training activities. The member will not take the bike home with them until the coaches feel the member will take care of the bike and be responsible for the bike maintenance of the bike. This will be determined on a per member basis. Road bikes will then be available to members who have shown a need and are responsible. All FRCC equipment is LOANED to the member and will be returned to FRCC in good condition. For existing members who have FRCC equipment – members will keep existing “road or race” equipment unless a Competitive or Elite member cyclist needs the equipment.
  • Bike Maintenance – Member will carry with them necessary tools for changing a flat and will understand how to change a tire, lube the chain, and adjust the seat height. Member can do ‘bike check’ before riding – tires for flat and for wear, brakes for wear, chain, seat for proper fit.
  • Parent Participation – Required. We find that youth will stay with an activity if their parents are also somewhat involved in that activity. Our expectation is that parents of Basic Level members will participate a minimum of 1 time per month.  There are non-riding opportunities available. Here are the possible activities:
    • Participate on training rides
      • For younger and beginner riders we do require that a parent or more experienced rider is assigned to stay with the youth on rides to ensure safety
    • Participate in the monthly outreach programs
    • Serve as race support at races
  • Bannock St. Criterium is the FRCC annual fundraiser and all team members regardless of levels and parents are required to volunteer.
  • Discounts – available for team clothing, equipment, and bicycles, including club discount card purchases and service at select bicycle stores
  • Race and Camp Fee Entries – For members who are active and are in good standings, the club will assist in paying all or a portion of race/camp entries, excluding late fees, to targeted races/camps during the year if needed.
  • Member Commitment:
    • No races required: Ride and train on their own at the level the member desires.
    • Must participate in a minimum of 3 club activities per month
    • Must participate in a minimum of 4 outreach programs annually
    • Must volunteer for FRCC race: Bannock St. Criterium
  • Team Attitude – A desire to ride, have fun, ride safely and responsibly at all times.

Competitive Level ($210) – This level is for the aspiring racer who wants to be competitive and committed to the sport. Membership benefits include:

  • Basic Level benefits, listed above.
  • Fitness Level – At a minimum, the member must be able:
    • Ride with the group for a 2-hour ride.
    • Ride safely and responsibly in a paceline on public roads.
    • Understand the rules of the road and obey them
    • Demonstrate the ability to understand group cycling dynamics.
  • Additional Training Activities:
    • Training rides with the club and with other competitive members
    • Training activities may focus on interval training or may focus on distance training, hill climbing, and more advanced pace line maneuvers.
    • Members must be comfortable riding in traffic safely and responsibly.
    • Member will follow direction from coaches.
  • Clinics – access to clinics covering topics such as fitness testing, training, skills, nutrition, and tactics.
  • Coaching – access to coaches via email and phone
  • Parent Participation – Required. We find that youth will stay with an activity if their parents are also somewhat involved in that activity. We ask that parents of Competitive members commit to a minimum of 1 of the following activities per month:
    • Participate on training rides
    • Participate in the monthly outreach programs
    • Serve as race support: help with tent sent-up, distribution of water, food and general support at races. Our expectation is that Competitive Level Parents commit to:
      • Must be present to help provide support at a minimum of 1 “Team Race”
      • Must be Team Parent at 1 Non-Team Race – be responsible for bringing tent and supplies
    • Racer Commitment:
      • Races: Participate in a minimum of 2 races per month per race season including “Team Races”
      • Must attend team clinic/meetings
      • Must attend at least 4 training rides/sessions per month
      • Must participate in a minimum of 4 outreach programs annually
      • Must volunteer for the Bannock St. Criterium
    • Team Attitude: Competitive, focused on goals for improvement.

Elite Level ($350): This level is for the very competitive and committed athlete. These members must be selected by the Team Director and must meet the requirements listed in Section IV 8.0 (see pages 12-13 of this document). Membership benefits include:

  • All benefits, listed above
  • Use of an Elite Team racing bike and equipment, when available.
  • ITC will provide an Elite Training Plan that will be accessed through Training Peaks
  • Parent Participation – Required. We find that youth will stay with an activity if their parents are also somewhat involved in that activity. We ask that parents of Elite Level members sign up for a minimum of 1 of the following activities:
    • Participate on training rides
    • Participate in the monthly outreach programs
    • Serve as race support: help with tent sent-up, distribution of water, food and general support at races. It is our expectation that Elite Level Parents will commit to:
      • Must be present to help provide support at a minimum of 2 “Team Race”
      • Must be Team Parent at two (2) Non-Team Races – be responsible for bringing tent and supplies
    • Commitment:
      • Races: Participate in 14 races during the season (February to September) including “Team Races”
      • Must attend team clinic/meetings
      • Must attend at almost all training sessions and rides.
        • 1 exemption will be given from January through March
        • 5 exemptions will be given from April through September
      • Must volunteer for the Bannock St. Criterium
      • Must participate in a minimum of 5 outreach programs annually
    • Team Attitude: Competitive

All Levels:

  • Correspondence: Team members at all levels are responsible for keeping up with schedules, team information, upcoming events, etc.  It is the responsibility of the team member to stay updated.
    • Must have an active email account
    • Must sign up for Team App and use it to keep up with team activities

2017 FRCC Jr. Racing Team Application

ADULT MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM – RACING & NON-RACING

Non-Racing Membership

FRCC welcomes any adults that would like to be a member of the club even if they do not race.  Membership is $35 and benefits include:

  • Free Entry to the The Bannock St. Crit in memory of Mike Nields
  • Bicycle Rides with Leaders – we sponsor ride levels to accommodate various skill levels, climbing abilities and pace
  • Special Discounts to local rides such as the Denver Century Ride and the Wacky Bike Ride, bicycle service and equipment
  • Equipment discounts
  • Discounted on FRCC apparel made by Primal Wear
  • Special invitations to events featuring guest speakers and other presentations of interest to cyclists
  • Monthly newsletter enabling club members to tap into the knowledge base of their fellow cyclists

Members are required to sign a FRCC Club Waiver before participating in any Club activity

 

Adult/Senior/Masters Racing

Adult/Senior/Masters Racing member benefits/responsibilities:

  • All benefits listed in Non Racing Adult Membership
  • Access to discount training with Inspired Training Center and all equipment discounts as Junior/U23 members
  • Required to purchase and wear a current FRCC race kit when racing
  • Correspondence: Team members at all levels are responsible for keeping up with schedules, team information, upcoming events, etc.  It is the responsibility of the team member to stay updated.
    • Must have an active email account and be responsible for checking it daily and responding in a timely manner
    • Must sign up for Team App and use it to keep up with team activities
  • There is a membership fee of $100 or $35 and commit to a minimum of 4 of the following
    • Lead a Club Ride
    • Assist with junior coaching
    • Participate in a monthly outreach program
    • Provide Team Support at a local race: be responsible for bringing tent and supplies

Download 2017 FRCC Adult Team Application

or REGISTER ONLINE

All Levels:

  • Refunds: refunds cannot be given to members (at any level) who decide to leave the club for whatever reason. This includes being asked to step down to a lower level of membership, asked to leave the club by the Team Director because of commitments not met, or for Racer or parent conduct/disciplinary reasons. Members are responsible for full membership payment for the entire calendar year (no prorating). Individuals joining after October 1st can participate for free until the start of the following year.
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