American Trials Training Camp July 5; Bicycle Trials July 9/10

We’re pleased to announce the first American Trials Training Camp for our teenage up and coming American Trials stars, sponsored by TTC and RYP. During the week starting July 5 immediately after the Youth Nationals, the Trials Training Center will host a training camp for our top young riders age 15-19, to spend a week riding, practicing, pushing each other and generally hammering the rocks & hills at TTC. Cody Webb, Bruce LeRiche, Stevie Darrow, Louise Forseley and possible some additional Pro riders will be there (stay tuned for further announcements) to train with lots of the top young invited riders from the High School and Expert classes. We won’t be pushing them, we’ll let them push each other.

This camp is provided at NO CHARGE to any of the participants. The cabins and campground will be available to the participants and their families and we’ll keep them fed and will try our best to keep their bikes running. Thanks to Brad Baumert who’ll be set up during the week with the Sherco Pits to help out any young rider on any brand of bike who needs assistance. Fran Webb has offered to help out with the “camp mom” duties.

This is our trials version of the olympic training facility, and we want to help promote our best & brightest youngsters. Anyone who’d like to help out with financial contributions, donated parts, tires, gear, gas money for one or more of the kids, whatever, we would be delighted to accept. Call Catherine at the TTC lodge if you are able or willing to help in any way.

We’ve invited about 15 youngsters to attend, specifically those in the 15-19 age group who are contesting the nationals and showing promise. All of these riders are at the EXPERT club level (although some are riding HS class in the nationals). If you have a candidate to suggest, please feel free to send us an email via the TTC website. Also, if anyone knows a contact or phone # for Max Malsbury, please send that privately via the TTC website or by calling us as I’ve been unsuccessful in reaching him.We’re excited that many talented young riders will get a chance to practice together, and look forward to great things for the future stars of American Trials!

I’ll post an attendee list when I have firm commitments from the invitees.

one other note, at the end of the American Trials Training Camp on the weekend of July 9/10 will be a NATS national championship bicycle trial and a UBA/US National Trials Event which is the USA Cycling Trials World Team Selection Event. So there should be some hopping action that weekend!