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Cycling's popularity is increasing for all ages, and ABC's Juniors program is once again growing.   If you enjoy cycling, you qualify for the team.  No need for racing experience.  You don't need any special bike - whatever you're riding today would be fine.  ABC Club members provide coaching and riding advice as well as training approaches.  (The club is fortunate to have many experienced and retired racers.)   You'd be racing against others in your age group - for example our team raced in the 15-16 and 17-18 categories.

For the 2007 Juniors Page, click HERE.

In the summer of 2005 there were 5 Juniors racing for ABC.   Their racing fees and uniform costs were covered by the club, and a local shop
juniors ttt 2005 provided a discount on equipment.   Also thanks to NJBA for providing a grant towards our Junior Racing Program.    NJBA will emphasize Junior racing next season, and juniors will be assured that even more events will be available for them.

Each rider progressed from raw beginner to an experienced racer -  learning how to ride in a fast moving bunch and handle their bike in close
colts neckquarters.    The team quickly proved themselves in the racing circuit.

 The Register brothers mainly rode time trials and duathlons while Viscomi, Battista, and Burdick competed in road races all over New Jersey.   Some of their best results were in team events.    For example, three of them competed in the 4-man
colts neck Team Time Trial and came in 3rd best in the state.   Their best showing was at the NJ Team challenge which is a team race of up to 5 riders per team with points collected on every-other lap.   Our 3-man team scored 2nd to a full squad from the Colavita Racing Team.

State Road Race Results
R.Viscomi - 5th New Jersey State Road Race (17-18)
G.Battista - 5th New Jersey State Time trial
G.Battista - 7th New Jersey State Road Race (15-16)
B.Burdick -  5th New Jersey State Time Trial

G.Battista & B.Burdick are likely to be upgraded to Cat 4 for 2006.

Focus for 2006:  Colts Neck Road Race, Team Challenge, Team Time Trial, and State Championships

Interested in sponsoring or joining our Junior Program?  Contact Doug Mitchell.   We welcome support in helping offset the juniors' expenses and equipment costs.

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Last updated: August 28, 2007

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