Washington State Bicycle Association
Junior Development & Racing
WSBA Junior Cycling seeks to promote the future of competitive junior cycling in the WSBA region of Washington, Oregon, and North Idaho.
The WSBA welcomes all junior riders, ages 10-18, with:
Junior Age Categories:
WSBA Junior Racing Events
Weekday racing opportunities for juniors are on Tuesday nights at Pacific Raceways in Kent and Thursday nights at Seward Park in Seattle (May 11, June 8, July 27, August 17).
The 2017 Junior Road Race Championship is on June 24 at Boston Harbor. Check the WSBA calendar for more information about this event and for other races offering junior categories.
Why Should I Join?
The WSBA is a local affiliate of USA Cycling, the national governing body. By working together, WSBA and USAC provide a unique pipeline to the best development and competition from local to national events. Mentoring, coaching, and racing experience available at the regional and national levels offer the only step-wise development program from beginner to professional available in all cycling disciplines.
Race or Ride, the Beginning Racer Program will make you a better cyclist
USA Cycling's Beginner Racer Program provides new racers with an enjoyable and education experience as they learn to race their bike. The objective of BRP is to inspire and educate new riders, thus leading to safer, more enjoyable racing experiences. The clinics in this program are a good first step for any junior rider, whether competitive or not, to practice safe riding skills and to learn the basics of group riding, racing, and tactics. In Seattle, this program is hosted by Cycle University.
Racing at the Jerry Baker Memorial Velodrome
Track racing is another great way to build cycling skills. The velodrome has week-long summer camps for the younger juniors and offers older kids free training, free memberships, and discounted racing costs. Monday night racing for juniors starts in June. Visit the JBMV website for lots more info.
Weekly Mentored Group Rides
Experienced riders link up with juniors for an easy one-hour spin from Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood, every Sunday at 1:00 at the Polka Dot Jersey bike shop (121 Lakeside Ave, Seattle 98122). These weekly rides will continue through the end of August. We welcome parents of juniors, other experienced riders who want to increase junior numbers for their clubs, bike shop owners, coaches, and other supporters of junior cycling. Questions? nielson.heather at yahoo.com