From USA Cycling
USA Cycling is pleased to announce that the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado’s (BRAC) Junior Development Program has been named a Center of Excellence for 2012.
The program has played a significant role in developing young bicycle racers in Colorado, riders such as Timmy Duggan, Alex Howes, and Danny Summerhill. Duggan called BRAC’s junior program an integral part of his development from a local cyclist into a professional. “The amount and variety of races and training opportunities provided me an excellence skill foundation for my career,” he explained.
USA Cycling’s President and CEO elaborated, “BRAC has long been engaged with developing junior riders; and the high level of talent coming from the State of Colorado has always impressed me. We expect many more riders from colorado to enter USA Cycling’s National Development Programs in the years to come.”
BRAC’s junior program features perks like free race entries for juniors, road and cyclo-crpss camps, and a junior-only stage race, the Colorado Mini-Classic. The organiation also helps young riders purchase first bicycles, provides first race handbooks, and helps guide first timers with tricky topics like junior gear restrictions.