Boulder Junior Cycling wins Center of Excellence Award

Recently USA Cycling announced 5 organizations around the country who won a piece of a $20,000 grant. The winners chosen were based on organizational criteria and performance results in developing junior and U23 cycling athletes, the new women’s professional squad. Boulder Junior Cycling (aka Boulder Devo) was among the five winners with the top spot going to TeamTwenty12 which has at least 2 riders from Colorado, Mara Abbot and Cari Higgins.

Press Release Announcement

Boulder Team receives USA Cycling Center of Excellence Recognition

“The Boulder Junior Cycling (BJC) Team (formerly known as Boulder DEVO) was recently recognized by USA Cycling with the Center of Excellence Award. This is the second consecutive year the Boulder-based junior cycling team has received this top honor. BJC is one of five programs to also receive funding for their development of junior and U23 cycling athletes.

Boulder Junior Cycling hosts U-15 and U-19 teams for junior cycling development. The U-15 program is designed for youth ages 12-15 years old and/or in 6th -9th grades. The U-19 program, which is also known as the Tokyo Joe’s Junior Development Team, is for youth ages 14-18 years old and/or in 8th -12th grades who are currently racing Cat 2 or 1.

All Boulder Junior Cycling programs include USA Cycling certified coaches to advance skills and performance for national and international competition. Five athletes from the BJC / Tokyo Joe’s Development quad participated in 2009 USA Cycling Training Camps and Worlds qualifying races including Jill Behlen, Brae Patten, Ellen Patten, Wesley Geer and Lydia Tanner. The 2009 UCI mountain bike world championships in Canberra, Australia included two BJC athletes. The top U.S. junior rider was Jill Behlen placing 16th and the top-ranked U-23 U.S. rider was Chloe Forsman in 15th place, who is a previous member of the BJC Development Program and is expected to ride for Tokyo Joe’s again in 2010."

Boulder Junior Cycling announces 2010 season Kick Off Event
Thursday, February 4th, 6:30-8 p.m.
The Trek Store; 2626 Baseline Road

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