LCW Juniors

YO DEVO Team

Focused on Regional Developmental Level Racing for Ages 12-18

Focused on Regional Developmental Level Racing (Ages 12-18)

This is a group of dedicated youth athletes who share a commitment to a healthy lifestyle through cycling, strive to improve their cycling performance through training and racing, as well as being meaningful contributors to our cherished cycling community.

The goals for the YO DEVO Team are encourage and support youth to engage in a healthy lifestyle through the friendship, teamwork, and fun that cycling offers, contribute to the betterment of our community through volunteer projects, pursue team and personal improvement through focused training and racing, be conscientious of personal character on and off the bike so we can continue to promote the sport of cycling, the Loppet Foundation, and our sponsors in a positive light.

For those who attended the off-season training program and are not quite ready to commit to a performance/competition schedule or cyclists who didn’t attend the off-season program we offer a continuation of the off-season regimen consisting of sport-specific strength training and indoor cycling programming using smart-trainer technology. As the weather accommodates, the cycling component of this program will transition outside. Classes are structured to accommodate all abilities using a periodization framework and integrated biopsychosocial method, ensuring every participant gets a developmentally appropriate level of challenge according to their individual goals, competence, availability, and rate of progression. Finding the fun in training to compete is the goal! Competition preparation strategies and best practice are emphasized and the focus is on fundamental and sport-specific skill enhancement and refinement for race registration. The Minnesota Mountain Bike Series races are the primary opportunities for trying out racing without the financial commitment or travel expenses the LCW Competition Team incurs.

Session 1: Monday/Wednesday/Friday

  • Dates: April 19 – May 28 (no session Memorial Day)
  • Session Days/Time: M/W/F 4:00PM – 5:30PM
  • Where: The Trailhead 
  • Cost: $300
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Summer session is where all of the training, learning, and growing through the off-season and spring sessions pay off! The Loppet Cycle Works YO DEVO program summer session applies all of sport-specific strength training and indoor/outdoor cycling to full on competition training. The Minnesota Mountain Bike Series races are the primary opportunities for trying out racing without the financial commitment or travel expenses the LCW Competition Team incurs. Rides and strength classes are structured to accommodate all abilities using a periodization framework and integrated biopsychosocial method, ensuring every participant gets a developmentally appropriate level of challenge according to their individual goals, competence, availability, and rate of progression. Finding the fun in training to compete is the goal! Competition preparation strategies and best practice are emphasized and the focus is on fundamental and sport-specific skill enhancement and refinement for race registration.

Registration will open May 1, 2021 for Session 2

Session 2: Monday/Wednesday/Friday

  • Dates: June 1 – August 21
  • Session Days/Time: M/W/F 4:00PM – 5:30PM*
    • *Times may vary due to summer schedule
  • Where: The Trailhead
  • Cost: $640

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Registration will open July 1, 2021 for Session 3

Session 3: Monday/Wednesday/Friday

  • Dates: August 30 – October 29 (no session Labor Day)
  • Session Days/Time: M/W/F 4:00PM – 5:30PM
  • Where: The Trailhead 
  • Cost: TBD

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Off-season training program for competitive (YO DEVO) youth cyclists looking to enhance their competence on the bike through a structured training regimen consisting of sport-specific strength training and indoor cycling programming using smart-trainer technology. Classes are structured to accommodate all abilities using a periodization framework and integrated biopsychosocial method, ensuring every participant gets a developmentally appropriate level of challenge according to their individual goals, competence, availability, and rate of progression.

Session 4: Monday/Wednesday/Friday

  • Dates: Approximately December 1 – February 28
  • Session Days/Time: TBD
  • Where: The Trailhead 
  • Cost: TBD

The Loppet will issue a full refund of the program fee minus a $40.00 processing fee up until one month before the program starts. There are no refunds for any cancellations within one month of the start of a program. During the program, if your child has a medical issue that makes it impossible to participate, we will issue a prorated refund minus the $40.00 processing fee. If the Loppet cancels a program, a full refund will be issued.

If you have any questions, please contact lcw@loppet.org.

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