Race Team

This year we are excited to offer a more structured race team approach for riders interested in enduro racing, and marathon/stage racing. We are excited to support a growing interest in these areas, and race team members will benefit from:

  • Spring training camp
  • Regularly scheduled training rides.
  • Four coaching sessions.
  • Race day support (where possible.)
  • One partially subsidised race team jersey
  • Riding and training with other women!

Criteria

Spin Sisters race team members must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Spin Sisters member.
  • Have experience competing in 2 or more enduro races, marathon races (4+ hours) or one stage race.

AND/OR

A) For those who want to race enduro, you must have 2+ years of riding experience, and be able to ride with confidence, the Moose Mountain trails  including Race of Spades, SHAFT, Special K, and T-Dub.

AND/OR

B) For marathon/stage racers, you must have 2+ years riding experience, and be confident riding blue/dark blue trails for 3+ hours.

If you meet the above criteria, but have not raced before, you are required to complete the Spin Sisters "Learn to Race" program.

Obligations

Providing the necessary structure for a race team season takes much time and planning. We, therefore, require the following commitments from team members.:

  • Be a current Spin Sisters member.
  • Compete in at least two races in the 2021 season. (This will depend on current restrictions and the ability to enter races.)
  • Participate in 75% of planned activities for the season.
  • Attendance at the April workshop is strongly encouraged.
  • Attend at least 3 of the 4 coaching sessions
  • You must not belong to another mountain bike club, or compete in a mountain bike race for another club.
  • You must register for races as a Spin Sister and race in the Spin Sister Race Team kit.
  • As the more experienced riders within the club, you are encouraged to support other members by being involved with the Learn to Race program, skill development courses for beginner and intermediate riders, and ride hosting.
  • Abide by the Race Team Code of Conduct.

Membership Cost

The cost of membership for the race team is $200. This is in addition to the general Spin Sisters club membership fee of $105, which provides ABA membership, and includes standard club Comprehensive General Liability and AD&D Insurance.

Race Team Code of Conduct

Be an ambassador to the team and the club as follows:

  • As a race team member, you are representing the Spin Sisters club as a whole, and you are expected to support and encourage ALL fellow riders when training, racing or participating in club events.
  • Wear your team kit during the race. You must also wear your team kit on the podium if you place.
  • Keep it FUN!

Club Racers

So you want to race but don’t want to commit to the race team? No problem! The more the merrier! Citizen and occasional racers are encouraged to register and race as Spin Sisters in club colours (not race team colours). Represent!

 

 

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By spinsisters | February 12, 2020