Q: What does Rouleur mean?
A: A Rouleur is a type of cyclist considered a good all-rounder.
Q: What group do I fit in?
A: Depending on the riding ability of each athlete, this will dictate the level they will benefit from most…. A rider who is new to the sport would benefit from our "devo" program. A rider who has ridden for a few years, and had some race experience either locally or with the NICA program, could certainly be a good fit for our "race" team. A small group of riders will fit our Elite program, invited by team directors.
Q: Where will the training rides be held?
A: The majority of our training rides will be held in Salt Lake County in the South Valley area. Typically we will meet in the Corner Canyon area, with additional rides at locations TBD as the season takes shape. The Equestrian Center in the Corner Canyon area provides a location to work on skills, gain fitness, and also a parking lot which proves to be convenient for the vast majority of our riders.
Q: What do I need in terms of equipment?
A: Every team member will be expected to show up for training rides with a fully functional, well maintained bike, helmet, and hydration.
Q: Am I required to race?
A: Racing is encouraged for the race team but is not a requirement. We will provide support at many of the local events, which we hope you will be a part of! It certainly is not mandatory for the Devo program. We hope to teach you the skills to race safely if your wish is to race at a later time.
Q: Why does the Race and Devo team train from March - June?
A: The Local and National MTB Utah racing calendars generally go from early spring and right on into the fall. Many of our riders will race throughout the year but with many of our kids also involved with NICA we have chosen to have out Race and Devo programs run from March to June so that kids can be prepared for NICA season without doing too much and burning out. We have tailored our Program....
Q: Why would this team benefit me?
A: Our program has helped develop riders to compete at an international level. Riders desiring to progress in the sport need direction and people to ask questions too. With Bryson Perry, Cypress Gorry, Jamie Driscoll and many others helping with this program we can help riders navigate through the process and avoid many of the pitfalls that many riders make choosing to do it alone. The skills and info learned will not only provide a safer riding experience.