RAYC Raptors Race Team 2022
If your rider is ready to work on advancing their competitive skills and desires to be part of a traveling cross country mountain bike racing team, then look no farther. The Raptors team is composed of Rochester area student athletes from Grades 1-8. Riders will be actively training and working to improve their riding skills as well as their mental and physical fitness levels that are required for competition. Come join us on the trails this year for another exciting season of mountain biking. This program teaches off-road riding skills, safety, and etiquette through group rides, drills, games, and fun activities led by certified cycling coaches. Additionally the riders will be exposed to physical and mental challenges that will help them gain mental toughness.
Riders registering for the Race Team are expected to race in at least 3 of the MISCA race events that occur from August through October. Race Team riders should show dedication to the sport and have consistent attendance at team rides and practices.
Riders will receive: Club Shirt, Race Jersey
Ride Nights: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 6:00-7:45 pm
Price: $60 RARA Race Team Fee, $60 RARA Club Fee and $60 MISCA Fee (must be registered for all 3)
Season starts: May 9th Mondays ONLY, June 20th starts Monday & Wednesday rides
Season Finish: October 19th
Planned ride locations will be communicated in advance (subject to change based on weather/trail conditions).
Our volunteer coaching staff is certified in CPR, First Aid, and MiSCA MTB coaching.
All riders must also register through the MiSCA Organization. There is a $60 fee with MiSCA. Visit https://www.miscabike.org/teams/ and choose RARA Rochester Area Youth Cycling Club for your team.
Participants must provide a bike and helmet. All bikes must be of a sufficient quality “Mountain Bike” type and must be kept in safe, reliable working order. Bikes must be suitable for riding on rugged terrain, and single-track trails. Bikes must be equipped with dual hand brakes, multi-speed drivetrains and appropriate tires to provide sufficient traction and safety on loose terrain. Coaches reserve the right to exclude a rider if their equipment is deemed to be unsafe or consistently unreliable.
Riders will typically be on the trail 6:15pm-7:45pm, however, ending times may vary and early and late season rides may be scheduled to accommodate reduced daylight hours.
Rides will be primarily at the following parks and alternate throughout the season: Stony Creek MetroPark, Addison Oaks, Bloomer Park, River Bends Park (in Shelby Twp. off 22 Mile Rd.), Bald Mountain North (other parks may be added) Access to some of these parks does require an additional entrance fee, we recommend all families purchase an annual “Parks Perks Pass” for $64. The Parks Perks Pass provides one year of unlimited access to eight Oakland County Parks as well as 13 Metroparks.
If you would like to be a team sponsor and come for the ride with us please contact RARA to receive the information. All sponsor’s logo will be on our club shirt and team jersey.
To join our coaching/parent volunteer staff, visit https://www.miscabike.org/coaching/ to register ($30 fee) and choose “RARA Rochester Area Youth Cycling Club” for your team.
Overall Spots Available: 35
Online Spots: 35
In Person Spots: 35
Resident Spots: 35
Non-Resident Spots: 35
Activity Dates, Days, Times:
Start Date: Mon, 05/09/2022
End Date: Wed, 10/19/2022
Days/Times: Mon, Wed 06:00 PM - 07:45 PM
Number Of Sessions:
Class will not meet on:
5/11/2022, 5/18/2022, 5/25/2022, 6/1/2022, 6/8/2022, 6/15/2022