NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Junior Cyclocross Training Series is canceled. We thank you for your support and hope to see you in 2021!

Each year, the NCC partners with the Northampton Parks & Recreation Department to run a training series for kids in grades 2 through 8. All riding levels and abilities are welcomed. Please have your child bring a working bike and a helmet, and we’ll do the rest.

Dates: Monday April 22nd, April 29th, May 6th, May 13th, May 20th (rain dates, if needed, June 3rd and June 10th)
Time: 5:30 – 6:45 PM, plan to arrive about 5:15 PM
Location: Dow Pavilion at Look Park (note, there is a parking fee)
Registration: Northampton Parks & Recreations

The series will focus on the following skills:

  • Riding safely in a group
  • Bunny-hopping obstacles
  • Riding through sand
  • Sprinting and braking
  • Dismounting and remounting on-the-go

At the conclusion of the series, there will be a race!

Volunteers Needed: Want to ride with the kids? Want to help setup and takedown the course? We need volunteers to help out each evening. Volunteers get credit for racer rewards. You do not need to commit to all of the sessions. We start setting up at 4:30 PM if you want to help. We break into groups and start at 5:30 PM.

Questions: Please contact our youth programs director Tom Hoogendyk with any questions or to volunteer.