The BBA has encouraged the establishment of cycling clubs in the Islands senior schools. For more information on cycling clubs at your school, please contact the school's P.E. teacher.
The Bermuda Cycling Academy runs a weekly youth cycling programme. Time: 4:30-6:30 every Friday (Rain, Blow or Shine) Location: Police Field Ages: 5-18 years boys or girls Must bring a working bicycle, water and a helmet Volunteers are welcome. For more information, contact Anton Gilbert at Bdacycling@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page.
The TriHedz Bermuda Junior Triathlon Club does provide bike handling skills development and provides an opportunity for weekly riding in a safe and controlled environment. For more information, contact Nancy Stevens (Hands) at email@example.com or visit their Facebook page.
Junior riders will chose the category in which they wish to ride, based generally on ability and the appropriateness of the race distances (see above). For more information on selecting categories, refer to theGuidance for Junior Categories.
Juniors 15 and 16 years old may choose to ride in senior A or B categories (for example, those juniors seeking to represent Bermuda in the Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships). For further information on adult race categories, please refer to the Road Race and Criterium Series page.
In the interests of safety, the Bermuda Bicycle Association (BBA) imposes gearing restrictions for junior riders in all events organized by the BBA and apply for all BBA-sanctioned events.
Restrictions are established for the maximum roll-out - that is the distance traveled by the bicycle with one complete rotation of the pedals when the largest front chain ring and smallest rear cog are engaged.
While the maximum roll-out is a factor of wheel size and front to rear gear ratio, the restriction is defined by the roll-out distance and not by cog size.
Restrictions are as follows:
Juniors 17-18: MAXIMUM ROLL-OUT IS 7.93 METERS (26' 0") Juniors 16 & younger: MAXIMUM ROLL-OUT IS 7.40 METERS (24' 3")
Junior gearing restrictions apply based upon the age of the rider, irrespective of the category in which he/she rides.
If racing overseas, juniors should always check the local junior gearing restrictions, as they can vary by jurisdiction.
In addition, in conjunction with title sponsors, Tokio Millennium Re, the BBA organises a series of fun mountain bike races and activities for 5-12 year olds. It is held at the Arboretum on Saturday afternoons from November to January.
There is a raffle at the end of the series for a new bike and each time a child participates his/her name will be entered in the draw. The more you attend, the better your chances of winning. The draw is at the last event. Thanks to Tokio Millennium Re for their sponsorship and all of the volunteers they provide. If you would like to come out an assist Ed Jordan then please do so. Volunteers should arrive at the Arboretum by 3:30PM.
The Junior Summer Camp is held every July. Participants must have a racing bike in good working order, helmet, cycling gear, spare inner tube and a great positive attitude and a willingness to try everything.