Front Rangers provides activities for the various cycling disciplines (Road, Mountain, Track, Cyclocross & Indoor Training) throughout the year. The activities are optional and in season, but we encourage all to participate.

To address the wide range of abilities in Juniors Cycling, the Front Rangers supports tiers or ability levels  --  Yellow,  White  &  Blue  --  distinguished by:

  • Personal Drive and Desire.

  • Level of Commitment.

  • Age and Individual Ability.

We have activities listed as Yellow, White, Blue as well as the Yellow, White, Blue teams.  In general, the colors are a broad categorization of ability.  More on that later.

The Colors Program

How It Works

Front Rangers color teams are tiers categorized by ability, commitment, and desire: 

 

  • Yellow – Beginner / Casual / Recreational – Everyone.

  • White – Intermediate – Apply with a Coach.

  • Blue – Advanced – by Invitation.

 

 

The White and Blue tiers are individualized.  They do, however, include added activity based on the focus.  All Front Rangers are invited to participate in the Yellow or "Everyone" activities."

 

 

These tiers are NOT intended to be divisive.  Rather, they form a progression for youth to be recognized, to improve, to develop, and to lead.  Some activities integrate all the tiers, others focus on particular levels to challenge the youth at their level. The White and Blue activities are more intense so we encourage riders to choose participation based on their ability.

 

Coaches and ride leaders will tailor activities for each individual to grow and improve in their desired way.  We need to know, however, what is desired – so please ask.

Yellow Team - Beginner / Casual / Recreational

This is the basic membership tier designed to provide an opportunity for creating the team identity, learning skills, enjoying rides and basic coaching.  All memberships include:

 

  • Rider Kit - Front Rangers Jersey and Riding Shorts or Bibs.

  • Bike, equipment and service discounts through our team sponsors.

  • Some free schwag (like sponsor product) from particular sponsors.

  • Ability to earn Ranger Points toward the purchase of products and services from select sponsors.

  • Experienced coaching in each of the cycling disciplines.  We encourage juniors to try them all.

  • Rides and training activities throughout the year (season appropriate).

  • Training and racing opportunities - including indoor winter training and CTS!

  • All Front Rangers are expected to participate in team meetings and team supported events.

  • All Front Rangers are expected to act appropriately to represent the team -- Always.

  • Appropriate for most juniors who want to ride with peers, improve skills and have fun cycling.

  • The annual membership fee is $170.

White Team - Apply with a Coach

The White tier is for juniors that are making steps toward greater fitness and skills.  These are the kids that want to compete at a higher level and are willing to put forth the extra effort in training and setting goals.  Perks and requirements are the same as Yellow above, plus White riders:

 

  • Are expected to set and work toward specific goals.

  • Are expected to keep training journals and actively train with the team, and on their own.

  • Are expected to have a USA Cycling license for their primary discipline (Road, Mountain, Track, CX).

  • Receive additional coaching as they request it from the coaches.

  • May order the White Team kit.

  • For team target races, some reimbursement for race fees.

  • Application to participate at the White level is informal, please talk to a coach for approval.

  • The annual membership fee is $195.

 Blue  Team - by Invitation

These juniors are actively training and focused on race competition.  They are dedicated to cycling and wish to advance the limits of their skill and fitness.  Perks and requirements include both the Yellow and White items listed above, plus Blue riders:

 

  • Are the Front Rangers youth leaders and role models of the team.

  • Are expected to lead rides occasionally, and assist adult leaders on all rides.

  • Are expected to adhere to a training plan and actively set and work toward goals.

  • Are expected to have a USA Cycling license for their primary discipline.

  • Are to Race - set goals and race in at least 6 events during the year.

  • Are to Race in their discipline always as Front Rangers, in the kit, representing FRJC.

  • Are given more coaching on various levels.

  • May order the Blue Team kit.

  • The Blue Team has additional sponsors and perks to assist with the cost of competition.

  • The annual membership fee is $215.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado