Members of the team are given general training programs that are directed towards their area of interest. Regular rides and team activities are scheduled throughout the year. Riders wishing to have individualized training programs can do so through coaching services contracted with the team in the form of sponsorship. We provide professional and elite level coaching to develop the kids correctly and efficiently. Coaches are present at races, training sessions and camps.
The staff of Rad Racing NW is comprised of experienced and dedicated adults who have a vision for working with youth in the area of cycling. Putting high quality adult role models in touch with our kids is the key to the success of our mission and vision.
Once a team member turns 19 years old we begin their training as a mentor/coach. They then pass on their knowledge and skills to the younger members. This benefits both sides; the older member learns to be a leader, the younger member receives the knowledge and support of someone who was just like them not long ago.
Our staff includes Firefighters, Business Professionals, Technical Specialists, and Police Officers.
Friendship and Camaraderie
Great bonds between riders are formed through the program. Kids are able to find and share the common interest of bicycle racing with riders from their immediate area and from other parts of the region. This is especially evident on trips to races and at team gatherings. Kids learn to support, respect and rely on each other.
Through the generous support of sponsors and benefactors Rad Racing NW is able to provide travel support to regional, national and international competition. Coaching staff attend major races with the riders. The staff provide coaching, logistical support and trip coordination.
Riders in need of financial support can apply for assistance though the form of “Rad Scholarships”. These funds can be used towards equipment, clothing, licenses, entry fees, camp fees and travel.
Bicycle Industry Sponsorship
Rad Racing NW enjoys generous long-term sponsorship relationships in the bicycle industry; this support is a key factor in achieving our mission.