Development Program

New in 2011 is the AAVC Development Program!

The mission of the program is to increase the quality of AAVC race team membership by guiding club members from beginner to elite-category racing through long-term, intentional on- and off-bike development.

The Development Program will be open to all club members to take advantage of as their interests, schedules, and time allows. The Development Team will be a subset of the program comprised of AAVC members interested in advancing in racing category and who commit to consistent and season-long training, racing, club service, and Development Program participation.

More details will be shared on January 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Great Lakes Cycling & Fitness (map), and additional details will be posted online in the coming weeks. A brief description of the Development Program and the Development Team follows.

Development Program
  • Who: any AAVC member or invited guests of the club (guests will need to sign a waiver)
  • What: presentations, clinics, and activities designed to improve riders' racing skills and performance
  • When: throughout the season as you are interested; activities will be posted on the club calendar
  • Why: to improve the racing skills and knowledge of any interested club member

Development Team
  • Who: any AAVC member 14-99 with a racing category 3, 4, or 5 committed to 10-15 hours/week (approximately; plus travel) of cycling (group and individual) and club activities
  • What: regular participation in Development Program activities; commitment to consistent, structured training (individually organized, not team provided); racing at least 15 times during the season; service to the AAVC through various programs, activities and/or administrative leadership.
  • When: all season long (February-November); specific activities will be posted on the club calendar
  • Why: to assist committed racers in advancing to category 1-2

To join the AAVC, visit the membership page. For more information about the Development Program or the Development Team, visit the club calendar to see Development Program activities or contact the program director, Lucas Wall.