Race Development 2018-11-13T10:34:37+00:00

Looking ahead to Reno Devo 2019

Reno Devo 2018 was a gigantic success!  We witnessed awesome growth in skills and fitness among our athletes. Now that our 2018 campaign is in the books we are already gearing up for 2019!

Interested in racing in 2019?

Attend our orientation/registration night on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 6:00 PM.  Location: South Valleys Library off Wedge Pkwy.  Have questions about the team?  Please contact kyledixoncoach@hotmail.com

Attend Orientation

Reno Devo Team Overview

Reno Devo is a Reno-based junior mountain bike development team. Athletes ages 10 to 18 are introduced to the science of cycling and coached to develop their skills on the mountain bike. Athletes follow age-appropriate structured training plans to develop their cycling fitness and skills. Under the instruction of USA Cycling licensed coaches, athletes meet 2 to 3 times per week for training sessions while training on their own several other days each week.

Mya Dixon (center) earns the Stars and Stripes jersey with her 2016 win at National Championships.

Zach Waymire competes one of the prestigious and highly competitive US Cups at Bonelli Park in California.

Reno Devo atheltes Jackson Miers, Matt Nugent, and Drew Swall (L to R) sweep the podium at a Nevada NICA race. Photo by Owen Swall.

2019 Team

For 2019 RTJC will again present two team options within Reno Devo, our “National Team” and “Regional Team”.  Athletes on both teams will be Reno Devo athletes however the two teams will require different levels of commitment from the athletes and have different races of focus.

Nationals Team

This program is focused on preparing athletes for success at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships in July 2019.  Team overview:

  • Will meet with coaches three days per week.
  • Athletes on the national team are expected to maintain 90% or greater attendance for workouts.
  • Will also have several workouts per week to complete on their own or with teammates and completion of these workouts is expected.
  • Athletes ages 15+ will be using power based training for 2019.
  • Major races of focus:
    • Sea Otter Classic, Monterey, CA, April 11-14
    • Pro XCT, Soldier Hollow, UT, May 4-5
    • Lost & Found Gravel Grinder, Portola, CA, June 2019
    • Carson Epic, Carson City, NV, June 14-16
    • USA Cycling National Championships, Winter Park, CO July 23-28

Pre-season conditioning will start in January with weekly team training beginning in March.  Athletes must be racing age 13 to 18 and selection to this program requires coaches approval.

Coaches:  Kyle Dixon and Paul Miers

Regional Team

This program will prepare athletes for success in local and regional races.

  • Athletes will meet with coaches two to three times per week.
  • Attendance is necessary for an athlete to advance and improve. Regionals team athletes are expected to maintain a 75% or greater attendance record for workouts.
  • Races of focus will include:
    • Nevada City Dirt Series, Nevada City, CA, March/April/May/June
    • Sea Otter Classic, Monterey, CA, April 11-14
    • Peavine Classic, Reno, NV May 2019
    • Reno Wheelmen twilight race series, Reno, NV TBD
    • Carson Epic, Carson City, June 14-16

The regional team will begin workouts in March and the season will conclude in mid-June.  Athletes must be racing age 10 to 18 to be considered for the regional team.

Coaches: Tobey Hilliard and Lane Swall

Experience

Athletes do not have to be experienced racers to join! In fact, many athletes have never raced prior to joining Reno Devo. All athletes need to be experienced at trail riding prior to joining. Athletes are expected to be able to ride intermediate level trails. An example of this would be the Whites Creek or Thomas Creek trails in the Galena Area of South Reno. If you have questions as to whether an athlete is experienced enough for Reno Devo please don’t hesitate to contact us! We are more likely to recommend athletes to RenoDevo if they are regularly attending RTJC club rides, since we are familiar with these athletes’ skill levels.

Fees

Regional Team $250 / Nationals Team $500 includes the following:

  • Weekly training program by USA Cycling licensed coaches
  • 2 to 3 organized team training sessions per week in season
  • Other discounts to be announced as season approaches

Returning families: Note that the cost for kits has not been included in the registration fee for 2019.

A Typical Week for a Reno Devo Athlete

  • Monday: Team workout with coach(es) on site, Hidden Valley Park from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.
  • Tuesday: Easy ride of 30 to 45 min on your own.
  • Wednesday: Endurance ride of 1 ½ hrs on your own.
  • Thursday: Team workout with coach on site, Callahan Park from 5:30 to 7:00 PM
  • Friday: Off day
  • Saturday: Team workout with coach on site, Rancho Park from 2:00 to 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: Open day, ride if you want…have fun!

How to Join

If you are interested in joining Reno Devo please attend our orientation/registration night on November 14, 2018. We will introduce our plans for the upcoming season and be available to answer any questions you might have. If you have questions regarding orientation, please contact us.