About Us

Root River Youth Cycling Club (RRYCC) in 2022 and became a sanctioned USA Cycling Club in 2023. This allows our club to provide year round cycling for youth members.  

Who

Root River Youth Cycling Club is a not for profit youth cycling club dedicated to developing lifelong cyclists. We are Parents and Friends of parents that are trained as coaches and enjoy cycling. We support and guide youth in their journey of exploration in cycling. Currently, our team supports youth from all schools within Franklin, Greendale, Greenfield, Oak Creek and Whitnall school districts.  

What

Improve your biking skills and knowledge on local trails, and ride with other teams from across the state in competitive and noncompetitive events. We have youth participating in WORS, NICA, Wisconsin CX Series, and various other competitions and bicycling events. You will bike a lot, and you'll get really good at it! 

Where

A majority of practices will be held at trails and parks in SE Wisconsin. Riders can also participate in various competitions and bicycling events held across WI.  Athletes are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the trails.  

When

Practice schedule varies. They range from virtual or indoor classes to outdoor rides 2-3 times a week, usually lasting 90 to 120 minutes each. Riders can also chose to participate in various competitions and bicycling events throughout the year, including WORS, NICA, and Wisconsin CX Series races.

History… 


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who can join?

A. Any Franklin, Greendale, Greenfield, Oak Creek and Whitnall school district student in grades K5-12. You do not need to race in order to join our team, nor do you have to participate in every race or practice. Our goal is to develop safe riders with a life long love of riding! 


Q. What kind of a bike do I need?

A. This can vary by interest. Most riders start with a mountain bike (because alot of our activities are mountain bike based) like a Trek Marlin, Specialized Rockhopper or something similar along with an properly fitted helmet and closed toed shoes. Bikes and helmets will be inspected by the coaches to ensure safety.


Q. What are the coach's qualifications?

A. Coaches have been accredited by the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) and are recognized coaches by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Cycling League (WICL). NICA offers coaches 3 levels of certification, levels 1, 2 and 3 with level 3 being the highest. All coaches have at least level 1 certification, which requires basic risk management and concussion training. Level 2 and 3 coaches have more extensive risk management training, and are certified in CPR and at least basic first aid. Coaches are sufficiently knowledgeable to be positive influences on all student athletes.

 

Q. What is the mission of the club?  

A. "To develop lifelong cyclists". We also support the NICA mission to "build strong minds, bodies, character, and communities through cycling."  


Q. What are the core values of the club?

A. We have adopted the NICA core values which include:  Fun, Inclusivity, Equity, Respect, and Community.  


Q. What will practices be like?

A. With a focus on safety and fun, practices will be split up by ability so that everyone can learn at their own pace. Practices consist of both skills/games session and an on-bike component.  


Q. What is a race day like?

A. It's a blast! You'll hang with your friends and make new ones from all around the state or even the world.  On an MTB race weekend, the race course set up and a pre-ride take place on Saturdays, and races are on Sundays. When you're not racing you'll cheer on teammates.