Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Video: APJunior Development Cycling Team - a start line for youth bike racing

From All Things Bike:

We kicked off our fourth season with a great talk with Bill Shattuck, Bart Lipinski, Lizzy Gunsalus and Mark Gunsalus of the AP Junior Development Cycling Team, a Massachusetts program that over the years has introduced boys and girls to cyclocross, mountain and road racing and helped them reach and exceed their potential as cyclists and people. 

Bill, Bart and Mark are cornerstone figures of the New England cycling community and Lizzy is the Future of New England Cycling and evidence of the program's success. Bill describes the history, routines and long term goals; 

Bart describes the riders, the parents and the rewards; Lizzy describes the training, the racing and how cycling has helped her mature; and Mark describes the mentoring, the support and the team camaraderie. A great insight into a long established and newly re-vitalized program (renamed in memory of New England Cycling friend and benefactor, Alec Petro) that helps youth get outdoors, compete, make friends and have fun. William Shattuck Bart Lipinski Mark E Gunsalus AP Junior Development Cycling Team PBM Coaching Peaks Coaching Group New England Bicycle Racing Association New England High School Cycling AssociationFit Werx A-D Bikes Frame and Wheel #usacycling #lizzygunsalus