I have been surprised by just how much fun I have had coaching the Melton Design Build/GS CIAO Juniors team. Every junior cyclist has an infectious enthusiasm and riding with them always helps renew my love for the sport. It seems that a 13 year old knows better than anyone, that regardless of your fitness or ability level, riding a bicycle is just plain awesome.
With the goal of helping propagate this attitude further, I have decided to hold an essay contest for junior cyclists. This isn’t about watts/kg or Strava KOMs, but spreading the word on why cycling is great. Here are the details:
Who’s eligible: Any cyclist aged 18 or under as of December 31, 2016.
Essay Requirements: In 500 words or less answer the following question: How has cycling improved your life, and how could you use cycling to improve the lives of others? All entries are due on or before April 22, 2016 and are to be submitted via email. (You can find the correct email address by clicking the little envelope button at the top or bottom of this page.)
Prizes: The top male and female entry will have their essays published on this blog (and possibly prize sponsor websites) and receive a prize pack including the following: Panache Cyclewear cycling kit and $100 gift certificate, Smith Optics Overtake road helmet, Skratch Labs product pack, CycleOps swag pack.
Fine Print: All entrants give Boulder Sports Management, LLC and its sponsor partners copyright to publish their work in digital or print medium at their option. To keep it fair, no current coaching clients of Boulder Sports Management, LLC are eligible for prizes. Blah, blah, please don’t sue me for trying to do something nice, blah.