USA Cycling and Boy Scouts announce new Venturing Cycling
The vision of the Venturing Cycling Program is to facilitate youth experiences in all aspects of cycling. USA Cycling and the Denver Area Council will provide training, support and guidance to crew leaders. Other program opportunities under development are training rides with support from USA Cycling athletes and a competitive road cycling series for crews.
For more information on joining or forming a crew, visit www.denverboyscouts.org/cycling.
Denver-area Group Ride — May 14
USA Cycling and the Denver Area Council will kick off the Boy Scouts of America Venturing Cycling program with a public group ride at the Stonegate LDS Building in Parker on May 14. The day starts at 9 a.m. with a short presentation followed by a group ride. The ride is open to all Venturing age youth and adults interested in cycling. Participants can register online and download the full event flyer.
For more information on the Venturing Cycling program contact:
•Ben McKibben, Venturing Executive at 720.266.2271
•Joey Quick, Arapahoe District Director at 720.266.2215
•Jeffrey Hansen, USA Cycling Collegiate and High School Program Manager at 719.434.4215
Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age.
Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Venturing is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth, adult leaders, and organizations in their communities. Local community organizations establish a Venturing crew by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, develop leadership skills, and become good citizens.
About USA Cycling
Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 70,000 licensees; 2,400 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,900 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year, manages 17 national championship events and is responsible for fostering the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org.
About Denver Boy Scouts
The Denver Area Council serves over 60,000 youth through the assistance and mentorship of over 10,000 adult volunteers. In 2010, the Denver Area Council, BSA celebrated 100 Years of strengthening youth and their families through the delivery of time-honored Scouting programs. The Boy Scouts of America provides youth the opportunity to try new things, provide services to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards. Scouting prepares young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. For more information please visit http://www.denverboyscouts.org/.
USA Cycling and the Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America are excited to unveil a new program aimed to promote cycling year round and encourage physical fitness in America’s young people, Venturing Cycling. In an unprecedented partnership, the two groups will work to develop a program where each ‘crew,’ made of both men and women ages 14-20 years, will learn proper skills and techniques to prepare their members to participate as a team in local rides and races.
This Article Published May 3, 2011 For more information contact: