USA Cycling & J&R Bicycles partner to support JDP efforts


USA Cycling is pleased to introduce J&R Bicycles, a Florida-based BMX bike shop and online distribution center featuring a full range of BMX products, as an official sponsor of its BMX Junior Development Program (JDP) camps.

As a result of the one-year sponsorship, which began earlier this month, the top-ranked boy and girl from the USA Cycling Junior Development qualifying series, hosted by USA BMX, will receive a unique USA jerseys featuring the J&R logo. Additionally, the top boy and girl rider will wear a jersey with a "C" recognizing his and her captain status for the entire camp. USA Cycling would like to congratulate Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif.) and Shaelen Reno (Carollton, Texas) for winning the last JDP qualifying series from Sept. 30, 2011-Feb. 12, 2012. These two riders will sport the new jerseys during the camp from April 2-7.

"It's encouraging to have a company like J&R Bicycles come on board with the USA Cycling Junior Development Program," JDP camp manager Brian Fell said. "It shows that we are being taken seriously by the entire industry, not just by traditional type sponsors that are trying to promote their brands."

The JDP camps, which are held at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., provide opportunities for the top 15-and-16-year-old racers born in 1996 and 1997 to receive high performance training opportunities on the Supercross World Cup BMX track.

"We feel that it is good to give back to the sport," Kirk Morrison, the owner of J&R Bicycles, said. "We like to be involved in all levels of BMX racing. From the local events to state level to national and international. It is also fun to be a part of the next step for these aspiring supercross riders!"

USA Cycling holds six JDP camps this season. The remaining four camps of the 2011-12 BMX season are scheduled for April 2-7, June 18-23, Aug. 13-18 and Oct. 15-20.

Riders qualify to attend the camps with results during one of four qualification periods in USA Cycling's BMX Junior Development Series. To learn more about the series, camps or how to qualify, please visit USA Cycling's BMX Junior Development Program web page.

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