Junior CyclistBayBUG doesn’t run rides that specifically cater to riders under 16, however another organisation in the local area called Junior Cyclist does.

To find out more, or to make contact, visit the Junior Cyclist website.
They are happy to assist if you are having difficulty transitioning your child to riding without training wheels.

Junior rides (material supplied by Junior Cyclist)

Start
Warmer Months (School Terms 1 & 4)

Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm – training under lights
Sunday from 3pm to 5pm – events with a focus on having fun
Both days at Lidcombe Oval and Velodrome (all activities in a car-free environment)

Cooler Months (School Terms 2 & 3)

Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm – skills and drills
Sydney Olympic Park (shared pathways and car-free areas)
Sunday from 2:15pm to 4:30pm – events with a focus on having fun
Lansdowne Reserve, Lansdowne (all activities in a car-free environment)

Special Events

There are also special events scheduled during school holiday periods
Check the Junior Cyclist website or call contact (details below) for more information

Distance Depends on rider ability; training drills and racing are typically short followed by brief resting periods
Grade No minimum age – any junior rider who can ride without training wheels, through to advanced junior racers; riders are graded and grouped by ability
Type of bike Any bike in good working order will do. All new riders should start with whatever bike they already have. Resist buying a new bike if your child already has a bike. There is no need to go out and buy expensive new equipment, as you will learn a lot about selecting the right bike for your child from the first few sessions. Ask for advice from the coaches and other parents before you purchase.
Coaches The coaches and officials have over 100 years of combined experience developing cycle skills for new riders, particularly very young riders. They include accredited coaches, commissaires and racers in most cycling disciplines.
Contact For further information, call Stelio Pappas 0431 814 917 (before 9pm)