Frequently asked questions. 

Who are we?

 

Our Junior team is made up of boys and girls from 9-18 who would like to take recreational cycling to the next step. Our program is designed to assist and support team members in all aspects of competitive cycling whether they are doing their very first races or need to refine their skills in order to advance to a National level U23 squad.


 

Who is the coach?

 

Our coach, WillIam Kaiser has  raced professionally in the US and currently races for SCAD Atlanta. William was one of the founding members with Mission Devo Cycling and worked his way up through the cycling world in juniors attending Junior Nationals U19, Willem graduated from the team in 2016 to Race on 706 and then Team Gateway-Harley . Willem became our coach in the fall of 2018! 

 

What has the team done for its kids and what have they accomplished?

There are currently 20 Jrs. on the team with the 2017 squad expected to be approximately 28. In 2016 our kids achieved 4 National Championships, 12 State Championships, and countless podiums. In the last two years we've graduated four kids to the USA Cycling elite team, Hincapie Holowesko-Citadel, 706P/United Healthcare, and/or the Gateway Harley Development Team. One of our team members, Ian Garrison, will be racing for Axion Hagens-Berman, the most successful U23 team in the world, in 2017. He placed 3rd in the Jr. World Championships in Qatar last month and we are very proud of him!

-Please see our Blog for more achievements!

 

What is your mission?

 

We are committed to bringing the benefits of a healthy lifestyle coupled with the discipline and fun of competitive cycling to youth regardless of their families financial resources.

 

Why would my child be interested in the team?

 

We're passionate about racing and riding but even more passionate about creating a healthy and seriously FUN environment where the kids learn to be part of a race team, support each other, participate in outreach programs, where kids can grow as young adults.


 

Do you work with other cycling resources in the area?

 

We work closely with the Dick Lane Velodrome in East Point to identify kids with the desire to race and assist with them in every way possible to make their dream of racing come true.

 

How much does it cost to be on the team?

The annual cost of membership is $250 per year. We provide the team members with an age-based training program, weekly (non-mandatory) team rides, skills training sessions, race day support, and more fun than they thought possible on two wheels!

What types of Races does the team compete in?

We race all of the local races; crits, road races, CX, TT, and track cycling. We also participate in high profile races throughout the Southeast and, of course, the National Championships. Race participation is not mandatory, we understand the challenges with school and other activities. We keep it fun and encourage kids to participate in other sports and academic activities throughout the year.

 

Who do I contact for more information?

Greg Latham -  Team Mission Source/NGCA

Vice-President - Georgia Bicycle Racing Association

USA Cycling certified coach

 

770.855.9897

email:greg.latham@rocketmail.com

Or use our contact form here, we'll get right back to you!

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