Squadra Coppi has a small but vital and growing junior racing program. Our juniors range in age from 10 to 16 and focus on a variety of bike racing disciplines, including road racing, cyclocross, and mountain bikes.
Our program focuses on getting young riders out and riding, both with their age peers and also with older members of the Team. Our goal is to produce not just winning bike racers, but to give juniors an opportunity to ride in a safe and supportive environment that will help them become better cyclists throughout their lives. Indeed, our current Director Sportivo originally joined Squadra Coppi as a 15 year old junior. He raced with us through high school and came back to join us after college.
In the Spring and Summer, our juniors ride together after school, generally on the bike trails around Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church.
In the Fall, our juniors focus on cyclocross. Cross is a great opportunity for juniors to enter bike racing. The short, intense races held on courses that combine grass, dirt, mud, and gravel are an exciting and fun racing environment.
If you are interested in riding with our juniors or learning more about our junior program, please contact one of our Junior Coordinators: Scott Thompson and Bill Short.