Fun by Juli Fiocca
[gallery]Photos from 787 Junior Junior Training -- complete with a cameo from Chann McRae and Coach Jen teaching *** Austin, known for its love of fitness and cyclists, commits again. Welcome 787 Cycling:
Our goals are to serve our membership in a meaningful way, advance a healthy and responsible lifestyle that includes cycling, share our passion for cycling with each other and our community, embody a positive and desired image for those who support us, and to give back to the community in which we live.The 787 Cycling Organization supports a group of junior riders -- those riders 10-18 years old. A vast age difference within the group (particularly as a parent of an almost 11-year old, who, thankfully, didn't have any of the teen-boys hit her radar). So, we have split them into "juniors" and "junior juniors". Week 1, the juniors went out for 90 minutes on 'real routes'; the junior juniors learned to ride side by side (in kind of a pace line). Week 2, the juniors did their own thing while the junior juniors practiced their side by side riding as well as learned gearing/standing on hills. Fun, friendship, and fitness isn't all we are experiencing -- the organization (including the kids) volunteered for Bikes for Kids, building the new bikes distributed as holiday gifts for kids in Austin who need a positive boost.