Oregon Bicycle Racing Regional Development Camp

In a four-day development camp, children were exposed to the finest local and national bicycle expertise, which is rarely available. In addition to exceptional training in all areas of bicycle racing, the children expand their creative sides by participating in art and journaling activities. Special services often unavailable to children such as yoga and massage were also provided. Year-round component members participate as mentors in this program and attended for free.

Program Elements

  • Bike ergonomics
  • Bike racing
  • Bike safety
  • Bike maintenance
  • Creative writing
  • Journaling
  • Art: Drawing
  • Famous bicycle role models
  • Watch inspirational videos
  • Exercise
  • Yoga
  • Massage

Program Outcomes

  • Positive peer group
  • Fun
  • Physical fitness
  • Artistic experience/expression
  • Bike racing as passion
  • General self-efficacy
  • Skill: Bike safety
  • Skill: Bike racing
  • Skill: Bike form
  • Skill: Bike maintenance
  • Prevention: time spent in
  • pro-social activity

Key Data

  • Number children served: 80
  • Age of children: 7 – 22
  • Gender: female 35% male 65%
  • Ethnicities: 69% African American, 12% Haitian, 2% Native American, 17% Caucasian
  • Length of program: 4 days
  • Length of sessions: residential
  • Staff to child ratio: 1:2