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Horner Cycling Foundation’s free junior road cycling program begins in June

Horner Cycling Foundation

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Horner Cycling Foundation is excited to announce that their summer road cycling program has been launched.  There is no cost for juniors to participate in the program or their races.  However, donations are accepted.

Kids, 9-12 years old will have the opportunity to ride with elite level coaches on Friday mornings starting June 28th and ending August 23rd.  Time and meeting place TBD. The focus of the sessions will be on safety, road etiquette, proper group riding technique and fun.

The rides will be divided into groups based on age and ability.  The routes and riding time will be determined by the ability of the riders with the goal of building endurance and confidence on the bike.  Each group will have a lead coach and a sweep coach to ensure safety and keeping the group together.  The rides will be based in Bend, but the meeting location may vary from week to week. 

If needed, a loaner road bike may be provided from their Loaner Bike Library Program. 

The Horner Cycling Foundation is also putting on the Bend Summer Criterium Series at Pacific Crest Middle School.  These races will take place on July 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2024.  The riding sessions will have a criterium learning component as well, in hopes that the riders will participate in the series. 

The Horner Cycling Foundation is also bringing the Cascade Cycling Classic Downtown Criterium back to Bend on August 10th.  Juniors will have an opportunity to race in that event as well. 

The Mission of the Horner Cycling Foundation is to create a development road cycling program that is inclusive, accessible to all socioeconomic statuses, with the focus on skill development, team-building and fostering a life-long love of cycling.

If interested in participating in the summer program, contact or go to for all the details.  Older juniors that have an interest in training with the Horner Cycling Foundation can reach out to

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