The Amy D. Foundation is a developmental cycling program that provides support for driven, talented women who strive to reach the highest level of competition within the sport. The program aims to build opportunity and provide mentoring that promotes strong personal development.
Amy D. Cyclocross is a developmental racing program that increases opportunities for talented and driven women to compete at the elite level of the sport of cyclocross in a supportive and structured environment. The Amy D. Cyclocross program provides opportunities for young, talented and developing athletes by placing them in a constructive environment where they have the opportunity to learn from professional staff and concerned mentors.
The primary objectives of the Amy D. Cyclocross program are: (1) to build greater development opportunities for women in the sport of cyclocross in order to facilitate growth in participation and promote the pursuit of lofty goals, particularly in the face of a demonstrated lack of current support for women within the sport, and (2) to create a constructive cycle of positive personal development by bringing up-and-coming talented athletes together with experienced competitors and managers in order to facilitate direct mentoring and coaching.
Potential participants in the Amy D. Cyclocross program are evaluated through an open application process consisting of a written and interview component. The Amy D. Foundation works closely with some of the foremost cyclocross programs in the country, in order to provide participants with a consistently high quality support structure from which they may benefit.
Total expenses to the the Amy D. Foundation with respect to the Amy D. Cyclocross program are approximately $15,000 per rider per season, including travel, lodging, meals and incidentals, equipment and staff support (e.g., bicycle mechanic).
I’m interested in your program.
I have 2 daughters that currently race cyclocross, they have gone to nationals twice and are talented. However I also have 2 sons who also race and travel all togheter. Therefore, funds are scarce to support four kids.
My girls could greatly benefit from a more professional groups support like yours.
An example of our situation is my most talented daughter races on a borrowed bike and neither of the 2 has a pit bike!! Both of them placed second overall in their categories at jingle cross last week in Iowa for example, so I know they are capable of better results with professional help.
Having my girls in your program would also free some time for me to help my sons with their racing development.
Another issue is that we are in Kansas city and you are in Colorado. Any suggestions?
Their names are:
Carolina Navarro.lic 489736
Liliana Navarro. Lic 4878885
P.S. they also have raced road for 2 seasons.
We are glad to hear that you are interested! You daughters do sound talented, and we are glad to hear that all of your kids are involved in cycling! For the current cross season our roster is full, but have your girls apply for the coming application period for the 2018-2019 cross program. Also keep an eye out for opportunities to join a composite road team.
For supported race programs, location is not an issue, as racing happens all over the country. But to ride with more local programs, such as the grassroots program, Colorado residency would make that easier!
Thank you for reaching out. Keep your eyes open for any opportunities coming up, and keep racing!