Red Devils Cycling AcademyAxel Merckx Youth Development Foundation
Red Devils Cycling Academy
Founded by Olympic Medalist and former professional cyclist Axel Merck, his wife Jodi and myself in 2015, we set out to start a local youth cycling club. The focus of the club is grassroots skills, safety and fun. The program has grown from 10 session the inagrual year, to 44 sessions in 2019 with 0ver 70 youth and 22 NCCP trained volunteer coaches. The Red Devils Cycling Academy is part of the Axel Merckx Youth Devlopment Foundation.
Axel Merckx Youth Development Foundation
Launched in 2011 By Axel and Jodi Merckx the AMYDF works with national and provincial organizations, such as the Canadian Cycling Association and Cycling BC, to enhance cycling skills through a variety of competitive events, development camps and coaching clinics. Through the Foundation’s efforts, Canada’s young cyclists receive unique access to some of North America’s top professional and amateur athletes, elite-level coaching, training events, and competitive races. The Foundation ultimately promotes the health and well-being benefits of cycling, and endeavors to create a new level of excitement for cycling among Canada’s youth.
Simply put, Kids on Bikes. We want the most kids possible to enjoy their bikes, if that means they never race so be it, if that means they go to UCI world championship representing Canada, so be it ( that happened in 2019! ). Passion is what motivates us to offer these programs and we are fortunate enough to have found dedicated coaches in our community that feel the same way.