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DevelopmenT Team

About us


The Bakkers Trailblazers Development Program is based on a foundation of athletic excellence, sportsmanship and personal development. Through the sport and community of cycling, young athletes are coached in an atmosphere where teamwork is balanced with individual growth and discovery. Our objective is to create a platform where young people can be successful both on and off their bikes while having FUN!

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Ensuring appropriate preparation in physiological, psychological, technical and tactical growth is the cornerstone of our approach. This program includes the following specifics plus the “Additional benefits” outlined below:

Program Specifics

Open to youth ages 13-18

  • There are 2 Devo programs: Devo Jam and Devo Race

  • Devo Jam is for the rider who wants to ride and session features with like minded riders and with the guidance of our coaches.  

  • Devo Race is for the rider who wants to maximize their performance.  Workouts are specific in efforts and require commitment from the athlete. We offer a year round program as well as quarterly programs.

  • The 2 streams are interchangeable, you may join a Devo Race session or vise versa.

  • We aim for 2 Devo Jam rides a week and 3 Devo Race sessions a week:

    • Wednesday evening 

    • Saturday morning

    • Exact schedule and times posted in April, subject to changes.

  • Training locations in the Ottawa area including:

    • Gatineau Park

    • South March Highlands

    • Greenbelt

    • Carp Barrens

    • Wakefield

  • Training plan and scheduled workouts via Training Peaks (Devo Race)

  • Race preparation and support

  • Training Camp May 25-26 at Highland MTB park, New Hamsphire

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Our Coaches

PMBIA Level 1 Coaching certification

NCCP certification - over 15 years

Additional Benefits

  • Certified Coaching Staff who are committed to the progress of each individual athlete and passionate about youth development.

  • Team discount at local sponsors.


  • The team will be participating in the following race series

    • Gravel Cup

    • Trek Twilight Series powered by Bushtukah

    • Select O-Cup, Q-Cup events and Canada Cups


Personal coaching 2 - 3 times a week, Season:  $100/month + hst (Aimed at the Devo Race athlete)

$249 + hst/per season. Spring - late April to July 1st, Summer - July 1st to Sept 1st, Fall - Sept 1 to mid-Nov cyclocross focused, (includes guided rides, coaching, race support, along with Bakkers Trailblazers team membership, discounts at Bushtukah and on Bakkers Trailblazers team merchandise)

Members will also require insurance and a license provided by the Ontario Cycling Association (OCA), sold separately. If you are Devo Race, we suggest getting a UCI license so you can race any event we go to. If you are Devo Jam, get a community license to start and if you want to race more seriously, you can upgrade as needed to a challenge license. If you only ride with the team and compete in our Trek Twilight series, you only need community. 

Space is limited, inquire below for membership application.

Join the Development Team

Interested in Supporting the Development Team?

As a lifelong activity, cycling appeals to children, families and adults, reaching a broad audience that goes beyond traditional demographics. Cycling is the second most popular recreational activity in the world, attracting significant public attention with a high media presence. It offers an exciting, results driven, technologically innovative sport in a healthy, environmentally sound format.


Company logos are prominently displayed on the team’s website, social media outreach, and printed materials.  Bicycle racing can be expensive for active competitors, with racing bikes in excess of $2,000.  Bakker's Trailblazers uses its budget to defray the cost of team uniforms, coaching fees and race support.

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