We are excited to team up with Sea Otter Australia to launch the new KRUSH Grassroots Scholarship Program, with Aussie Distributor Bike Corp, FIST Handwear, and leading Australian online bike retailer Pushys.
The KRUSH Grassroots Scholarship will offer an amazing opportunity to provide essential tools and industry support for developing Australian riders. The package includes over $8000+ worth of bike care products, store credit, coaching, rider mentoring and financial support for travel expenses and race entry fees to help elevate their riding career.
Exclusive one-on-one mentoring sessions will be lead by ambassadors; trail builder, Junior National Champion and Canyon Team Rider Baxter Maiwald (VIC); and 8x BMX & Mountain Bike World Champion and 2x Olympian Caroline Buchanan (ACT). Whilst coaching sessions will be offered courtesy of Gravity Oz founder Shannon Rademaker. Shannon holds the highest level of professional coaching accreditation in Australia as a PMBIA L3 advanced athlete coach with over 15 years experience.
Scholarships will be awarded to two junior Australian riders (1 x female and 1 x male), over the course of the Sea Otter Australia weekend in October. Successful applicants will be selected by scholarship ambassadors and industry representatives, based on a combination of competitive race results, sportsmanship and the ability to demonstrate enthusiasm, ambition and dedication via the application process.
The program will also offer Encouragement Awards to 2x promising young riders to support their growth and development in the sport, valued at over $1000 each.
To apply, applicants need to be aged between 12 – 19, and be entered into at least one discipline (Mountain, Gravel or Road) at Sea Otter Australia.