We have several in our region and participation is flat to down. Youth programs are available but the cost of entry to racing is much higher than other sports. Young riders that do participate are largely following parents that race as well from what I can see. They also give it up more quickly once they face up to senior age groups. Cycling's a tough sport with very little immediate gratification. How many people that race actually ever win an event; let alone win often enough to be motivated by it? Most of us love cycling because we love to ride. Racing tends to be a different beast in the US. There is huge participation in charity and non-competitive group rides, though.One word. Velodromes. We have virtually none of them in the US.