2017


Cycling Teams

Mountain Biking, Cyclocross and Cycling Opportunities for Youth & Juniors!

Summer Cycling Meeting Location is Summit High School: in the back “Staff” parking lot, MAP Here

Each one of our programs functions as a Team on a mission. Guided by our trained Coaches, your Rider will develop skills, make friendships and have fun riding bikes with us!


Highlights for 2017 Cycling

  • ENDURO TEAM Now a full-time option
  • AFTER SCHOOL Elementary & Middle School 5-weeks September and October
  • SUMMER YOUTH Two 4-week sessions, added Fridays
  • MEGA-RIDES Clinics & longer rides for one week in July and for Comp / Devo through August
  • GIRLS RIDES Free Intro Clinics; Weekly Team Rides
  • COMP TEAMS XC & Enduro Training, Race Travel
  • PERFORMANCE ADD-ON For riders 14 – 18 who need the most support in their training to race at a national-level
  • GIVING BACK Older riders can volunteer as Intern Coaches with Youth and Devo; Families can connect by working our Bike Rodeos, Chainbreaker MTB Race and other events that help raise money and awareness for BEA

Use your child’s age or grade, combined with these keywords to get started:

YOUTH MTB: focus on skills, adventure, team-building, confidence.

  • Balance Biker Clinics ages 1-4, a few fun clinics for those tiny riders without pedals
  • Riders Under 6 — except for our Balance Biker Clinic we are not set up to take riders under 6 in most programs for a variety of factors. We encourage parents to ride with their children until they are ready for our group-rides with proper equipment and maturation.
  • Mini Bikes ages 6 – 8, summer and after school beginner MTB group rides
  • Mighty Bikes ages 9 – 11, summer and after school rides, still focused on beginner riders but some intermediate groups naturally form

AFTER SCHOOL MTB: Recreational rides in the spring and fall with pick-up at school and transportation to the trail

  • MUST attend one of the schools listed for that program
  • No absolute beginners — riders must have some cycling experience.
  • Recreational and Intermediate Riders; more experienced riders should consider Devo or Comp Teams

GIRLS MTB Rides: a series of clinics and girls-only rides for beginner, recreational and intermediate riders

  • Free Girls Clinics to introduce new riders to the group and serve as entry-points for programs, focus on skills and team-building
  • Girls Rides are offered on certain days in the spring, summer and fall to bring girls together with female coaches
  • Girls are welcome in all of our programs but these options are good places to start for new riders and allow our experienced girls to help out within the groups.

DEVELOPMENT Teams: age 11+; mostly middle school with some high school riders looking for more advanced skills & more challenging rides

  • 1, 2 and 3-day options for flexibility with a shorter season than Comp Teams
  • Recreational and Intermediate Riders who want to improve
  • Introduction of training principles and some focused workouts
  • Riders are encouraged to try racing with support of their teammates and coaches
  • Some group rides with the Competition Team Riders for team-building

COMPETITION Teams: age 13+ for those who want to maximize their riding

  • For experienced riders, this is our highest level of commitment and support for junior cyclists
  • Racing is always optional but majority of these riders enjoy competing
  • We offer a structured training and season-progression to incorporate camps, trips and races
  • Annual Highlights include: Cyclocross Nationals Trip, Sea Otter Training Camp and State Championships

Age & Ability

  • Absolute Beginners are those who need help getting started, or who are not comfortable on a bike — they require special attention from Coaches to remain safe.
  • Beginners are those who can ride, are ready to take on challenges and can be mixed into a group-setting
  • Recreational riders really enjoy riding and want to improve but aren’t immediately interested in advanced skills or racing
  • Intermediate riders might be more interested in pursuing a harder progression and might be convinced to race
  • Advanced riders have many years of experience and can start giving back to their teammates while they pursue their own goals.
  • Age vs Maturity: Minimum ages are set to create peer groups so while many younger riders can demonstrate good skills, they often need to remain with their peers instead of moving up too quickly.

Wait List

  • Many programs have caps. This is so we can provide your child with the best experience for the resources we have.
  • The Enrollment Form shows how many spots are left.
  • If a program is FULL then you should register for the Cycling Wait List at the bottom of the page. We will update everyone on the wait list a week before the program begins.
  • We will not take payment unless your child is accepted into the program. Payment is always due on or before a child’s first day of practice.

Tuition

  • Payment is due at registration or on the first day of practice.
  • There is no “credit” for days that you miss.
  • Pro-rated tuition is only for late sign ups once a program has already begun.
  • Tuition Assistance is available for some programs. Email Bill@bendenduranceacademy.org to learn more.

Make Up Days

  • Most programs do not have make up days.
  • Riders are expected to show up on the days they’ve signed up to attend.
  • In some upper-level programs and summer youth we can allow make-up days if space is available. Limited to one make up per five weeks.
  • Only requests emailed with more than 2 days in advance will be considered, but it’s not guaranteed.
  • Email Bill@bendenduranceacademy.org 

Riding in Groups

  • Riding Groups are created and adjusted on-the-fly based on a number of factors including attendance, terrain, weather, experience, ability, age and motivation of the participants.
  • By default, we begin with age and then adjust by friendships / ability / experience to make efficient groups.
  • Slow vs. Fast is not as big of a concern as many think. We’re riding to learn from each other and socialize, which means it’s usually easy to re-group and manage a ‘group speed’ that everyone can enjoy.
  • Most groups are formed with a 1:6 ratio of Coaches to Athletes.
  • Riders and parents must communicate with their Coaches about their desires, goals and aspirations in order for us to set forth proper pathways for their development, but it is the Coach’s final decision about who rides in which groups. Riding in a “slower group” is sometimes important for proper skill and personal development — it is not a penalty.
  • Riders must earn their progression by showing respect for their Coaches & peers while exhibiting dedication, motivation and improvement.

Racing

  • Racing is always optional; we encourage friendly, respectful competitions within our programs and suggest junior-friendly events for riders to try as a natural part of a rider’s progression
  • Racing in sanctioned (OBRA or USAC) races begins at age 9 or 10 depending on the discipline.

Academy Rules of the Trail

  • Be prepared: bring helmet, gloves, glasses, water, tube, tools & working bike
  • Say “Hello” to everyone
  • Ride in Control
  • Ride only open trails
  • Preserve the trail: no skidding, cutting corners or walking on jump faces
  • Stop at all junctions and trail crossings to re-group
  • Stay within sight of your group; don’t wander off into the woods
  • If you happen to loose the group, stay where you are and a coach will find you
  • Downhill Riders yield to Uphill Riders
  • Bikers yield to all other users like walkers and horses
  • Don’t scare people or animals
  • Scout all jumps / drops / black diamond features; only ride with Coach permission
  • Respect and help your teammates and coaches
  • Pads, full face helmet and neck brace strongly recommended for Enduro / DH / Bike Park training and racing

Vehicles & Driving

  • Respect the Driver, Coaches and your Teammates
  • Riders must sit facing forward
  • Keep all body parts inside the windows at all times
  • Inside voices
  • Leave no trace
  • Lost and found in front of Bus or in the office
  • Seat belts required in vans

Donations

  • The Academy is a 501c3 non-profit organization and we rely on sponsors and donors to keep our tuition costs affordable; and your donation may be tax deductible.
  • Consider making a donation to the Academy to help us further our mission of to promote healthy living through active, outdoor experiences.
  • Equipment donations are often valuable to our programs, too. You can do this two ways: donate directly to the Academy, or put your used outdoor gear on consignment under our account at The Gear Fix and we’ll receive 80% of the sale.

Volunteers

  • We produce or are affiliated with several events over the course of the year that rely on volunteers from BEA
  • Sometimes athletes are asked to help, while other times we need parents to step up.
  • Engaging in community activities helps the Academy and our families make a positive impact.

Can I schedule a make-up day?

  • In general, No.
  • However, some programs have limited flexibility, see Make Up Days in the “IMPORTANT INFO” box above.

How do you assign riders into groups?

  • Groups are created on the fly based on a number of factors including attendance, terrain, weather, experience, ability, age and motivation of the participants.
  • See the “IMPORTANT INFO” box at the top of this page for details.

Can I ride with my child at practice?

  • Generally, this is not allowed in order to foster the Coach & Rider relationship.

Are you hiring coaches?

  • We’re always looking for coaches willing to work with youth on bikes!
  • We love having parents, teachers, college students, bike racers and all other kinds of passionate people helping with our program.
  • Must pass a background check, must have a passion for cycling, a desire to work with youth; and parents may not coach their own children in the same group.
  • Email Bill@bendenduranceacademy.org to learn more.

What is the best program for my child?

  • Riders should be with others their own age.
  • Start with age or grade and then factor in their experience, ability and commitment level.
  • There are lots of programs and options, so start with something small and you can always add on from there.

What about racing?

  • Racing is always optional.
  • We do mock races at some practices, for all ages, but we do not encourage racing for the majority of our riders until they are between 10 – 12 years old.
  • Racing is fun, but it can be expensive, it’s easy to do too many events in a year, it can mean lots of hours traveling and more stress to the body so we are careful to pick junior-friendly events on a conservative schedule that keeps it fresh for everyone.

Uniforms, Team T-shirts, and Logo Wear

Red T-Shirts

  • Riders in the following programs receive ONE free team t-shirt per year:
    • Summer Youth
    • Devo / Girls / Comp / CX Team
  • Also available for $10 in the Shop or at our office

Custom Cycling Jerseys & Bib Shorts

  • Castelli Jerseys are $55
  • Castelli Bib Shorts are $65
  • New Enduro Jersey coming for 2017
  • Custom items, available once or twice a year depending on interest; we keep very little inventory

Logo-wear

  • Sweatshirts
  • Winter jackets
  • Other team items

Visit the Shop

 

Balance Biker Explorer Clinics

For ages 1 – 4. These riders must be able to do some striding on their balance bikes. No pedal bikes please.

Our supportive Coaches provide a safe, playful environment where parents can interact with their children within the group to play games, try new skills and have fun riding together.

2017 Dates and Locations:

  1. Sunday June 11, 2017, Wanoga Sno-Park, 10 – 11 AM
  2. Sunday July 9, 2017, Phil’s Trailhead Pump Track, 10 – 11 AM
  3. Sunday August 13, 2017, Seventh Mountain Resort , 10 – 11 AM

Tuition:

  • $15 per class
  • Do one or all three!

Youth Mountain Biking this Summer!

Due to the shortened summer break we are trying something a little different:

  • Session 1 is four-weeks, June 26 through July 21
  • Session 2 is four-weeks from July 31 through August 25
  • Added Fridays!
  • Adjusted from 1:7 to 1:6 Coach ratio to better support younger riders.
  • MEGA-RIDES The gap-week of July 24 – 28 is now filled with Clinics and Rides specific to various groups — look below under “MEGA-RIDES” for full info
  • Those clinics present several opportunities for Youth to try new things, and because they are stand-alone clinics they’re open to anyone and priced separately.

Averaging 30-40 kids per day, we transport riders on our Adventure Bus to the trails where we break into several groups (see notes above in “Important Information” about how we create groups). Coaches lead and sweep the groups to ensure a proper pace, length and destination for the riders within each group.

Requirements

  • Ages: Must be 6 by the first day of practice.
  • Bicycle Types: Mountain Bikes that can ride on trails are required. Minimum 16″ wheels, two brakes required, gears highly recommended. Training wheels, BMX bikes, cruiser bikes, and extremely heavy bikes are not appropriate.
  • Ability Level: Riders cannot be “Absolute Beginners” — they must be able to get going on their own, pedal on off-road surfaces, and stop safely. Additionally, these are group rides so we need riders who want to ride in the group and who can complete a 2 – 4 mile ride within 90 minutes.

Dates

  • Session 1: four-weeks, June 26 – July 21
    • No practice on July 4
  • Session 2: four-weeks, July 31 – August 25*
    • No practice on Monday Aug 21
  • Offered M, T, W, TH, F

Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 to Noon
  • Rider drop-off from 8:30 – 8:50
  • Bus leaves at 9:00, returns at Noon

Other Information

  • Priced as a “4-week program,” riders choose 1, 2, 3 or 4 days per week per session.
  • Do one or both sessions.
  • Common enrollment examples are “Session 1 T & TH” or “Session 1 & 2 Mondays.”
  • Majority of riders do two days a week; or one day a week for both sessions.
  • Meeting location TBD (we are moving offices in April)
  • You will receive confirmation emails at enrollment and then ahead of the program start to make sure you have all of the information you need.
  • Please read all of the good info in the “Important Information” box above, especially for new families.

Tuition:

Session 1 (Price is for 4-days of riding)
  • Mondays = $110
  • Tuesdays = $80 (NO Practice July 4)
  • Wednesdays = $110
  • Thursdays = $110
  • Fridays = $110
Session 2 (Price is for 4-days of riding)
  • Mondays = $80 (NO Practice Aug 21)
  • Tuesdays = $110
  • Wednesdays = $110
  • Thursdays = $110
  • Fridays = $110
MEGA-RIDES — see below to sign up for more fun Youth opportunities!

Recreational Rides with Transportation

For Riders with some experience riding mountain bikes on trails who want a fun ride with their friends after school!

Requirements

  • No Absolute-Beginners: new riders should start with our Summer Youth Program or Clinics (see “MEGA-RIDES” below)
  • Must be able to get going, pedal and use brakes to stop; comfortable completing a 2 – 4 mile ride on trails in under 90 minutes.
  • Bicycles: Mountain Bikes with Gears on 16″ Wheels or larger
  • Age 6 by program start date and must be in
  • Grades 1 – 5
  • Must attend one of the schools listed below:

1. Monday East-Side Elementary MTB

Must attend one of these schools:

  • Ponderosa Elem
  • Ensworth Elem
  • Juniper Elem
  • Bear Creek Elem
  • Silver Rail Elem
  • Elk Meadow Elem
  • Pine Ridge Elem

Schedule

  • Five Mondays
  • September 11, 18, 25, October 2 & 9
  • Pickup begins at 3:30 PM
  • Return to our Office at 6:00 PM
  • Final transportation times and meeting places will be emailed a week prior to start date since they are determined by who enrolls.

Program Cap

  • 35 Riders

Tuition:

  • $150

2. Wednesdays West-Side Elementary MTB

Must attend one of these schools (approximate pick up times):

  • Highland Elementary @ 2:00 PM
  • Westside Elementary @ 2:10 PM
  • High Lakes Elementary @ 2:15 PM
  • Miller Elementary @ 2:25 PM (Chaperone arrives at 2pm)
  • Amity Creek Elementary @ 2:00 PM

Schedule

  • Five Wednesdays
  • September 13, 20, 27, October 4 & 11
  • Pickup begins at 2:00 PM
  • Return at 5:00 PM
  • Final transportation times and meeting places will be emailed before starting.

Program Cap

  • 30 Riders Highland/High Lakes/Miller/Westside (Adventure Bus)
  • 11 Riders Amity (Team Van)

Tuition:

  • $150

Recreational Rides with Transportation

Come join us for fun, social group rides for Riders with some trail riding experience!

Requirements

  • No Absolute-Beginners: Must have some trail riding experience; comfortable completing several miles on trails, for more than 90 minutes.
  • Bicycles: Mountain Bikes with gears and 24″ Wheels or larger
  • Age 11 or older by the program start date and in
  • Grade 6 – 12
  • Must attend one of the schools listed for your group.

1. Tuesday Middle & High School MTB:

We have two groups based on school-release times. Both groups often end up riding together on the trail.

Must attend one of these schools:

Group 1: for these schools with release time of 2:40 PM

  • Pilot Butte MS ^
  • High Desert ^
  • Pacific Crest ^
  • Cascade Middle School ^
  • Any High Schooler who can meet at Cascade MS at 3:00PM ^
  • Capped at 26 Riders

Group 2: combined REALMS & Cascades Academy

  • REALMS 3:00 PM
  • Cascades Academy 3:20 PM
  • Capped at 13 Riders

Schedule

  • Five Tuesdays
  • September 12, 19, 26, October 3 & 10
  • Return to our Office at 6:00 PM
  • Final pick up times and meeting places will be emailed before starting.

Tuition:

  • Enroll under “Middle School Tue Group 1 or 2”
  • $150

2. Seven Peaks Friday:

Seven Peaks middle schoolers can join us on Fridays with early-release!

Minimum Enrollment Threshold:

  • Middle School: minimum 5 riders enrolled by 9/13/17 at Noon
  • Sign up now and spread the word to other Seven Peaks Families — we will refund you if we do not hit the minimum rider threshold.

Schedule

  • Five Fridays
  • September 15, 22, 29, October 6 & 13
  • Pick up from school at 1:30PM
  • Return to BEA office by 5:00PM
  • Final pick up times and meeting places will be emailed a week prior to start.

Tuition:

  • $150

Montessori Center of Bend

REALMS

Cascades Academy

Seven Peaks

New Schools?

  • If we don’t pick up at your school for any program yet, get in touch.
  • We need a minimum of 7 participants to send a vehicle with a coach if they’re available.
  • Parents and Faculty both play a role in making these programs expand.
  • Keep us informed of Open Houses and other outreach events at your school.

Development Mountain Bike Team

High-energy sessions with inspiring Coaches, these are for Recreational or Intermediate riders who enjoy challenges and want to ride further, faster and smoother. Devo Riders are never required to race, but many at this level try racing for the first time, and we offer ways for them to try other disciplines through Enduro, Road and Cyclocross Clinics, too.

Girls are welcome at all of the Devo Team Rides! Check out the Girls-Only Rides, too.

With Spring, Summer and Fall blocks and 1, 2 or 3-day a week options, Devo Riders can easily customize their riding schedule to meet their needs.

Requirements

  • No Absolute-Beginners: new riders should start with our Summer Youth Program or Clinics (see “MEGA-RIDES” below)
  • Riders must be comfortable completing a 4 – 8 mile ride on trails in under 2 hours.
  • Bicycles: Mountain Bikes with Gears on 24″ Wheels or larger; these are cross-country rides, meaning hardtails and short-travel full suspension bikes are best.
  • Primarily for ages 11 – 13
  • Less-experienced High Schoolers may start here to get comfortable before moving to Comp Teams, and for the summer session Devo Coaches may allow some younger riders with racing experience to join this group.
  • No transportation from school to practice is provided. Riders must have a way to get to practice where we transport to the riding areas as needed.

1. Spring Devo Team MTB

  • April 5 – June 15, 11 Weeks
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • 3:15 – 6:15 PM
  • Combine this with another program like Tues. Middle School, or Friday Seven Peaks.

For riders ready to do a full season of riding, these spring rides provide skill-building, fitness and confidence to take on the bigger trails or jump into Oregon MTB races!

Racing is optional but encouraged at this level, especially because we run team vans to the races within the Oregon Junior MTB Series and we host our own event, the Chainbreaker MTB Race on Mother’s Day weekend.

Tuition:

  • One-Day a Week $190
  • Two-Days a Week $350

2. Summer Devo Team MTB

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • June 26 – August 24
    • Read below for certain days without regular practices
  • Most riders do 2 or 3 days per week in the summer.

Summer Devo goes to 4-days per week, moves to the mornings, and offers new ways to expand your cyclist’s repertoire:

MEGA-RIDES New for 2017 is a week in July and six days in August where will offer several stand-alone clinics for Devo Riders to try new things and do some longer rides:

  • Some practices during the week of July 24 – 28 and in August are superseded by the full-day rides and other clinics.
  • These are cap-stone achievements that all Devo Riders should do to celebrate their improvements!
  • See “MEGA-RIDES” below for specific clinics and rides to do instead.
  • Sign up for those separately, some are free, others charge to cover the extra expense of full-day adventures.

Tuition:

  • Summer Mondays $175 (8 Mondays, NO Practice Aug 21)
  • Summer Tuesdays $175 (8 Tuesdays, NO Practice July 4)
  • Summer Wednesdays $175 (8 Wednesdays, NO Reg Practice Aug 16, do Big Ride Instead)
  • Summer Thursdays $175 (8 Thursdays, NO Reg Practice Aug 24, do Big Ride Instead)

 

Fall Devo info coming soon!

Girls-Only MTB Rides

Junior women are welcome in any program we offer but we know that amazing things happen when the girls get together for their own rides with inspiring women who want to share their passion for cycling!

Basically the same structure and pricing as our Devo Team so girls can move between the groups as needed. We offer Spring, Summer and Fall blocks with 1 or 2 Girls-Only rides per week.


1. Free Girls MTB Clinics

Funded by the Taye Nakamura Memorial Scholarship for 2017 to make them free to the public

  • Perfect for Absolute Beginners, Beginners and Intermediate Riders to learn tips, work on skills and gain confidence in a supportive team environment
  • Also serve as start-points for the weekly rides — try a clinic, then sign up to ride weekly if you enjoy it:
    • #1: Wednesday, March 29, 3:15 – 6PM
    • #2: Wednesday, May 3, 3:15 – 6PM
    • #3: Sunday, May 21, 9:00 AM – Noon
  • Loaner bikes may be available, email Bill@bendenduranceacademy.org to find out.

Locations TBD, sign up now and we’ll email you full details at least a week in advance.


1. Spring Girls-Only Wednesdays

  • April 5 – June 15, 11 Weeks
  • Wednesdays
  • 3:15 – 6:15 PM
  • Combine this with another program like Tues. Middle School, or Friday Seven Peaks.

Requirements

  • No Absolute-Beginners: Riders must be able to ride a bike on a trail. Not sure? Begin with one of the Free Girls MTB Clinics to see if this is right for you.
  • Riders should be comfortable completing a 4 – 8 mile ride on trails in under 2 hours.
  • Bicycles: Mountain Bikes with Gears on 24″ Wheels or larger; these are cross-country rides, meaning hardtails and short-travel full suspension bikes are best.
  • Age 11 – 18
  • No transportation from school to practice is provided. Riders must have a way to get to practice where we transport to the riding areas as needed.

Tuition:

  • $190
  • Additional mixed-gender rides available in the spring through other After School, Devo or Comp Programs

2. Summer Girls Rides W & TH

  • Wednesdays & Thursdays
  • 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • June 28 – August 24*
  • * Read below for certain days without regular practices
  • Do 1 or 2 Girls Rides per week and add a regular Devo or Comp day for up to 4 days a week.

Summer Girls Rides switch to the mornings on Wednesdays and Thursdays. As this grows we may add more days.

We provide many opportunities to expand your cycling repertoire:

MEGA-RIDES New for 2017 is a week in July and six days in August where will offer several stand-alone clinics for Devo Riders to try new things and do some longer rides:

  • Some practices during the week of July 24 – 28 and in August are superseded by the full-day rides and other clinics.
  • These are cap-stone achievements that all Devo Riders should do to celebrate their improvements!
  • See “MEGA-RIDES” below for specific clinics and rides to do instead.
  • Sign up for those separately, some are free, others charge to cover the extra expense of full-day adventures.

Requirements

  • No Absolute-Beginners: Riders must be able to ride a bike on a trail. Not sure? Begin with one of the Free Girls MTB Clinics to see if this is right for you.
  • Riders should be comfortable completing a 4 – 8 mile ride on trails in under 2 hours.
  • Bicycles: Mountain Bikes with Gears on 24″ Wheels or larger; these are cross-country rides, meaning hardtails and short-travel full suspension bikes are best.
  • Age 11 – 18
  • No transportation from school to practice is provided. Riders must have a way to get to practice where we transport to the riding areas as needed.

Tuition:

  • Summer Wednesdays $175 (8 Wednesdays, NO Reg Practice Aug 16, do Big Ride Instead)
  • Summer Thursdays $175 (8 Thursdays, NO Reg Practice Aug 24, do Big Ride Instead)
  • Choose regular Devo or Comp for Monday and Tuesday practices.

 

Fall Girls Rides Coming Soon!

 


3. Fall Girls-Only Wednesdays

  • Five Wednesdays
  • September 13, 20, 27, October 4 & 11
  • 3:15 – 6:15 PM
  • Combine this with a co-ed program like Tues. Middle School, or Friday Seven Peaks.
  • Final transportation times and meeting places will be emailed before starting.

Requirements

  • No Absolute-Beginners: Riders must be able to ride a bike on a trail. Not sure? Begin with one of the Free Girls MTB Clinics to see if this is right for you.
  • Riders should be comfortable completing a 4 – 8 mile ride on trails in under 2 hours.
  • Bicycles: Mountain Bikes with Gears on 24″ Wheels or larger; these are cross-country rides, meaning hardtails and short-travel full suspension bikes are best.
  • Age 11 – 18
  • No transportation from school to practice is provided. Riders must have a way to get to practice where we transport to the riding areas as needed.

Tuition:

  • $150

Competition Teams

  1. Enduro
  2. Cross-Country (XC)
  3. Performance Add-On with Bowen Sports Performance

1. Spring & Summer Enduro MTB Team

Head Enduro Coach Rex Shepard will lead these young riders on a season-long mission to train together, improve advanced skills, and race. While races are optional, we strongly encourage riders to do at least the local Bend / Mt. Bachelor races.

Training begins in February with indoor riding and strength at Bowen Sports Performance, transitions outside in March and continues 3-days a week through July at full steam. We reduce the sessions in August to focus on longer, full-day, high-country adventures, then take a short break. We re-focus in September to finish up strong with the Ashland Challenge and Cascadia MTB Championship in October.

  • Ages 13 – 18
  • Riders must have intermediate to advanced skills with good fitness
  • Full suspension bike required
  • Pads and extra safety equipment strongly recommended
  • Enduro Team Race Calendar is here for planning purposes
  • See all events, trips and practice times on the main Cycling Calendar

Spring Practices

  • Tuesdays and Fridays from February 14 – April 18:
    • Indoors at Bowen Sport Performance
    • Group 1 Ride Tuesdays and Strength Fridays
    • Group 2 Ride Fridays
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays from March 15 – June 15
    • Outside rides
    • 3:15 – 6:15pm
  • Includes some weekend practices
  • Additional Camps, Clinics and Trips are listed below

Summer Practices

  • June 26 – August 3
    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
    • 9:30am-12:30pm

MEGA-RIDES New for 2017 is a week in July and six days in August where will offer several stand-alone clinics for Devo Riders to try new things and do some longer rides:

  • Some practices during the week of July 24 – 28 and in August are superseded by the full-day rides and other clinics.
  • These are cap-stone achievements that all Devo Riders should do to celebrate their improvements!
  • See “MEGA-RIDES” below for specific clinics and rides to do instead.
  • Sign up for those separately, some are free, others charge to cover the extra expense of full-day adventures.

Tuition:

  • Spring & Summer Full Time Team $1,100
  • Spring & Summer Part Time Team $800
  • Spring & Summer One-Day $600
  • FALL PRICE TBD
  • Trips, Camps and Travel to races will vary, see Enduro Team Race Calendar for info


2. Spring & Summer XC MTB Team

Cycling Director Bill Warburton will captain these junior riders on a season-long mission to train together, improve advanced skills, and race. While races are optional, we strongly encourage riders to do at least the local races like Chainbreaker and Sisters Stampede. Some riders will be training for bigger races like USA Cycling MTB Nationals in July, while others only want to ride as much as possible and might not race at all.

Training begins in February with indoor riding and strength at Bowen Sports Performance, transitions outside in March and continues 3-days a week through July at full steam. We reduce the sessions in August to focus on longer, full-day, high-country adventures, then take a short break before many riders switch over to the Cyclocross Team.

  • Ages 13 – 18
  • Riders must have intermediate to advanced skills with good fitness
  • Need a working mountain bike, but some loaners are available
  • XC Team Race Calendar is here for planning purposes
  • See all events, trips and practice times on the main Cycling Calendar

Spring Practices

  • Tuesdays and Fridays from February 14 – April 18:
    • Indoors at Bowen Sport Performance
    • Group 1 Ride Tuesdays and Strength Fridays
    • Group 2 Ride Fridays
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays from March 15 – June 15
    • Outside rides
    • 3:15 – 6:15pm
  • Includes some weekend practices
  • Additional Camps, Clinics and Trips are listed below

Summer Practices

  • June 26 – August 3
    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
    • 9:30am-12:30pm

MEGA-RIDES New for 2017 is a week in July and six days in August where will offer several stand-alone clinics for Devo Riders to try new things and do some longer rides:

  • Some practices during the week of July 24 – 28 and in August are superseded by the full-day rides and other clinics.
  • These are cap-stone achievements that all Devo Riders should do to celebrate their improvements!
  • See “MEGA-RIDES” below for specific clinics and rides to do instead.
  • Sign up for those separately, some are free, others charge to cover the extra expense of full-day adventures.

Tuition:

  • Spring & Summer Full Time Team $1,100
  • Spring & Summer Part Time Team $800
  • Spring & Summer One-Day $600
  • Trips, Camps and Travel to races will vary, see Enduro Team Race Calendar for info


3. Performance Add-On with Bowen Sports Performance

PENDING APPROVAL

For the most experienced Comp Riders who desire more structured training we are partnering with Bart Bowen to offer additional direction outside of regular BEA group practices.

  • For Comp Enduro / XC
  • Ages 14 – 18
  • For those who want to compete at National level
  • Must have several years of riding experience and Coaches agree you can handle extra load
  • Age-specific plans that fit for your racing / training goals and blend BEA group rides with additional training on your own or at BSP

Tuition:

  • TBD

MEGA-RIDES NEW for 2017

Stand-alone Clinics, Camps and Longer Rides for specific cycling progressions!

At the end of July we will run a full week of Mega-Rides that are open for enrollment to any rider who meets the requirements for that ride.

  • July 24, Monday
    • Morning: Youth Intermediate Mega-Ride 1
    • Evening: Youth Mega-Skills Course
  • July 25, Tuesday
    • Morning: Youth Beginner Mega-Ride
    • Afternoon: Devo / Girls / Comp Ice Cream Mega-Ride, Free!
  • July 26, Wednesday
    • Morning: Youth Intermediate Mega-Ride 2
    • Afternoon: Road Mega-Clinic & Junior Criterium, Free!
  • July 27, Thursday
    • Enduro Mega-Ride
    • Girls Mega-Ride
  • July 28, Friday
    • Devo / Girls / Comp Mega-Ride
  • July 29, Saturday
    • Ballons Over Bend Bike Rodeo
    • Youth come ride!
    • Devo / Comp / Parents please help volunteer

In August, Devo / Girls / Comp Riders can enroll for six more MEGA-RIDES!

  • August 5, Saturday
    • Location TBD
  • August 8, Tuesday
    • Location TBD
  • August 16, Wednesday
    • Location TBD
  • August 24, Thursday
    • Location TBD

Grand-Finale Mega-Ride Free!

  • For ALL BEA Riders! 
  • Friday, August 25 at Wanoga Sno-Park
  • Leave Office 9:00 AM with all BEA vehicles, and parents welcome to carpool
  • Or meet there by 9:30
  • Games, Activities, Relays, Challenges
  • Awards and Recognitions


FULL MEGA-RIDE DESCRIPTIONS


Youth Intermediate MTB Rides

  • Two stand-alone sessions:
    • July 24, Monday
    • July 26, Wednesday
  • 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Age 9 – 11
  • Intermediate ability
  • A bigger trail ride than what we offer within the regular summer sessions for those who are ready to try a bigger challenge.
  • $45 each day
  • Capped at 40, transportation on Bus included

Youth MTB Skills Course

  • July 24, Monday
  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Any age under 12
  • Absolute Beginners, Beginners and Intermediate
  • For new riders who want to prepare for a BEA program or just have fun playing on bikes. Great choice for Session 2 riders to meet coaches and get prepared.
  • Open skills / obstacle course with coaches available to help riders with basic skills. Featuring our “Bike Rodeo” and natural terrain.
  • $5 per rider
  • Location TBD

Youth “Intro to MTB” Clinic & Easy Ride

  • July 25, Tuesday
  • 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Age 6 – 10
  • Beginner level
  • This extended time allows for more skills to be covered and an easier pace on the ride. For those who can start and stop on their own but are Beginner level or have never ridden with BEA before. Covers basics to ride in a group, trail etiquette and basic trail skills. Great choice to prepare Session 2 riders for riding with BEA.
  • $45
  • Capped at 40, transportation on Bus included

DEVO / GIRLS / COMP

These rides are NOT included in regular program tuition. Some are free, others charge to cover the extra expenses of full-day adventures. Open to any junior rider who meets the criteria.

ICE CREAM MEGA-SOCIAL RIDE

  • July 25, Tuesday
  • 4:00PM – 7:00PM
  • Devo, Girls, Comp Teams
  • No cost other than bring $ for Ice Cream
  • Sign up to reserve your spot

ROAD MEGA-CLINIC & JR CRITERIUM

  • July 26, Wednesday
  • 3:00PM – 6:00PM
  • Riders age 10+
  • “Beginner group” and “Intermediate/Advanced group.”
  • Incorporating the Summit High Criterium, open-course practice 4pm and everyone races at 4:45. Parents are welcome to spectate & cheer.
  • Special Guest Riders to talk about tactics and how to ride safely in groups on the road.
  • Loaner bikes might be available.
  • No cost to BEA Riders. Non-BEA Riders are asked to make a donation.
  • Race registration is free ONLY IF you pre-register here in advance

ENDURO MEGA-RIDE 1

  • July 27, Thursday
  • 8:30AM – 3:30PM
  • Intermediate & Advanced
  • For all Devo or Comp-level Enduro / XC Riders age 13+ who can handle a full day of riding. Must be prepared with lunch, proper equipment, etc. Not sure if it’s for you, ask Coach Rex.
  • Special Guest Riders
  • Mixing a fun group of Coaches and Riders with skills challenges and advanced trail riding for a whole day’s adventure.
  • Location TBD but it will be somewhere up high on a mountain with lots of amazing riding!
  • $45

GIRLS TEAM MEGA-RIDE 1

  • July 27, Thursday
  • 8:30AM – 3:30PM
  • Intermediate
  • For all Girls age 11+ who want to try a full day of riding with their Coaches. Must be prepared with lunch, proper equipment, etc. Not sure if it’s for you, ask Coach Bill.
  • Special Guest Riders
  • Location TBD but it will be somewhere up high on a mountain with lots of amazing riding!
  • $45

HIGH-COUNTRY MEGA-RIDE 1

  • Friday, July 28 8:30AM – 3:30PM
  • Intermediate & Advanced
  • For all Devo / Girls / Comp Riders age 13+ who can handle a full day of riding. Must be prepared with lunch, proper equipment, etc. Not sure if it’s for you, ask Coach Bill.
  • Special Guest Riders
  • Mixing a fun group of Coaches and Riders with skills challenges and advanced trail riding for a whole day’s adventure.
  • Location TBD but it will be somewhere up high on a mountain with lots of amazing riding!
  • $45
  • Capped at 40 Riders

AUGUST MEGA-RIDES

Devo / Girls / Comp Riders can enroll for six more MEGA-RIDES in August!

Priced at $45 to cover the extra expense of a full-day adventure, these rides are NOT included in regular program tuition:

  • August 5, Saturday
    • Location TBD
  • August 8, Tuesday
    • Location TBD
  • August 16, Wednesday
    • Location TBD
  • August 24, Thursday
    • Location TBD

Don’t worry about the location too much, we’ll be riding amazing trails we can’t otherwise ride during shorter sessions.

  • Intermediate & Advanced
  • For all Devo / Girls / Comp Riders age 13+ who can handle a full day of riding. Must be prepared with lunch, proper equipment, etc. Not sure if it’s for you, ask Coach Bill.
  • Special Guest Riders
  • Mixing a fun group of Coaches and Riders with skills challenges and advanced trail riding for a whole day’s adventure.
  • Location TBD but it will be somewhere up high on a mountain with lots of amazing riding!
  • $45 each day
  • Capped at 40 Riders

Must be prepared with lunch, proper equipment, etc. Not sure if it’s for you, ask Coach Bill.

Cyclocross Info Meeting

Info session for all new and returning Cyclocross Riders:

  • Wednesday August 9, 2017
  • At our office from 5:30 – 6:30PM
  • Riders and parents are welcome
  • For boys and girls ages 10+ by December 31, 2017
  • First half hour will be for new riders and younger riders who plan on racing locally
  • Second half will be for returning riders looking to do bigger races in USAC or Nationals.

Cyclocross Training Camp

  • August 2017, in Bend, 8/18, 19 and 20th!
  • Open to all junior men and women age 13+

Cyclocross Team

A great way to learn how to race bikes, cyclocross requires skill, power, endurance, toughness and develops important abilities that help in other cycling disciplines.

Those who choose to make cyclocross their main race season look forward to riding in the rain, mud and snow, they enjoy traveling with the team to the events, they enjoy making friends from across Oregon and from all over the US; and we have fun every day!

  • For boys and girls ages 10+ by December 31, 2017
  • Loaner Bikes Available
  • Begins September 12
  • Regular Season ends around Thanksgiving
  • Extended Season goes through USAC CX Nationals in January 2018

One Day

  • Riders who can only do One-Day a week should do Wednesdays
  • Talk to Bill of that will not work for you.
  • September Wednesdays 3:30 – 5PM, then Race the Thrilla at 5:15; de-brief and cooldown with Coaches after
  • October & November: 2:00 – 4:30PM at Athletic Club
  • Elementary and Seven Peaks Riders can join late, talk to Bill
  • Encouraged to race all local and some Junior Series Events with the team on weekends

Part Time

  • Wednesdays as above, plus Tuesdays or Thursdays
  • Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:30 from Office: reserved for older or faster “Comp” Riders so we can do a harder ride or workout
  • Thursdays 3:30 – 5:30 from Office: will be mixed skills / drills / rides for all ages and abilities
  • Expected to race most local and Junior Series Events with the team on weekends

Full Time

  • T, W, TH
  • Expected to race most local and Junior Series Events with the team on weekends
  • Will have groups targeting OBRA Champs and Nationals
  • Some weekend training

Team Race Schedule TBD

  • Local Race Support
  • OBRA Junior CX Series Events
  • OBRA CX Champs
  • 2018 Cyclocross Nationals Reno, NV

Tuition

  • Full Time $650 (30+ practices)
  • Part Time $425 (20+ practices)
  • One Day $250 (12+ practices)
  • Payment plan OK, but total amount due by November 30

Regional Race Travel

  • Coaches drive to many races and events across the region.
  • Most day trips to away races are $30 each.
  • You’ll receive emails from your Coaches with suggest travel ideas.

Camps & Overnight Trips

Sea Otter Training Camp: Monterey, CA

  • April 19 – 23, 2017
  • Camping on site at Laguna Seca Raceway; including food and transportation from Bend.
  • RSVP by signing up online before April 1
  • Open to all juniors from Oregon / OBRA-land.
  • Four days of amazing riding with our Coaches, this is great training with your teammates.
  • Racing is optional. Races fill so sign up early.
  • USA Cycling Points available for National-rankings
  • PDX Devo is joining us there; they can help provide transport from PDX / Valley.
  • Race fees not included.
  • $275

MTB Nationals: West Virgina

  • July 19 – 23
  • Possible Team Trip if we have enough riders interested.
  • Email Bill@bendenduranceacademy.org if you’re interested.

Velodrome and Lumberyard Trip: Portland, OR

  • Summer 2017, it’s back on! Dates TBD
  • Camping on site at Alpenrose Velodrome
  • Open to all juniors from Oregon / OBRA-land.
  • Track racing clinic on Friday and Saturday
  • Lumberyard Trip Saturday Night
  • Riding more bikes on Sunday, too
  • With PDX Devo
  • Price TBD

Cyclocross Training Camp: Hood River, OR

  • August 2017, it’s back on! Dates TBD
  • Camping on site
  • Open to all juniors from Oregon / OBRA-land.
  • Thursday check-in, Friday clinics, Saturday long-ride, Sunday mock race
  • With PDX Devo
  • Price TBD

More overnighters may be listed on the Enduro or XC Race Calendars.

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August 2017

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • Youth S2 MTB
  • Comp XC Ride
  • Devo MTB Ride
  • Comp Enduro Ride
2
  • Youth S2 MTB
  • Comp MTB Ride
  • Devo MTB Ride
  • Criterium CLINIC
3
  • Youth S2 MTB
  • Comp MTB Ride
  • Devo MTB Ride
4
  • Youth S2 MTB
5
6
  • OBRA Criterium Champs
7
  • Youth S2 MTB
  • Devo MTB Ride
8
  • MEGA Ride Paulina
  • Youth S2 MTB
9
  • Cycling Coach Coffee
  • Youth S2 MTB
  • Devo MTB Ride
  • CX Team INFO Mtg
10
  • Youth S2 MTB
  • Devo MTB Ride
11
  • Youth S2 MTB
12
  • MEGA Gravel Ride
13
  • Balance Bikers #3
14
  • Youth S2 MTB
  • Devo MTB Ride
15
  • Youth S2 MTB
  • Devo MTB Ride
16
  • MEGA Ride Flagline
  • Youth S2 MTB
17
  • Youth S2 MTB
  • Devo MTB Ride
18
  • Youth S2 MTB
  • Cyclocross Camp
19
20
21
22
  • MEGA Ride North Fork
  • Youth S2 MTB
23
  • Cycling Coach Coffee
  • Youth S2 MTB
  • Devo MTB Ride
24
  • Youth S2 MTB
  • Devo MTB Ride
25
  • Wanoga Party!
26
  • Bachelor Enduro
27
28
  • No Cycling Practice
29
30
31




Cycling Staff

Bill Warburton

Cycling Director

Questions regarding our cycling programs?

Email: Bill@BendEnduranceAcademy.org

Cell: 541.335.1346

With the Academy since the beginning, Bill has been coaching junior cycling since 2005.

Why I coach: Cycling has been my passion since I was a little kid. It’s been a great way for me to meet friends, see the world and be part of a great community in Bend so I love working with the coaches and riders to make our program fun every day.

Brennan Wodtli

Development Team Coach

Brennan has coached mountain biking and cyclocross for the Academy since 2012. Currently racing and working toward a degree, he works mostly with Devo and Comp Teams.

Brenna Warburton

Youth Cycling Coach

With the Academy from the beginning, Brenna has been the Head Youth Coach for our Nordic, Rock Climbing and Cycling programs. Brenna has been integral to establishing the strong youth programs we have today.

Bart Bowen

Competition Team Advisor

Bart is generously hosting the Academy Competition Team at his Bowen Sports Performance studio when we need space and trainers to ride and train indoors.

Bart is a former National Champion on the Road and has coached some incredible athletes since his retirement from professional racing.

He also hosts the CXMas Fundraiser, which supports our Cyclocross Nationals Trip.

Matt Fox

Cycling Coach

A bike racer and teacher at Bend High, Matt has been with the Academy since the beginning, coaching road, mountain and cyclocross.

Tina Brubaker

Girls Team Coach

Tina has coached mountain biking and cyclocross for the Academy since 2012. Her “Girls Team” rides have been great ways for our junior women to learn skills and try mountain and cyclocross racing.

Guest Coaches

Bend is full of awesome cyclists who want to inspire and teach your children — our future cyclists.

Recent guest coaches include:

  • Laura Winberry
  • Serena Bishop Gordon
  • Carl Decker
  • Barry Wicks
  • Adam Craig
  • James Rowan
  • Krunkshocks