2020

Cycling Teams

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

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Highlights for 2019

  • COMPETITION TEAMS Added Strength Training & TrainingPeaks to help monitor your entire season; separated XC and Enduro groups on Tuesdays.
  • DEVELOPMENT TEAMS Three squads of “Devo / Girls Devo / All-MTN Devo” for 10-weeks this spring and 3 or 4-week blocks this summer!
  • AFTER SCHOOL Miller Elem now on Tuesdays this spring; list of schools has some changes.
  • SUMMER YOUTH Complete overhaul of Summer Mini and Mighty Bikes into 2-day blocks rather than multi-week sessions.
  • SUMMER MTB CAMPS & CLINICS For Teens, NICA Racers, Youth Girls and more!
  • MEGA-RIDES Expanded our goals for these rides in 2019 and incorporated most of them directly into the programs with a few stand-alone options.
  • GIRLS RIDES Returning Coaches Susanna and Holly are stoked to ride with you and increase your opportunities!
  • GIVING BACK Older riders can volunteer as Intern Coaches with Youth and Devo; Families can connect by working our Bend Bike Swap, Bike Rodeos, Chainbreaker MTB Race and other events that help raise funds and awareness for the Academy
  • EVENTS We have several events to produce this year and we’ll need your help so check the box below for the details.

After reading the program information below you may:

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Many factors influence which programs are best for your child.

Desire to Ride & Goals

  • Ask your child if he or she would like to participate in our programs.
  • We can only safely take riders who want to ride with our groups.
  • Individuals should have common goals to what the Coach / Team / Program can offer.

Age, Ability & Experience

  • Age limits do not define ability. They keep Riders in appropriate social settings with their peers.
  • Please respect the age limits when you enroll.
  • Ability & Experience must be balanced with Knowledge & Progression so it’s better to start in a slower group or easier program to learn the basics. This fixes “gaps” in skills and promotes faster learning and means more fun!

Friends & Siblings

  • We encourage Riders to group-up with their friends if it is appropriate for the group and the chosen ride.
  • Our times and locations sometimes make it challenging to accommodate drop-off and pick up of siblings in different programs but we will try to make it work for you.

Which School You Attend

  • We offer certain programs to certain schools on specific days and we cannot usually accommodate riders from outside those offerings on those days because it makes logistics too complicated for everyone involved. Please respect this during enrollment, and contact us if you have questions about your school.

Your Equipment

  • Each program outlines the minimums or recommendations for bikes and gear — this is a huge safety concern for us if a Rider’s bike is either unsafe or not correct for the group for which you have enrolled, so please follow those guidelines and ask for assistance if needed.
  • We suggest taking your bike to a local bike shop for a check-up and tune before enrolling in our programs. Our safety checks can only make assessments — we cannot fix things.
  • Some loaner equipment is available: bikes, helmets, clothing, etc. Check with your Coaches for more info.
  • Our Devo and Comp Teams have access to GIANT Bicycles Grassroots Program and support from many local shops and supporters to help ease some of the financial load.

How many spots are left? How can I sign up?

  • All program information is on this page, then you need to create an account, add your athlete profiles and proceed to the enrollment form.
  • The form will display start dates, number of remaining spots if there is a cap, pricing and you can add multiple athletes to multiple programs all in one session before checking out.
  • Choose + Waitlist if the program if full but you would like to be considered for a spot if we can add capacity or have a cancellation.
  • An example of the form is below so you can see what to expect:

How do you define Age & Ability?

  • “Absolute-Beginners” are those who need help getting started, or who are not comfortable on a bike — they require one-on-one attention from Coaches to remain safe; we offer Clinics and Bike Rodeos to help them get started.
  • “Beginners” are those who can ride, are ready to take on challenges, and can be mixed into a group-setting with appropriate ratios of riders-to-Coaches.
  • “Recreational” riders really enjoy riding and want to improve but aren’t immediately interested in advanced skills or racing.
  • “Intermediate” riders have more experience, might be more interested in pursuing a harder progression and might be convinced to ride more days per week or try a 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.

How does the Wait List work?

  • 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.

How does Tuition work?

  • 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.

Can I have a Make Up Day?

  • 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.

Is BEA a Racing / Elite Junior Program?

  • Our mission is to offer a full range of Youth & Junior Cycling Development tracks for Beginners to Advanced, Recreational Riders and Racers!
  • Racing is encouraged for those who are interested above age 12 but it’s always optional. Racing is hard; Riding bikes should be fun: Sometimes those are the same, sometimes they’re not.
  • 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 lose 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.

 

2-Day Camps this Summer!

Changes for 2019:

  • Mini Bikes includes 6-year olds only in the Summer. After School is age 7+. Age 5 and under are welcome at certain clinics or 1-day events listed further down this page.
  • 2-Day Block format means riders attend two consecutive days in order to make progress every day!
  • Sign up for Beginner or Intermediate groups to create your progression over the Summer.
  • Consistency is critical so we will not have make-up days in the same way as the past, and we expect your rider both days in each block you’ve signed up for.
  • If you need to cancel or change please email Bill@bendenduranceacademy.org and be sure you read our Payment / Refund Policy above before you enroll.
  • NEW for 2019, we will have Girls Camps and Clinics for ages 8-11 so check those all out in “Summer MTB Camps” listed below!

Requirements:

  • Age 6, 7, 8 at start of program
  • Must know how to ride a bike off-road, no Absolute Beginners, but Beginners and Intermediate are welcome! See FAQ above for details of these terms.
  • The Rider must want to attend practice and ride in the group with their assigned Coach and Teammates

Equipment:

  • 20″ Wheels or larger
  • Mountain Bike with 2-brakes, in safe working order required
  • Gears highly recommended; Singlespeeds should not have a coaster brake and should be a very light gear ratio
  • Click image below for more help:

Goals for Mini Bikers:

  • Teach safe group-riding, trail etiquette and personal skill to allow our group to enjoy a recreational mountain bike ride.
  • Explore new trails and make improvements on familiar ones.
  • Take lots of breaks, eat snacks and adventure together as a team!

2019 Summer Dates

Each block, is 2-consecutive days, either “Monday & Tuesday” or “Wednesday & Thursday” from 8:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

  • Beginner Mini Bikers Age 6-8: For riders NEW to BEA Cycling Programs do at least 1 of these before moving to Intermediate
    1. June 17-18, Mon & Tue
    2. July 10-11, Wed & Thur
    3. July 29-30, Mon & Tue
  • Intermediate Mini Bikers Age 6-8: For returning BEA Riders who know they are ready for the Intermediate Group which will ride on bigger terrain
    1. June 24-25, Mon & Tue
    2. July 15-16, Mon & Tue
    3. July 17-18, Wed & Thur
    4. July 22-23, Mon & Tue
    5. July 24-25, Wed & Thur
    6. August 19-20, Mon & Tue
    7. August 21-22 Wed & Thur
  • Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the AllRides!
    1. AllRide #1 on Friday July 5
    2. AllRide #2 on Friday August 2
    3. AllRide #3 on Friday August 23

Daily Schedule

  • Check-in at Pacific Crest Middle School from 8:15 – 8:30 AM
  • Bus leaves by 8:45 AM
  • Returns to PCMS by 12:15 PM

Other Information

  • Bring a snack and water: it’s a long session for these young riders so we take breaks to refuel.
  • 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 watch the video and read all of the great info in the “FAQ” and other info boxes above, especially for new families.

Tuition:

One Block is 2-Days of Consecutive Riding
  • $90 for Any “Mon & Tue” or “Wed & Thur” Block
  • 1-Day Clinics TBD
  • Includes a BEA Cycling T-shirt
  • BONUS: AllRides 1, 2, 3 are included for any BEA Rider to attend!

 

2-Day Camps this Summer!

Changes for 2019:

  • Beginner Mighty Bikes is offered 3 times, while Intermediate Mighty Bikes is offered Twice Every Week All Summer!
  • 2-Day Block format means riders attend two consecutive days in order to make progress every day!
  • Sign up for Beginner or Intermediate groups to create your progression over the Summer.
  • Consistency is critical so we will not have make-up days in the same way as the past, and we expect your rider both days in each block you’ve signed up for.
  • If you need to cancel or change please email Bill@bendenduranceacademy.org and be sure you read our Payment / Refund Policy above before you enroll.
  • NEW for 2019, we will have Girls Camps and Clinics for ages 8-11 and Teen MTB Skills Camps and Clinics for ages 12-16 so check those all out in “Summer MTB Camps” listed below!

Requirements:

  • Age 9 – 11 at start of program.
  • Must know how to ride a bike off-road. No Absolute Beginners, but Beginners and Intermediate are welcome! See FAQ above for details of these terms.
  • The Rider must want to attend practice and ride in the group with their assigned Coach and Teammates

Equipment:

  • 24″ Wheels or Larger. Most Mighty Bikers are on 26″ or 27.5″, some 29″
  • Geared Mountain Bike with 2-brakes, in safe working order required
  • No singlespeeds, BMX, Cyclocross or Hybrid Bikes
  • Tips for Mighty Biker Equipment:
    • “Get the largest wheel-sized bike that fits your Rider to increase stability, safety and increase the fun!”
    • “Bikes older than 8-10 years have very different geometry and can present problems for their progression of skills.”
    • “Buy the lightest bike you can afford, and whether used or new from a local bike shop, make sure you test-ride it.”
    • “Rigid Bikes are not recommended for our program, so they should have front suspension fork that actually works, or full suspension.”

Goals for Mighty Bikers:

  • Teach safe group-riding, trail etiquette and personal skill to allow our group to enjoy a recreational mountain bike ride.
  • Explore new trails and make improvements on familiar ones.
  • Balance skills progression with fitness development so that rides are appropriately challenging for each group.
  • Intermediate groups will ride more diverse trails and explore bigger terrain — these are XC or cross-country rides so pedaling is always required.

2019 Summer Dates

Each block, is 2-consecutive days, either “Monday & Tuesday” or “Wednesday & Thursday” from 8:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

  • Beginner Mighty Bikers Age 9-11: For riders NEW to BEA Cycling Programs do at least 1 of these before moving to Intermediate
    1. June 19-20, Wed & Thur
    2. July 8-9, Mon & Tue
    3. July 31 – August 1, Wed & Thur
  • Intermediate Mighty Bikers Age 9-11: For returning BEA Riders who know they are ready for the Intermediate Group which will ride on bigger terrain
    • Offered Every “Monday & Tuesday” and “Wednesday & Thursday” for 10 weeks from June 17 through August 22.
    • Sign up for as many 2-day blocks as you want!
    • Next level is to try the Teen Camps or Development Team Rides, talk to your Coaches to learn what might be best for you.
  • Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the AllRides!
    1. AllRide #1 on Friday July 5
    2. AllRide #2 on Friday August 2
    3. AllRide #3 on Friday August 23

Daily Schedule

  • Check-in at Pacific Crest Middle School from 8:15 – 8:30 AM
  • Bus leaves by 8:45 AM
  • Returns to PCMS by 12:15 PM

Other Information

  • No make up days. If you need to change a registration or have questions about refunds check our payment policy.
  • Bring snacks and water: it’s a long session for these young riders so we take breaks to refuel.
  • 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 watch the video and read all of the great info in the “FAQ” and other info boxes above, especially for new families.

Tuition:

One Block is 2-Days of Consecutive Riding
  • $90 for Any “Mon & Tue” or “Wed & Thur” Block
  • 1-Day Clinics TBD
  • Includes a BEA Cycling T-shirt
  • BONUS: AllRides 1, 2, 3 are included for any BEA Rider to attend!

Special Camps & Clinics For Teens and Girls

Camps & Clinics are stand-alone events that we use to help new Riders meet the Teams, or Riders from outside Bend to join us for some skills, or for current Riders who want to focus on a particular skill. These are usually not long trail rides, but rather packed with info, tips, drills and skills. Clinics are usually 1-day, Camps are multi-day.


Summer Teen Mountain Bike Camps Ages 12-16

For Beginner Racers, Intermediate Riders or those racing NICA this fall, these co-ed skills-based camps will quickly enhance your skills and get you riding with some great trails with your friends! Similar in goals and structure to our Devo programs but condensed into 1 or 2-days for those who cannot commit to 3 or 4-week blocks but want to experience riding with our awesome Coaches in Bend.

  • 1-Day Teen MTB Clinic: Wednesday July 3
  • 2-Day Teen MTB Camp 2: Monday and Tuesday, August 5 – 6
  • 2-Day Teen MTB Camp 3: Wednesday and Thursday, August 7 – 8

Requirements

  • No Absolute-Beginners: Must have previous trail riding experience; comfortable riding uphill and downhill for more than 90 minutes.
  • Bicycles: Generally most XC / Trail / All-Mountain Mountain Bikes with gears and 26″ Wheels or larger work for these rides. No singlespeeds, coaster brakes, BMX or Cyclocross bikes.
  • Age 12 – 16
  • Bring a snack, water, proper riding gear and clothing for trail-riding

Daily Schedule: We pick up at school in our van.

  • 8:45 – 9:00 Meet at our Office for bike check, paperwork and overview
  • 9:30 load bikes and head out to the trails
  • Return to Office 12:15 – 12:30
  • Capped at 12 Riders
  • Final details will be emailed to you once you’re enrolled
  • Email Bill@bendenduranceacademy.org with any questions!

Tuition:

  • 2-Day Camps: $90
  • 1-Day Clinics: $45

Summer Youth Girls Mountain Bike Camps Ages 8 – 11

For Girls who want to ride together with female Coaches, these camps are similar to our Mighty Bikes or Devo programs, but are offered for those who cannot commit to our other programs but want to experience riding with our Coaches in Bend.

  • 1-Day GIRLS MTB Clinic: Wednesday July 3
  • 2-Day GIRLS MTB Camp 2: Monday and Tuesday, August 12 – 13
  • 2-Day GIRLS MTB Camp 3: Wednesday and Thursday, August 14 – 15

Requirements

  • No Absolute-Beginners: Must have previous trail riding experience; comfortable riding uphill and downhill for more than 90 minutes.
  • Bicycles: Generally most XC / Trail / All-Mountain Mountain Bikes with gears and 26″ Wheels or larger work for these rides. No singlespeeds, coaster brakes, BMX or Cyclocross bikes.
  • Age 8 – 11
  • Bring a snack, water, proper riding gear and clothing for trail-riding

Daily Schedule: We pick up at school in our van.

  • 8:15-8:30am Meet at our Pacific Crest Middle School for bike check, paperwork and overview
  • 8:45am load bikes and head out to the trails
  • Return to Pacific Crest Middle School by 12:15pm
  • Capped at 12 Riders
  • Final details will be emailed to you once you’re enrolled
  • Email Bill@bendenduranceacademy.org with any questions!

Tuition:

  • 2-Day Camps: $90
  • 1-Day Clinics: $45

 

All Fall Cycling INFO is posted HERE


5-Weeks this Spring!

Changes for 2019:

  • Miller Elementary has moved to Tuesdays for increased riding time!
  • Juniper, Bear Creek, Pine Ridge and Elk Meadow on Mondays. No practice Memorial Day 5/27/19. Price is reduced.
  • Amity, Westside, Highland and High Lakes on Wednesdays.
  • Montessori Center of Bend on Thursdays. See our Schools Page for for full details.
  • Improved the coach-to-rider ratio.

Requirements:

  • Age 7+ at start of program and attends the school offered for that day
  • Must know how to ride a bike off-road, no Absolute Beginners, but Beginners and Intermediate are welcome! See FAQ above for details of these terms.
  • The Rider must want to attend practice and ride in the group with their assigned Coach and Teammates

Equipment Depends on Age / Height:

  • For ages 7 and 8 we recommend 20″ Wheels or larger; For age 9+ we recommend minimum 24″ or 26″ wheels.
  • Mountain Bike with 2-brakes, in safe working order required
  • Gears highly recommended for ages 7-8. Gears required for age 9+.
  • Singlespeeds should not have a coaster brake and should be a very light gear ratio
  • Click image below for more help regarding bikes for kids 6-8 years old:

Goals for Elementary After School:

  • Teach safe group-riding, trail etiquette and personal skill to allow our group to enjoy a recreational mountain bike ride.
  • Explore new trails and make improvements on familiar ones.
  • Break into groups by age / ability and friendships so we can maximize our learning, riding and social time to enjoy being outside together after school.
  • Gain fitness and confidence so our Youth want to ride more!

2019 Spring Dates: May 6 to June 6, 2019, 5-Weeks

Each program is five weeks, one day per week. Transportation is included from schools to trailheads. Final pick up times and full program details are emailed before the program begins.

  • Monday East Side Elementary: Pick up at school, go ride and return to our Office.
    • May 6 to June 3, 2019 except no practice 5/27/19 for Memorial Day
    • Van 1 pick up at Juniper 3:30 & Bear Creek 3:40
    • Van 2 picks up at Elk Meadow 3:30 & Pine Ridge 3:40
    • Pick up at our Office 6:00-6:15 PM
  • Tuesday Miller Elementary: Miller is so close to the trails that we have moved it to Tuesday so we can ride more!
    • May 7 to June 4, 2019
    • Ride from Miller Elem or transport out in a van as needed at 3:30 PM
    • Pick up at Athletic Club of Bend at 5:45-6:00 PM
  • Wednesday West Side Elementary: Up to 3 vans for pick up from school.
    • May 8 to June 5, 2019
    • Van 1 pick up at Amity Creek 2:00
    • Van 2 pick up at Highland 2:00 & Westside 2:10
    • Van 3 pick up at High Lakes 2:00
    • Pick up at Athletic Club of Bend between 5:00-5:15 PM
  • Thursday Montessori Center of Bend: see our Schools page for more details!
  • Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the AllRides!
    1. AllRide #1 on Friday July 5
    2. AllRide #2 on Friday August 2
    3. AllRide #3 on Friday August 23

Other Information

  • Bring snacks and water: it’s a long session for these young riders so we take breaks to refuel.
  • 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 watch the video and read all of the great info in the “FAQ” and other info boxes above, especially for new families.

Tuition:

Five-Week Spring After School Elementary Programs
  • $165, except $135 for Monday Elem
  • Includes a BEA Cycling T-shirt
  • BONUS: AllRides 1, 2, 3 are included for any BEA Rider to attend!

All Fall Cycling INFO is posted HERE

Recreational Rides for Middle Schoolers

Changes for 2019:

  • Any Middle School or High School Rider is encouraged to join our Spring or Summer Devo Groups, which are listed in the box below this.
  • Our “JR Development MTB Team” is the best place for most riders who are not racing, and we can work to ensure you find the correct group and will pro-rate any late-starts for the Spring if you decide to join after the official start date.
  • However, we will continue to offer a van to pick up Riders from REALMS and Cascades Academy for five TUESDAYS this Spring! Because they get out later and are further away, we will send 1 van to combine these riders for a recreational MTB Ride after school separate from the Devo groups.

1. Tuesday REALMS & Cascades Academy Middle School MTB

Goals for Tuesday Middle School After School:

  • Teach safe group-riding, trail etiquette and personal skill to allow our group to enjoy a recreational mountain bike ride together.
  • Ride a variety of trails to learn new places, make improvements on familiar trails and get some great tips from our Coaches for a better riding experience.

Requirements

  • No Absolute-Beginners: Must have previous trail riding experience; comfortable riding uphill and downhill for more than 90 minutes.
  • Bicycles: Generally most XC / Trail / All-Mountain Mountain Bikes with gears and 26″ Wheels or larger work for these rides. No singlespeeds, coaster brakes, BMX or Cyclocross bikes.
  • Age 11 or older by the program start date and
  • Grades 5 – 8 and
  • Must attend REALMS or Cascades Academy

Daily Schedule: We pick up at school in our van.

  • REALMS 3:10 PM
  • Cascades Academy 3:20 PM
  • Capped at 12 Riders

Spring 2019

  • Five Tuesdays
  • May 7 – June 4
  • Return to our Office at 6:15 PM
  • Final pick up times and meeting places will be emailed before starting.

Tuition:

  • $165
  • Enroll under “Middle School Tue Spring” and choose REALMS or CACO in the options

All Fall Cycling INFO is posted HERE

 

Junior Development Mountain Bike Team (aka “Devo”)

DEVO & COMP TEAM MEETING #2:

April 3, Wednesday
6:00 – 6:45 PM at BEA OFFICE
All Riders and Parents Welcome!
Those riding on Wednesday will return early from back to Skyliner Field so that you can either pick up or ride home from there, or they will come back to the Office in the van to attend the meeting and you can pick them up at 6:45.

Changes for 2019:

  • Devo is growing so we now have three squads for Riders to mix and mingle for better progression:
    • JR Development Team: our default all-together co-ed team for Spring and Summer balancing fundamental skills with fitness and fun!
    • All-Mountain Development Team: one day a week more specific ride to prepare for bigger, steeper, more technical terrain
    • Girls JR Development Team: our goal is to have a female coach every day, but then we will have Girls-specific coaching, groups and opportunities over the course of the season!
  • Devo Spring is 10-weeks either 1-day or 2-days midweek from April through June and new riders may join at certain times with Coach’s discretion. Some optional weekend rides.
  • Spring Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be combined with Comp Team for transport out to trails on our Bus! This also allows some cross-over to try mixing groups when Coaches agree.
  • Devo Summer is modular to allow for more flexibility: 3 or 4-week blocks each culminate with a MegaRide in addition to the AllRides. Do 1 or all 3 blocks!
  • Summer Afternoon Devo! A new ride time for those who prefer the afternoon.
  • Devo vs Comp: Devo is NOT only a feeder for the Competition Teams, riders are welcome to keep working with these Coaches and riding with these groups until they finish high school. The dividing line is “If you want to train for racing then try the Comp Team.” And some riders do 1-day of Comp with 2-days of Devo to manage their availability, fitness and riding goals.
  • NEW for 2019, we will have Girls Camps and Clinics for ages 8-11 and Teen MTB Skills Camps and Clinics for ages 12-16 so check those all out in “Summer MTB Camps” listed above!

Main Requirements

  • No Absolute-Beginners: must have some trail riding experience and must begin the program when specified, or if joining late we must coordinate your start with the Coaches to prevent disruption to the groups.
  • Riders must want to improve their overall riding ability, fitness and be comfortable riding on our local trails for 2-3 hours of moving time.
  • Must be able to get to the start place and time on your own, there is no transportation from schools to our meeting place.

For riders ready to do a full season of riding, the Spring session provides the skill-building, fitness and confidence to take on the bigger trails, build fitness for the summer or even try a race!

Racing is always optional. We support riders age 11+ at local and regional races and we host our own event, the Chainbreaker MTB Race on Mother’s Day weekend, so we hope all of our Devo Riders will try that event or be a part of it as a volunteer.


1. Spring Development Mountain Bike Teams: Devo / Girls / All-MTN

  • April 2 – June 6
  • 10 Weeks
  • “Part Time” = 1 midweek ride with some optional weekend days
  • “Full Time” = 2 midweek rides with some optional weekend days
  • Weekends might include fun local or regional events, group rides or skills sessions which are included in the Tuition

Spring Midweek Rides are 3 to 4-hour sessions after school, meeting at and returning to the Athletic Club of Bend. No transportation to practice is provided.

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays:
    • 3:15 meet at Skyliner Field parking lot #1, across from Cascade Middle School. This is the lot with the basketball net. Restrooms in the park if needed.

 

  • Wednesdays:
    • 2:15 meet at Skyliner Field parking lot #1, across from Cascade Middle School. This is the lot with the basketball net. Restrooms in the park if needed.
  • All T, W, TH Devo Rides Return to Skyliner Field between 6:00 – 6:15 for those picking up there or riding home with parent-approval
  • East-side Riders can return in the van to our Office at 6:30 for pickup there if that’s easier, just communicate with your Coaches.

Spring Weekend Rides are not every weekend, are optional, and will vary from 4-hour practices to skills clinics to regional trips. Let’s go do rad stuff together!

CHOOSE Your Squad and Your Level:

Spring JR Development MTB Team:

Coaches include Tom Mazaitis, Cory Poulin for this overall, co-ed group:

  • Part Time
    • Choose 1:
      • Wednesdays 2:15 – 6:15 PM OR
      • Thursdays 3:15 – 6:15 PM
    • Some Optional Weekend Days
  • Full Time
    • Wednesdays 2:15 – 6:15 PM
    • And Choose 1 Other Day:
      • Tuesdays 3:15 – 6:15 PM
      • Thursdays 3:15 – 6:15 PM
    • Includes Some Optional Weekend Days

Spring Girls Devo MTB Team: More info in the box below

Coaches include Susanna Lucido, Holly Wenzel:

  • Part Time
    • Wednesdays 2:15 – 6:15 PM
    • Some Optional Weekend Days
  • Full Time
    • Tuesdays 3:15 – 6:15 PM
    • Wednesdays 2:15 – 6:15 PM
    • Includes Some Optional Weekend Days

Spring All-Mountain Devo MTB Team: More info in the box below

Coach Max Loewenstein:

  • Part-Time:
    • All-MTN Thursdays 3:15 – 6:15 PM
    • Includes Some Optional Weekend Days
  • Full Time
    • All-MTN Thursdays 3:15 – 6:15 PM
    • Choose 1 additional Devo midweek ride:
      • Devo Tuesdays 3:15 – 6:15 PM OR
      • Devo Wednesdays 2:15 – 6:15 PM
    • Includes Some Optional Weekend Days

Tuition:

  • Part Time Spring: $425
  • Full Time Spring: $750

2. Summer Devo Team MTB

  • Mornings = 9:30 – 12:30
  • Unlike Spring Devo, Summer Devo runs in 3 or 4-week blocks
  • Each block leads up to and finishes with a MegaRide
  • MegaRides begin at 8:30 AM, finish between 1:30 – 3PM depending on the plan
  • Do 1, 2 or all 3 blocks.
  • Attend 1 or 2 days per week within each block.
  • Will add Monday Mornings if enough interest.

Many parents and riders have asked for a modular system for the summer to accommodate vacations, so this new system will ensure that the Devo Riders always have a big ride to work toward, you sign up for only what you can manage, and you progress more quickly as a result.

CHOOSE Your Summer Block(s):

Block A: June 18 – July 11

  • Tuesdays June 18 – July 9: 4-weeks
    • Devo / Girls / All-MTN Mornings 9:30 – 12:30
  • Wednesdays June 19 – July 10: 4-weeks
    • Devo / Girls / All-MTN Mornings 9:30 – 12:30
  • Thursdays June 20 – July 11: 3-weeks
    • Devo / Girls / All-MTN Mornings 9:30 – 12:30
    • No Practice on July 4th

Block B: July 16 – 30

  • Tuesdays July 16 – 30: 3-weeks
    • Devo / Girls / All-MTN Mornings 9:30 – 12:30
  • Wednesdays July 17 – 31: 3-weeks
    • Devo / Girls / All-MTN Mornings 9:30 – 12:30
  • Thursdays July 18 – August 1: 3-weeks
    • Devo / Girls / All-MTN Mornings 9:30 – 12:30

Block C: August 6 – 22

  • Tuesdays August 6 – 20: 3-weeks
    • Devo / Girls / All-MTN Mornings 9:30 – 12:30
  • Wednesdays August 7 – 21: 3-weeks
    • Devo / Girls / All-MTN Mornings 9:30 – 12:30
  • Thursdays August 8 – 22: 3-weeks
    • Devo / Girls / All-MTN Mornings 9:30 – 12:30

Tuition:

Includes a longer MegaRide in each block. We recommend doing 1 or 2 days per block.

  • Any 3-Week Summer Devo Block: $150
  • Any 4-Week Summer Devo Block: $185
  • Flat pricing = Simply add another to attend twice per week within a block.
  • Some ability to customize your Summer Devo, email Bill with any questions

 


3. Fall Devo MTB Teams

We will decide our Fall programming in June, with enrollment in July. Give us your feedback so we know what you want to see more or less of!

All Fall Cycling INFO is posted HERE

All-Mountain Junior Development Mountain Bike Team (aka “Enduro Lite”)

Those riding on Wednesday will return early from back to Skyliner Field so that you can either pick up or ride home from there, or they will come back to the Office in the van to attend the meeting and you can pick them up at 6:45.

Please read the main “JR Development MTB Team” box above for the program overview, changes and main details, then come here for specifics about the All-Mountain Rides.

NEW for 2019, we will have Teen MTB Skills Camps and Clinics for ages 12-16 so check those all out in “Summer MTB Camps” listed above!

Bigger challenges require more focus and better preparation. This All-Mountain Devo crew will meet specifically on Thursdays to work together to build strength, stamina, endurance and skill to develop what it takes to ride all-mountain terrain either recreationally or in races such as Enduros, SuperD or Downhill.

This is not a dirt-jumping team. We will be pedaling further than you thought possible, we will be climbing better than you ever have — all because we want you to enjoy the descents knowing that you can ride within your ability to stay safe and have maximum fun!

Specific Requirements

  • Same as the Main Requirements for Devo above, but also:
  • Must have a modern full suspension bike suited for trails like Funner and Tiddlywinks
  • Parents and Athletes must understand this group will be riding advanced trails and features. In order to do this safely we must have a cohesive team, excellent communication, proper equipment and preparation and safety gear, and ride within our ability.

1. Spring All-Mountain Junior Development Mountain Bike Team

It’s best if you can ride Tuesday or Wednesday with the main Devo Team and then come on Thursday for this specific group as your 2nd ride per week. If you can only make this one ride, that’s fine, too.

Head Coach is Max Lowenstein, his experiences with Durango Devo and Angelfire Resort make him a great leader for our Devo All-Mountain Riders. He works at Westside Hutch’s, too, so go say hi.

  • Part-Time:
    • All-MTN Thursdays 3:15 – 6:15 PM
    • Includes Some Optional Weekend Days
  • Full Time
    • Choose 1 additional Devo midweek ride:
    • Devo Tuesdays 3:15 – 6:15 PM OR
    • Devo Wednesdays 2:15 – 6:15 PM
    • Includes Some Optional Weekend Days

Spring Midweek Rides are 3 to 4-hour sessions after school, meeting at and returning to the Athletic Club of Bend. No transportation to practice is provided.

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays:
    • 3:15 meet at Skyliner Field parking lot #1, across from Cascade Middle School. This is the lot with the basketball net. Restrooms in the park if needed.
  • Wednesdays:
    • 2:15 meet at Skyliner Field parking lot #1, across from Cascade Middle School. This is the lot with the basketball net. Restrooms in the park if needed.
  • All T, W, TH Devo Rides Return to Skyliner Field between 6:00 – 6:15 for those picking up there or riding home with parent-approval
  • East-side Riders can return in the van to our Office at 6:30 for pickup there if that’s easier, just communicate with your Coaches.

Spring Weekend Rides are not every weekend, are optional, and will vary from 4-hour practices to skills clinics to regional trips. Let’s go do rad stuff together!

Tuition:

  • Part Time Spring: $425
  • Full Time Spring: $750

2.A. Summer All-Mountain Junior Development Mountain Bike Team

For Thursdays this Summer, which time would you prefer?


2.B. Summer Devo Team MTB

  • Morning & Afternoon Options on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Mornings = 9:30 – 12:30
  • Afternoons = 3:30 – 6:30 PM
  • Unlike Spring Devo, Summer Devo runs in 3 or 4-week blocks
  • Each block leads up to and finishes with a MegaRide
  • MegaRides begin at 8:30 AM, finish between 1:30 – 3PM depending on the plan
  • Do 1, 2 or all 3 blocks.
  • Attend 1 or 2 days per week within each block.
  • Will add Monday Mornings if enough interest.

Many parents and riders have asked for a modular system for the summer to accommodate vacations, so this new system will ensure that the Devo Riders always have a big ride to work toward, you sign up for only what you can manage, and you progress more quickly as a result.

CHOOSE Your Summer Block(s):

Block A: June 18 – July 11

  • Tuesdays June 18 – July 9: 4-weeks
    • Devo / Girls / All-MTN Mornings 9:30 – 12:30, or
    • Devo Afternoons 3:30 – 6:30
  • Wednesdays June 19 – July 10: 4-weeks
    • Devo / Girls / All-MTN Mornings 9:30 – 12:30
  • Thursdays June 20 – July 11: 3-weeks
    • Devo / Girls / All-MTN Mornings 9:30 – 12:30, or
    • Devo / All-MTN Afternoons 3:30 – 6:30
    • No Practice on July 4th

Block B: July 16 – 30

  • Tuesdays July 16 – 30: 3-weeks
    • Devo / Girls / All-MTN Mornings 9:30 – 12:30, or
    • Devo Afternoons 3:30 – 6:30
  • Wednesdays July 17 – 31: 3-weeks
    • Devo / Girls / All-MTN Mornings 9:30 – 12:30
  • Thursdays July 18 – August 1: 3-weeks
    • Devo / Girls / All-MTN Mornings 9:30 – 12:30, or
    • Devo / All-MTN Afternoons 3:30 – 6:30

Block C: August 6 – 22

  • Tuesdays August 6 – 20: 3-weeks
    • Devo / Girls / All-MTN Mornings 9:30 – 12:30, or
    • Devo Afternoons 3:30 – 6:30
  • Wednesdays August 7 – 21: 3-weeks
    • Devo / Girls / All-MTN Mornings 9:30 – 12:30
  • Thursdays August 8 – 22: 3-weeks
    • Devo / Girls / All-MTN Mornings 9:30 – 12:30, or
    • Devo / All-MTN Afternoons 3:30 – 6:30

Tuition:

Includes a longer MegaRide in each block. We recommend doing 1 or 2 days per block.

  • Any 3-Week Summer Devo Block: $150
  • Any 4-Week Summer Devo Block: $185
  • Flat pricing = Simply add another to attend twice per week within a block.
  • Some ability to customize your Summer Devo, email Bill with any questions

 


3. Fall Devo MTB Teams

We will decide our Fall programming in June, with enrollment in July. Give us your feedback so we know what you want to see more or less of!

All Fall Cycling INFO is posted HERE

Competition All-Mountain Junior Mountain Bike Team

DEVO & COMP TEAM MEETING:

February 6, Wednesday
5:30 – 6:30 PM at BEA OFFICE
All Riders and Parents Welcome!

  • Train to Race mainly Enduro and SuperD
  • Not a Downhill program, but those Racers are welcome to train with us to build technique, fitness and skill
  • Comprehensive Coaching, Team Rides, Strength Sessions, Clinics, Camps, Race Support and More!
  • Trail Work Days with a possible overnight in June!

The Comp Team is our highest level of programming! From January through August these riders will prepare, train and race together as much as possible. And, we’ll always have fun no matter what we have planned for the ride!

  • Academy Strength on Thursdays:
    • Big change to improve your performance and feeling on the bike
    • This is not optional, it’s part of the program.
    • Not always lifting weights, we’ll be learning about self-care, yoga, lifting, rock climbing, fixing stuff… it’s going to be rad!
    • Open workbench so you can work on your bike before or after
  • Specific Enduro Ride on Tuesdays with Coach John Frey
    • He’s owner of ProjectBike and loves racing racing two-wheeled machines
    • Pro Enduro Rider with years of knowledge that he wants to share!
  • Includes our Castelli Enduro Team Jersey and bib shorts
  • Team Travel and Events
    • Training Camp at SeaOtter in April and first Enduro race
    • Travel to some PNW races together like NAEC
    • Potential trip to Enduro Nationals in Colorado this July
    • MegaRides on weekends this spring to put in long days
    • MegaRides in July and August once per week — now fully part of the program!

TrainingPeaks for 2019

  • You must train with Heart Rate or Power to fully use this service
  • Even without power or HR you will benefit by being able to see your season planned out
  • We will track your fitness, recovery and goals on both the overall Team plan and your individual level
  • “This isn’t to dictate workouts, it’s to ensure you know what you’ve done and what your options are to move forward,” says Coach Bill
  • Examples below:

Specific Requirements:

  • Ages 13 – 18, and
  • Riders must have appropriate intermediate to advanced skills with good fitness
  • Bikes must be modern Enduro / Trail full suspension and properly maintained
  • Some extra safety gear may be required for certain activities: full face helmets, pads, etc. but we have some loaners at the Office to get you started
  • Must desire to race at least one event
  • Riders who are not ready for this group can look at our Thursday All-Mountain Devo Group!

Team Support:

  • Our race and travel dates will be set in early February in a team meeting so we can plan logistics for the season
  • GIANT Bicycles Grassroots Team Bike Order in February and at least one more in the summer
  • SRAM Team Parts Order in February
  • FiveTen Spring Order
  • TrainingPeaks Group Training Plan and ability to track or customize individual goals based on how your season is structured

How our Season Unfolds

Winter Training

We begin with Strength at the Academy on Thursdays in January while most Riders have an off-season from riding bikes. Indoor-riding begins on Tuesdays in February at Bowen Sports Performance. Riders should be on their main race bike for those sessions. Wednesday outdoor rides begin right after the time-change in March, along with some weekend group rides. Spring Break group rides for those in town.

  • Thursday Strength January 4 – 31, Office 4-5PM
  • Tuesday Indoor-Ride February 5 – March 26, Bowen Sports Perf. 3:15 – 4:45PM
  • Spring Break Rides and Weekend Ride TBD by email to the team

Sea Otter Training Camp – Price TBD

It is very early in the season for the majority of our Riders, so we need to use this as an opportunity to ride long or double-sessions each day, and build up a huge volume of riding that will boost our fitness and motivation when we return. Race either not at all, or once or twice, but three times is maybe too much, it’s usually better to train more. With PDX Devo and CogWild, we have a blast!

  • Leave Wednesday April 10
  • Enduro is Thursday, XC on Sunday morning, look at Dual Slalom, DH and Road events too
  • Ride a lot and come home Sunday super late

Spring Training through the End of School

Beginning April 2 we are outdoors on Tuesdays, Wednesdays after school, then Strength on Thursdays and a mix of “on your own”, MegaRides and Races on the weekend. The full plan will be on the calendar and emailed to the team.

  • Tuesdays All-MTN Training Ride with Coach John Frey, April 2 – June 11, 3:15 – 6:15 PM, Athletic Club of Bend
  • Wednesdays All Comp Training Ride, April 2 – June 5, 2:15 – 6:15 PM, Athletic Club of Bend
    • Comp Riders can cross-over between All-MTN / XC on Wednesdays, just talk to Coaches fist
  • Thursdays Academy Strength at Office, 3:45 – 5:00PM
  • Fridays On Your Own Guidance from Coaches about what to do for optimal success by using TrainingPeaks
  • Weekends have lots of events, group rides and more! Emails and calendar explain it all.
  • NO Practice this week:

Summer to MTB Nationals

From when school gets out until the end of July (after MTB Nats) the training rides continue pretty much in the same way as the spring but we move to a different schedule with slightly longer Tuesday afternoon ride and some morning rides. And we meet at Pacific Crest Middle School (PCMS) for morning rides.

  • Tuesdays All-MTN Training Ride with Coach John Frey, June 25 – July 23, 3:15 – 6:30 PM, Athletic Club of Bend
  • Wednesdays All Comp Training Ride, June 26 – July 24, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, PCMS
    • Comp Riders can cross-over between All-MTN / XC on Wednesdays, just talk to Coaches fist
  • Thursdays Academy Strength at Office, 9:45 – 11:15 AM (ride your bike there, then go for a ride in the afternoon :)
  • Fridays On Your Own Guidance from Coaches about what to do for optimal success by using TrainingPeaks
  • Weekends have lots of events, group rides and more! Emails and calendar explain it all.
  • NO Practice these weeks:
    • July 29 – August 2 (right after MTB Nationals)

August MegaRides!

Now we really get to enjoy some big rides together! For August 2019 we will reduce everyone’s rides to just one epic MegaRide per week because we have some big rides we really want to share with you, and they take more travel time or ride time to make happen.

  • MegaRide will meet at Office by 8:15, leave at 8:30 and return between 1:30 – 3PM
  • Because these are nearly full-day commitments we will have the full schedule in February so you can decide which ones to attend.
  • Goal is to offer MegaRides 2 or 3 times per week so you can pick one per week.
  • All other days you’ll get guidance from Coaches via TrainingPeaks to manage your riding into the fall
  • Cyclocross Camp is in early August but should not overlap any MegaRides

 

Fall Extension

Coach John is up for riding in the fall through September into October so we’ll talk this spring to see what we can make happen! Probably just Tuesdays for 4 – 6 weeks.


Tuition:

  • Comp All-MTN Team Full-Time $2,100
  • Comp All-MTN Team Part-Time $1,500
    • Everything same as FT except
    • Attend either Tuesday or Wednesday
  • Fall Extension – $TBD

Competition Cross-Country Junior Mountain Bike Team

DEVO & COMP TEAM MEETING:

February 6, Wednesday
5:30 – 6:30 PM at BEA OFFICE
All Riders and Parents Welcome!

  • Train to Race mainly XC / XCO / Oregon Junior MTB Series / Gran Fondo / Gravel
  • Comprehensive Coaching, Team Rides, Strength Sessions, Clinics, Camps, Race Support and More!
  • We won the Overall Team in Oregon MTB Series as well as the Junior MTB last year so we will focus on those events again in 2019.
  • Trail Work Days with a possible overnight in June!

The Comp Team is our highest level of programming! From January through August these riders will prepare, train and race together as much as possible. And, we’ll always have fun no matter what we have planned for the ride!

  • Academy Strength on Thursdays:
    • Big change to improve your performance and feeling on the bike
    • This is not optional, it’s part of the program.
    • Not always lifting weights, we’ll be learning about self-care, yoga, lifting, rock climbing, fixing stuff… it’s going to be rad!
    • Open workbench so you can work on your bike before or after
  • Specific XC Ride on Tuesdays with Coach Bill Warburton
    • Bill loves any kind of racing and has competed in Road, Cyclocross, XC, Enduro, as well as Alpine & Nordic skiing events.
    • Coaching juniors since 2003, Bill loves sharing his knowledge with the team!
  • Includes our Castelli XC MTB Team Jersey and Bib Shorts
  • Team Travel and Events
    • Training Camp at SeaOtter in April and first Enduro race
    • Priority Team Travel to XC MTB Series Events
    • Potential trip to XC MTB Nationals in Colorado this July
    • MegaRides on weekends this spring to put in long days
    • MegaRides in July and August once per week — now fully part of the program!

TrainingPeaks for 2019

  • You must train with Heart Rate or Power to fully use this service
  • Even without power or HR you will benefit by being able to see your season planned out
  • We will track your fitness, recovery and goals on both the overall Team plan and your individual level
  • “This isn’t to dictate workouts, it’s to ensure you know what you’ve done and what your options are to move forward,” says Coach Bill
  • Examples below:

Specific Requirements:

  • Ages 13 – 18, and
  • Riders must have appropriate intermediate to advanced skills with good fitness
  • Bikes must be modern XC / Trail, preferably full suspension (hardtails sometimes OK) and properly maintained
  • Racing Hardtails? On average, a short-travel 29-er is better for these racers because we want to safely ride fun trails during our training rides!
  • Must desire to race at least one event, like Chainbreaker XC MTB Race, which we host in May
  • Riders who are not ready for this group can look at our JR Development Teams!

Team Support:

  • Our race and travel dates will be set in early February in a team meeting so we can plan logistics for the season
  • GIANT Bicycles Grassroots Team Bike Order in February and at least one more in the summer
  • SRAM Team Parts Order in February
  • FiveTen Spring Order
  • TrainingPeaks Group Training Plan and ability to track or customize individual goals based on how your season is structured

How our Season Unfolds

Winter Training

We begin with Strength at the Academy on Thursdays in January while most Riders have an off-season from riding bikes. Indoor-riding begins on Tuesdays in February at Bowen Sports Performance. Riders should be on their main race bike for those sessions. Wednesday outdoor rides begin right after the time-change in March, along with some weekend group rides. Spring Break group rides for those in town.

  • Thursdays Strength January 4 – 31, Office 4-5PM
  • Tuesdays Indoor-Ride February 5 – March 26, Bowen Sports Perf. 3:15 – 4:45PM
  • Mondays & Fridays On Your Own Guidance from Coaches about what to do for optimal success by using TrainingPeaks
  • Spring Break Rides and Weekend Ride TBD by email to the team

Sea Otter Training Camp – Price TBD

It is very early in the season for the majority of our Riders, so we need to use this as an opportunity to ride long or double-sessions each day, and build up a huge volume of riding that will boost our fitness and motivation when we return. Race either not at all, or once or twice, but three times is maybe too much, it’s usually better to train more. With PDX Devo and CogWild, we have a blast!

  • Leave Wednesday April 10
  • Enduro is Thursday, XC on Sunday morning, look at Dual Slalom, DH and Road events too
  • Ride a lot and come home Sunday super late

Spring Training through the End of School

Beginning April 2 we are outdoors on Tuesdays, Wednesdays after school, then Strength on Thursdays and a mix of “on your own”, MegaRides and Races on the weekend. The full plan will be on the calendar and emailed to the team.

  • Tuesdays XC Training Ride with Coach Bill Warburton, April 2 – June 11, 3:15 – 6:15 PM, Athletic Club of Bend
  • Wednesdays All Comp Training Ride, April 2 – June 5, 2:15 – 6:15 PM, Athletic Club of Bend
    • Comp Riders can cross-over between All-MTN / XC on Wednesdays, just talk to Coaches fist
  • Thursdays Academy Strength at Office, 3:45 – 5:00PM
  • Mondays & Fridays On Your Own Guidance from Coaches about what to do for optimal success by using TrainingPeaks
  • Weekends have lots of events, group rides and more! Emails and calendar explain it all.
  • NO Practice this weeks:
    • June 17 – 21

Summer to MTB Nationals

From when school gets out until the end of July (after MTB Nats) the training rides continue pretty much in the same way as the spring but we move to a different schedule with slightly longer Tuesday afternoon ride and some morning rides. And we meet at Pacific Crest Middle School (PCMS) for morning rides.

  • Tuesdays All-MTN Training Ride with Coach Bill Warburton, June 25 – July 23, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, at PCMS
  • Wednesdays All Comp Training Ride, June 26 – July 24, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, at PCMS
    • Comp Riders can cross-over between All-MTN / XC on Wednesdays, just talk to Coaches fist
    • Some Wednesday Criteriums if they happen…
  • Thursdays Academy Strength at Office, 9:45 – 11:15 AM (ride your bike there, then go for a ride in the afternoon :)
  • Mondays & Fridays On Your Own Guidance from Coaches about what to do for optimal success by using TrainingPeaks
  • Weekends have lots of events, group rides and more! Emails and calendar explain it all.
  • NO Practice these weeks:
    • June 17 – 21 (right after NAEC trip)
    • July 29 – August 2 (right after MTB Nationals)

August MegaRides!

Now we really get to enjoy some big rides together! For August 2019 we will reduce everyone’s rides to just one epic MegaRide per week because we have some big rides we really want to share with you, and they take more travel time or ride time to make happen.

  • MegaRide will meet at Office by 8:15, leave at 8:30 and return between 1:30 – 3PM
  • Because these are nearly full-day commitments we will have the full schedule in February so you can decide which ones to attend.
  • Goal is to offer MegaRides 2 or 3 times per week so you can pick one per week.
  • All other days you’ll get guidance from Coaches via TrainingPeaks to manage your riding into the fall
  • Cyclocross Camp is in early August but should not overlap any MegaRides

Tuition:

  • Comp XC Team Full-Time $2,100
  • Comp XC Team Part-Time $1,500
    • Everything same as FT except
    • Attend either Tuesday or Wednesday
  • Fall Extension = Do Cyclocross or All-MTN, $TBD

Cyclocross: Ages 10 – 18

Team Events

  • We encourage you to ride in the van to these selected races or you can meet us there.
  • All support at team events is included for everyone, and we charge a travel fee for those who ride in  the van to pay for fuel.

Cyclocross Lite:

  • Ages 10+, all abilities
  • Wednesdays practice at Athletic Club
    • Elementary riders 2:00 – 5:00
    • Middle and High School riders 2:45 – 5:45
  • Includes the Thursday Thrilla Races for support, meet ACB 1 hour prior to your start to meet a coach for warm up. September 12, 19, 26, Oct 3.
  • Includes race support at selected “Weekend Team Events” through State Championships in November
  • To continue on Thursdays after the Thrilla Races move up to Full Time.
  • $550

Cyclocross Part Time:

  • Ages 12+, all abilities
  • Wednesdays practice at Athletic Club
    • Elementary riders 2:00 – 5:00
    • Middle and High School riders 2:45 – 5:45
  • Includes the Thursday Thrilla Races for support, meet ACB 1 hour prior to your start to meet a coach for warm up. September 12, 19, 26, Oct 3.
  • Includes any race support at selected “Weekend Team Events” through State Championships in November
  • Includes Tuesdays Strength (Sept. 17 – Oct. 29) or Thursdays Ride (after the Thrillas from Oct. 10 to Nov. 7) — choose 1 during enrollment
  • $725

Cyclocross Full Time

  • Ages 13+, returning Riders only
  • Tuesdays Strength at Office 4:15 – 5:45 through October 29
  • Wednesdays practice at Athletic Club, Middle and High School riders 2:45 – 5:45
  • Includes the Thrilla Races for support on Thursdays, meet ACB 1 hour prior to your start to meet a coach for warm up.
  • Continues Thursdays at ACB through State Championships on November 10
    • 4:15 – 5:45 until daylight savings.
  • Includes any race support at selected “Weekend Team Events”
  • $900

Cycling Strength:

For ages 13+ who are racing XC, Enduro or Cyclocross. Must be ready to focus and train for an extra session off the bike for strength, mobility, technique and running.

  • Tuesdays at Office, 4:15 – 5:45 through October 29
  • Included in Cyclocross Full Time, others can add this as a custom option.

2018 Cyclocross Camp Recap Video

MegaRides, All-Rides, Clinics and Special Events

MegaRides are longer days on the bike with the main goal of feeling great on an epic journey. Either stand-alone or built into the programs, these are what Riders and Coaches are working toward because everyone agrees that riding further and faster than ever before is always difficult but satisfying.

All-Rides are our ways to celebrate getting everyone together no matter which program you’re in or what day of the week you normally ride. We play games, have snacks, sometimes hand out awards, and have fun riding! Parents are welcome to attend and sometimes we can even do a shuttle :)


MegaRides

  • We will email the full list to the teams and post them here when confirmed, but some possibilities are:
  • Paulina Peak
  • Smith Rock Spring Break Ride
  • Flagline after Aug 15
  • CogWild Shuttle Day in Oakridge
  • Sandy Ridge Day Trip
  • Ochoco Trail Work Overnighter & Ride in June
  • Around Bachelor Gravel Grinder

All-Rides

  1. AllRide on Friday July 5
  2. AllRide on Friday August 2
  3. AllRide on Friday August 23

 

 



Cycling Team Supporters


Thank You to all of the local shops and businesses who support our team!