This is a Fall Team at Boulder High School listed under CLUBS on the BHS Website. We practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15 - 6:30pm from August - October. Registration happens ONLY in the Spring!
Scholarships are available.
BHS MTB Team registration is open from May 1st - June 11th the Spring BEFORE the fall season. You only need to register with the BHS Team in the Spring. This gets you on all the mailing lists and set up in the team group emails. Colorado League membership needs to be completed before your first ride with the team. The registration link will be available on this website as soon as the window opens. Anyone who completed the interest form will receive emails reminding interested riders to sign up.
We start and end all practices from Boulder High School. We ride out from the school to local area trails. We head South to CU South / Marshall Mesa / Dowdy Draw / Spring Brook. We head West for hill climbs, Betasso and the Betasso Link trail. We head North to Joder, Eagle, & rez trails. We head East towards the East Boulder Rec center and connect with a variety of bike paths and some trails. Sometimes we practice skills at Valmont Bike Park. We use some roads but try to use bike paths to get around town as much as possible.
We don't do jumps at Valmont, we don't do a bunch of downhill shredding, we don't drive to ride locations. This is a cross country MTB team and miles, miles, miles build us up!
We limit our ride groups to 12 students with a minimum of 2 Colorado High School Cycling League registered coaches. We aim to ride in smaller groups. All ride groups are based on fitness and skill as well as friend requests when possible.
All ride coaches are registered through the Colorado High School Cycling League. All of the coaches are volunteers, many have or have had student athletes on the team. Coaches receive training in ride management, Wilderness First Aid & CPR, basic MTB bike handling skills, as well as youth mental health, concussion awareness, and many other topics. Some of our coaches have been doing this for up to 10 years! That's a love of youth cycling!
The Colorado High School Cycling League is an organization, similar to CHSSA, that supports and insures middle and high school level mountain bike teams and organizes a season of competition for teams across 5 states including Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, South Dakota and North Dakota. Originally a member of NICA, the Colorado League has branched off on its own in 2021 to support the over 1,000 riders, coaches, and families that participate in the sport of High School Mountain Biking. The BHS team, coaches, and each rider pays an annual fee to be a member of the CO League. Each race has an additional fee for each student athlete.
You need a great attitude, a willingness to have some fun on bikes, a willingness to train hard. A bike, helmet, & shoes are a great start but if you are in need of loaner items we will work to support you. We love getting more kids on bikes. A, "will try" attitude is the best place to start.
There are 4 regular season opportunities to race. Qualified riders will have the opportunity to go to the State Championships and a have a 5th race. Qualifications are based on your total points and the ranking associated with that through the Colorado League. Details about ranking, starting positions, race dates are updated regularly on the League website at ColoradoMTB.org.
We ask that all student athletes try out at least one MTB race each season. Racing brings a sense of accomplishment more than anything else. The BHS team has always had some very fast and very talented riders and those riders are looking for podium chances. That is not the majority of the team. Most of our team simply loves riding bikes and getting to do so with friends. As individuals we are all looking to get a little faster, smoother, braver, and stronger. As a team we work to support each other where we are at, cheer everyone on and know that you've accomplished something very hard no matter what your finish looks like. Our team saying is "Finish it!". No one knows what a race will bring and finishing a race, no matter the difficulties (aside from injury), is a true accomplishment.
The S.O.S. informational night is an effort to provide you with as many details as possible regarding the upcoming season. It is important for every rider & family to participate so that expectations can be heard by everyone. Once you've registered for the team you'll be on the email list to receive these specific dates and details.
Stack Team App is our communication platform, so yes you will need this. Only registered riders and their parents/guardians, coaches have access to this closed group. You will be entered into the system after registration closes, please accept the invitation. We share the ride calendar, social events, race details, any other all team messages, and tons of photos through this app. It is really important that once you're registered on the team that you accept the invitation to join that is emailed to you. The app is based on unique email addresses so it's really important that we collect everyone's current email address. During the ride season the team pays to have ads removed to make the app work a little smoother. A tutorial on how to use the app is organized at the beginning of the season.
We want more kids on bikes! As a result we will do all that we are able to help you get on a bike saddle for the season. If it's a loaner bike, fee scholarships, league scholarships, clothing scholarships, or even support to get to the race weekends. There is help out there, simply ask. firstname.lastname@example.org