Mountain Bike Adventure Club and Race Team(grades 6-12)
Enrichment - Youth / Fitness & Sports -
Youth Fall 2022
Our goal is to build a strong body, mind and character by participating in a competitive and inclusive mountain bike club and racing experience. All members are encouraged, but not required to race as part of the fall league. We practice two days per week and participate in five races throughout the season on weekends. You must provide your own bike and helmet. Please visit the team website at https://196mtb.shutterfly.com/ or Visit the Minnesota Mountain Biking website www.minnesotamtb.org for more information.
ISD 196 Mountain Bike Adventure Club and Race Team Information Sheet
Official Coed Club that is insured and supported by ISD 196 along with our governing body, MCA (Minnesota Cycling Association). We invite all riders regardless if one wants to race in the fall or not. Our racing athletes can earn a varsity letter. Letter Requirements are posted on our website. We are four teams that practice together and share resources. Together we are the ISD 196 Mountain Bike Adventure Club and Race Team.
We have riders on our team each year that range from complete novices to expert racers. We welcome all riders and racers. As a staff we work to tailor our rides and practices to be able to safely instruct all skill levels. Because of this, we are constantly looking for adult volunteer ride leaders for practices. These volunteers not only make our practices safer but also provide the key to differentiating practices for all skill levels.
Mondays and Thursdays starting July 14th 6-8 pm (HS), 6:30-8pm (MS). (We will start as early as 5:00 PM later in the season when we begin to lose light in the fall.)
Practice locations will be posted on our website. We will meet at the overflow lot of Lebanon Hills for most of our practices.
All transportation is the responsibility of parents to organize independently of our staff.
For the 2022 season races start August 27/28 weekend with Middle School on Saturdays and High School on Sundays. The championship race is in Chisholm, MN Oct.15/16. Each division (6th -Varsity/male and female) race separately.
This is a 2 step process. You are not allowed to ride with the team in any capacity until you are 1st registered with Community Education and 2nd registered with the state league MCA. Registration must be done by 1st practice.
Club Fee $100
Race Jersey (approx 75$, paid separately and not mandatory)
MCA Registration Fee $100
MCA Race Fees (only if you choose to do races, not mandatory) $150 all 5 or $50 each a la carte
$200 if you don't race. $425 if you do races and buy a jersey
These are the minimum items required to ride with the club, practice and race.Gear:
- Safe geared mountain bike
- Water bottle or hydration pack
- Spare tube
- Athletic shoes or biking shoes
- Highly Recommended: Gloves/Eye Protection
To ensure a safe and smooth running season there is an expectation that our parents and guardians volunteer. Our families have really stepped up each year to help make our program a success. There is a volunteer signup sheet on a table in the back of the room. It is for those parents that can coordinate specific aspects our team needs. This list is also posted online. If you can’t take on a leadership role but are able to help, please sign up and let us know in what capacity you can help our team. Thank you!
Support:Valley Bike and Ski has been a great resource for our team. They have supported us with volunteer ride coaches, race support, team member discounts, and lots of advice. If you are looking for gear or advice they are a great place to go.
7707 149th St. W.
Apple Valley, MN 55124