There’s still space in Junior Rider Camp, Explorer Camp and Cycling Sister Camp! Registration is Open! Sign Up Today
Also, check out the SMBA Devo Program for maximum flexibility and the Super Grom Team for super shredders ages 7-11.
July, 2015 SMBA News Letter and Info
We have an awesome group of dedicated athletes ready to have fun and give 100%.
We are all excited to ride with you.
The first half of summer was awesome. The crew killed it at the Beti Bike Bash, Winter Park Hill Climb, CU Short Tracks and Snowmass Big Mountain Enduro. The jerseys look sick. The raffle was a big success thanks to all your hard work! The Friday Skills Intensives have proven to be hugely beneficial for skill development. We broke the SMBA trail work participation record with over 50 volunteers! Every rider has put in 100% and has impressed us. Thank you for an awesome start to the summer, we can’t wait for more.
The SMBA coaching staff is an amazing team of professional riders and super shredders, ready to help each athlete reach their goals and be the best they can be each day. Find out about all the amazing coaches by visiting the coaches section of the SMBA website.
Code of Conduct – The SMBA Code of Conduct outlines the behavior expected by SMBA athletes. This form must be signed, by the athlete and a parent or guardian, and turned in on the first day of training. Failure to follow the SMBA code of conduct may result in disciplinary action and/or an athlete loosing the privilege to be a SMBA Team rider.
Sponsors – Team riders have amazing sponsors and community supporters thanks to their hard work and results in 2014. Sponsors for 2015 include, Tin Shed, Specialized, The Carillon at Boulder Creek, Pearl Izumi, Skratch Labs, Yellowbelly Chicken, Sweet Cow Ice Cream, Boulder Granola, and Rocky Mounts. The Team sponsors have allowed for lower fees, lower coach to rider ratios, new programming, jerseys, coaching at races, and more. These deals are ONLY for SMBA ATHLETES. Being sponsored is a big responsibility:
-Speak positively about sponsors at all times
-Be a good ambassador and follow the SMBA code of conduct at all times
-Do not share deals or the code to the sponsorship page on the website (dealsrock)
-Always wear your jersey on the podium at races
Jerseys – Each Team member will receive 1 SMBA jersey (while supplies last) designed by our very own Chase Willie, Grace Von Mettenheim, Emily Knight and Molly Madden. Please be sure to thank them for doing such a great job.
T-Shirts – The Design Team also worked on the t-shirts and stickers!!!-Big high five. T-shirts are available to team members and parents for $10.
Community Stewardship – We have many fun community stewardship activities planned for 2015. SMBA is more than just a bike program SMBA takes care of the trails we get to ride on and the community we get to live in. Each athlete is responsible for leading by example to make the world a better place. These days may require drop off at a different location than usual. Second Session Community Stewardship notes for Team, Super Grom and Devo Team:
July 15: Swimming – bring a Swim Suit
July 29: Pearl Izumi – wear your team jersey
August 5: Trail Work Day – drop off and pick up at Heil
Big Buddy/Little Buddy – This program pairs a younger rider with a more experienced SMBA rider as a mentee and mentor. They will work together to become better riders by working together and cheering each other on through their successes.
Theme Days – Every Thursday is a Theme Day. Riders and coaches dress up for the ride in the week’s theme.
July 16: Neon and Glitter Day
July 23: Throw Back Thursday
July 30: Super Hero Day
August 6: Formal Day
Big Picture – Each ride will be specifically selected by the coaches to match the group’s ability and goals for the day and season. The SMBA coaches are experts at sneaking solid fitness and skills based drills into super fun trails.
Weekly Plan – The training plan each week is designed for ultimate sports performance and fun.
Monday – Long and challenging
Tuesday – Sprints and skills
Wednesday – Active recovery and community stewardship or alternate activity
Thursday – Long ride with team goal and theme day
SMBA Team Races: SMBA will provide coaching at the following races. Thanks to our amazing sponsors and supporters racing for 2015 has been largely paid for. SMBA riders will pay no additional fee for coaching at races, van fees have been significantly reduced and camping/overnight supervision has been largely covered. Race registration needs to be done through each individual race.
SMBA Enduro Races $$75 van and camping
Keystone BME, July 10-12
Winter Park Enduro, September 4-5
SMBA Cross Country Races $20 van and camping
Epic Singletrack Series @ Winter Park, July 25
Epic Singletrack Series @ Winter Park, August 22
SMBA Wednesday Night Short Track Races FREE
– Athletes will meet at the end of team training, at the SMBA office, and ride over together for warm up, course pre-ride and registration. This is a fun event for first time racers and veterans alike.
June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 15, 22, 29, and 5
Eagle – This August, SMBA will take advantage of the long, warm, summer days and venture into the high country of the White River National Forest. We will spend five days exploring the local singletrack and four nights camping, cooking our own food and getting in touch with nature.
Expert coaches will guide riders through epic alpine terrain, twisty aspen groves and the Pinion, Juniper of the high mountain desert.
SMBA Eagle Adventure Trip includes transportation, camping, food, and coaching.
SMBA Eagle Girls Adventure Trip! This all girls mountain camping and riding experience is one riders will never forget. Lead by experienced female coaches, each athlete will gain confidence, fitness and new skills.
Dates: August 10th-14th
Ages: 9 and over
Location: Eagle Colorado
Registration: Final Deadline- July 31 $499
Skills Intensives at Winter Park: Every Friday during second session!
SMBA has 4 past world cup racers on the skills intensive coaching staff. By narrowing the intent for the day and providing additional time on technical sections athletes’ progress with the speed of lightning. Full face is required but the riders usual bike will work great.
Skills Intensive Days: Age 9-17. These days are perfect for athletes have been riding with the SMBA team program and are proficient at braking, cornering, and proper bike position. Each group will be divided by ability level.
Race Skills Intensive Days: You must pre-qualify for these coaching sessions. Please contact Rudy or Jessie.
– Registration closes 10 days before the start of each program (Skills Intensives close the Tuesday prior to that Friday’s Skills Intensive)
– Please review the registration policies in the registration section of the website before registering.
SMBA Athlete Home Work
Once you have received your jersey please iron on your stars on the left sleeve in a row above the blue and orange pin striping. Be careful to not heat up your iron too hot so that you don’t damage your jersey.
Code of Conduct – You and a parent/guardian need to read, sign and understand the athlete Code of Conduct.
Goal Sheets – Please think carefully about your goals for the season. Your coaches will be going over these with you at training. Remember to have big picture goals and steps towards achieving those goals that can be accomplished within the session if you work hard.
Jefferson County Waiver – Each athlete and parent/guardian needs to sign and date the waiver. (devo does not need to turn in a JeffCo waiver)
Ride Home Waiver – If you would like to ride home from SMBA practice on your own instead of being picked up by a parent/guardian you must have the ride home waiver signed for 2015.
Spread the word:
SMBA is word of mouth; please tell your classmates and friends how awesome SMBA is. There is still space in Junior Rider, Explorer and Cycling Sisters camps, as well as, the second session of Devo, Super Grom and Girls Team.
We look forward to an awesome session of riding!
Please let us know if you have any questions and check the website often for updates and news.