Why SMBA

Fun: SMBA is all about the adventure. Our riders return year after year because SMBA is simply the most fun you can have on two wheels.

Safety: SMBA is safety focused; each full time coach has completed SMBA instructor certification, Wilderness First Aid, concussion training and background checks.

Skills: SMBA is all about sweet skills. By focusing on skill mastery at every stage of the SMBA progression athletes are able to excel at all riding styles and become a more confident and safer rider.

Ride Time: SMBA offers more trail time than any other junior program on the Front Range. Consistency is the key to successfully building skills, technique, fitness and focus.

Trails: SMBA has access to trails all over the Front Range, including Golden, Morrison, Boulder, Nederland and Lyons, as well as, fun destinations like Winter Park, Crested Butte, Moab and more, giving riders access to new singletrack and epic adventures.

Coaching: The SMBA coaching staff is one of a kind, boasting past SMBA riders, local shredders and international pros. Each coach is highly qualified, professional and experienced.

More than Bike Riding: SMBA prides itself on, “Creating Champions in Sport and in Life” by focusing on team camaraderie, good sportsmanship, advocacy and community stewardship.

Davis Phinney

“SMBA is a model program that’s friendly, welcoming, and has a wonderful philosophy.”

Davis PhinneyOlympic Medalist
Joey Schusler

“I first fell in love with biking when I started riding with SMBA camps at 9 yrs. old. My involvement with SMBA helped me develop into a top athlete and has provided me with amazing opportunities, from representing the U.S. at two World Championships, in Scotland and Italy, to racing for the University of Colorado. As a young rider, SMBA provided me with a wonderful support system, taught me good sportsmanship, and how to always perform at my personal best. I cannot thank Matt and my other coaches enough for helping me become the person that I am and giving me the confidence to be a good ambassador for the sport of biking.”

Joey SchuslerYeti Athlete and SMBA Alumni
Colin Cares

“As an EMSC ski racer, I started doing SMBA day camps, in seventh grade, as a way to stay active during the summer.   I was quickly hooked on mountain biking, but it wasn’t until I got older that I realized the extent to which I have benefited from SMBA.  Initially, the camps provided a safe a fun place to foster friendships, a love of the outdoors, and an active lifestyle.  As I grew more serious about cycling, SMBA’s experienced coaching staff taught me how to set goals and have the positive mindset to achieve them—critical skills that translate to all aspects of my life today.  Though I may not be a mountain biker my entire life, I will carry the lessons I learned from SMBA with me forever.”

Colin CaresPro XC Racer and SMBA/EMSC Alumni Athlete