Fall

Fall session is great because the temperatures are cooler and the team can ride many of the Front Range trails that are too muddy in the spring and to hot in the summer.  The weather is perfect, the trails are mint, and the fun is endless.

If you have weekend or after school obligations, check out the part time option. Riders may choose to sign up for just the weekday rides or the weekend rides. Swapping between weekends and weekdays is not permitted. If you would like to do both weekends and weekdays please sign up for the full time option.

Rates and Dates

Fall Session August 27 – October 19: No Rides Labor Day weekend September 2, 3, and 4.
Grade 8 -12: Tuesday, Thursday 4:15pm – 6:45pm and Sunday 10:00 am –4:00pm
Grade 2 – 7: Monday, Wednesday 4:15pm – 6:45pm and Sunday 10:00 am –4:00pm
Full Time (Weekday AND Weekend) $599 Early Bird         $649 after August 1
Part Time Weekday             $449 Early Bird         $499 after August 1
Part Time Weekend             $449 Early Bird         $499 after August 1

Grade 2 – 7 One Day:  Wednesday 3:45pm – 5:45pm (meets at trailsheads)
One Day             $249 Early Bird         $299 after August 1

-Drop off and pick up locations below-

  • August 23: Marshal Mesa
  • August 30: Doudy Draw
  • Sept. 6: OFF
  • Sept. 13: Betasso
  • Sept. 20: Heil
  • Sept. 27: Marshal Mesa
  • Oct.. 4: Doudy Draw
  • Oct. 11: Betasso
  • Oct. 18:Heil
Apr
24
Mon
Nederland Team Spring Ride – Grade 2-5
Apr 24 @ 3:05 pm – 5:30 pm
Spring Team Ride – Grade 2-7 @ SMBA Office
Apr 24 @ 4:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Apr
25
Tue
Nederland One-day Team Ride – Grade 2-5
Apr 25 @ 3:05 pm – 5:30 pm
Spring Team Ride – Grade 8-12 @ SMBA Office
Apr 25 @ 4:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Apr
26
Wed
Nederland Team Spring Ride – Grade 2-5
Apr 26 @ 3:05 pm – 5:30 pm
Spring One-day Ride
Apr 26 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Spring Team Ride – Grade 2-7 @ SMBA Office
Apr 26 @ 4:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Apr
27
Thu
Nederland Team Spring Ride – Grade 6-12
Apr 27 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Spring Team Ride – Grade 8-12 @ SMBA Office
Apr 27 @ 4:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Apr
30
Sun
Spring Team Ride – Grade 2-12 @ SMBA Office
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Trails

Weekend: Rides will consist of trails in Golden, Boulder, and Lyons; like Lair o the Bear, Hall Ranch, Centennial Cone, and Devils Back Bone.

Weekday: During the week rides will be closer to the office including trails like Spring Brook, Betasso, North Table Mountain and Heil Valley Ranch.

What to Bring

To insure a safe and pleasant day of cycling, please be sure that your child’s bike is in good working condition. Please visit Tin Shed Sports for a free safety check. Other local shops provide safety checks for a nominal fee.

  • Mountain bike
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Cycling gloves
  • Helmet
  • Cycling shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack or hydration pack to carry the following while riding:
  • Rain jacket/Layers
  • Water
  • Spare tube (check the tube size and valve type)
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks
  • $5 for special treats

Nutritious Items that hold up on the trail include:
Nut butters, jerky, apples, oranges, energy bars, dried fruit, nuts, string cheese, hummus, pretzels, cold pizza, burritos, carrots, celery, radishes, sugar snap peas, sliced bell peppers, and sandwiches.

Please avoid:
Most dairy products (e.g. yogurt, milk, soft cheese), fragile fruit (e.g. bananas, strawberries, grapes), sodas, mayonnaise, and high sugar snacks. SMBA does not allow athletes to consume caffeine at SMBA practices, races or camps.

Day in a Life

Drop Off: At drop off there will be a coach there to great you, as well as, other athletes being dropped off. Athletes are asked to arrive on time and check in with their coach. This is a great time to speak with the coach about any allergies, medical issues or concerns you may have. Please remind your athlete that riding at this time is not OK. Please make sure that your athlete is prepared for the day before leaving. This includes: bike, shoes, helmet, tube, small tool, water and food.

Ride: After everyone has been checked in, the athletes will  go with their coach. Athletes will  do introductions, a bike safety check and either load the vans for departure or begin riding from the office. Rides will be fun and fast letting athletes get energy out after school and exploring really awesome trails on the weekends.

Snack and Lunch: On weekdays please eat a small snack after school to optimize energy and fun. On weekend rides, the team will be stopping for snack breaks and a lunch break on the trail.

Pick Up: SMBA Team athletes will return to the SMBA office after each day. Athletes may ride home if they have a signed permission slip. If a group will be late, we will do our best to notify parents and guardians as soon as possible. Please allow for a small window, as ride lengths may vary. At the end of the day, coaches will be present to assist with questions and to let parents/guardians know if any issues arose during the day. Parents are encouraged to speak with the coaches about their child’s progress.