Pre-Season

Get a jump start on the season with SMBA preseason training. This session is perfect for athletes looking to build a solid fitness base, increase strength and work on flexibility.

On Mondays and Thursdays SMBA will be joining Olympic Sports Performance Coach, Health Fitness Specialist, and competitive mountain biker Joe Horwat for a great preseason-training program and educational experience.

These classes will help SMBA athletes build a stronger, more efficient and injury resistant body by teaching specific training techniques and exercises used by top trainers, physical therapists, coaches and athletes around the world. There will be a strong emphasis on the core, the postural muscles, full body strength and stretching.

On Sundays SMBA preseason rides will consist of base mile training, conditioning, hiking or cycling videos/analysis depending on the weather.

Do not miss out on this opportunity!

To read more about Joe please visit BoulderTrainingSystems.com

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Rates and Dates

Preseason February 20 – March 20:
Monday, Thursday 4pm – 5:30pm and Sunday 10:00am -1:00pm
$199

Sep
24
Sun
Fall Team Ride – Grade 2-12 @ SMBA Office
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sep
25
Mon
Nederland Team Fall Ride – Grade 2-5
Sep 25 @ 3:05 pm – 5:30 pm
Fall Team Ride – Grade 2-7 @ SMBA Office
Sep 25 @ 4:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Sep
26
Tue
Fall Team Ride – Grade 8-12 @ SMBA Office
Sep 26 @ 4:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Sep
27
Wed
Nederland Team Fall Ride – Grade 2-5
Sep 27 @ 3:05 pm – 5:30 pm
1-Day Wednesday Devo Ride
Sep 27 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Fall Team Ride – Grade 2-7 @ SMBA Office
Sep 27 @ 4:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Sep
28
Thu
Nederland Team One-day Fall Ride – Grade 2-5
Sep 28 @ 3:05 pm – 5:30 pm
Fall Team Ride – Grade 8-12 @ SMBA Office
Sep 28 @ 4:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Oct
1
Sun
Fall Team Ride – Grade 2-12 @ SMBA Office
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Trails

Preseason is very dynamic, during the week, athletes will be training at Mountains Edge Fitness and, on the weekends riding trails (when the weather permits), riding road, hiking, or inside for video analysis. Trails will include Marshal Mesa, Betasso, North Table Mountain Hall Ranch and Heil Valley Ranch.

What to Bring

Weekdays:

  • Comfortable shorts
  • Athletic shoes
  • Water
  • Small Snack

Sundays:

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.

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Day in a Life

Weekdays:

Drop off: SMBA Pre-Season will meet at Mountain Edge Fitness. Athletes are asked to arrive on time and check in the SMBA coach. The team will then head to the spin room, or group training facilities for that days strength and conditioning work out designed by led by Joe Horwat.

Snacks: Please eat a small snack afterschool to optimize energy and results.

Pick Up: Please pick up your athlete at Mountains Edge Fitness at 5:30pm. Parents are encouraged to speak with the coaches about their child’s progress.

Sundays:

Drop off: SMBA will meet at the SMBA office. Athletes are asked to arrive on time and check in the SMBA coach. The Team will then load the SMAB vans or ride to the trailhead where we will begin our ride.  Athletes can expect to ride for 2.5 – 3 hours at a moderate pace.

Snacks: Please bring  snacks for the trail.

Pick Up: Please pick up your athlete at the SMBA office at the end of practice. Parents are encouraged to speak with the coaches about their child’s progress.

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