Pre-Season

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

During the weekday training sessions we will be in the gym or participating in non-cycling strength.

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 pre-season rides will consist of base mile training, conditioning, hiking or cycling videos/analysis depending on the weather.

Do not miss out on this opportunity!

Rates and Dates

February 13 – March 23:
Grade 8-12: Monday, Thursday starting on February 13, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Sunday, February 26, March 5, March 12, and March 19, 10:00am -1:00pm
$349 Early Bird        $399 after February 1

Apr
30
Sun
Spring Team Ride – Grade 2-12 @ SMBA Office
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
May
1
Mon
Nederland Team Spring Ride – Grade 2-5
May 1 @ 3:05 pm – 5:30 pm
Spring Team Ride – Grade 2-7 @ SMBA Office
May 1 @ 4:15 pm – 6:45 pm
May
2
Tue
Nederland One-day Team Ride – Grade 2-5
May 2 @ 3:05 pm – 5:30 pm
Spring Team Ride – Grade 8-12 @ SMBA Office
May 2 @ 4:15 pm – 6:45 pm
May
3
Wed
Nederland Team Spring Ride – Grade 2-5
May 3 @ 3:05 pm – 5:30 pm
Spring One-day Ride
May 3 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Spring Team Ride – Grade 2-7 @ SMBA Office
May 3 @ 4:15 pm – 6:45 pm
May
4
Thu
Nederland Team Spring Ride – Grade 6-12
May 4 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Spring Team Ride – Grade 8-12 @ SMBA Office
May 4 @ 4:15 pm – 6:45 pm

 

Trails

Preseason is very dynamic, during the week, athletes will be training indoors at the gym 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 the gym. 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.

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

Pick Up: 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 SMBA 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.