Summer

Summer session is awesome. Each summer session includes advanced coaching, singletrack trail riding, community stewardship, “Big Buddy, Little Buddy” mentoring, special events, fun days, skills intensives, support at optional races and more. This session is perfect for riders that love to ride and never seem to want to stop. Riding 4 days a week for 4 weeks is a lot of riding so each week is designed with hard days, easier days, longer days, shorter days, skills days and fun days.

If you are planning to be out of town for a couple weeks or have other activities going on during the summer check out the part time option.

Four registration categories are offered and groups will be further split by ability and goals: Girls Team (Grade 2-7), Team (Grade 2-7), Girls Team (Grade 8-12), Team (Grade 8-12). Each age group will have different start time. Riders Grade 8-12 will meet at 8:00am and riders Grade 2-7 will meet at 8:30am.  All age groups will drop off/pick up at the SMBA office each day but may have different riding locations.

Rates and Dates

Summer Session #1 June 5– June 29:
Grade 8 – 12: Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 3:30pm
Grade 2 – 7: Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 3:30pm
Full Time (up to 16 days) $799 Early Bird      $849 after May 1
Part Time (up to 8 days) $649 Early Bird       $699 after May 1

Summer Session #2 July 10 – August 3:
Grade 8 – 12:  Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 3:30pm
Grade 2 – 7: Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 3:30pm
Full Time (up to 16 days) $799 Early Bird      $849 after June 1
Part Time (up to 8 days) $649 Early Bird       $699 after June 1

Aug
27
Sun
Fall Team Ride – Grade 2-12 @ SMBA Office
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Aug
28
Mon
Nederland Team Fall Ride – Grade 2-5
Aug 28 @ 3:05 pm – 5:30 pm
Fall Team Ride – Grade 2-7 @ SMBA Office
Aug 28 @ 4:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Aug
29
Tue
Fall Team Ride – Grade 8-12 @ SMBA Office
Aug 29 @ 4:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Aug
30
Wed
Nederland Team Fall Ride – Grade 2-5
Aug 30 @ 3:05 pm – 5:30 pm
1-Day Wednesday Devo Ride
Aug 30 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Fall Team Ride – Grade 2-7 @ SMBA Office
Aug 30 @ 4:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Aug
31
Thu
Nederland Team One-day Fall Ride – Grade 2-5
Aug 31 @ 3:05 pm – 5:30 pm
Fall Team Ride – Grade 8-12 @ SMBA Office
Aug 31 @ 4:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Sep
6
Wed
Nederland Team Fall Ride – Grade 2-5
Sep 6 @ 3:05 pm – 5:30 pm
Skill Levels
  • Girls Team, Ages 9-17- The SMBA Girls Team is awesome for girls that are excited about riding and have some riding experience. All abilities are welcome. The girls team will be split into two to three groups depending on the day, goals skill level and fitness of the riders.
  • Super Grom Team, Ages 9-11- The SMBA Super Grom Team is for young shredders that, despite their age, are dedicated to mountain biking, are ready to give 100% and love to ride everyday. This group is fast, positive and driven.
  • Team, Ages 12-17- The Team will be split into groups of 6-8 riders of similar ability level. MBA Team members are highly dedicated to being the best that they can be both on and off the bike. These riders love to ride everyday. Racing is not required but is encouraged. The three main levels on the SMBA team are Grass Roots (12-13), All Mountain (13-15) and Epic (15-17). Within each of these classifications there may be more than one group. The Epic Team is reserved for the best of the best and riders must be 15 years of age or older to ride with this team.
Trails

Trail selection and options make SMBA one of a kind. SMBA rides all over the Front Range, including, Jefferson County, Boulder County, Lyons, Nederland and more, creating opportunities to tackle new terrain and explore new awesome trails. Trail selection is made each day by the coaches so that the trail matches the groups skill set and energy level.

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: Drop off for summer programming is at the SMBA office. At drop off there will be a coach there to great you, as well as, other campers being dropped off. Riders 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. After everyone has been checked in, the athletes will then go with their coach for the day and begin camp activities.

Ride: SMBA Team rides are long, hard and fantastic. Because we have 7 hours of possible ride time we can get a lot done. Some days will be endurance focused with distances of up to 50 miles while other days will be skilled focused where the technical difficulty is increased and the distance is decreased. One thing is for certain, it will be an adventure.

Snack and Lunch: Fuel is important for a successful adventure. Riders and coaches will take water breaks often and stop for several snacks and lunch while out 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 can 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. At the end of the session each athlete will also receive a end of session evaluation. Please go over this with your child and feel free to ask your coach any questions about an athlete’s progress.