Riders will explore new trails and trails close to home.
Spring: These after school and weekend rides are designed to get riders out on the trail, ready for summer and having fun. The session is 2 weeks shorter than the Boulder due to the unpredictable nature of spring in Colorado.
Summer: Summer session is awesome. Each summer session day begins and ends at Tin Shed Sports in Nederland and 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.
Fall: Fall session is great because the temperatures are cooler, the weather usually cooperates, the trails are mint, and the fun is endless.
If you have weekend, after school or summer commitments, check out the part time option and one day options. Riders may choose to sign up for just the weekday rides or the weekend rides in the spring and fall and they may choose to ride 8 or 16 days during the summer sessions.
Spring Session April 16– May 24:
Grade 6 – 12: One Day Thursday 3:30– 6:00pm
Grade 2 – 5: Monday, Wednesday Girls and Co-Ed 3:05pm – 5:30pm
Grade 2 – 5: One Day Grade 2 – 5 Tuesday
Weekday $275 Early bird $325 After February 28
One Day Co-Ed $199 Early bird $249 After February 28
Summer Session #1 June 4– June 28:
Grade 2 – 12: Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 3:00pm
Full Time (16 days) $749 Early bird $799 After April 30
Part Time (8 days) $549 Early bird $599 After April 30
Summer Session #2 July 9 – August 2:
Grade 2 -12: Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 3:00pm
Full Time (16 days) $749 Early bird $799 After May 31
Part Time (8 days) $549 Early bird $599 After May 31
Fall Session August 27-October 18: No Rides Labor Day weekend September 2, 3, and 4
Grade 2 – 5: 3:05pm – 5:30pm
Weekday Girls & Co-Ed (Mon/Wed) $475 Early bird $525 After July 31
One Day Co-Ed (Thursday) $249 Early bird $299 After July 31
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
- Cycling shoes
- Backpack or hydration pack to carry the following while riding:
- Rain jacket/Layers
- Spare tube (check the tube size and valve type)
- $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.
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.
Drop off: Drop off for summer programming is at Tin Shed Sports. 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.