SMBA Team Program
Welcome to Colorado’s premier junior development mountain bike program
Since 1993 SMBA has built champions in sport and in life. The SMBA Team is a camaraderie-based program that cheers every rider on through their individual success both on and off the bike. Athletes learn how to challenge themselves, set goals, work hard, be cycling advocates and give back to the community, build sportsmanship skills, and become amazing mountain bikers. Through the SMBA progression, Team athletes dedicate time to having fun riding on trails and mastering mountain bike skills that provide for success, safety, and a lifelong love of the sport!
SMBA Team Programs Include:
Advanced coaching, van transportation to and from trails, singletrack riding, team camaraderie and fun on the bike, trail stewardship, mentoring, leadership opportunities, skills intensives, optional race support, and more! SMBA athletes learn about all elements of the sport of mountain biking including trail navigation, cross country riding, endurance/long-distance adventures, downhill, enduro and short track racing, and more. It is recommended that athletes have participated in at least one camp or have some experience riding a mountain bike on singletrack trails prior to signing up for the Team program.
Spring – The SMBA Team season begins in late-March /early April with after school and/or Sunday rides. Spring training and riding is an important part of building base miles, endurance, and strength for summer mountain bike adventures. Participation in the spring session is highly encouraged for athletes who plan to participate in the summer Team program.
Summer – Two 4-week summer sessions follow spring. The first session runs through June and the second session runs through July. The Summer Team program offers all day rides Monday-Thursday, as well as add-on Downhill Skills Intensive Fridays and specialty add-on ride or race adventures on some weekends.
Fall – The Fall Session starts up at the end of August and once again offers weekday after school and/or Sunday rides through October. Fall riding is one of the best times to be out on the bike in the front range!
Click on the boxes below for more details about our Spring, Summer, and Fall programs.