The 1-day Dirt Rider program will continue in 2019. For 8 weeks in the spring and fall, the Dirt Riders program will again be meeting at various trailheads around Boulder to enjoy some awesome afternoon rides!

The rides are planned to be on the following Tuesdays at these locations, please note that changes may occur based on weather and trail conditions:

Ride locations:

Tuesday, April 2 – Marshall Mesa (Trailhead Map)
Tuesday, April 9 – Flatirons Vista (Trailhead Map)
Tuesday, April 16 – Doudy Draw (Trailhead Map)
Tuesday, April 23 – Betasso Preserve (Trailhead Map)
Tuesday, April 30 – Marshall Mesa (Trailhead Map)
Tuesday, May 7 – Doudy Draw (Trailhead Map)
Tuesday, May 14 – Betasso Preserve (Trailhead Map)
Tuesday, May 21 – Heil Valley Ranch (Trailhead Map)

Spring Session April 2 – May 21:
Grade 2 – 5 One Day:  Tuesday 3:45pm – 5:45pm (meets at trailheads)
$219 Early bird          $269 After February 28

Fall Session August 27 – October 15:
Grade 2 – 5 One Day:  Wednesday 3:45pm – 5:45pm (meets at trailheads)
$219 Early bird          $269 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
  • 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

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.

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.


A: Please let both coaches know and we can arrange a late drop off or help you look for a carpool with another family.