Mountain Bike Skills?

No. For years we’ve been training newbies on how to enjoy a bike on mountain trails and helping experienced riders get better. If you know how to ride a bike, we can teach you how to mountain bike.

A Bike?

Well, yes. It doesn’t have to be a high-end mountain bike, but it does have to be in good working order (brakes that work, gears that shift). The bike should have at least a front shock, and disc brakes are recommended. You’ll also be required to wear a helmet and have a spare innertube.

Don’t have a bike? We have a limited number of team bikes, of various sizes, that can be used for the season for a small fee (around $100), which can be waived if you qualify for financial assistance. The league also has bikes available to those who qualify for financial assistance.

 

Family Support?

Definitely. Mom and dad don’t have to ride with us, and usually don’t have to drive their kids to the trails, but since this is a volunteer-led team, we need the help of parents. A number of parents devote 3-15 hours a week riding with the kids. They also carpool the kids from the Parley’s Way Wal-Mart parking lot to the various trails we practice on. If you want to be one of these parents, we’d love to have you on the trails with us. Other parents help out by planning and/or hosting social activities, helping out on race day, managing equipment, etc. All parents will also be expected to provide 2-3 hours of volunteer work for the league at one of the races.

Money?

All of our coaches are volunteers, but this is a club sport rather than a high school-sanctioned sport, so team and league fees are required to participate. Team fees are used to cover carpooling expenses, food, equipment and team overhead. The races are a huge production (imagine a thousand kids racing on the same day in the same place) and the league provides training, insurance and support for the teams as well.

Talk to us: financial assistance is available.

 

2020 FEES

Team Fees:
East High MTB Fee: $200*
State Champ Fee (High School): Approximately $150 (to cover accommodations and food)

*This is our planned fee assuming we have a full practice and race season. If our practice and/or race season is shortened, we will refund the portion of the team fee allocated to gas and food that is not used. $100 is due to join the team.

Team Kit:
Our team uniforms will be ordered in May. They are approximately $100. They are required for high school riders and optional for Jr. Devo riders.

UTAH MTB League Fees:
High School: $285**
Jr. Devo: $235**

**all but $65 is refundable if a student chooses not to participate prior to June 1. If the race season is canceled, league fees minus the $65 will be refunded.

Fees must be paid before students will be allowed to practice with the team.

If you have any questions you can contact Head Coach Shawn Rossiter at coach@easthighmtb.org

2020 Timeline

This timeline has been suspended due to state, county and city health guidelines. 

April 1: League registration opens and the team is allowed to begin pre-season rides.

April 2: Informational meeting for prospective and returning riders held at East High’s library.

April 1 – May 31: Eight rides or training sessions planned (Monday or Thursday evenings). Prospective riders can participate in one of these activities before being required to register.

May 5: Mandatory team meeting to go over the season, take care of any necessary business, order uniforms, etc.

June 1 – August 28: Summer Practice Season. Our plan is to hold practices every Monday and Thursday evening, 6 – 9 p.m. We will hold one other practice during the week, either Wednesday mornings or Saturday mornings.

August 29 – November 1: Race Season. We will continue to practice on our Monday/Thursday schedule. We will also have a race every other Saturday beginning August 29. Jr. Devo (middle school) participate in the first three races. High school athletes participate in the first three races, plus the Regional Championship race and the State Championships Race (this year there are some qualification requirements for state champs, but all high school racers will be invited to come with us).

RACE SCHEDULE

August 29: Powder Mountain
September 12: Price
September 26: Vernal
October 10: Cedar City (Regional Championship)
State Championship: TBD