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.
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.
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.
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.
East High MTB Fee: $200
Our team uniforms will be ordered in May. They are approximately $120. They are required for high school riders and optional for Jr. Devo riders.
UTAH MTB League & NICA Fees:
High School: $300
Jr. Devo: $250
If you have any questions you can contact Head Coach Shawn Rossiter at firstname.lastname@example.org