Race registration closes at Noon the Monday before each race, no exceptions!
General Race Information:
Races alternate Saturday/Sunday (i.e. Race #1 is Sat, Race #2 is Sun, etc).
For Saturday races, the course pre-ride is Friday afternoon; for Sunday race, course pre-ride is Saturday afternoon. Coach Feeney will excuse riders for Friday pre-rides.
Athletes must race in the current team jersey (new 2023 jersey).
Volunteering at the races is expected/needed of all families; look for the SignUpGenius emails that come out a week in advance of the race. Also, the League strongly encourages race volunteering and have designated each team a race to rally volunteer support (including riders); for this season, we have been designated Race #2-Steamboat.
At Race #1, the freshman boys and girls will be racing an ITT- “Individual Time Trial”, which will designate what category they will race for the season.
Because we are a club sport, the MTB team is a little different from other high school sports in that athletes travel independently; most families drive the athletes to the races and volunteer at the races.
Generally, a one night hotel/camping stay is required. Camping is available at all race venues. Some families camp, while others prefer to stay in hotels or VRBOs. Reservations should be secured well ahead of the season. Reach out to other parents for recommendations.
Varsity Letter Requirements
A Varsity Letter is an award earned for excellence in school activities after meeting the following criteria.
Freshman & Sophomore Athletes
Athlete qualifies for and races in the state championships and places on the podium in any league race. Earning a varsity letter as a freshman or sophomore is challenging, and only a small percentage of the team qualify each year.
Junior Varsity & Varsity Athletes
Athlete qualifies for and races in the state championships.
Criteria for all Athletes
6 Hours Community Service - athlete completes 6 hours of volunteer work related to the biking community or trail advocacy, coach approved.
Colorado League Service - athlete volunteers for the Colorado Cycling League at a race or at the League headquarters in Boulder.
Consistently attends practices & team functions, has a positive attitude, and communicates well with coaches.
Follows Rules - athlete always follows team and Colorado League rules and safety guidelines and acts as a good ambassador for the sport, League, and high school.
Good Academic Standing - athlete maintains a 2.5 GPA or above.
Coaches Discretion may be used for a junior or senior athlete who demonstrates exceptional commitment to the team and to improving as a rider.