Enduro Amateur Team (ages 11-16)
Enduro Mountain Biking is where the downhills are timed and the uphills are mandatory, but not timed. Riders are timed in stages that are primarily downhill, with neutral “transfer” stages in between. This amateur team is for those that like going downhill fast, but see the value in uphill cycling as part of training. Instead of purely focusing on downhill, this program combines technical and tactical skills that directly apply to enduro racing with the fitness and endurance that complement the sport. Team members will focus some of their training on downhill only trails, but will also blend in cross country cycling fitness, intervals and pump track. Training is designed to build skills and become more confident on the bike and proficiently ride more technical terrain. Competition is optional.
Athletes will travel to different Bike Parks including Granby Ranch and Trestle. Athletes will learn the importance of stewardship and fundamental trail maintenance while working on designated trail work days.
Minimum ability requirements: Mountain biking experience and desire for physical and mental challenge.
Minimum equipment requirements: Full Suspension All Mountain/Trail Bike, 26, 27.5 or 29in wheels (130mil or greater suspension on front and back). Downhill bikes are not allowed for races. Dropper post highly recommended. Full face helmet & XC helmet, knee pads, eye protection – goggles or sunglasses, full-finger gloves, clipless pedals or flats, flat tire kit/tool kit and tube. Trestle Bike Park season pass or day tickets.
Additional Cost: Competition fees, travel fees, bike park passes. Van fees to Granby Ranch, Winter Park or Summit county are $50/trip/athlete.
DATES AND TIMES: June 7 - July 28
- Wednesday - 7:30-10:00am Howelsen Hill (XC training)
- Fridays - Descending days. Groups will either work on descending skills locally or travel to Granby Ranch or Trestle Bike Park. Plan on every other week of travel depending on Steamboat Bike Park status. (SSWSC Van Travel will be available for a cost.)
- Steamboat Days - 1-4pm (depending on lift schedule)
- Travel Days - 7:30am-4/5pm
2023 PROGRAM FEES: $1,100, $1,200 after May 15
SSWSC athletic development program for summer 2023 that complement Enduro Amateur Team: Intermediate Skateboarding, FunFit (10-12) or Fundamental of Strength and Conditioning (13+), Water Ramps and Trampoline.