Elite Cycling Team (ages 14-18)
The Elite Cycling Team is for athletes interested in developing their off-road skills, endurance and competitive prowess through participating in group cycling activities and generally learning about competitive cycling. The Elite Team members will race in the Town Challenge MTB Series as well as other regional races. This group of riders will ride mountain bikes primarily, but might train on road bikes if available. Athletes will start the season with a lactate threshold test to determine their individualized training program. Additional cost could be associated with weekend travel to out-of town races. The Elite team will spend one day a week in the gym participating in strength training,stretching and core. 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: 26”-29” bike, cycling helmet, cycling gloves, sunglasses,
water and spare tube, heart rate monitor, Steamboat Bike Park Pedal pass or downhill pass.
Beneficial equipment: CamelBak, bike shorts, clipless pedals