Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking SnowmassDevelopment. Confidence. Progression.
At the core of our mountain bike programming is skill development, confidence, risk management and progression inside a team environment.  Whether your athlete leans toward endurance or gravity, the fundamentals of speed control, cornering, body position, jumping/air awareness, climbing, pumping, and line choice all remain the same. Regardless of discipline focus, all groups will ride trails and be expected to pedal. 
 
Location
All programming will be based out of Crown Mountain Park in El Jebel.  Crown Mountain Park has spent years planning and investing in cycling related infrastructure (dirt jumps, pumptrack, airbag, BMX track, cross-country skills trails) and we will see much of this work coming to fruition in the Spring of 2020.  AVSC Mountain Bike Shred Sessions and TEAM Programs are excited to call Crown Mountain Park home.  With the mid-valley as our jumping off point, our TEAM programs will ride weekly at Snowmass Bike Park as well as trails up and down the valley. 
 
Racing and Competition
Team Program athletes will race locally and regionally and have national racing opportunities.  Summer Session riders will have local racing opportunities.
 
Rider Awareness
Trail stewardship, trail building and maintenance, bike maintenance, trail etiquette are all integral to AVSC mountain bike programming. 

Please contact Rob Russell at rrussell@teamavsc.org with any questions.

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The Summer Shred Sessions 


For athletes not yet ready for our TEAM Programs, we are offering weekly summer sessions.  These programs are split up by age.
Pre-Devo Shredders – Age 7 to 9
Pre-Devo Shredders programs are for new riders or riders looking to increase skill and confidence on the mountain bike. We will meet at Crown Mountain Park for fun, skill development based sessions.  Energetic coaches will utilize the park’s pumptracks, dirt jumps, BMX track and cross country skills trails as well as the surrounding cross-country trails.
 
Athletes should have mountain bike in good working order, a well-fitting helmet and a way to carry water.  If you do not have a bike/helmet, please contact Rob Russell at rrussell@teamavsc.org. 
 
Schedule: 9am-3:30pm Tuesday and Thursday
 
Cost: $150 per session.  Each session limited to 15 athletes.
Session 1 – June 9, 11
Session 2 – June 16, 18
Session 3 – June 23, 25
Session 4 – July 7, 9
Session 5 – July 14, 16
Session 6 – July 21, 23
Session 7 – July 28, 30
Session 8 – Aug 4, 6 
 
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Devo Dirt Shredders – Age 10 to 13
Devo Dirt Shredders programs are for riders with some experience (comfortable riding singletrack) looking to increase skill and confidence on the bike. We will meet at Crown Mountain Park for fun, skill development based sessions.  Coaches will utilize the Park’s pumptracks, dirt jumps, BMX track and cross country skills trails as well as the surrounding trails. Dirt Shredders can matriculate into the TEAM1 when ready and if interested in that path.  
 
Athletes should have mountain bike in good working order, a well-fitting helmet and a way to carry water.  If you do not have a bike/helmet, please contact Rob Russell at rrussell@teamavsc.org.
    
Schedule: 9am-3:30pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday
 
Cost: $225 per session.  Each session limited to 15 athletes.
Session 1 – June 8, 10, 12
Session 2 – June 15, 17, 19
Session 3 – June 22, 24, 26
Session 4 – July 6, 8, 10
Session 5 – July 13, 15, 17
Session 6 – July 20, 22, 24
Session 7 – July 27, 29, 31
Session 8 – Aug 3, 5, 7 
 
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AVSC TEAM Program 

The TEAM Programs are for experienced riders looking to further develop a wide range of skills in a team setting.  TEAM athletes are motivated to train, race, develop, progress and have fun.  TEAM athletes will meet at Crown Mountain Park most scheduled mornings.  We will ride Snowmass Bike Park and the surrounding trails every week. Please contact Rob Russell at rrussell@teamavsc.org with any questions.
 
TEAM1 – U12 & U14 (Middle School)
Roster is limited to 12 athletes
 
TEAM2 – U16 & U18 (High School)
Roster is limited to 12 athletes
 
Both the TEAM1 and TEAM2 Teams will divide into groups for some training days – an Enduro Group (EG) and a Gravity Group (GG).  For example, the (EG) might take off for a trail ride, while the (GG) stays at Crown Mountain Park to hit the dirt jumps and pumptrack.  The whole team will come together for adventure trail rides, cornering clinics or bike park laps. 
 
Cost per team session: $720 or $1200 for both sessions  
Coaches will contact athletes/families about required gear. Cost includes jersey.
Pre-season camps and competition travel are optional and may add additional costs.

Schedule: 9am-3:30pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Session 1 - June 8 – July 3 (12 days)
Session 2 – July 6 – Aug 2 (12 days)
 
TEAM Camps
Moab Spring Break Camp (March 25-27, tentative). We will meet in Moab for 3 days of trail rides, shuttle rides, dirt jump sessions, skills clinics.
 
TEAM Racing Schedule
We will have a full summer of racing opportunities divided up by discipline. 
 
Local Race Series:
 
Aspen Cycling Club (Cross-Country) 8 races, Wednesdays throughout the summer.
Snowmass Bike Park Race Series (Enduro) 6 races, Tuesdays throughout the summer.
Crown Mountain BMX (BMX) Wednesdays or Thursdays throughout the summer.
 
Junior Bike Week – June 22-28 (Crested Butte, CO)
(Cross-Country, Pumptrack Racing, DH)
           
MTB Nationals – July 7-12 (Winter Park, CO)
(Cross-Country, Enduro, DH, Dual Slalom Racing)
 
Revolution Enduro Series – May 31 (Granby Ranch), July 12 (Eagle), August 8 & 9 (Steamboat), Sept. 6 (Powderhorn)
 
Big Mountain Enduro Series – May 23-24 (Santa Fe), June 13-14 (Angel Fire),
July 24-25 (Winter Park), August 22-23 (Big Sky)
 
Trestle Gravity Series (DH) – Dates TBA
Angel Fire Gravity Series (DH) – Dates TBA