Our mountain bike Club Riders are focused on developing impeccable riding habits & acquiring new skills.

  • Respectful, supportive team atmosphere built together with peers and coaches
  • Train together to acquire the skills, fitness and judgement required to progress your riding
  • Skills-based progression built by PMBI instructors
  • Areas of improvement may include: cornering, climbing, descending, braking, positive mindset

Helping you become a better, smarter rider.

Club Team is for mature riders who have experience on the trail and are ready to progress their riding by putting in the time, work & effort required to see improvement in their skills proficiency, fitness and preparedness. Coaches help riders through this journey to ensure that safety is a priority and there is a balance of skills, drills, lessons, riding diverse trails, and having fun.

Skills Rides

Increase Knowledge and Confidence

Adventure Together

TeamSnap

TeamSnap is an app and website that facilitates 2-way communication between riders, coaches and parents. We will use it for:

  • Team Registration
  • Payment Schedule
  • Team Chat
  • Calendar & Scheduling
  • Attendance & Health Checks
  • Trips & Events

Middle School MTB Club Fall Skills Session

For Intermediate Middle & High School Riders, ages 11 – 18

With the late release times, we’re only offering this group on Wednesdays this fall. Riders who want to add Strength on Tuesday, try Cyclocross Team, Winter Training, or move to the XC / ALL MTN Teams next year should talk to Coach Bill this fall.

Fall Details

  • Sept 15 – Oct 20
  • 6-Week Progression to build skills and fitness
  • Wednesdays: 3:15 – 5:45 PM
  • Optional Weekend Trips & Events
  • Meet at Cog Wild 5 minutes early to greet your Coaches and check your bike & gear
  • Riders should come prepared with face coverings to wear for the shuttle
  • Riders may ride home with parent permission.

Required

  • a modern, working mountain bike (xc / trail / enduro), capable of riding on intermediate offroad terrain, up and downhill
  • 26″ wheels or larger
  • helmet, proper clothes for the weather, water bottle, snack
  • riders must have some trail riding experience;
  • and a desire to improve their riding skills and fitness through active participation in drills, skills sessions, classroom time on the trail, and putting in time riding up and downhill
  • more details in the “REQUIRED” tab, above

Fall Tuition

  • $240
    • plus TeamSnap credit card fees (pay with check or cash to avoid additional fees)
    • tuition assistance is available, email Coach Bill@cogwild.com
  • Multi-child discount of 10% off the total when you have 2+ riders enrolled in Club or Team-level programs this season: TeamSnap applies it during registration.

Mandatory for Participation:

  • Riders must be the correct grade / age for their program regardless of ability, unless a coach makes a specific allowance
  • Positive attitude and desire to ride with the team
  • Helmet, closed-toe shoes and appropriate layers of clothing for the weather — from rain to cold and heat, riders must come safely dressed to participate. Layers are good.
  • Snack and water in a bottle carried on the bike or in the rider’s pack

Highly Recommended:

  • Items are best carried: 1) on your bike in a saddle / frame bag 2) small waist pack 3) small backpack / hydration pack
  • Extra tube for your wheel size
  • Multi-tool & Pump
  • Full finger gloves
  • Sunglasses with light lenses — protection from sun, dust and objects

Other Bike tips for middle & high school riders:

  • Riders age 11+ will be on 26, 27.5 or 29″ wheels — for riding in Bend, we suggest the largest wheel size for the frame that fits.
  • Modern bikes since 2015 have much more stable front-end handling — it’s best to ride a bike with components less than 5 years old so they work properly in the backcountry and in rugged terrain.
  • Dropper posts are highly recommended
  • Full suspension is great, but not necessary for beginner riders
  • Hardtails should have an air / coil fork with a working rebound adjustment
  • Tires should be 2.3″ – 2.6″. 2.1″ or narrower are much more prone to flats.
  • Tubeless tires are great, but they take maintenance; and riders must bring an extra tube and should carry a tire-plug
  • Check Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, OBRA Chat and PinkBike for buying / selling used bikes
  • Build a relationship with your favorite local bike shop to know their service staff so you can work together to keep your bikes in perfect working condition.

Weather Disclaimer: We ride in all weather except lightning storms. If there is any concern about the conditions we will contact you at the email or phone number listed, otherwise plan on riding and come prepared.

  • What group will I be in? Our goal is to make riders happy and keep everyone safe so groups and ride plans may change at any time during practice. While we can sometimes take feedback from riders, sometimes we all do the same plan or coaches will have specific plans for individuals or their groups. Communicate any special needs, goals or ideas to the coaches or email / call us to discuss.
  • Can parents ride along? We make specific invites when it’s appropriate for parents to join us for special rides. If you’re interested in volunteering as a helper, or becoming a paid coach we would love to get your involved with our trainings: email / call us to discuss.
  • Make-up days? Typically not available, but sometimes it’s possible for Team Riders if we have enough capacity on other days. Please speak with your coach at practice or email / call us to discuss.
  • Can I try it before I sign up? In most cases, yes, we allow riders to try the program or attend a skills clinic / info session.
  • What about refunds? Deposits, attended rides, and no-shows are not refundable. Please read our Cancellation Policy.
  • Do you rent bikes? Not really for youth programs… Riders should come to practice with their own bike in working order. In some cases we might have an extra bike available for emergencies but our bikes are typically reserved for guests on tour who need a one-day rental.

How to Enroll:

  • NEW for 2021 — Enrollment is through TeamSnap
    • simplifies notifications through their app, emails and chat
  • Flexible payment options
    • Pay in full with ACH or credit card
    • Set up automatic installments with your credit card.
    • Above options will incur a small processing fee.
    • Check or cash — select “Pay Offline” to pay with check or cash in full, or monthly installments, with no additional fees. Checks written to Cog Wild.
  • Use an existing TeamSnap account if you have one; only new members should create a new account to avoid duplicates.
  • You will be added to the team and further instructions will come via email & chat.

Club Clothing & Uniforms

All jerseys / bibs other team uniforms will be made available for purchase separately.

Head CoachCaleb Brackett

Head Coach Cory

Cory Poulin will be leading many of our Club Team Rides and we’re looking forward to lots of returning staff!

Additional Coaches

Additional Coaches

Our mountain bike coaches all bring different insights & experiences to our training that help everyone improve.

Overview

AGE RANGE
11 - 19
RIDE TYPE
Guided Ride, Guided Shuttle, Team Training Ride, Trail
DURATION
After School, Full Season, Multi Week, Partial Season, Summer, Trips

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