Enduro Team

Updated 2/1/24

The Enduro Team trains together on and off the bike to become better riders, smarter racers and supportive teammates.

Open to middle school and high school riders in grades 6 – 12.

Coaches will determine riding groups to ensure each rider is placed in a supportive, productive group of their peers based on a mixture of age, maturity and experience.

This team is primarily focused on training the mental, physical and technical skills required to excel at riding technical terrain faster with more confidence and control. Racing is not required, but most riders in this group will compete in at least one enduro mountain bike race each season.

While we pedal to earn our turns, it’s all about the enjoyment of ripping the descents on the way down!

  • Expert coaches share their deep understanding of skills, fitness and race preparation to help riders succeed
  • Ride more technical terrain with speed, strength, confidence and flow
  • Train together to acquire the skills, fitness and judgement required to ride in new locations & events.

We build speed and confidence through skills, efficiency, knowledge, and riding together.

2024 Overview

  • Outside team practices March – October: spring, summer and fall sessions.
  • Main team practice is Wednesday afternoons; additional Thursday morning option in the summer.
  • Weekends are a mix of local team rides, day trips, travel to events, or “on your own” training.
  • Discounted pricing for Cog Wild Adventure Rides
  • Training plan available from Coach Bill through TrainingPeaks for interested riders.
  • Strength training at Embark Fitness nearly year-round, with additional winter indoor cycling options. Winter session begins January 22, 2024, details and enrollment here.

Mandatory for Participation:

  • Positive attitude, ready to learn from coaches & peers, prepared to ride
  • Rider is motivated and looking forward to doing the work needed to improve
  • Ability to ride intermediate & advanced trails
  • Modern mountain bike suitable for rougher terrain (mid to long-travel full suspension with dropper post)
  • Helmet, gloves, extra tube, multi-tool, water and snack on every ride.
  • Additional safety gear may be required for certain activities like riding bike parks or racing in certain events:
  • Regular practices: most riders wear open-face helmets and knee pads.
  • Bike park / jumping clinics / trips / events: full face helmets, chest protectors, elbow pads or other protection may be required or recommended, ask your coach if you’re not sure.

Coaching Support

Weekly team practices provide the appropriate amount of work and correct training loads for all riders to have a successful season.

  • Progressive: our systematic training and skills progression is proven to keep juniors progressing throughout each season and for their entire time as a junior racer.
  • Regular attendance is important because coaches shape each practice to build up each rider’s skill, fitness, and knowledge.
  • Training Plan: in addition to the group rides under coach supervision, Enduro Team riders have access to our online training program through TrainingPeaks to see any specific planned workouts, record activities and get specific feedback from the coaches as needed. Read Coach Bill’s article to learn more: Training Peaks Explained
  • “On your own training” – we support riders who wish to ride additional days per week: follow the training plan, use the TeamSnap to meet up with teammates for a ride, and team riders have access to Cog Wild’s shuttles for additional ride opportunities, talk to your coaches to make a ride plan that works for you.

Lev Stryker

Coach Lev is an expert skills coach with many years of racing experience. He leads the enduro team practices and many trips. Lev & Kirin are the owners of Cog Wild.

Individualized Performance Coaching Option

For riders who cannot attend regular team practices but would like to work with our coaches to improve your fitness, riding skills or racing tactics.

We have experience supporting riders remotely and in-person so whether you live in Bend, Sisters, Redmond or Portland we can discuss if this would be a good fit for you. Coaching takes many forms and our team of coaches offers a wide range of skills to help developing junior riders:

  • Individualized mountain bike skills assessment & progressive coaching sessions
  • Access to our team camps, travel with us to races or stay with us when you arrive
  • Coaching and mechanical support for practice days at various races
  • General “group training plan” or individualized training plan from one of our coaches through TrainingPeaks for full season insights, goal-setting and measuring improvements

2024 Enduro Team Full Schedule

We have a full season outlined with day trips, overnight camps and travel to races. Racing is optional but encouraged as it provides focus to your training and is a great way to ride new places, challenge yourself, and apply your skills on a variety of trails.

  • EVENTS IN BOLD RED are team trips for training or racing with your coaches, sign up for them below under “Team Travel.” Typically includes food, lodging, coaching, etc. and we recommend riders do these trips with the team. However, sometimes families want to either join in for the trip or meet us at the event so talk to us if you want to make special arrangements.
  • EVENTS IN BOLD BLUE are Cog Wild Adventure Days that are open to the public but our riders get a discount to attend. You may be riding with your coach or mixed in with adult riders. Includes transport and lunch for $100. Parents are encouraged to check these out, too! Sign up below under “Adventure Rides.”
  • EVENTS IN BOLD BLACK are either on your own or tentative plans, see note for each. Use TeamSnap to coordinate.
  • All of these events will be available in the TeamSnap calendar for access through the app or at the bottom of this page.
  • April 17 – 21, 2024: Sea Otter Training Camp & Races – registration for races is open, team trip with camping & food onsite with the team; choose from Enduro 4/18, XC long on Friday, XC normal on Sunday, for Dual Slalom and DH there are JR categories on Sat but JR Expert is on Sunday. We plan on one van coming home at noon on Sunday but another van can stay for Sunday PM races, staying overnight on the drive home to return Monday morning.
  • May 5, 2024: Post Canyon Practice / Fun Ride – day trip to Hood River to just ride or preview the CDC enduro stages.
  • May 17 – 19, 2024: CDC Post Canyon Camping – Camping with food, ride for fun or race the Sunday CDC enduro race. Leave Friday after school or early Sat, not sure yet.
  • May 26: Dog River SuperD – near Mt Hood, very fun event, day trip — practice run, race (20 – 30 min) then ride more!
  • June 1-2, 2024: North Slope CDC Enduro – near Olympia, WA. Possible trip, but some riders will go on their own, use TeamSnap if you want to carpool or meet up with teammates.
  • June 8, 2024: Cog Wild Adventure Ride: Ochocos – day trip to Lookout / Round or Scotty / Cougar.
  • June 18 – 20: Oakridge 3-Day Team Training Camp – 3 days of amazing riding, 2 nights at Black Canyon campground with food and shuttles in Oakridge, OR — open to Cascadia Club, Enduro & XC teams up to 25 riders.
  • June 15 & 16, 2024: North American Enduro Cup – Kellogg, ID. Need min 4 riders to do a team trip but it’s easily one of the best events in North America. 2 days of racing on very challenging terrain — riders must have prior enduro racing experience. Team would drive Thursday which means missing the last day of school on Friday.
  • June 29 – 30, 2024: Raging River CDC Enduro – Snoqualmie, WA. Excellent trails for racing.
  • July 27 – 28, 2024: Darrington CDC Enduro – south of Mt. Baker, WA. Possible trip, but some riders will go on their own, use TeamSnap if you want to carpool or meet up with teammates.
  • July & Aug: Mt. Bachelor Gravity Series – Fridays – sign up and race for fun, post to TeamSnap chat if you’re going up, we’ll do some carpools.
  • August 3, 2024: Cog Wild Adventure Ride: OCC 1 – ride with us in the Old Cascade Crest zone, several ride options ranging from “not easy” to “very challenging.”
  • August 10 – 11, 2024: Big Mountain Enduro Series Finale – Tamarack Resort, ID. Premiere event means it’s 4 days of riding / racing but also one of the more expensive trip options. Possible trip.
  • August 14, 2024: Flagline Trailwork – help us clear Flagline so it’s ready for opening day on August 15.
  • August 17, 2024: Cog Wild Adventure Ride: OCC 2 – Browder / Gate Creek or Spence MTN
  • September 13 – 15, 2024: Tiger MTN CDC Enduro Trip – Issaquah, WA. Excellent racing on great trails, plan on this one.
  • September 27 & 28, 2024: CA Enduro – Ashland, OR. Possible trip, skip school Friday to practice, race on Saturday.

Team Clothing & Uniforms

For 2024, riders will receive a casual t-shirt + a team jersey from Jakroo — choose from full-zip, short sleeve tech tee or long sleeve tech tee. All other items are available for purchase at cost.

Strength Training & Indoor Rides

  • Team Winter Session:
    • Mondays 1/22/24 – 3/11/24
    • 4:30-5:30 PM
    • Embark Fitness
  • Option to add indoor cycling classes at discounted rate.
  • As of Feb. 1, 2024 only Spring session and trips are open for enrollment. Summer & Fall options will be added in the next couple weeks.
  • Tuition assistance is available — send a written request to Bill@cogwild.com before enrolling below.
  • Teen Work Study is available — all teens can volunteer as assistants, or for age 16 – 18 they can apply to work as paid interns over the summer to help with our youth programs.
  • T-shirt and one jersey included this season.
  • Cog Wild Shuttle Pass: team riders can access one shuttle per week when enrolled.
  • TrainingPeaks plan included for all riders to follow for daily training guidance

Spring Session – open for enrollment

  • 3 enrollment options for this spring.
  • Wednesdays After School Spring Practice: 3:15 – 6:15 PM with your coaches. Begin either March 13 – June 5 for 13 weeks; or April 24 – June 5 for 7 weeks. This is our default practice day.
  • Tuesdays After School Spring Invite Group: talk to Coach Bill or Lev about joining this group which is reserved for those who have a conflict on Wednesdays. Once you’re approved to join this group choose “Tuesday Spring Invite” on the enrollment form below. 4:30 – 7:00 pm, April 24 – June 5, 7 weeks.
  • Spring Weekends: due to team travel, the weekends are mixed activities. Tuition includes either a local team ride on the weekend, covers riders who meet us at events, or we may have bonus rides, or use your Cog Wild Shuttle Pass to ride on your own. Full calendar will be posted in TeamSnap app and at bottom of this page so riders can make plans.
  • Team Travel: trips outside of our local area are priced separately. Use the links above or through TeamSnap to add them.
  • Mondays Team Strength Info & Sign Up here
  • Spring Team 13 weeks $995 or 7 weeks for $500

Summer Schedule – enrollment coming later Feb.

  • 2023 Archived info: June 28 – August 23: summer is busy, so we’re changing the schedule to maximize participation in training, fun rides and races. We are splitting out practices to give riders more choice to make rides given how busy the summer can be.
  • Strength TBD: no more access to RISE after June 1, new plans pending.
  • Choose your rides per week: riders can RSVP on TeamSnap for 2 of the 3 rides each week depending on your availability:
  • A. Wednesday Morning Workout: June 28 – August 23: 8:45 – 11:45 AM. Open to any Enduro or XC team riders who want to attend this practice to focus on building fitness / structured workouts. Note no workout June 21 due to Youth All MTN Camp at the same time.
  • B. Wednesday Afternoon Team Ride: June 21 – August 23: 3:30 – 6:30 PM. Open to any Enduro or XC team riders who want to attend this time slot any week. We may split by XC or Enduro or ride together.
  • C. Thursday Morning Team Ride: June 22 – August 24: 8:45 – 11:45 AM. Open to any Enduro or XC team riders who want to attend this time slot any week. Thursday practices may be superseded by full-day trips for longer adventures. We may split by XC or Enduro or ride together.
  • Bonus rides, trips & events are all posted in TeamSnap — some activities are included while others have a standalone fee.
  • Summer Team 1 Weekly Ride $400 – most riders should do this option | 2 Weekly Rides $700 – perfect for those wanting to do the workout plus a team ride.
  • Note that you can “average out” your rides over the summer by attending up to 3 weekly rides when you’re available.

Fall Session – enrollment coming later Feb.

  • Wednesday Rides: team practice with coaches, includes shuttles, September 13 – October 25: 3:15 – 6:15 PM
  • Weekend / Bonus rides: additional local training rides or coaching at events are included for most weekends. Schedule is in TeamSnap — see calendar below or view in the app.
  • Trips & Camps: specific training camps or team travel to races may have additional fees to cover fuel / lodging. Schedule is in TeamSnap — see calendar below or view in the app.
  • Pricing TBD


  • We’re moving away from TeamSnap and using Flybook to take team registration, tuition, and trip payments for 2024.
    • Use the “Enroll Now” button to register and pay in full.
    • If you need to apply tuition assistance, set up a payment plan or pay with cash or check, please call the office 541.385.7002 to make your reservation over the phone.
  • Communication: we’re migrating to SportsYou for team calendar, schedule and chat. Sign up here with access code provided in your confirmation email or ask Coach Bill.