Mountain biking is a Spring sport with races running from March through May. However, the team commitment starts in November with four days a week training through the end of May. This consists of a core strengthening class, a spin class, an after school ride, and a Saturday ride, unless there is a race that weekend.
During the race season, starting in March we race every other weekend at locations all over California. Most race weekends consist of a pre-ride of the course, a team dinner that evening, a hotel stay, and a race the next day.
The team is for boys and girls from all four years of high school. We race by grade and gender. Advanced riders are further categorized.
How to Join and Sign Up
Recruiting and the opportunity to learn more begins at Davidson and continues through Back to School Night, Club Rush, a parent presentation at school and the first team classroom meeting. If a new rider or their parent contacts us, we will add them to an email list and invite them to learn more.
In mid November, SR students choose their Winter Sports. This is when we look for a commitment. Although we race in the Spring, we train full time in Winter and expect full participation to make the team. We will send you a link to our sign up papers and an invitation to a parent/student/coach/volunteer party where we gather the paperwork, enrollment fees, riders and parents.
Training runs four days a week from late November through May
Riders are expected to attend at least 75% of training practices.
All training is off school grounds. Riders and their bikes need to be able to get to practices. This usually involves some parent commitment, especially before the kids can drive themselves.
On race weekends we are “all hands on deck” with many volunteer opportunities for parents, friends and even siblings.
How well do I need to Ride?
The MTB Team is geared towards turning students with some mountain biking experience into successful racers.
You should know how to ride a bike, and have some experience with shifting gears and riding on dirt. Beyond that, you just need to commit and show up to the practices and training.
Mountain biking is a club sport, not sponsored by the school. While riders are typically fully funded by their parents, there are scholarships available at both the team and league level, as well as team discounts on gear.