Involvement in youth mountain bike programming and organized high school cycling has been growing exponentially year to year here in Teton Valley and Jackson Hole. At MBT, we’re fortunate enough to have enjoyed the widespread support of parents, local businesses, community leaders and ultimately kids when it comes to celebrating our collaboration with NICA and the Teton Region Composite team the past few years.
Moving forward, MBT and the TRC Program Directors/Head Coaches have decided that in order for this wildly successful program to continue to thrive here in the Tetons, it was necessary for the program to continue operation for 2018 under separate program management from Mountain Bike the Tetons. The Careys have done an outstanding job in facilitating the growth of the teams and in fostering a passion and love for cycling amongst our community’s youth and families and we’re grateful for their dedication, hard work, and leadership over the past few years. Along with the mountain biking community here in the Tetons, we look forward to witnessing the continued growth and success of the program in 2018 and beyond. The MBT board and staff offers a great big special thanks to all the riders, parents, volunteers, sponsors, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, the Idaho Cycling League and ALL community supporters for your commitments to this program over the years.
Mountain Bike the Tetons will focus youth programming on a brand new program for kids ages 6-12 this coming summer 2018… stay tuned!
In the meantime, for further information on the TRC for 2018, please visit their Teton Region Composite Mountain Bike Team Facebook Page or email Team Director/Head Coach Amanda Carey at: email@example.com or Head Coach Nate Carey at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Teton Region Composite had an amazing showing at its first race of the season at Jug Mountain Ranch on August 26. TRC had 16 student athletes and 5 coaches make the long trip to McCall, Idaho to join the other 465 racers from across Idaho – every Teton Comp racer finished strong and lots of fun was had on the fantastic trails of Jug Mountain Ranch.Special recognition goes to Teton Comp’s three first place finishers: Maddy Lee, 1st place JV girls, Elijah Weenig 1st place Sophomore boys, and Annika Peacock 1st place Freshman girls. Other strong rides came from Sarah Olerud, 2nd Sophomore girls, Mackenzie Lee, 4th Freshman girls and Peter Warner, 4th overall middle school boys out of 110 racers. Arden Jacoby had an impressive ride starting way at the back of a 80+ rider field, finishing 9th! Asher Jacoby placed 15th in the middle school boys and Nicholas Elliot, Khristian Beck, Sam Clausen, Liston Saulters, Olivia Weenig and Deacon Saulters all had strong middle school rides. Taylor Shanor had a strong ride in the JV and Jamie Peacock crushed his first Varsity race finishing 11th. Teton Comp finished 5th overall and Jackson Hole Comp finished 7th in the overall team competition. What a great start to the season! We hope to keep this momentum into the new school year and into the next 4 races of the season.TRC’s next race is on September 9th at Grand Targhee. The race needs 115+ volunteers to make sure the 500+ student athletes racing have a fun, safe experience. If you can help out on Friday, Sept. 8 or on race day, please sign up here for a 2-3 hour shift.
What is the Teton Region Composite Team?
Teton Region Composite Team is a youth mountain bike program with a focus on teaching bike handling skills, trail etiquette, and respect. Our team’s philosophy is fun-first, and racing is not mandatory.
We welcome grades 6-12 from Jackson Hole and Teton Valley to join and ride in a fun, group setting with other young athletes while receiving quality coaching. Our coaches are trained in first aid, concussion management, and complete a full background check before working with student-athletes as required by NICA.
For those who decide to race, TRC competes against members of the Idaho Cycling League from across the state. The racing season includes 5 races between September and October.
What is the program schedule?
Preseason practice begins on June 3rd from 9:00-11:00 AM. Practices then alternate between Jackson and Teton Valley every Saturday until July.
The official season for the Team is July through October. We practice 3 times per week, Monday and Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
There are 5 races in the 2017 season which will be posted as announced.
What is the cost?
The fee to register is $250 per student-athlete for the season.
Fees include a team jersey and support team equipment, fuel for our volunteer coaches, team registration, and insurance fees to NICA/Idaho League.
If you choose to race, student-athletes should expect an average entry fee of $25, per event.
How do I join?
To request a registration packet, please contact TRCTeam@MountainBikeTetons.org
Due to rapid growth and to ensure our coaches can maintain a safe, and fun environment for all riders, no new students will be accepted after July 15th, 2017.
2017 Title Sponsors
If you or your business would like to sponsor the team, inquire at TRCTeam@MountainBikeTetons.org
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What is the Idaho Cycling League?
The Idaho High School Cycling League works to establish and maintain safe, quality high school mountain bike programs. The League is responsible for establishing a climate that will:
- Provide students who have the desire to mountain bike with the coaching and camaraderie that will help them achieve both competitive and non-competitive cross-country mountain biking goals in a safe and enjoyable manner;
- Develop an awareness of what it is to be an amateur athlete that is both gracious and respectful to their community;
- Create an environment in which they may discover new friendships and find role models;
- Guide students towards learning new skills and disciplines, and spread the foundations of mountain bike racing across the U.S.;
- Foster a responsible attitude toward the use of trails and wilderness;
- Promote the value of cycling to our community as a mode of transportation and as a life long sport.
What is NICA?
Founded in 2009, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) develops interscholastic mountain biking programs for student-athletes across the United States. NICA provides leadership, services, and governance for local leagues to produce quality mountain bike events, and supports every student-athlete in the development of strong body, strong mind, and strong character through their efforts on the bike.