2021 SEASON BEGINS Monday, May 3rd
Who Are We?
Rochester Mountain Biking Team is a club sport at Rochester High School in Michigan. We are open to all community riders. Students do not need to attend RHS to join.
This team was created by a student at RHS with the help of two parent/coach volunteers. It's focus is to introduce students to the sport of mountain biking in a fun and relaxed manner while teaching and developing the necessary skills in our student riders.
Group rides will take place in the community at various locations. We will be riding off road, single track trails at Addison Oaks County Park, River Bends, Bloomer Park, and Stoney Creek to name a few.
The RMTB team will race in the Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association MiSCA series in the fall competing against other high school students and schools. RACES ARE OPTIONAL! Students can pick and choose which ones they want to attend, IF ANY based upon their interest and schedule. Racing is available in two categories, Club Racing and our NEW in 2021 Varsity Level Racing Program. Students who train and race at our Varsity level will be eligible to receive a club letter. Students attending other schools, please note that we will work on your behalf with your school administration in an effort to attain a letter for you.
When are the Rides?
Monday 6-8 pm - Club Rides
Wednesdays 6-8 pm - Race Training
Thursdays 10-12 am - MeetUps
Adventure Rides - see calendar
Sundays - Racing (mid Aug - mid Oct)
How do I fit this in with my other sports? What about summer vacation?
No worries! You can work around your other sports schedules. Jump in when you can and get out and ride on your own as little or as much as possible. Just remember, the more physically active you are, the easier riding will be. Let’s have some fun!
Can student riders from the community attending other schools ride with the RHS team?
Yes! We are an off-campus sports club and are not bound to the same rules and bylaws of other school sports. We operate under the MISCA rules and guidelines which allow students from other schools to join our team.
What Gear Does a Student Rider Require?
· Mountain Bike or contact us regarding our Bike Library program
· Protective Eyewear (sunglasses or clear lenses)
· Water Bottle or Hydration System
· Padded Bike Shorts (optional)
· Padded Gloves (optional)
Our business supporter, KLM Bike & Fitness has kindly offered a racer discount. Once registered with the team, talk to Rivers at KLM on Rochester Road to discuss your needs. If new is not in your budget, speak with our Head Coach and often we can point you in the direction of good used gear.
What Other Costs should I plan for?
RHS has waived their club fee at this time however, there is a $100 team fee as we are entirely self funded. Team Kit and Spirit Wear are optional and will be available soon.
Students must register in MiSCA via the Sports Illustrated Play App. Annual registration fee is $50 for all riders. Those students who choose to race will have additional fees are $25-$35 per race OR $120-$150 for the entire 6 race series depending on category entered. Categories include Novice, Junior Varsity and Varsity. Same course but different number of laps. Scholarships are available through MiSCA (See miscabike.org/scholarship). Other costs may include entrance fees to various parks.
Team Fee $100
MiSCA Registration Fee $50
Team Kit/SpiritWear - (optional)
Racing Fee $25-$150 (optional)
Scholarships are available for those experiencing financial difficulties. Please contact Coach Karen at email@example.com
We will let students know of other opportunities to ride in the form of clinics and camps in the area in case they are interested.
How Do I register my student?
Registration is done via Sports Illustrated Play. Go to our NEWS page for registration details then go the www.miscabike.org website and click on Register/LogIn. Adults must register a family account first and then register your student as a rider. Let us know if you need any help.
I'm super stoked for my kid! Can parents ride too?
The more adults on the trail the better as kids will often break into groups of different speeds! Just be prepared your child will be faster than you!!! MiSCA rules state that parents who wish to ride with their students must register with MiSCA for a $35 annual fee. This automatically provides you with insurance and will fund a background check to adhere to our SafeKids policy. Go to www.miscabike.org to register.