JR. DEVO MOUNTAIN BIKING

Our Jr. Devo program is one of the first middle-school mountain bike programs in the nation and it is growing as fast as the kids are. This program is focused on providing a fun and positive environment for 6th, 7th and 8th graders to get a taste of mountain biking. We offer 4 events per season that are focused on NICA’s 5 principles, skill development, and FUN.

PRACTICE GUIDELINES

  • 1 or 2 practices a week is recommended (practice ends after last race)
  • The main goal is to have fun and develop skills
  • Their physiology is not ready for endurance training at this age – hence race time and training are short
RACE DISTANCE

Beginners will race 4-5 miles (2-3 laps), Advanced 6-8 miles (3-4 laps).

RULES

All rules not related specifically to scoring and divisions in the NICA Rulebook still apply

FEES
  • $25 NICA Fee
  • $25 League Fee
  • $25 Race fee (per race)
  • Team fee determined by head coach
  • Team Jerseys – not required or necessary

CATEGORIES & SCORING

  • Race categories will be skill-level based and separated into male/female. Tentatively:
    • “Advanced” – students who have previous racing experience (completed 1 or more bicycle races of any cycling discipline.)
    • “Beginner” – students who have never been “off road” before and are new to mountain biking.
  • NO overall scoring.
  • NO TEAM SCORING.
  • Race day medals will be given to the top 3 finishers in categories of 1-18 riders and top 5 finishers for categories 19+.

Types of Teams

INTEGRATED WITH HIGH SCHOOL TEAM

A High School Team that accommodates up to 5 Middle School Students. Coaching and practices are combined.

SUB-PROGRAM OF HIGH SCHOOL TEAM

A team that is associated with the High School team, but has dedicated coaches and practices.

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL TEAM

Students of a single middle school that is completely independent of any High School Team.

INDEPENDENT COMPOSITE TEAM

Students from more than one middle school that is independent from a High School team.

High School teams accept 6th, 7th & 8th grade riders at their discretion – they are not required to accept middle school riders or necessarily support a middle school program. Any Jr Devo team with 5 or more riders must be registered as a team, otherwise the team can be integrated with the high school team.

If you do not see your school listed, please email Doug to inquire about joining an existing team or starting a team.

JR DEVO TEAM REGISTRATION

Registration opens April 1, 2016

All teams, students, and coaches must register with the League. In order to register the team’s Team Director please contact doug@nevadamtb.org.

COMPLIANT TEAMS: $125
NON-COMPLIANT TEAMS: $250

The price for registering a team varies depending on the division of the team and if the Team Director meets certain licensing requirements (compliant or non-compliant). Compliant teams receive a $125 registration discount.
To determine if your team is compliant, click here.