MBSEF Mountain Biking Program
Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation Cycling programs are available to current MBSEF athletes and Non-Winter Program Athletes alike.
Our Elementary Devo Mountain Biking Program for age 8-12 offers younger athletes the opportunity to develop, grow and improve their mountain bike skills. This program is focused on safely having fun while building the skills, stamina and fitness to enjoy our local trails. Riders will practice trail etiquette and taking care of their bikes. Over the course of a session they will progress from riding basic to more challenging features and learn to enjoy the overall flow of a mountain bike ride.
Our Middle and High School Club focuses on fitness progression and continuing to build cycling skills in our older (12ish* years and up) cyclists while going on cool adventures on our local trails, maintaining and further developing stamina, and having fun with their coaches and peers. Most rides are between 90 and 120 minutes in length and distance will depend on a rider’s skill and fitness level. Though competition is not the focus of this program, athletes might have the option of traveling to several local and regional races as a team over the course of a session.
10-12 year old athletes who have progressed beyond the Devo level and are capable of longer, more technical rides can join the Club Rides program. Please call our office to chat about this possibility if you are interested.
New for 2023-all MBSEF Mountain Bike Instructors will be trained through BICA, the Bike Instructors Certification Program. Instructors are also trained, at the minimum, in First Aid and CPR with a high percentage of staff having gone through a Wilderness First Aid Certification Program. All MBSEF coaches have undergone a comprehensive background check and are also required to complete SafeSport Training through the US Center for SafeSport.
Devo program leader & head coach Karen Kenlan has worked with both MBSEF and Girls All Ride Cycling Programs. She is a certified PMBIA Cycling instructor who loves riding bikes with kids and teaching them the skills they need to have a foundation for a life-long love of cycling.
MBSEF Cycling Club program leader & head coach Reitler Hodgert spends his winters as MBSEF’s Lead Nordic Competition Coach. He is looking forward to working with our older cyclists to build both fitness and stamina through awesome rides and adventures on bikes.