FAQ

WHO CAN RIDE WITH THE TEAM?

All students in grades 7 - 12 who reside in South Summit or North Summit School districts are eligible to be on the team.  This includes Silver Summit and home-schooled students.

REFUND POLICY (2020)

Due the COVID-19 situation, the SSMBT Board has instituted the following policy for team dues paid for 2020.  If the NICA race season cannot be held due to COVID-19, all team dues paid in 2020 will be rolled forward to the 2021 season.  Athletes will get to keep their kits paid for in 2020.  The only fees returning athletes would be responsible for is a new team jersey at cost if the one from 2020 no longer fits.

 

The Utah NICA policy has also been updated, and you would receive your full money back minus $65 if the season is not held.  The full NICA refund policy can be found here.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

​These costs have been updated for the 2020 season.

  • $235 for JD or $285 for HS for league dues which includes races (scholarships and payment plans available)

  • $200 SSMBT dues which includes uniform (scholarships available)

  • $250/$500 min for a used/new bike (loaners and bike swap available)

  • $50 Helmet

  • $50 for hydration system and basic required tools

The South Summit Mountain Bike Education Foundation is committed to making sure no deserving athlete is excluded due to cost.

WHEN IS THE SEASON?

The preseason starts in May (we hope!)  and we will have a few practices and fun camp-outs during the spring.  Regular practices start June 1st for high school athletes and early July for jr. devos (junior high).  There are three jr. devo and high school races from mid-August to the end of September.  The high school athletes have one additional race in October and then state championships over UEA weekend.  See the calendar for details.

WHAT ARE PRACTICES LIKE?

The practices are usually 2 hours long.  A typical practice looks like this:

  • Team meeting (10 min): explain plan for the day, safety meeting, bike inspection,

  • Warm up (20 min),

  • Skills or workout (80 min),

  • Cool down (5 min),

  • Props/team meeting (5 min)​.

We usually practice at High Star, but practices will also be held at the Oakely Trails,  Beaver Creek and other nearby areas.

AS A PARENT, HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

We love to have more ride leaders.  You need to be able to commit to a few rides a month and get your NICA level 1 certification.  This simply requires a background check and a few hours of online courses.  We will offer an in-house clinic to help parents be comfortable ride leaders (May 15-16).  If you do not bike, we can still find a place for you. Contact the head coach or team director to see how you can help without biking.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Athletes can attend 1 practice to see what we are all about, then must register.  Team early registration deadline is May 2.  Late registration deadline is July 3.  You can start the registration at our registration tab here.

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED?

Required equipment:

  • Mountain bike with 26" or larger tires with a minimum width of 1.75"

  • Helmet

  • Hydration (water bottle, camel back)

  • Fix kit (extra tube, C02 or pump, multi-tool)

Recommended equipment:

  • 27.5" or 29" wheel size

  • Cross-country or trail type bike

  • Carbon or aluminum frame

  • Disc brakes

  • 80 - 130 mm of suspension travel

  • Gloves

  • Sun glasses

  • Padded shorts

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