Duluth DEVO is a development program for youth entering 2nd - 6th grades. We also offer Enduro, adventure and other training opportunities for youth in grades 7 - 12.


Duluth DEVO 2019 Programs


Duluth DEVO Enduro (7 - 12 Grade)

Duluth DEVO Enduro is a new program in 2019 for INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED riders entering grades 7 - 12 in the fall. Instruction will focus on bike body positioning, cornering, drops, jumps, line selection, riding "B" lines and general enduro riding strategies. If you like to ride gnarly, this is the course for you!

A rider should have good bike handling skills (good bike body separation, cornering and body positioning) and be comfortable riding black and double black diamond rated trails in Duluth. Lift service will be used on a very limited basis. Expect walking and riding up hills.

The riders will also participate in the COGGS Enduro series races for training/practice.  Rider's membership in COGGS (as single or family membership) is required.  On limited occasions riders will also need a lift ticket for Spirit Mountain. 

Required Equipment:  An enduro or all-trail mountain bike in good working condition, a full face helmet, elbow/knee pads.

Cost: $250. Program runs July 10 through August 30 on Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Registration: Limited to 20 riders. https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/20298

Scholarships: Scholarships are available for all DEVO programs. Please contact Erik Torch, Board Chair, to request further information at: chair@duluthmtb.org.

Duluth DEVO Juniors (4 - 6 Grade)

DEVO Juniors will be offering sessions for both beginners and advanced riders (those with previous DEVO experience and can ride for one hour steady) entering grades 4 - 6 in the fall. We will have boys and girls beginner and advanced groups on Wednesdays and boys and co-ed advanced groups on Mondays. 

The program will run from 6:00 - 7:30 at various locations around Duluth. The program will run for 8 weeks starting the week of July 8th and run through the week fo August 26th. 

Required Equipment: A functional bike with working hand brakes, knobby tires, and ideally front suspension. All riders must wear a helmet and should bring water for the duration of the program (at least bike bottler), riders should have a spare tube that fits their wheel.

Cost: All sessions cost $155.

Registration: You can register here: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/203374

Scholarships: Scholarships are available for all DEVO programs. Please contact Erik Torch, Board Chair, to request further information at: chair@duluthmtb.org.

Duluth DEVO Explorers (2 -3 Grade)

DEVO Explorers is a program for youth entering grades 2 or 3 in the fall. We will have three sections for both boys and girls on the following days:

Wednesdays - 5:30 - 6:45 - Girls

Wednesday - 5:30 - 6:45 - Boys

Thursdays - 5:30 - 6:45 Girls 

The program will run for six weeks and will begin the week of August 5th and conclude the week of September 9th. 

Required Equipment: A functional bike with working hand brakes, knobby tires, and ideally front suspension. All riders must wear a helmet and should bring water for the duration of the program (at least bike bottler), riders should have a spare tube that fits their wheel.

Cost: All sessions cost $75.00.

Registration:  https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/203381

Scholarships: Scholarships are available for all DEVO programs. Please contact Erik Torch, Board Chair, to request further information at: chair@duluthmtb.org.


About Duluth DEVO

Duluth DEVO is the development component of our organization. We organize programs for youth to introduce them to mountain biking as well as connect middle- and high-school students with opportunities to further develop their bike skills beyond the high school team.  

 

Currently we offer summer programs for kids entering grades 2 - 12 in the fall. The group is led by certified coaches who will teach kids the basics of mountain biking including: climbing, descending, cornering, how to ride over obstacles, and proper bike-body positions. We generally run separate boys and girls groups.