Duluth DEVO is a development program for youth entering 2nd - 6th grades. We also offer off-season training opportunities for our High School Team participants.
Duluth DEVO 2018 Junior Program!
Duluth DEVO junior mountain bike development program is for girls and boys entering grades 4 though 6 this fall. Eight sessions will meet once a week, Wednesday July 11 to Wednesday August 29 2018 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
The program is designed to increase cyclists' confidence and skills in riding mountain bikes. The program's emphasis is on learning proper and safe bike handling, including bike fit, body position, braking, cornering, hill climbing/descending, and technical riding. The course will consist of skills, drills, games, and trail riding.
Venues will rotate throughout Duluth's awesome trail system. Girls and boys will have their own separate sessions and coaches.
Participants should be confident in riding a bike, trail riding experience is not necessary.
Required equipment: operating mountain bike, helmet, appropriate clothing/shoes, gloves and protective eyewear, water bottle(s)/hydration pack, and spare tube/inflator.
Classes will be led by coaches who have been certified through the Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association and the National Interscholastic Cycling Association.
Cost: $109 for the program, plus processing fee and up to $55 for an optional DEVO Free Ride Jersey.
The DEVO program is full for 2018. We will announce 2019 dates in the spring!
DEVO Explorers Program
DEVO Explorers is a pilot program new in 2018. The program is for girls entering grades 2 -3 in the fall. In this five week program girls will be introduced to mountain biking and learn basic riding skills in a fun group setting with lots of games, drills and riding on some of Duluth's beginner level mountain bike trails.
Participants must have a helmet and a bike in good working order (shifts smoothly, front and rear handbrakes, and tires with knobby tread). Participants should also have a spare tube that fits their tire, and a water bottle or hydration pack (water might not be available at all our locations).
The program will meet on Thursdays from August 30 - September 27th (5 sessions) from 5:30 - 6:30 pm at locations around Duluth. The cost of the program is $60.00. Register here!
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 4-6 and girls entering grades 2 -3 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 run separate boys and girls groups.