MILE HIGH MIDDLE SCHOOL CYCLING TEAMBuilding Strong Mind, Body, and Character

through interscholastic mountain biking and the Arizona Cycling Association.
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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Braking, shifting, bike/body separation, cornering, mountain trail riding, and more.

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TRAIL RIDING & CONDITIONING

A fun way to prepare for upcoming races while also building muscular and cardiovascular strength.

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POSITIVE SPORTING BEHAVIOR

Focusing on community, respect for others and the outdoors, inclusivity, and equity.

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INTERSCHOLASTIC RACING

Optional: Competitive mountain biking courses at Prescott, Flagstaff, and Phoenix.

TEAM OVERVIEW

We strive to build strong mind, body, and character through the lifelong sport of mountain biking, including:

  • Improving skills and building confidence through instruction offered by certified youth cycling coaches, with each rider pushing themselves to new achievements they never thought possible.
  • Having fun and building community by fostering new friendships and strengthening existing ones through shared adventures and challenges.
  • Promoting inclusivity and equality on a team where everyone feels welcomed and supported and “nobody rides the bench.”
  • Instilling respect for other people, oneself, and nature.

We strongly adhere to these values and strive to ensure that the lessons our student-athletes learn alongside their friends and coaches will carry on for the rest of their lives.

WHO CAN JOIN

The team is open to any student in Prescott, Arizona who will be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade next school year and will attend:

  • Mile High Middle School (MHMS)
  • Granite Mountain School (GMS)
  • Homeschooled within the Prescott Unified School District (PUSD) boundaries

All riding abilities are welcome and there are no tryouts.

SCHEDULE

Registration

Open registration is open through our kickoff event. See Schedule page for more details and possible late-registration options.

Pre-Season: June

We will be holding several skills clinics and casual trail rides in June. See Schedule page for more details.

Regular Season Practices: July through November 

Regular practices are held in the late afternoon on Mondays and Wednesdays as well as occasional Saturday mornings. Each practice will include a mixture of skills instruction, trail riding, fun games, and positive sportsmanship. See Schedule page for more details.

Optional Races:

Racing is optional and includes the following events:

  1. September 10th: Fort Tuthill, Flagstaff
  2. September 25th: Venue TBA
  3. October 8th: Pioneer Park, Prescott
  4. October 23: McDowell Mountain, Fountain Hills

Team Photos:

Individual and group photos will be scheduled for one of our practices and those digital images will be provided at no charge to student-athletes, their parents, and the school yearbook.

Social: 

We also host some group camping at several races, a few special guests speakers at practices, a kickoff BBQ, a trail workday where both our student riders and coaches learn more about trail development and maintenance, several field trips to nearby riding regions like Sedona and the Black Canyon Trail, and an end-of-season celebration.

EQUIPMENT REQS

COST

The following fees are mandatory for all student riders:

  • $100 registration with Arizona Cycling Association (ACA), must be completed before attending practice
  • $110 school sports fee (includes a jersey that is yours to keep), payable directly to Mile High Middle School in August so that you can try out the team before school starts prior to submitting this fee
  • FREE race package ($100 value) for any student wanting to participate in optional races thanks to generous tax credit donations made by our community

Financial assistance programs are available for both fees. Please contact us for more info.

ADDITIONAL INFO

SIGN UP

Early registration is highly encouraged since the team size may be capped at any time based on factors like coach-to-student-athlete ratios. If you have already been provided a registration passcode, you may complete the registration form or contact us to obtain the passcode.

SUPPORT

Learn more about the variety of ways to support our team, from volunteer positions to financial donations.

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