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Generous community donations have already helped us achieve the following for our inaugural season: 30 middle school students registered with the team in grades 6 through 8 from PUSD or homeschool alongside 15 volunteer coaches MTB 101, MTB 201, and MTB 301 skills clinics for student-athletes and coaches Bike repair, maintenance, and fit clinics Hundreds...

Boys 8th Grade 13th Ethan Bideau 36:33 17th Gavin Ingallina 37:16 21st Mason Kleinjan 38:24 22nd Wyatt Wilson 38:58 27th Zane Carlson 41:14 DNF Ronin Romig Boys 7th Grade 15th Owen Vail 27:56 27th Will Gray 30:35 28th Jakobi Anglin 31:22 29th William Devenie 31:40 34th Jack Buckley 35:40 38th Jeremy Morales-Mendez 38:40 Boys 6th...

Prescott Unified School District (PUSD) requires a passing grade (60% or higher) in all classes in order for a student-athlete to participate in competitions (games or races). Grade checks are done weekly, usually on a Monday. Any two weekly grade checks in a row that identify a failing grade in any class(es) makes that student...

Boys 8th Grade 3rd Ronin Romig 23:35 16th Ethan Bideau 27:10 18th Mason Kleinjan 27:17 27th Logan Wilhelm 28:15 28th Zane Carlson 29:14 31st Wyatt Wilson 30:05 33rd Gavin Ingallina 31:12 37th Eli Etzil 34:26 Boys 7th Grade 8th Owen Vail 28:37 12th Jack Buckley 29:32 26th Will Gray 32:17 28th Jakobi Anglin 32:22 35th...

Ellie Kraft, who was recently crowned as the fastest 17-year old female mountain biker in the United States, stopped by our practice today to inspire the entire team with some fantastic advice about both racing and recreational riding. She, the other female coaches, and our PHS mentors Claire & Lucy then took our lady Badgers...

Trail Etiquette General trail etiquette rules include bikers yielding to all horse users and hikers as well as a biker going downhill yielding to a biker who is climbing uphill. It is especially important to give horse users plenty of advanced notice and ask them what they prefer that you do, which could include remaining...

Practices will often occur during forecasted storms. Riding in the rain is quite fun and will not cancel or interrupt practice so long as it is light and doesn’t damage our trails. However, strict lightning protocols are in place for the safety of our team, including canceling or delaying if lightning is currently occurring within...

Hydration All middle school student-athletes should drink at least 8 ounces of water per day for every year of age to ensure that they are properly hydrated. For example, an 11-year old should drink at least 88 ounces of water each day. This doesn’t just apply to practice day, but throughout the week and minimally...

Each student-athlete must bring the following to every practice and race: Mountain bike in working order (see FAQs for advice on bike features, where to purchase, and typical costs) Bike helmet in safe condition and with a proper fit Closed-toe shoes Water bottle(s) or hydration pack Bike gloves Eye protection Spare tube (even if you run tubeless)...

Volunteer coaches must obtain both of the following: Approval with the PUSD volunteer coordinator (free). Level 1 (or higher) license certification with the Arizona Cycling Association PUSD VOLUNTEER CLEARANCE Complete a PUSD volunteer application by contacting Deb Prieto, volunteer coordinator, at  Deb.prieto@prescottschools.com, or (928) 445-5400 ext. 70140. The process is free and easy but takes...