Who Are We?
Rochester Mountain Biking Team is a high school club team based in Rochester, Michigan. Students at Adams, Rochester and Stoney Creek High Schools are eligible for a school club letter if they choose to participate in our higher level Varsity Racing program. Students from out of district are also welcome to join. This is our 5th season.
This team was created by a student at RHS in 2019 with the help of two parent/coach volunteers. Its focus is to introduce students to the sport of mountain biking in a fun and relaxed manner while teaching and developing the necessary skills in our student riders.
Weekly club and race team rides take place locally on off-road, singletrack trails at Addison Oaks County Park, River Bends Park, Bloomer Park, and Stoney Creek Metropark. We also schedule additional rides at locations across lower Michigan.
The team races in the Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association MiSCA series in the fall, competing against other high school students and schools. RACES ARE OPTIONAL! Students can pick and choose which ones they want to attend, IF ANY based upon their interest and schedule. Racing is available in two categories, Club Racing and our Varsity Level Racing Program. Students who train and race at our Varsity level will be eligible to receive a club letter (see the Racing tab for more details). Students attending other schools, please note that we will work on your behalf with your school administration in an effort to attain a letter for you.
When are the Rides?
Monday 6-8 pm - Club Rides
Wednesdays 6-8 pm - Race Training
Mandatory Race Training for Varsity Lettering begins in July
Special Events - see calendar
Sundays - Racing (late Aug - mid Oct)
How do I fit this in with my other sports? What about summer vacation?
No worries! You can work around your other sports schedules. Jump in when you can and get out and ride on your own as little or as much as possible. Just remember, the more physically active you are, the easier riding will be. Let’s have some fun!
Can student riders from the community attending other schools ride with the team?
Yes! We are an off-campus sports club and are not bound to the same rules and bylaws of other school sports. We operate under the MISCA rules and guidelines which allow students from other schools to join our team.
What Gear Does a Student Rider Require?
· Mountain Bike or contact us regarding our Bike Library program
· Protective Eyewear (sunglasses or clear lenses)
· Water Bottle or Hydration System
· Padded Bike Shorts (optional)
· Padded Gloves (optional)
Our business supporters, KLM Bike & Fitness & Rochester Bike Shop have kindly offered discounts to MiSCA riders and coaches. You must be registered with MiSCA to receive the discount. If you need early registration in order to purchase equipment, please reach out to our Head Coach Karen at email@example.com
What Other Costs should I plan for?
Schools have waived their club fee at this time however, there is a $100 team fee as we are entirely self funded. Team Kits are optional and are available for purchase every spring.
Students must register with MiSCA.
Those students who choose to race will have additional fees are $60-$80 per race OR $240 for the entire 6 race series depending on category entered. Categories include Novice, Junior Varsity and Varsity. Same course but different number of laps. Scholarships are available through MiSCA (See miscabike.org/scholarship). Other costs will include entrance fees to various parks.
Team Fee $100
MiSCA Student Registration Fee $75
MiSCA Parent as Coach Registration Fee $30 (optional)
Oakland County/Huron-Clinton MetroParks Pass $64 (recommended)
Team Kit - all riders receive a team T-shirt; other team kit pieces including jerseys and biking shorts are optional
Racing Fee $25-$150 (optional)
Scholarships for team fees are available for those experiencing financial difficulties. Please contact Coach Karen at RMBTunited@gmail.com
If you are in need of financial assistance with your MiSCA fees, go to https://www.miscabike.org/scholarship-application/
How do I register my student?
Our team opens for registration in April every year. Go to our Registration page for details.
I'm super stoked for my kid! Can parents ride too?
YES!!! The more adults on the trail the better in keeping with MiSCA's requirements of 6:1 rider/coach ratio. Just be prepared your child may be faster than you! MiSCA rules state that parents who wish to ride with the team must register with MiSCA for a $30 annual fee. This automatically provides you with insurance and will fund a background check to adhere to our SafeKids policy.