Who Are We?
Rochester Mountain Biking Team is a high school club sport 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 welcome to join. This is our 4th season.
This team was created by a student at RHS in 2019 with the help of two parent/coach volunteers. It's 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.
Group rides will take place in the community at various locations. We will be riding off road, single track trails at Addison Oaks County Park, River Bends, Bloomer Park, and Stoney Creek to name a few.
The team will race 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. 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 Lettering begins July 21.
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 supporter, KLM Bike & Fitness has kindly offered a racer discount. Once registered with the team, talk to Rivers or Alan at KLM on Rochester Road to discuss your needs. If new is not in your budget, speak with our Head Coach and often we can point you in the direction of good used gear.
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 will be available for purchase in early Spring.
Students must register in MiSCA. Annual registration fee is $50 for all riders. For those students new to MiSCA, use the code FIRSTYR to have your registration fee waived.
Those students who choose to race will have additional fees are $25-$35 per race OR $120-$150 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 $50
MiSCA Parent as Coach Registration Fee $30 (optional)
Oakland County/Huron-Clinton MetroParks Pass $64 (required)
Team Kit - (optional)
Racing Fee $25-$150 (optional)
Scholarships are available for those experiencing financial difficulties. Please contact Coach Karen at RMBTunited@gmail.com
We will let students know of other opportunities to ride in the form of clinics and camps in the area in case they are interested.
How do I register my student?
There is a new registration portal this season. Our team opens for registration on April 1st, 2022. Go to our Registration page for details.
I'm super stoked for my kid! Can parents ride too?
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 will 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.