Mountain Biking

Mountain Sports

Train with one of the strongest Mountain Bike Teams in the country.

Members of Western’s Mountain Biking Team find organized training, coaching, travel, competition and world-class mountain biking within the Mountain Sports program at Western Colorado University.

Western’s Mountain Bike Team is among the strongest in the country. With DII national titles in 2018 and 2019 and runner-up titles in 2017 and 2016, the team is consistently proving itself as a recognizable force in both cross country and downhill.

The team travels to Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference (RMCCC) every weekend from the start of school though early October and caps the season off at the USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships in later that month. In recent years, a few small groups have travelled to races in the off season including the Sea Otter Classic, Nevada State Gravity Champs and the Big Mountain Enduro series.

Whether you’re a seasoned racer or have never ridden a bike before, there’s a place for you on Western’s Mountain Bike Team. All conference races are divided into A,B and C categories and the entire team travels together. Not sure if you want to race cross country or downhill? You can try both! We’re here to support riders of all backgrounds and promote a lifelong passion for riding bikes.

Western Colorado University CamelBak Collegiate Cycling Video Competition

Get an idea of what the Mountain Biking team is all about in this short video.

Gravity Dues: $600
XC Dues: $600
Combined: $700

Gravity Dues Cover: Coaching, uniforms, travel, entry fees, lodging, lift tickets and food.
Gravity Dues Don’t Cover: Your bike, licenses, uniforms, CBMR ski pass, tools and parts.

XC Dues Cover: Coaching, travel, entry fees, lodging and food.
XC Dues Don’t Cover: Your bike, licenses, uniforms, tools and parts.

Season: Mountain bike season starts with the first day of classes and runs until the end of October.

Practice: Four days per week.

2019 Schedule

Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference (RMCCC)

Aug 24-25

Oredigger MTB Challenge – Granby, Colo.

Sep 7-8

Maverick Classic – Powderhorn, Colo.

Sep 21-22

Pegan Pedal – Crested Butte, Colo.

Sep 28-29

Buffaloes in Snowmass – Snowmass, Colo.

Oct 5-6: Conference Championships

RMCCC Mountain Bike Conference Championships – Angel Fire, N.M.

Oct 11-13

USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships – Big Bear Lake, Calif.


Questions? Contact a coach