BJC Shredders

The BJC Shredders Team is an enduro and gravity program for experienced co-ed riders ages 12-18.  It’s designed for experienced athletes who have mastered the competencies of the Devo program, and who want to be a part of an enduro race team.

Participation is limited and athletes must meet a few qualifications so that we can form groups of similar age, skill, fitness, and goals. Athletes are asked to complete a non-competitive application process.

The overall goals of the team are to build cycling expertise, develop life skills, create a strong community, and test ourselves on the race course. 

Athletes should be ready to commit to attending every practice, training consistently, and working hard to achieve personal goals. If the Shredders program is not a good fit for you, we encourage you to try the BJC Devo MTB program or High School team.

Athletes will learn and perfect drops, manuals, wheelies, step-ups, line choice, race tactics, equipment setup, nutrition and more. On any given day riders can expect long climbs, technical downhills, skill progressions, and physical training. Racing is not required to participate in the program, but is highly encouraged.

What is Enduro? An Enduro race consists of several timed stages linked by un-timed transition stages. The race stages consist of rough and steep downhills mixed with short climbs and flat sprints. All the downhill stages are added to make up the total race time. All the stages and transitions combined can sum up to 20+ miles per day, and some are even multi-day events. This is why it is absolutely key to have great fitness and endurance (on top of a strong skill set) when racing Enduro.

We’ll attend several races with coaching, support, and a dedicated team tent and base camp. The exact schedule of races with BJC team support will be determined as the season unfolds.

Athlete Requirements: Participants need a strong level of fitness because a typical practice consists of 1,200 to 2,800 feet of climbing. An athlete is also required to be competent with bike handling skills such as: proper body-bike separation, cornering technique, a level of proficiency doing manuals, wheelies, and drops, and a level of comfort riding steep and chunky terrain (think Longhorn at White Ranch or Bitterbrush at Hall Ranch). 

Equipment Requirements:

  • A full suspension mountain bike with a minimum 130 mm of rear travel and 140 mm of front travel, with a head tube angle of 66.5 degrees or lower, and a dropper post.
  • Protective gear including soft enduro knee pads and trail rated helmet for every practice and full face helmet, chest protector, and elbow pads for certain practices and all races.

Where do we ride? All over Boulder County and surrounding areas. Typical trails include Hall Ranch (Bitterbrush), Walker Ranch, White Ranch (Longhorn), Floyd Hill, Valmont Bike Park, and Trestle Bike Park. Locations are announced weekly.

To manage covid risks, we will implement a number of safety protocols including small groups, distancing, staggered times and locations, and many other steps recommended by health officials. Read our Corona Precautions and Policies.

Read about our Athlete Wellness and SafeSport programs. Scholarships are available.

If you are unsure if this program is for you, have questions about schedule or the skill level required, contact Shredders Lead Coach Nick DeLozier

2021 Shredders Spring Season

  • March 29 – May 26 (9 weeks, 18 practices, plus races)
  • Two practices per week, Mon/Wed
  • 2 hour practices: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. (+/- 15 minutes to allow for staggered groups)
  • Race weekends require add’l fees
  • Spring races: We hope to race 4-6 races over the spring/summer. The race schedule has yet to be confirmed. Keep an eye out for Revolution Enduro registration, as this will be our main racing series and could sell out fast after release. 
  • Cost: $595
  • Athletes are asked to complete a non-competitive application process. Deadline for spring season is Feb. 15, 2021.

2021 Shredders Summer Season

  • June 7 – July 28 (8 weeks, 16 practices, plus races)
  • Two practices per week, Mon/Wed 
  • 3 hour practices: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. (+/- 15 minutes to allow for staggered groups)
  • Race weekends require add’l fees
  • Athletes are asked to complete a non-competitive application process. Contact Shredders Lead Coach Nick DeLozier. Deadline for summer season is May 1, 2021.

2021 Shredders Fall Season TBD