Devo MTB (Age 9-14)

UPDATE MAY 30: SUMMER SESSION #1 – FULL

SUMMER SESSION #2 – Pending, not open yet.

We are pleased to announce the revised Devo MTB program for the summer of 2020!

Devo MTB (age 9-14) Summer Session #1 will be June 1 – July 9, Summer Session #2 (proposed) will be July 13 – Aug 13. We are implementing a number of safety protocols including small groups, distancing, staggered times and locations, and many other steps recommended by health officials.

Due to smaller group sizes and Covid-19 adaptations we have a limited number of spots available in our summer programs. Priority will be given to riders who were registered in the Spring 2020 session and returning riders from 2019. These returning riders have priority until Tuesday May 19th at noon, after which time registration will be opened to all. If you were NOT in Spring 2020 or 2019 Devo MTB please wait until AFTER Tuesday May 19th at noon.

Foremost is the safety of our riders and coaches. Riders will be assigned a small group based upon age, ability, and peer group. (Target size is 5 kids and 1 coach.) We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the advice of expert medical sources. Read our Corona Precautions and Policies.

The Devo mountain bike program is for girls and boys ages 9-14, from beginners to experts. This is the core program of BJC’s progression model. Our focus is on skill and fitness development and an introduction to racing from beginner to intermediate levels. The program is led by professional coach Lester Pardoe, now in his 15th season with BJC. Lester’s coaching team includes 16 additional coaches for a target ratio of 1 coach per 5 riders

To attend, participants must be comfortable riding on grass and dirt and have a bike that meets the BJC MTB requirements. This program will potentially include bike paths, the Boulder Valley Velodrome (bike track), and paved or gravel roads, but the focus of the program is off road riding.  Please see this link for our FAQ for MTB Devo Program.

In previous years we have allowed participation either 2 or 3 days a week, but due to participation limits, we can’t offer 3 days a week this season. We are reluctant to recommend 4 days a week of riding as we worry about burnout and repetition. If you are considering 4 days a week please contact Coach Lester to discuss.

Summer 2020 Refund Policy: In the event that BJC is unable to start these programs due to Covid-19, paid registrants will receive a full refund. If you used a credit, you’ll retain credit. If programs are already underway and need to be cancelled, BJC will issue a prorated credit and not refunds.

If you have a credit from 2020 spring programs, you can use that to pay program fees. Contact Pete for registration coupon codes.

2020 Summer Session #1

  • June 1st – July 9th (6 weeks)
  • Two practices per week, choose Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs
  • 3 hour practices: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. +/- 20 minutes to allow for staggered groups
  • Cost: $425 – FULL

2020 Devo Summer Session #2 (Proposed)

  • July 13th – August 13th (5 weeks)
  • Two practices per week, choose Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs
  • 3 hour practices: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. +/- 20 minutes to allow for staggered groups
  • Registration is not open at this time.

Where do we ride?

  • All over Boulder County. We start with basic trails and build from there.  By the end of the season the riders are comfortable on almost all the trails in Boulder County:   Marshall Mesa, Valmont Bike Park, Betasso, Boulder Reservoir, Heil Ranch, Picture Rock, Hall Ranch and more!

Questions? Contact Devo Programs Manager Lester Pardoe