High School Programs

Update May 14, 2020: Due to the current situation, this program is full and we do not anticipate adding athletes this spring or summer. Contact us with questions.

For 2020, BJC is offering 3 programs for ages 13-18.

  • Blue Squad MTB Team
  • Red Squad MTB & Road Team
  • Shredders Gravity Team (info here)

Blue Squad (aka Wolfpack)

The Wolfpack is for high schoolers who love mountain biking but are not serious about racing, or maybe want to race but are not ready for the Red Squad yet. The focus is on trail riding, skills, and camaraderie. We’ll challenge ourselves and get stronger too. If you want to race you’ll get BJC support, if you don’t race that’s cool too. This group will share some activities and rides with the Red Squad, and there are opportunities to move over to the Red Squad for athletes that become more interested through the season.

  • Designed for riders looking to improve their skills and fitness in a non-competitive environment
  • Also good for riders who want to race but are not ready for the Red Squad yet
  • Suited to any rider curious about racing and training, but not ready or able to make the commitment to a full race season 
  • The focus is on skills instruction, adventure, trail riding, and camaraderie
  • Less emphasis on training, but we’ll still challenge ourselves and get stronger with an eye toward High School MTB season. 
  • Opportunities to learn more about training for those that are interested
  • Some racing is encouraged, but not required
  • Support at races includes coaching, base camp, feed zone, etc
  • Practice twice a week
  • Spring practice locations near City of Boulder, Summer locations spread further in Boulder County
  • Will share many activities and rides with the Red Squad
  • Opportunities to move to the Red Squad for athletes that become more interested through the season
  • Contact Coach Joe Lewis with questions

Two Seasons for 2020 Blue Squad

  • Spring: March 9 – May 21 (10 weeks), 2 hr practices Tues & Thurs 4:15 – 6:15 (Full)
  • Summer: June 1 – July 17 (7 weeks), 2.5-3 hr practices Tues & Thurs 8:30-11:00 a.m. (Full)
  • Contact us to discuss flexible options for partial season lengths or schedule conflicts
  • Cost: Spring $500, Summer $425

Red Squad

This is BJC’s top level race team for experienced athletes who want to race at a National and International level. The team includes both road and MTB racing, with opportunities in track, gravel, and enduro. The team continues in Fall as our Hoogerheide CX team. Riders will be encouraged to try races outside their preferred discipline, but will be able to focus on their specialty. Athletes should be motivated for a full season of training and racing, and commit to train for specific racing goals.

Participation is limited and athletes must meet minimum qualifications determined by our coaches. Contact Coach Joe Lewis to express interest.

  • March 9 – July 17 (18 weeks) (Full)
  • Spring: 2 hr practices Tues & Thurs 4:15 – 6:15
  • Summer: 2.5-3 hr practices Tues & Thurs 8:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Includes a personalized training plan and racing schedule
  • Access to coaches via phone/email outside of regular practices
  • Racing is expected for this group. Calendar will include MTB, road, track and potentially gravel racing
  • Athletes are encouraged to race across multiple disciplines
  • Expert coaches from a variety of backgrounds
  • Occasional weekend practices
  • 10 Team Races, plus Nationals. MTB – July 10-12 Winter Park. ROAD: TBD
  • Support at races includes coaching, base camp, feed zone, etc
  • Will share many activities and rides with the Blue Squad
  • Training camp in Grand Junction during BVSD Spring Break (additional cost)
  • Travel to out-of-state races for national-level athletes (require travel fees)
  • Team kits and all-weather cycling gear is required
  • USAC license is required
  • Contact us to discuss flexible options for partial season lengths or schedule conflicts
  • Cost: $1,300

Late Summer Rest Break
For riders targeting the High School MTB season, we recommend a mid-summer rest break to recover, recharge, and take some time off the bike. Training can resume in August and builds toward the High School and cyclocross seasons.