Who We Are
Ralston Valley High School Mountain Bike (RVMTB) Team
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I ride with no experience?
Yes, we have riders of all abilities and coaches that work with our different squads of riders, grouped by skill levels.
What kind of bike do I need?
A good quality mountain bike (doesn't have to be the cost of a mortgage payment) that fits the rider is most important. Any of the coaches can help with sizing, specs, and types of bikes best for high school cross-country racing, based on the rider's skill level. Please ask.
Are practices/rides always at the same time and location?
After school practices are typically on Mondays and Wednesdays, but times and locations vary by squads each week
Can I ride with RVMTB even if I don't attend Ralston Valley High School?
Yes, any home school or high school student that doesn't have a team at their own high school may join RVMTB.
Can I earn a Varsity high school letter?
Yes, you must meet the minimum qualifications, but riders can earn an athletic letter from Ralston Valley High School.
Can I ride/practice with the team and not compete in the races?
Yes, the races are optional, although we highly encourage our riders to participate in the fun race events.
Do we have to stay overnight during race weekends?
No, you are not required to stay overnight, although many families choose to do so depending on the race venue's proximity to home and the race day/time for their individual rider.
Do all riders race on the same course?
Yes, but at separate times. During a typical race season, race events are split between boys and girls and then again between the levels: Varsity Boys (4 laps) Varsity Girls (3 laps) JV Boys (3 laps) JV Girls (2 laps) Sophomore Boys (2 laps) Sophomore Girls (2 laps) Freshman Boys (2 laps) Freshman Girls (2 laps)
Do all riders have the opportunity to qualify for the State Championship Race?
Yes, you must complete at least 3 races during the season and then meet minimum ranks within your level (Varsity, JV, Soph, Fresh)