SPASH Mountain Bike Club is a recognized official club at SPASH. The team has Club status and intends to operate much like other sports at SPASH. AS with any sport, joining the team is a serious commitment. Members must commit to three practices a week from July through October. The team will complete in Wisconsin High School Cycling races starting in late August and going into October.
The SPASH Mountain Bike Team is a cross-contry mountain bike team, a specific form of cycling which is set apart from road riding, downhill racing, dual slalom, trials, BMX, cyclo-cross, and track racing. Cross-country mountain biking includes the broadest range of skills and team members often bring with them backrounds and skills gained from the other sports. For the greater good of the team and in pursuit of the establishment of high school racing in Wisconsin, this team's activities are focused upon preparing for and racing at high school cross-country mountain biking events around the state. At this point, there are 5 scheduled races yearly at Minooka Park in Waukesha, Nordic Mountain in Wild Rose, Cascade Mountain in Portage, Iola Winter Sports Club in Iola and a race in Hayward, WI close to the Birkiebeiner Ski Trail.
The SPASH Mountain Bike Team has much to offer:
- as a team we learn skills quickly, receive valuable coaching, and drive each other to achieve.
- We feel that cycling is an ideal sport for people looking to have a life-long healthy activity.
- We set goals and work collaboratively to not only attain these goals, but to also develop a wide range of valuable skills.
- Riding with a team makes training fun, and fosters quick but steady athletic and personal growth. Our goal is for SPASH Mountain Bike Team members to have enjoyable riding experiences and racing success.