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FAQ

Do I need to have previous mountain biking experience?

No previous mountain biking experience is required. Our team is composed of riders with varying levels of experience and ability. There are no tryouts. Everyone gets to ride!

Who can join the team?

Out team is open to all students (boys and girls) that will be in grades 6-12 for the 2022-2023 school year. You must live in an area zoned for Alpharetta, Chattahoochee, Johns Creek, Centennial, or Northview High Schools.

What if my student is homeschooled?

Homeschooled students are welcome to join if they live in an area zoned for one of the above High Schools.

What if my student attends a private or STEM/magnet school?

Students who attend a private, stem, or magnet school should contacts us and let us know the specific school they attend. In some rare cases there may be a different team for them to join.

Can I try it out before committing?

Yes. All students can attend one practice event after signing a one-time waiver.

When is the season?

Our practice season starts July 5th. The 2022 race season begins in September and runs through the end of October.

When are practices?

Practices are Tuesday and Thursday from 6 - 8 pm and Saturdays from 10am-noon.

Where do you practice?

Our weekday practices are held on the Big Creek Park XC trails. On the weekends we will have practice at other local area trails (Haw Creek, Charleston Park, Blankets Creek, Rope Mill, Chicopee, etc.)

What kind of riding do you do?

We are a cross country mountain biking team. We ride singletrack trails. Many of our riders also participate in enduro or downhill styles of mountain biking, but our focus is solely on cross country racing.

What equipment do I need to ride?

You must have a functioning bike that is suitable for riding trails, a bike helmet, and a bottle or hydration pack to carry water.

Do I have to race?

No. Racing is optional. While we encourage all of our riders to race, it is solely up to each and every individual rider. Race days are one of the funnest parts of being on the team. It is the time when the students really get to bond with each other. In a typical season 75% or more of our riders participate in the races.

What does “Composite” mean?

Our team is not associated with any particular school or school system. We are a “composite” team made up of students from the Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, and Peachtree Corners area.

How do I join the team?

Click on the Contact button in the upper right of any page of our website. Then fill out the requested information and click submit.

How much does it cost?

The Georgia Cycling Association program registration is $175. For students that choose to race there is a Race Series Registration fee that varies by grade and the number of races you wish to participate in. More information is available at the Georgia Cycling website (georgiacycling.org). All students that race must wear a team jersey. We offer a few different styles of jerseys and they are around $50-90. Additionally, we have a team fee of $45 to help cover team expenses (team registration, communication platform, website, etc.)

Are there needs-based support options?

The Georgia Cycling Association has both needs-based scholarships and a loaner bike program. More information is available at their website.

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