The Vermont Youth Cycling Program

Photo By John Atkinson

Have you noticed more young riders on the trails? We have! Do you think mountain biking is a fun, healthy activity with the ability to teach positive life lessons? We do! Would you like to see more opportunities throughout the state for youth to try mountain biking for the first time, or excel to a higher level? We would!

The mission of the VT Youth Cycling League is to offer safe and fun interscholastic and neighborhood group rides and races. Vermont Youth Cycling (VTYC) educates and empowers young riders to improve their skills and health while building both a stewardship ethic for the trails and a caring community.

Current teams:

Burke Mountain Academy
Champlain Valley Union High School MTB Club
Colchester High School MTB Club
Green Mountain Union MTB
Green Mountain Valley School
Lamoille Union MTB Club
Lyndon Institute MTB Club
Mansfield Mountain Riders
Montpelier Bike Club
People’s Academy MTB Club
Rutland Area Rippers
South Burlington High School MTB Club
Stowe High School MTB Club
Stowe Youth Cycling
Windsor Bike Club
Woodstock High School Cycling Club

Teams are not isolated to just school groups. Any group that meets the criteria listed below are welcome to join the league.

How to start a team at your school or in your town:

Take a look at the list below and get in touch with Ross today.

  • 5 or more riders in grades 5-12 from your local area
  • 1 coach and 1 assistant coach (we look for a 1:6 coach to rider ratio)
  • Create a team name
  • Register coaches and riders
  • Coaches and ride leaders get required background check
  • Come out for spring group rides and fall races

JOIN TODAY