Coach Kristi’s Corner: December 1, 2016

Taking it outside: Early on-bike practices Once you have gone through all of your students’ bikes and are confident they are ready to ride, you’ll want to organize your first outside/on-bike practice. Some of you might live in places where it’s not possible to ride outside or on trails at this time of year. If […]

Coach Shannon Mahre-Skouras

Name: Shannon Mahre-Skouras City: Naches Team: Yakima Years involved: 2014- present How are you involved with the League? I am the coach for the Yakima Team and I also host free MTB clinics for women and kids throughout the PNW. What got you started? I have always loved coaching, teaching and inspiring kids and women, […]

Coach Ian Paus

Name: Ian Paus City: Wenatchee/East Wenatchee School District: Eastmont Team: Wenatchee Valley Composite How long have you been involved?  Two seasons Why are you coaching/how did you start coaching?  I started a district-wide mountain bike club in the Eastmont School District and joining the Washington Student Cycling League was a great fit for my club. […]

Volunteer Aron Springer and Daughter Charlotte

Volunteer/Ride Leader: Aron Springer Student/Rider: Charlotte Springer, 10th grade City: Bothell Team: Northshore Composite Gnarwhals How long have you been involved with the League? Aron: My son Andy started in spring of 2013 and I started getting more involved the following year, spring 2014. Charlotte: I’ve been with the team for almost three years. My […]

Coach Susan Clementson

Coach: Susan Clementson City: Bothell Team: Lake Washington Composite Why did you start coaching? As I transitioned from organizing women’s teams, clinics and racing, I knew I wanted to continue to contribute to the bike community. Passing on the fun of biking to kids seemed like a good next step! How long have you been […]

Coach Alec Josephson Jr.

Team Manager/Coach: Alec Josephson Jr.     City: Spokane Valley Team: Spokane Valley Composite Why did you start coaching? For multiple reasons. First, to give the youth of our community an alternative sustainable athletic activity, as biking is not a sport you outgrow–it’s an activity that can continue throughout one’s life. Second, to help bring more […]

Legacy Rider Elle Lee

November 3, 2016 WHERE ARE THEY NOW Legacy Rider: Elle Lee City: Arlington WA Team: Pilchuck Composite Years raced: 2012-2015 How long have you been mountain biking? 5-6 years How did you end up riding with the League? I got started with the League when I saw a flyer at my local bike shop–they sponsor […]

Coach Kristi’s Corner: November 2, 2016

Now is a great time to plan ahead for your 2017 race season. The process of recruiting students onto the team, getting them registered and making sure their bikes are ready to go can be accomplished effectively with a couple of off-the-bike meetings before the end of 2016. Then you’ll be ready to hit the […]

New team forming in Prosser, WA!

Fall 2016 Our group of kids started biking together when they were 7 or 8 years old. My son would have a sleepover with 4-5 boys and we would bike around town looking for smooth sidewalks, pot holes and straightaways to race on. From there biking became transportation, a tool to their freedom, a freedom […]

Media: Mountain bikers invading Roslyn for race this weekend

Article can be found here:   Mountain bikers invading Roslyn for race this weekend By MARY SWIFT staff writer Apr 29, 2016 Pack up your cowbell and get ready to cheer when the Washington Student Cycling League invades Roslyn this weekend. (For the uninitiated, fans ring cowbells along the course to encourage riders.) Now […]