How do I sign up?
How will bad weather days be handled?
In the event that the weather looks poor for the area we have scheduled that day, we will most likely head south towards Gunnison and pick an alternate ride. If all is poor then we will offer another option (swimming pool) or older rider’s can be sent home with parent permission. This will be our third season and we have yet to miss a day of riding due to weather…we always find something!!
What is the Missed Sessions Policy?
We strongly discourage missing sessions with Crested Butte Devo for the following reasons:
- When an athlete is away, he/she loses fitness and returns to the group in a totally different place then they were before they left.
- It becomes a safety issue when we have athletes who can’t complete a ride in a reasonable amount of time. This jeopardizes the ability of the coach to avoid exposure when bad weather is imminent.
- We want every day to be a positive experience on the bike and when sessions are missed, especially on a regular basis, that is not going to be a positive experience for anyone.
We rely heavily on registration fees when creating our budget for the year and paying our highly-qualified, well-trained coaches well for their immense passion and energy is a top priority for us. We appreciate your understanding with this matter and of course, please feel free to contact Amy if you have special circumstances that need to be considered.
Regarding extended absences due to sickness, family vacation, other camps and/or activities please be sure that your child understands that when he/she returns to Crested Butte Devo there is a high probability that he/she will be in a different group. Here’s why…we saw firsthand last season that the riders who were consistent in their commitment to riding throughout the summer had amazing progress. Those who missed weeks with no riding lost fitness and struggled to keep up with their group. If you are questioning this policy, I’d like you to please ask yourself this question: How does this effect the experience of your child and the rest of the groups safety?
In the case of injury, all remaining registration fees for the season will be either refunded or can be used as a credit for next season.
Is this program for beginner mountain bike riders?
Please visit our groups page for a detailed explanation of our different group offerings this season. We do offer Mini Devo for second graders as well as the Jr. Devo/Deva Explorers for grades 3-6 that is focused primarily on fundamentals. With both of these groups, previous riding experience is necessary as we do not have the resources available to teach a child how to ride a bike.
Where is drop-off and pick-up?
Rainbow Park at 9 am SHARP will be the regular drop-off place and time, any changes will be communicated well ahead of time. Pick-up will also be at the Rainbow Park at 3:00 pm unless another plan is made which, again will be communicated in advance.
How can I become a coach?
Please send your resume along with a description for why you are interested in coaching to Amy.
Can I volunteer?
Absolutely! Please send an email to Amy with “Volunteer” as the subject heading and we’ll be sure to get back with you soon as this program would love to utilize as many volunteers as possible.
Note to Parents ♥
We at Crested Butte Devo have grouped our athletes by age and within these age groups will split up into ability. Coaches have the training and day to day experience with these athletes to be sure that they are in the appropriate group to encourage a fun and safe environment. We ask that you please let them decide within what group your child rides.