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 which group your child rides.
How will bad weather days be handled?
Please note: This policy was revised on September 5, 2018 by the Crested Butte Development Team Board of Directors after much thought about the situation that occurred this past season when we cancelled programming due to adverse weather. Our apologies to those that were inconvenienced by this decision and we hope that this gives you all a bit more clarity of our policy and why it exists in the form that it does.
For the safety of our riders and to encourage stewardship of our local trails, Crested Butte Devo may need to cancel programming due to inclement weather. As explained during our “MANDATORY PARENT MEETING” (there will be a link to that “contract” here) and in the rider registration forms, if we cannot ride due to inclement weather programming will be cancelled NO LATER THAN 7:30 am the morning of programming and, given that Crested Butte Devo is a bike TEAM, there will be no alternative activities offered. (We will never cancel programming the night before because the forecast may change overnight).
At times, we may need to only cancel our half-day kindergarten programming due to the limited time with these children and for added safety with this age group. The director and coaches will assess the forecast thoroughly before making a final decision. If we do cancel, there will be NO REFUNDS DUE TO WEATHER, as this is beyond our control. However, we will strive to offer a make-up day at the end of the season if possible.
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 EXCEPTIONALLY 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 these past three seasons 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. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Where is drop-off and pick-up?
Tommy V Field (behind Crested Butte Community School) 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 be at this same location at 3:00 pm unless another plan is made which, again will need to 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.
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