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. Additionally, Mini Devo – 1 and Mini Devo – 2 riders will be required to register for their respective age group and will not be moved up based on ability. It is our primary aspiration that these riders learn the importance of being a supportive teammate, develop responsible trail etiquette, and demonstrate respectful behavior – exceptional skills are just the icing on the cake!!
How do I sign up?
After completing NEW USER REGISTRATION, you will be redirected to our NEW USER DASHBOARD where you can complete your user profile information as well as use this link to complete and submit our “New Athlete Application Form”. More information on our Summer Athlete Registration Process will give you a better understanding of our why.
How will bad weather days be handled?
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 in our pre-season email communications, 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 rarely, if ever, cancel programming the night before because the forecast may change overnight). All weather related updates will be communicated via the CB Devo Team App.
At times, we may need to only cancel our Devo PUSH, PreK, or Mini Devo half-day kindergarten programming due to the limited time with these children and for added safety with this younger 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.
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 affect the experience of your child and the rest of the group’s 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 program offerings this season. While we do offer a one-day a week Mini Devo program for younger, less experienced second graders, previous riding experience is necessary. 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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