Licensed coaches guide teams that range from beginners to racers. 6th to 12th graders gain skills, endurance and friends.
Races are a blast - participation is optional, fun is mandatory.
6th to 12th graders. The Spring season has separate local teams with different practice times. Organized through WSCL, use the link below to register for the team closest to where you live.
Spokane/Mead = Inland NW Composite (M,W 5:30 -7:00PM, Sat 9-12:00)
Spokane Valley= Spokane Valley Composite (T,TH 5:30 -7:00PM, Sat 9-12:00)
North Idaho =Kootenai Composite
Palouse Team: Palouse Composite
Enrollment fee paid to WSCL: $250
Our region has TWO summer mountain bike teams for 6th to 12th graders. Combined practices are Mon, Wed 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Sat 9:00 to 12:00.
The Spokane NICA team enrolls riders in the Montana NICA League and includes 5 races in MT.
The BATA Bombers Team connects kids from across the region but does not include structured races.
NOTE: Our grade school program is not available for summer. Families are welcome to bring kids and ride separately.
Ages 6-18. Practices Sep - Oct are Tue, Thurs 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Minnehaha Park. Team rides Thurs nights in Aug.
The program relies on all families to help with volunteer tasks, coaching, and logistics - especially for races. There are loaner cross bikes available. MTB's are ok too. For expectations and details see Important Fall SOC Detail
Enrollment fee: $50
All licensed coaches, team support and local organizers are volunteers. Fees paid cover the cost of insurance, races, certifications, national/state organizational support for teams and other expenses necessary for program operations.
For 2023 WSCL is hosting FIVE races in the Washington. 16 Apr Olympia, 30 Apr Ephrata, 14 May Spokane (Riverside), 4 Jun Winthrop and an optional bonus event 11 Jun at Galbraith in Bellingham. Races are fun team events where beginners and racers are set up to thrive.
For May and June 2023, all team members and families are encouraged to participate in the local Wednesday Night Race series at Riverside State Park. Although it is not officially part of the WSCL season, local support makes it super fun for the entire family.
All of the NICA races are hosted by the Montana Program and take place in MT. For those who can attend, these are usually fun road trips where you camp with friends from WA, ID, WY and MT.
Dates: Sep 2 &3, Sep 16, Sep 30 and Oct 7.
Overlap of Summer NICA and Fall School of Cross results in more time with teammates who have become close friends. Many coaches are the same and scheduling conflicts don't really exist because people show up to what they can and everyone is happy.
School of Cross prepares kids to participate in regional race events.
Thanks to awesome support from local sponsors, events are deeply discounted for SOC kids. Everyone can participate. Beginners, racers, parents and coaches make cyclocross a fun spectator event.