The Ultimate List of Youth Cycling Clubs, Development Programs, & Family Bike Rides

Youth Cycling Clubs

Photo Credit: Martin Young

We get emails from parents all the time asking how to get their kids involved in cycling programs and clubs.  Rather than answering each one individually, we’ve asked parents and coaches and cycling advocates around the country to help crowdsource a list state-by-state.  What follows is a round-up of rides, clubs, velodromes, and other programs that cater to kids and teens.  Some of these are competitive, some are just for fun.

If you know of an organization or club that is missing from the list, comment below or shoot us a note (kristenbonkoski@bpcole.org) so that we can add it.

National Youth Cycling Organizations

NICA – U.S. High school mountain bike league
Kidical Mass—Group family bike rides organized in cities across the U.S.
IMBA–Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day
Little Bellas—A mentoring organization for girls in mountain biking
USA Junior Cycling—USA Cycling program for youth
CycleKids – Non-profit organization working to get kids on bicycles
Trips for Kids – Nationwide organization that takes kids out on trail rides

Alabama

Alabama NICA
Statewide
Info: http://www.alabamamtb.org/

Alaska

We don’t know of any youth cycling organizations in Alaska.  Do you?

Arizona

El Grupo Youth Cycling
Tucson, AZ
Info: elgrupocycling.org

Arizona Interscholastic Cycling League
Statewide
Info: http://www.arizonamtb.org/

Arizona Devo
Prescott, AZ
Info: http://www.arizonadevo.com/

Flagstaff Youth Cycling
Flagstaff, AZ
Info: http://flagyouthcycling.com

Dynamix Devo
Phoenix, AZ
Info: https://www.dynamixdevo.com/

Thrive Youth Cycling
Chandler, AZ
Info: https://www.facebook.com/TYC4Life/

Team Winded
Scottsdale, AZ
Info: http://www.teamwinded.com/

FLYRS (Flagstaff Youth Riders)
Flagstaff, AZ
Info: http://flyrsaz.com/

Arkansas

Arkansas Interscholastic Mountain Bike Association
Statewide
Info: http://www.arkansasmtb.org/

Triple Threat Racing
Bentonville, AR
Info: http://www.triplethreatracing.org/services/youth-coaching/

California

Team Swift
Santa Rosa, CA
Info: teamswift.org

GS Andiamo
Redlands, CA
Info: http://www.gsandiamo.com/

Team Velosport
Orange County, CA
Info: http://jrcycling.com/

Wheel Kids
San Francisco, CA
Info: www.wheelkids.com

Youth Bicyclists of Nevada County Foundation (YBONC)
Nevada City, CA
Info: http://ybonc.org/

Prevelo Family Ride
Ventura County
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1795329023832585/

Fairfax Cycling Camp
Farifax, CA
Info: http://fairfaxcyclingcamp.com/

Mt Tam Bikes Camp
Mill Valley, CA
Info: http://www.mttambikescamp.com/

Otis Guy Mountain Bike Camp
Fairfax, CA
Info: https://www.otisguymountainbikecamp.com/

Oakland Devo
Oakland, CA
Info: https://www.facebook.com/pg/OaklandDEVO/

NorCal High School Cycling League
Northern California
Info: https://www.norcalmtb.org/

SoCal High School Cycling League
Southern California
Info: http://www.socaldirt.org/

Lavra Velodrome
Carson, CA
Info: http://lavelodrome.org

San Diego Velodrome
San Deigo, CA
Info: https://www.sdvelodrome.com/juniors-development

Colorado

Boulder Junior Cycling
Boulder, CO
Info: http://boulderjuniorcycling.org/

Durango Devo
Durango, CO
Info: http://www.teamunify.com

Front Rangers Cycling Club
Denver, CO
Info: http://frontrangersdenver.org/junior-racing/

Vail Valley Alt Sports Academy
Vail, CO
Info: https://www.vvasa.org/

Ciclismo Youth Foundation
Fort Collins, CO
Info: http://www.ciclismoyouthfoundation.org

GS Forza
Boulder, CO
Info: https://gsforzacycling.wordpress.com/about/

Grand Valley MTB
Grand Valley, CO
Info: https://www.grandvalleymtb.org/

Crested Butte Devo
Crested Butte, CO
Info: https://crestedbuttedevo.com/

Go Girls
Gunnison Valley, CO
Info: http://thegoinitiative.org/programs-2/gogirls/

Summit Bike Club
Multiple Cities
Info: https://summitbikeclub.org

Every Pedal MTB
Durango, CO
Info: https://www.facebook.com/everypedalmtb/

Connecticut

CT Cycling Advancement Program
Middletown, CT
Info: https://www.ctcyclingadvancement.org/

New England High School Cycling Association
New England
Info: http://nehsca.com/

Delaware

Urban Bike Project
Wilmington, DE
Info: http://www.urbanbikeproject.com/programs/kids-earn-a-bike-camp/

Florida

Riverside Arts Market (RAM) Family Bicycle Ride
Jacksonville, FL
Info: https://www.facebook.com/RAM-Ride-Jacksonville-197736616951856/

VeloBrew Junior Development
Jacksonville, FL
Info: http://www.velobrew.org/about-us/velobrew-junior-development/

Georgia

Mission Devo Cycling
Atlanta, GA
Info: https://www.missiondevocycling.com/

Frazier Cycling
Suwanee, GA
Info: http://www.fraziercycling.com/

Georgia High School Mountain Bike League
Statewide
Info: http://georgiamtb.org/

Youth Cycling League – Dick Lane Velodrome
East Point, GA
Info: https://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/youth-program/

Hawaii

Idaho

B.Y.R.D.S.
Boise, ID
Info: http://www.byrdscycling.com/

Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League
Statewide
Info: www.idahomtb.org/

Illinois

Northbrook Youth Cycling League
Northbrook, IL
Info: https://www.northbrookcyclecommittee.org/2018youthcycling/

Higher Gear Junior Team
Chicago, IL
Info: http://highergearchicago.com/training_riding_racing/chicago-junior-development-team/

Pony Shop Jr CX
Evanston, IL
Info: https://www.facebook.com/PonyShopJrCX/

Indiana

Midwest Devlo
Indianapolis, Indiana
Info: https://midwestdevo.com/

Freewheelin’ Youth Cycling Team
Indianapolis, Indiana
Info: https://www.freewheelinbikes.org/cyclingteam

Iowa

CJC Development Team
Northwest Iowa
Info: cjcdevo.com

The Youth Off-Road Riders Cycling Program (YORR)
Iowa City, IA
Info: http://ncjc.org/youth.html

Dream Team Des Moines
Des Moines, IA
Info: http://dreamteamdesmoines.org/

Spin Devo
Mason City, IA
Info: https://www.facebook.com/spindevo/

Kansas

BikeWalkKC
Kansas City, KS
Info: http://bikewalkkc.org/education/youth/

Kentucky

Commonwealth Eye Surgery / Crankworks Juniors
Kensington, KY
Info:

Red Zone Cycling
Louisville, KY
Info: http://redzonecycling.com/

Louisiana

Maine

My Bike Series
Yarmouth, ME
Info: http://healthykidshappykidsme.org/mybike.php

Maryland

Baltimore Youth Cycling
Baltimore, MD
Info: http://www.baltimoreyouthcycling.org/

Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League
Statewide
Info: http://www.marylandmtb.org/

Massachusetts

New England High School Cycling Association
New England
Info: http://nehsca.com/

Michigan

El Grupo Norte
Traverse City, MI
Info: https://elgruponorte.org/

Michigan Youth Cycling
Pinckney, Michigan
Info: https://www.facebook.com/MICHIGAN-YOUTH-CYCLING-192133694473/

Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association
Statewide
Info: http://miscabike.org/

Minnesota

NorthStar Development Cycling
Twin Cities, MN
Info: Northstardevo.org

Minnesota Junior Cycling, Inc.
Rosemount, MN
Info: http://www.mnjrc.com

Minnesota Junior Cycling
Eagan, MN
Info: http://www.mnjrc.com/

Minnesota High School Cycling League
Statewide
Info: http://minnesotamtb.org/

Bike City Juniors
Minneapolis, MN
Info: http://www.bikecityjuniors.org/

Velokids
Blaine, MN
Info: http://velodrome.nscsports.org/page/show/1463146-velokids-cycling-program

Mississippi

Mississippi Cyclocross Project
Ridgeland, MS
Info: http://mscxproject.org/ms-cx-project-location/

Missouri

St. Louis Mountain Bike Camps
St. Louis, Missouri
Info: https://www.stlmtb.com/summer-camp

Montana

Bozeman Youth Cycling
Bozeman, MT
Info: https://bozemanyouthcycling.org/

MT Alpha Junior Development Team
Missoula, MT
Info: http://www.mtalphacycling.org/

Helena Dynamos
Helena, MT
Info: https://www.facebook.com/Helena-Dynamos-483933805005023/

Nebraska

We dont know of any programs in Nebraska.  Do you?

Nevada

Reno Tahoe Junior Cycling
Reno, NV
Info: https://www.renotahoejuniorcycling.com

Nevada Interscholastic Cycling League
Statewide
Info: https://nevadamtb.org/

New Hampshire

SeaCoast Velo Club
Portsmouth, NH
Info: http://www.seacoastvelokids.com

New England High School Cycling Association
New England
Info: http://nehsca.com/

New Jersey

New Jersey Interscholastic Cycling League
Statewide
Info: http://www.newjerseymtb.org/

New Mexico

New York

Youth Ride Club
New York, NY
Info: https://www.bike.nyc/education/programs/youth-ride-club/

Star Track Cycling
Flushing, NY
http://www.startrackcycling.org/

Catskill Claws Youth Mountain Bike Team
Rock Hill, NY
Info: https://www.facebook.com/CatskillClaws/

New York Interscholastic Cycling League
Statewide
Info: http://www.newyorkmtb.org/

North Carolina

Evolution Jr Devo
Info: evolutionjrdevo.org

Triangle Bike Works
Chapel Hill, NC
Info: https://www.trianglebikeworks.org/

North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling Club
Statewide
Info: http://www.northcarolinamtb.org/

Asheville Youth Cycling
Asheville, NC
Info: https://www.facebook.com/AshevilleYouthCycling/

North Dakota

Ohio

Summit Junior Cycling
Akron, OH
Info: http://www.summitfreewheelers.org/content.aspxpage_id=22&club_id=509627&module_id=254908

Lionhearts Junior Racing
Cincinnati, OH
Info: https://www.facebook.com/lionheartracing/

Ohio Interscholastic Racing League
Statewide
Info: http://www.oirl.org/teams.html

Oklahoma

Oregon

ORBA Juniors
Info: http://juniors.obra.org/

Oregon Junior Cycling
Bend, OR
Info: https://bendenduranceacademy.org/tag/oregon-junior-cycling/

PDX Devo Junior Cycling Team
Portland, OR
Info: http://www.pdxdevo.com/

Oregon Interscholastic Cycling League
Statewide
Info: http://www.oregonmtb.org/

Pennsylvania

Neigborhood Bike Works
Philadelphia, PA
Info: neighborhoodbikeworks.org

Bicycle Coalition Youth Cycling
Philadelphia, PA
Info: http://bicyclecoalition.org/our-campaigns/bicycle-coalition-youth-cycling/#sthash.yvopxIjR.dpbs

Paceline Junior Cycling
Williamsport, PA
Info: https://www.facebook.com/pacelinejuniorcycling/

Young Medalists
Philadelphia, PA
Info: http://www.ymteam.org

Rhode Island

New England High School Cycling Association
New England
Info: http://nehsca.com/

South Carolina

Upstate Junior Cycling
Greenville, SC
Info: https://www.facebook.com/UpstateJrCycling

South Carolina Scholastic Cycling
Statewide
Info: https://www.facebook.com/South-Carolina-Scholastic-Cycling-1616653665276043/

South Dakota

BHMBA Youth Cycling Program
Black Hills, SD
Info: http://www.bhmba.org/youth-cyclingracing/bhmba-youth-cycling-program

Tennessee

Harpeth Youth Cycling Club
Pegram, TN
Info: https://www.facebook.com/harpethyouthcycling/

Tennessee Youth Mountain Biking Race Series
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Info: https://www.tymbr.rocks/

Texas

Ghisallo Cycling Initiative
Austin, TX
Info: http://ghisallo.org/

Alkek Velodrome Youth Cycling
Houston, TX
Info: http://alkekvelodrome.org/?page_id=9

Summit Bike Club
Multiple Cities
Info: https://summitbikeclub.org

Austin Youth Fitness 
Austin, TX
Info: https://www.austinyouthfitness.com/biking.html

Texas Cyclocross Project
Cedar Park, TX
Info: https://texascxproject.org/

Texas Mountain Bike League
Statewide
Info: http://www.texasmtb.org/

Utah

Utah High School Cycling League
Statewide
Info: https://www.utahmtb.org/

Orem Youth Cycling
Orem, UT
Info: http://www.oremyouthcycling.com/team-info/

Young Riders
Park City, UT
Info: http://youngriders.com/

Summit Bike Club
Multiple Cities
Info: https://summitbikeclub.org

Impact MTB Devo
Pleasant View, UT
Info: https://www.impactmtbdevo.com/

Vermont

Stowe Youth Cycling
Stowe, VT
Info: http://stoweyouthcycling.com

Virginia

Star City Cycling
Roanoke, VA
Info: http://starcitycycling.com/

National Capital Velo Club
Info: https://www.ncvcjuniors.com/

Washington

Washington State Bicycle Association – Juniors
Seattle, WA
Info: http://www.wsbaracing.org/juniors.html

Washington Student Cycling League
Statewide
Info: http://washingtonleague.org/

Major Taylor Project
Seattle, WA
Info: https://www.cascade.org/learn/major-taylor-project

Cycle U
Seattle, WA
Info: http://cycleu.com/classes-coaching/kids-classes/

Sweetlines
Issaquah, Washington
Info: https://sweetlines.com/

Rad Racing NW
Seattle, WA
Info: http://www.radracingnw.org/

Washington D.C.

Rock Creek Velo
Washington, D.C.
Info: http://rockcreekvelo.org/

West Virginia

West Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League
Statewide
Info: http://www.westvirginiamtb.org/2017/09/29/west-virginia-interscholastic-cycling-league-launch/

Wisconsin

Wisconsin High School Cycling League
Statewide
Info: http://www.wisconsinmtb.org/

Sun Prarie MTB
Sun Prarie, WI
Info: http://sunprairiemtb.com

Kenosha Velosport
Kenosha, WI
Info: http://www.kvcycling.com/

Kenosha Kutters
Kenosha, WI
Info: https://kenoshakutters.com/

Wyoming

Laramie Youth Cycling
Laramie, WY
Info: https://www.laramiebikenet.org/laramie-youth-cycling.html

Ontario

Midweek Cycling
Toronto, ON
Info: midweekclub.ca

Team Kallisto-FCV
Ontario
Info: kallistocyclingteam.com

Milton Revolution CC
Milton, ON
Info: miltonrevolutioncc.com

Morning Glory Cycling Club
Toronto, ON
Info: morninggloryride.ca

N.C.I Milton
Milton, ON
Info: ncirevolution.com

National Cycling Centre Hamilton
Toronto, ON
Info: ncch.ca

Southwestern Cycling Centre of Ontario
Windsor, ON
Info: southwesterncyclingcentre.ca

Kristen

Kristen is a project manager and writer. She spends all her free time mountain biking with her family on the trails in Salt Lake City and Park City, UT.

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9 Responses

  1. Melissa says:

    Do you know of any youth cycling teams in the Bay Area? I’m searching but they are all Junior Levels.

  2. We have just started a junior road cycling team in Williamsport Pennsylvania. The team name is Paceline Junior Cycling. Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/pacelinejuniorcycling/

  3. Hello!

    Checkout Stowe Youth Cycling in Stowe, Vermont! It provides mountain bike instruction and race coaching to youths ages 6-18! The website is stoweyouthcycling.com!

  4. Hi Kristen, I noticed that you listed Trips for Kids in the organization list, thank you! However, we have 75 chapters throughout the US and Canada, which are not listed in the state directory. Your readers can find our chapters here: https://www.tripsforkids.org/chapter-directory/

    In addition to one-time Discovery Rides and multiple-ride Adventure Clubs we also provide Earn-a-Bike and Youth@Work programs, and Mobile versions of these programs.

  5. Bob Stallmann says:

    You missed one of the best junior development programs in Texas–Matrix Cycle Club, sponsored by Richardson Bike Mart in Richardson, TX. https://www.matrixcycleclub.org

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