Portland Metro Composite was established in the Spring of 2018 becoming Portland Oregon’s first interscholastic mountain biking team to participate in the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (“NICA” NationalMTB.org) & Oregon Interscholastic Cycling League (OregonMTB.org).
Founded on a mission to “blaze the trail” for interscholastic cycling in our city, the team has supported middle and high school “student-athletes” of all ability levels who are interested in developing the skill, ability and confidence needed to safely participate in cross country and trail mountain biking.
Members of “Portland Metro” practicing at Powell Butte in 2018.
We’re a “fun first” inclusive community that rides as a team at practices and team ride events when we support and encourage one another while collectively we train to eventually challenge ourselves as individuals in the Oregon League’s cross country race series events.
In 2018 our team was awarded 2nd Place overall. In 2019 our team was 1st Place overall. And in 2020 we kept each other healthy and happy, safely conducting practices and team rides throughout the pandemic.
From July through October our growing team of volunteer coaches lead practices focused on skill development, fitness building and positive on-the-bike fun and social interaction at local parks, including Forest Park, Gateway Green and Powell Butte. We also lead Team Rides at destinations including Rocky Point, L.L. Stub Stewart State Park, Sandy Ridge and Post Canyon.
Overall, we seek to develop each rider’s enjoyment of time outdoors and their appreciation of the natural environment, we seek to develop their best practice as members of the mountain biking community and to provide each with a long term, risk/injury averse outlook that will allow them to benefit from a lifelong love of bicycling.
Our team is a 100% volunteer run organization, led by coaches who are committed to sharing their love of bicycling with kids in our community by developing the abilities of interested trail riders who are living throughout the Portland metropolitan area while attending any of the region’s middle schools and high schools.
The bulk of our programming and practice instruction is targeted to beginner and intermediate lever riders, but we support riders of all ability levels making resources available to support riders up to elite levels within the sport of cycling.
Our leadership strives to keep our program as accessible as possible and seeks sponsorship from our community in order to provide scholarships and assistance to riders in need while covering the costs associated with running the team.
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For more information, you can email our coaches at firstname.lastname@example.org