Reporting in on high school and middle school mountain biking as Portland Metro Composite rolls on! Well...all of our league races and events have been canceled and we have not been able to accept any new families and riders into our community this season--despite lots of interest :(--but, we're a couple months into weekly practices … Continue reading Riding Through COVID
Howdy y'all! We hope you're all happy and healthy, getting outside as much as possible...and having lots of fun on bikes! With lots of great word of mouth getting out about the growing NICA league and community here in Oregon and our particularly awesome team... Oops, did we forget to mention we were the overall … Continue reading 2020 Season Update
Racing bikes is fun, and it's fun to have fun...racing bikes! This past weekend the team challenged themselves to the second of this year's Oregon League Race Series events...where we rode the slopes of Mount Hood at Ski Bowl! The team had several individual successes and managed to score second place as a team in the … Continue reading Having Fun, Racing Bikes!
Since starting in June, team practices have been a weekly opportunity for our coaches to share their love of bicycles and mountain biking with our riders while facilitating a safe and productive "fun first" approach to skill development. We focus on technical skill building, including numerous riding positions and techniques, instruction for various types of terrain, becoming comfortable with bike/body separation, wheel lifts, wheelies and overall bike control with a … Continue reading Notes From The Trail
And just like that, its time for Portland Metro Composite to kick off its second season, but before we roll into it, let's take a moment to celebrate the successes of our first season... Last summer 6 girls and 4 boys (ranging in age from 11 to 17) joined up to form "Portland Metro Composite." … Continue reading Reflecting on Our First Season