Greetings friends, fans, family and supporters of Portland Metro Composite!Coach Mitchell here, reporting in as we reach the halfway point of our 2021 season. We just enjoyed a glorious weekend of mountain bike pedaling, riding and racing up at Mt Hood Ski Bowl where our riders challenged themselves to a mix of single track, fire … Continue reading Reporting from SkiBowl
The 2021 season is underway. Well, we had a lot of interest in the team this season, which was great, and it has enabled us to continue growing our roster of riders and coaches. And now, after a few weeks of practices, we're locked in for the 2021 season with the riders we've got aboard … Continue reading We’re Rolling!
Howdy y'all!Thanks for staying tuned to Portland Metro Composite as the Oregon Interscholastic Cycling League fun is scheduled to resume this summer and fall.For those who are just learning about us, or for those catching up on the latest from our team, we're coming back to you now following a quiet, but successful 2020. Although … Continue reading Gearing up for the 2021 Season!
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