LCW Juniors

Cross Country MTB Teams

Focused on Cross Country riding & Racing for Ages 12-17

This is a group of dedicated youth athletes who share a commitment to a healthy lifestyle through cycling, strive to improve their cycling performance through training and racing, as well as being meaningful contributors to our cherished cycling community.

The goals for the Cross Country MTB Teams are encourage and support youth to engage in a healthy lifestyle through the friendship, teamwork, and fun that cycling offers, contribute to the betterment of our community through volunteer projects, pursue team and personal improvement through focused training and racing, be conscientious of personal character on and off the bike so we can continue to promote the sport of cycling, the Loppet Foundation, and our sponsors in a positive light.

The Loppet Cycle Works Cross Country MTB program applies all of sport-specific strength training and outdoor cycling to full on competition training. Wirth on Wednesdays and the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series races are the primary opportunities for trying out racing and then competing for your school in the Fall MCA races. We’ll even through in an epic race or two, Lutsen 99er. Rides and strength classes are structured to accommodate all abilities, ensuring every participant gets a developmentally appropriate level of challenge according to their individual goals, competence, availability, and rate of progression. Finding the fun in training to compete is the goal! Competition preparation strategies and the focus is on fundamental & sport-specific skill enhancement.

We have two different teams to choose from, Comp or Devo. The difference between the two teams comes down to experience and the drive to compete. The comp team are kids that have been in the program a year or have equivalent experience and are very focused on training & racing. The LCW Devo Team is geared toward younger riders, those who participate in multiple sports and are eager to train and gain the knowledge to be a better rider. Most of the juniors participating in these programs will race for their schools in the MCA along with some of the MN MTB Series races and other local races. The Comp team may race the WORS series and other regional & national races.

Comp Team

Session 1

  • Dates: April 8 – June 28
  • Days/Time: Monday/Wednesday and 2 Fridays a month – Time 5:00-6:30p (no practice Memorial Day) (time is subject to change)
  • Where: The Trailhead
  • Cost: $655 Price includes the Wirth on Wednesdays (WoW) race series (6 races)

Session 2

  • Dates: July 10 – October 16
  • Days/Time: Wednesday 4:30-6:00p (time is subject to change)
  • Where: The Trailhead 
  • Cost: $310


Session 1

  • Dates: April 30 – June 27
  • Days/Time: Tuesday/Thursday – Time 5:00-6:30p (time is subject to change)
  • Where: The Trailhead
  • Cost: $370

Registration opens March 1 at 9:00am

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Check out the junior off-season training programs here.

The Loppet will issue a full refund of the program fee minus the original processing fee up until 4 weeks before the program starts.  Between 4 and 3 weeks from the program start date, a 50% refund will be issued. There are no refunds for any cancellations within less than 3 weeks of the start of a program.

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