Join the Revolution!
The Downingtown Composite Mountain Biking Team is for student athletes in grades 6 -12! The objective of the team is to have fun while improving mountain biking skills in a safe environment with the goal of competing against similarly skilled and experienced teams from throughout Pennsylvania. Downingtown MTB started in 2016, the same year that the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League was formed. During that inaugural year, the team fielded a small but mighty squad of seven riders (most of whom belonged to the two founding coaches). It didn't take long to grow, however; in the second year the team tripled in size. In its third year, it nearly doubled again to almost 50 riders.
2018 saw as many as 27 different team members compete in races across the state. Conditions during the season were unusually challenging, with rainfall amounts among the highest on record. Riders got a chance to experience the muddiest possible race conditions at most of the venues. But the damp conditions never dampened the spirit of our riders, with everyone putting in admirable performances including 9 podium appearances for the team!
Our fingers are crossed for drier conditions for the 2019 season, but mud or no mud, we will have fun, push our personal limits, forge friendships, and build a lifelong love of mountain biking. We hope you'll join us on the journey!