The Grand Traverse Varsity Mountain Bike Team

With 182 kids, the Grand Traverse Regional Youth Mountain Bike Team is now the largest youth mountain bike team in the state of Michigan. Within this team is the Varsity squad, an elite group of young men and women who represent 6 area middle/high schools and are dedicated to the sport at an elite level.

In 2020, Norte will be stepping up its game to better support, nurture, and develop these committed and very fast kids as they tackle local, regional, state and (soon) national-level races. Part of this effort is to design a special jersey that will identify them as elite Varsity team members and honor their commitment.

Norte is committed to supporting our many great local bike shops. Thank you to Brick Wheels, Suttons Bay Bikes and Einstein Cycles for supporting these dedicated local kids. 

These participating shops are providing the following shop discounts to Varsity riders (not their families and friends) for the 2020 calendar year:

  • Brick Wheels:  20% off Cannondale bikes
  • Einstein Cycles: 10% off storewide including labor and 20% off Bearclaw Bicycle Co. Complete bikes
  • Suttons Bay Bikes: Cost + 10% on bikes, parts, clothing, and accessories

HOW TO JOIN VARSITY:

  1. Sign up: After-school program registration HERE
  2. Tryout:  These happen in the spring and fall featuring a time trial on the Kolo TC Speed of Light course (benchmark criteria for boys and girls TBD) and is open to all 6-12th graders.

Current Varsity team members need to order their 2020 jersey no later than 2/14/20. Order HERE.

Big thanks to Keen Technical Solutions and Kolo TC for their support of Varsity as well.

Questions? Get at us.