The Banditos is all about an easy, low commitment entry into downhill mountain biking. The best kid of biking!
Since our other teams sell out so early, there are so many athletes that want to be an Outlaw, but they either couldn't commit to the full team, or missed the deadline. Banditos helps to stoke out more athletes by providing in-person coaching 2-3 times per month, a jersey, and a community to learn more about this amazing sport.
Nice and simple. There are no further commitments, licenses, travel, or races required to join.
And it's only $560 for the whole season!
Banditos also gain full access to our sponsors and discounts, which is more than worth the price of admission. You'll get to enjoy heavy discounts from Commencal Bikes, Schwalbe tires, TRP Brakes and Drivetrains, Deity, Leatt, Sensus Grips, Factor Wheels, Rotor Cranksets, and our local shop sponsor Salt Cycles.
Oh, and you get a free pair of Pit Vipers! I mean, c'mon!
Banditos is designed as a funnel for our upper level teams. We are always looking for the next crop of up and coming riders! Outlaw is a team focused on elite skill development, meaning that we can take any athlete and build their fundamental skill base to become advanced, professional riders, as long as they put the work in too. The younger they start, the easier it is to create proper habits and movement patterns to keep them crash resistant, and build their confidence on and off the bike.
However, if you don't want to race bikes professionally, that's fine too! Banditos and RTS are both low-commitment programs to get you into the sport and stoked on riding bikes the rest of your life.
Athletes will choose 2 dates in May, and 3 dates each in June, July, and August. Each date is limited to 20 athletes total.
We will provide an additional camp at Woodward Park City focused on jumps, tricks, and steeze!
9th and 10th 10am - 2pm
$300 for this camp
Banditos may be invited to our world famous Desert Sessions. We ride the old Red Bull Rampage sites and teach kids how to ride this crazy terrain as intelligently as possible to avoid injury and maximize fun!
Our goal with Banditos is to increase young gravity riders' fundamental riding skills, find new riding buddies, and provide a low barrier of entry into this amazing sport.
We even offer scholarships for bikes and gear!
Banditos is open to athletes across the country ages 6 and older. Riders must provide their own bike and gear and be comfortable riding intermediate flow and tech trails. Banditos must have basic understanding of trail riding, shifting, braking, and jumping (small airtime is fine, just need the desire to catch air!).
If you have an absolute beginner-to-downhill, with some trail experience, we can provide private coaching to get them ready for Outlaw programs.