612mtb is a youth development mountain bike team serving riders in 6th - 12th grades, who live in south Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Our team consists of riders who currently attend or will attend Southwest, Washburn, Roosevelt, and South high schools, as well as students residing in south Minneapolis and attending other schools.  

We train together as a single team, and race under the banners of our respective schools.  All team activities occur under the umbrella of the Minnesota Cycling Association (MCA)  .

Season: Team practices start the first Monday after the 4th of July.  Race season is the last weekend of August through the weekend before MEA weekend.  All practices and team activities end by November 1st. 

Practicing: Practices are typically Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Theodore Wirth Regional Park, as well as at other trails around the metro area.  We also hold practices most Saturdays.  Specific practice times and locations vary throughout the season based on daylight hours, weather, trail availability, and other factors.  We will always announce practice schedules well in advance.  Riders are responsible for transportation to and from practice.  Self-organized group rides to and from practices are common and encouraged. 

Racing: Middle school races are Saturdays, and high school races are Sundays.  Riders are responsible for transport and lodging (although it is very common for families to carpool, camp together, hotel together, and have much fun).  612mtb has coaches at every race to help the riders warm up, answer any questions, and be there for support.  Race days are a super fun community event, with many 612mtb riders and families spending the day with riders from all over the state. 

Registration: Even though mountain biking is a fall sport, registration for 612mtb will close in early June.  After that date, we will not be able to accept any additional riders. 

If this sounds like something your student-athlete is interested in we'd love to welcome them to the team. Sign up here to get more info as it becomes available for the coming season.

For further information, please visit our FAQ.