General Information about our Team
Last year we generally had 2 rides a week, weather permitting. We will likely have a similar ride schedule with week day rides on Tuesday, or Wednesday or Thursday (dependent on coach availability) happening at 5:00PM and then a weekend ride (Sat or Sun) often starting around 1PM.
Rides/practices typically last 2 hours. We ride all the local trails in Bent Creek as well as Dupont (weekend only).
We have five (6) ride groups with different abilities.
Last year we had some students who were beginner mountain bikers and others who had competed in 25+ mile races competitively.
We generally start around October and end around May. Practices are optional as every student has different commitments with school, clubs and other athletic sports. NICA organizes 5-6 races across the state which occur March-May.
Races are optional and we had some riders compete in all races while other students chose to not race at all.
The success of the team is largely due to volunteer support by parents. NICA requires a ratio of one coach to 6 student riders. Therefore, it is imperative we have parents who can volunteer to become coaches to ride with students to ensure the success of the team.
Please let us know ASAP if you are interested in becoming a coach.
We need parents with different riding abilities who can ride with our beginner students or expert riders.
Students need a functioning mountain bike, helmet, repair kit and pump to participate.
Transportation to practice and races is not provided by the team.
If you are interested in joining the team please email us on the contact page to get on our team list.
Our team fills up quickly and we usually have a waitlist.
If you have further questions you can email us.
Riders must be Pisgah Rage Team members to participate in our practices. It is not too late to join our team. Contact us if you are interested in becoming a team member.
Pisgah Rage started with 5 student athletes on the team the first year (2017) and the team was called the Asheville All Stars.
In 2018 our team had grown to about 20 student athletes!!
We have been growing ever since!