Provincial Development Mountain Bike Team

Provincial Development Mountain Bike Team

Bicycle Nova Scotia is committed to providing our province’s youth with guidance, skill development and leadership to help prepare developing athletes for future provincial and national competitions. Members of this program will form the provincial development team/pool and attend team development training camps and competitions led by provincial and developing coaches. The goal of the program is to bring athletes together in a team environment to acquire and perfect critical mountain bike skills. Athletes will be introduced to mountain bike training structure, have the opportunity to interact with the provincial coaches, socialize with other athletes and train for a major event.

The development team will focus on youth that will compete provincially and wish to further improve their performance at races.

Inclusion in the team will require athletes to submit an application to the coach outlining their riding experience, athletic background and cycling goals. This program is not intended to replace or substitute an athlete’s involvement with their local club, but further enhance their development and training opportunities.

The Provincial MTB Development Team is the first step to Athletic Excellence and access to National competition.


Team Size

8 to 12

Program Prerequisites

Ages 14-17

Previous Mountain Bike competition experience (1-2 years preferred)

Ability to operate independently

Own a proper mountain bike and riding equipment

Program Requirements

Be a member of Bicycle Nova Scotia and in good standing

Attend provincial development camps

Willing to attended at least 4+ provincial races

Attend “focused event” (provincially or regionally)

Wear Team Nova Scotia clothing on provincial projects/ camps

Program Benefits

Season goal setting and training experience

Guidance from coaches

Access to additional provincial team competitions, projects and camps

4 Development Camps per season

Monthly integrated sport science/minicamp with Performance Team

Bi weekly skill sessions (Halifax)

Access to Canadian Sport Center Atlantic weekly strength sessions (HFX and Acadia, winter only)

Team NS training jersey

Team Shirt

2019 Program Cost

$255 for new athletes

$175 for returning athletes (no jersey)


For more information about the Provincial Development Team and how to become involved please contact: jon.burgess@bicycle.ns.ca

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