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.

Team Size: 8-12

Program Prerequisites

  • Mountain bike athlete
  • Ages 14-17(for the current cycling season)
  • Previous competition experience of 1-2 years (minimum)
  • Basic cycling experience and ability to operate independently
  • Own a proper equipment


  • Be a member of Bicycle Nova Scotia and in good standing
  • Interest in competitive mountain biking
  • 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 (in 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, or

$175 for returning athletes (no jersey)

For more information about the provincial development team and how to become involved please contact:

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