Riders must ride a safe, functioning mountain bike. We suggest bikes with disc brakes and a front suspension fork. Single speed and cyclocross bikes are not allowed. Registered MCA riders (7th-12th) are eligible for discounted bike purchases. Contact us for more information. We suggest that anyone looking for a new mountain bike talk to these bike shops.
- Art Doyle’s Spokes and Pedals in Hudson
- Chilkoot Café and Cyclery in Stillwater
- CrankWorx Bike Shop in River Falls
- The Garage Bikes in River Falls
Many good used bikes are also available from time to time. Craigslist is a good spot to look for a used bike. Do know that If you are not familiar with bikes, buying a used bike can be difficult. Some used bikes will require an expensive visit to the repair shop due to worn out parts that work for a ride in the driveway but fail on the trail. Our coaching staff is very familiar with fixing and maintaining mountain bikes and are willing to help answer questions about a used bike.
Generally a race ready mountain bike starts at $550-$650 and they go up from there depending on the features riders want. Before you purchase a new bike, please do consult with one of the bike shops on what makes a good bike for your new rider.
Other mandatory equipment:
- Safety Glasses
- Closed toe shoes
- Water bottle or pack
- Bug spray
- Bike Gloves