Equipment Needed


Riders must ride a safe, functioning mountain bike.  We suggest bikes with disc brakes and a front suspension fork.superfly-7  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
  • Helmet
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Water bottle or pack
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Bike Gloves