CMU students during a group cross country lesson with GMNC ski instructor at County Line trail system on Grand Mesa in western Colorado. Group of cross country skiers near the warming hut on GMNC trails at Skyway on Grand Mesa.

Who We Are

We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Grand Junction, Colorado. GVYC has oversight from a dedicated board of directors, employs an executive director and program manager. Our coaches are passionate about creating a safe and nurturing learning environment for students to grow and expand their skills and confidence on a mountain bike.

Our Mission

is to develop an inclusive and active mountain biking community for youth riders of all abilities and interests in the Grand Valley.

  • Providing athletes with a fun and safe environment to achieve their individual cycling goals
  • Decreasing barriers to participation in our programs
  • Developing athletes that are gracious and respectful contributors to leaders in their community
  • Nurturing knowledge for a healthy lifestyle from the seat of a bicycle
Classic and skate skiing tracks are groomed to perfection on Grand Mesa with a world-class groomer, PistenBully 400. Runners of Mesa Monument Striders at the trailhead in Loma, Colorado

What We Do

GVYC is a year-round junior development mountain bike program for riders in 6th through 12th grade. Our origins are with the development of high school teams that compete in the Colorado High School Cycling League. GVYC now includes a vibrant middle school program and Spring and Summer programs for riders to continue to grow and develop as riders and athletes.

We provide quality coaching in a safe and foundation based approach. From 6th grade to 12th grade all of our mountain bike programs are designed to instill a love for mountain biking and a respect for our amazing trails. Grand Valley Youth Cycling strives to foster an environment that is welcoming for all who desire a positive, healthier lifestyle through cycling.