NorCal HS MTB Manual

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2014 Expansion Map

2014Teams (as of 1/06/2014)

  1. Albany Cougars (D1)
  2. Annadel Composite
  3. Aptos High School
  4. Bella Vista High School
  5. Benicia High School
  6. Berkeley High School (D1)
  7. Branson High School (D1)
  8. Casa Grande High School (D1)
  9. Casa Roble High School
  10. C.K. McClatchy High School
  11. Clear Lake High School
  12. Contra Costa Composite
  13. Davis Mountain Bike Team
  14. Drake High School Team (D1)
  15. El Cerrito Racing (D1)
  16. El Molino MTB
  17. Folsom High School
  18. Fresno Composite
  19. Kirby Santa Cruz (D1)
  20. Granite Bay
  21. Healdsburg High School
  22. Incline High School
  23. JFK High School
  24. Kelseyville High School
  25. Luther Burbank High School
  26. Maria Carrillo High School
  27. Marin Academy
  28. Marin Catholic (D1)
  29. Miramonte Cycling Club
  30. Monta Vista High School
  31. Monterey Bay Composite
  32. Monte Vista High School MTB
  33. Montgomery MTB
  34. Nevada Union Miners
  35. Novato Hornets
  36. Oakland Composite
  37. Oak Ridge High School
  38. Palma High School
  39. Peninsula Composite
  40. Petaluma High School
  41. Placer Foothill Composite
  42. Pleasanton High School
  43. Ponderosa High School
  44. Redwood High School (D1)
  45. Reno/Tahoe Composite
  46. RosevilleHigh School
  47. Sacramento Waldorf
  48. Salinas High School Mountain Bike Team (D1)
  49. San Domenico
  50. San Lorenzo Valley
  51. San Marin High School Cycling Club
  52. San Rafael Bulldogs (D1)
  53. San Ramon Valley Club Team (D1)
  54. Santa Cruz Mountains Composite
  55. Serra Cycling MTB Composite
  56. San Francisco Urban Riders Composite
  57. Spartans High School MTB Comp
  58. Tamalpais High School (D1)
  59. Terra Linda Hs Mtb Club
  60. The Matadors Composite
  61. Tri-Valley Composite
  62. Vacaville Dirt Dogs
  63. Vista Del Lago High School
  64. West County Composite
  65. Woodcreek High School Mountain Bike Club
  66. Woodside Beasts Composite

Individuals can compete in the NorCal League, but what’s even more fun is having a team to train and race with. Whether you are a student or coach, the League wants to do everything we can to help you form a team at your local high school. If you’d like to see a team form at your school, please send us an e-mail so we can help you out. The league can help in many ways, including help:

  1. Athletes find coaches
  2. Coaches form teams
  3. Teams become recognized by their schools
  4. Teams find additional volunteers

Below is some detailed information about teams. We encourage all athletes to recruit some fellow students and have some fun trying out the Division II competition.


All teams must register with the League. Doing so provides insurance coverage for all coaches and volunteers, as well as supporting League programs.

In order to register the team’s Head Coach should contact the league director.

The price for registering a team varies depending on the division of the team and if the team has a licensed head coach.

Division I Teams:
With licensed Head Coach: $325
Without licensed Head Coach: $450

Division II Teams:
With licensed Head Coach: $175
Without licensed Head Coach: $300

If you have questions about team registration, please contact Angel Garabino (


NorCal League teams are divided into Division I and Division II teams. Larger teams are designated Division I, with Division II teams being made up of smaller teams. Once a team reaches 12 members it changes to Division I.

While Division I and Division II teams do race separately, they are treated equally by the League in all aspects. The separation is only intended to provide a fair race environment.

Team Scoring

Teams are awarded points after every League race which count toward the teams’ standings at that individual race and for the overall series. Both girls and boys points count toward that team’s overall score. However, teams need not have boys’ and girls’ points to score for a race. Due to the difference in team size between divisions, Division I teams and Division II teams are scored differently.

For Division I, the team’s score is highest score possible out of the following boy/girl combinations:


For Division II, the team’s score is the highers score possible out of the following boy/girl combinations:


For more information about Team and Individual Scoring, please refer to the League Rule Book (PDF) (Section 8: “Team and Invidivual Scoring Rules”; pp. 20-21).

For more information about the League rules governing teams, please refer to the League Rule Book (PDF) (Section 7: “Team Rules”; pp. 17-19)

Individuals, Home School Teams and Composite Teams

Don’t have a team to race with? That’s ok! Students can compete as an independent racer in the League Series. While they will not be eligible for the Team Overall title, they are eligible for the Individual Race and Overall titles. Independent racers need not register a team, and should only register for the series, being sure to denote that they are racing as an “Independent” where appropriate on registration forms. All other rules apply.

Composite Teams may form that are comprised of full-time students from more than one high-school within the same district or other geographic proximity. Composite teams must first seek approval of their geographic scope. Contact your league director to discuss a composite team in your region.

Home-school riders are not allowed to join school-based teams, but they may join a composite team, form a regional home-school team or simply race as an independent rider. Home-school teams a much like composite teams but are comprised of home-school students from a given geographic region.

Composite Team Limitations: Because Composite Teams are intended to be temporary solutions towards building Single School-Based Teams or County-Based Home-School Teams, riders may only score for Composite Teams for a maximum of 2 years. In addition, if a Composite Team has 5 or more students from the same school, those 5 or more students will be scored separately from the rest of that Composite Team unless a petition to do otherwise is approved. See the League Rule Book (PDF) for more details.

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