Welcome to The Ratfish Mountain Bike Team!

The Ratfish are a middle school mountain bike team riders who ride and race all over Washington State. We emphasize safety and confidence of the bike, and whether you are a really experienced rider or haven't ridden much at all, we would love to have you as part of the team.


Registration is now open!

Click here to register your rider for The Ratfish. You'll have an option to pay monthly or to pay for the whole season at once. After you have filled out the registration form here, you'll need to come into The ReCyclery to have your rider's bike checked over and to sign a waiver (listed below)


How it works:

  • Sign up by coming by filling out the required documents below. You will also need to come to The ReCyclery during open hours on Friday or Saturday
  • Wednesday practices meet at 1:15 at the ReCyclery, team rides away at 1:30 and returns at 3:00
  • Sunday practices meet at 11:45pm at the ReCyclery, team rides away at 12:00, and returns at 3:00 
  • All riders must use platform pedals, and have bikes that have gears. Suspension is optional 
  • Contact mountainbiking@ptrecyclery.org with questions

Racing:

As we are a racing team, all riders are required to attend races, and to ride their best. We at The Recyclery feel that races are a good challenge and a great way to meet other riders and ride new trails, while developing a healthy relationship with competition. 


Scholarships:

The ReCyclery is committed to making our program assessable to all student riders, who without this financial assistance would not otherwise be able to participate in our program. 

Click here to fill out Scholarship form


Required documents 

(Please print, sign & drop off at The ReCyclery before 1st practice):


Interested in Coaching?

The Ratfish are always looking for more coaches! As a coach you do not have to be the world's greatest mountain biker, you just have to have basic skills and a willingness to learn more. The Ratfish are local kids who are between 4th – 8th grade. They practice twice a week, and we are happy to have volunteers ride either day, or both days. 

Primary duties include:
 • Confirming availability for rides and races
 • Having or acquiring basic medical, mechanical, and riding skills
 • Setting a good example by riding safely and having a good attitude 
 • Keeping track of riders and their safety while on the road and trails 
 • Following the rules of the road, wearing a helmet and gloves while riding

Benefits/Training Provided
• Learning new coaching and riding techniques  
• 20% off new parts  
• Mountain bike coach specific wilderness first aid certification



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