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Camaraderie Comes Easy Here

Volunteering isn't just good for our community;

it’s life-enhancing!


Create bonds and friendships with fellow coaches. Experience personal growth and a sense of community-belonging. And feel good about getting more kids outside, on their bikes and leading healthy lifestyles.

No need for mad skills or coaching experience. If you can ride beginner-level trails, you can be an ECYC coach or ride helper.


Show up with a positive attitude, and we’ll hook you up with awesome training and a veteran coach to show you the ropes. Plus, you’ll likely be a fitter, better rider by the end of the season!

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An Experience Like No Other

We like to keep things interesting. Along with our practices, we throw in a mix of field trips to cool trail systems, urban rides, games, socials, and even a dip in the creek when the weather's right.

And we're part of the National Interscholastic Cycling League, participating in their Girls Riding Together, Teen Trail Corps, and NICA Adventure programs, as well as the AMAZING Wisconsin youth race series.

We do coach-only activities, too, like group rides, family campouts, brewpub meet-ups, and our end-of-the-season coaches’ party.

All of this, plus you get to work with an incredible group of kids and parents and play a direct role in developing the ECYC program for future families.

You'll Change Kid's Lives

  • Building & fostering a strong team culture

  • Creating confidence through bike skills & fitness

  • Teaching goal-setting & deliberate practice

  • Helping student athletes find their niche in the sport

  • Involving them in trail advocacy & the community


Come to a meet-up or coach ride. Our team leads and veteran coaches love to answer questions and gush about the team. Fill out our interest form; we'll get back to you soon.

Mountain bike team in city park

Coach Benefits

  • Coach group rides & get-togethers

  • NICA virtual & live training

  • Coach family weekend at Cuyuna 

  • ECYC coach tech shirt

  • Early registration for coaches' kids

  • Essential ride gear & 2-way radio

  • Race course pre-rides

  • Improved bike skills & fitness

  • Big bike & gear discounts

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Your Commitment

  • Tues and/or Thurs evenings,
    July through October

  • Positive attitude

  • Work with middle & high school youth to develop skills & character

  • ~4 hrs of self-paced online training (fees reimbursable)

  • Attend local coach training

  • Background check (small fee)

  • Races optional (but so much fun!)

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Other Ways You Can Help

Not able to coach?

We're a 100% volunteer organization looking for folks with other talents to share, too. Some of our needs:

  • Activity planning

  • Supervising "ECho" Base at practices

  • Camping coordinator

  • Graphic design/photography/videography

  • Family communication

  • Fundraising

  • Serving on the ECYC board

Be a part of the ECYC crew!

Fill out our volunteer interest form; we'll be in touch.

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