Zootown Derailleurs

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Zootown Derailleurs Youth Cycling Team

What is Zootown Derailleurs?

Zootown Derailleurs is a youth cycling team offered through a partnership between MTB Missoula and Missoula Parks and Recreation. We work to actively engage youth in outdoor recreation and the cycling community. 

Watch what Zootown Derailleurs is all about!

Zootown Derailleurs Documentary 

Who can participate?

  • Kids of all ages and abilities ages 3-18 and any adult that would like to give back to the their cycling community by being a volunteer coach. 
  • Riders age 7 and up should have hand brakes on their bike. 
  • Don’t have a mountain bike? There are a limited number of bikes available for your use. Phone 552-6271 for more information. Fee includes Derailleurs t-shirt and team swag. 
  • Grants are available for families who need financial assistance with support from MTB Missoula. Contact Meg at 552-6271.

How can I sign up?

Registration begins Tuesday, August 8, 12 p.m.  Program fills quickly, please register ASAP when registration opens.
Register online here*, phone 721-PARK, or stop by Currents Aquatics Center.  

*Important! If you are new to online registration, please call 721-PARK prior to August 8, 11am, to set up your online account.  

How do I volunteer to be a coach for Zootown Derailleurs?

If you would to share your passion for cycling with Missoula's youth please contact Meg Whicher by email at mwhicher@ci.missoula.mt.us

Important Info

Ages 3 - 18 All skill levels, all abilities
Dates Sept. 19 – Oct. 26  
Time 4 – 5:30pm   
Days Tuesdays and/or Thursdays  
Fee $90/75 with CityCard for one day per week.  Grants available, see above.

$180/150 with CityCard for both Tuesday and Thursday. Grants available, see above
  Registration begins August 8, 12pm. Register ASAP, program fills quickly*  
Activity # The program is full... sign up next Spring! Email us to be notified of signups. Tuesday
  *Important: if you are new to our online registration system, please call 721-PARK to set up your online account.  


  • September 12 and 14 practices meet at McCormick Park.
  • September 19 – October 19 practices meet at Marshall Mountain, with shuttles leaving McCormick Park at 3:30pm and returning at 6pm. 
  • Practice may be cancelled occasionally due to inclement weather. Cancelled practices will not be rescheduled due to reduced daylight hours in the late fall