Zootown Derailleurs

Join the fun and help your child catch biking fever!

MORE partnered with MTB Missoula to start this co-rec skills-based program, and Zootown Derailleurs has exploded onto the cycling scene. The coaching team includes some of the top riders in the Missoula area. From Strider bikes to high school riders, coaches help motivate and develop skills for any level of rider—ages 3-18. Don't have a mountain bike? We have a limited number of bikes available for your use. Phone 552-6271 for more information.

Looking for a way for your child to participate while you're working? Don't worry! Simply sign up for our Afterschool program on Derailleur Days. We will pick kids up from school, feed them a snack, and get them to practice! (Rattlesnake, Paxson, Lowell, Lewis and Clark, Russell and Chief Charlo.)

Zootown Derailleurs Youth Cycling Team - ages 2 to 15

The fastest growing youth sport in town. Become a part of the ZTD family! Right for every level of rider from balance bike to teen. Fee includes Derailleurs team swag. Practice may be cancelled occasionally due to inclement weather. Cancelled practices will not be rescheduled due to reduced daylight hours in the early spring. Bikes with handbrakes and gears recommended for ages 6 and up.  Grants for families who need financial assistance are available with support from MTB Missoula. Contact Meg at 552-6271.

Registration for Spring 2019 season opens Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 12 p.m.
Activity #1232800
Time4 -  5:30 pm
Fee$110/95 with CityCard resident discount
Tuesdays Apr 16 - May 14Section # 01
ThursdaysApr 18 - May 16Section # 02


Zootown Derailleurs Development Team - ages 9 - 14

For more experienced riders who want to take skill development to the next level. Smaller group sizes and focused coaching.  Riders must be comfortable with more advanced climbing and descending. Grants for families who need financial assistance are available with support from MTB Missoula. Contact Meg at 552-6271.

Registration for Spring 2019 season opens Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 12 p.m.
Activity #1232800
Time4 -  6:30 pm
Fee$110/95 with CityCard resident discount
Mondays Apr 15 - May 13Section # 03
WednesdaysApr 17 - May 15Section # 04

Fall 2018 Season - Registration begins Tuesday, August 7, 9 a.m.

Ages 3 to 18 All skill levels, all abilities
Dates September 11 to October 18 N/A
Time 4 to 5:30pm  N/A
Days Tuesdays and/or Thursdays N/A
Fee $110/75 with CityCard for one day per week.  Grants available (PDF)

$220/150 with CityCard for both Tuesday and Thursday. Grants available (PDF)
Activity # 3232800 N/A

How To Register - Beginning August 7, 9 a.m.

  1. Visit www.missoulaparks.org/register. If you're new to our online registration, please create your account BEFORE registration opens to save time. Registration opens Tuesday, August 7, at 9 a.m. Please register early, program fills quickly.
  2. Call 721-PARK.
  3. Stop by Currents Aquatics Center, 600 Cregg Lane in McCormick Park

NEW THIS YEAR: Zootown Derailleurs Development Team

This program is designed for experienced, advanced riders, ages 9 - 11 and 12 - 14, who want more focused deliberate mountain biking practices. Drills, intervals and sessioning will all be part of this program. Program meets at McCormick Park and kids will be transported to different practice locations around Missoula. Space is limited.

Development Team prerequisites:

Wondering if this program is right for your child? Development team members must:

  1. Have at least two years of SOLID mountain biking experience.
  2. Be motivated and stoked to climb and ride uphill and want to get better at this aspect of the sport.
  3. Be comfortable and confident on descending.
Ages9 to 11 and 12 to 14
DatesSeptember 10 through October 15
Time4 to 6:30 p.m.
DayMondays
Fee$120/100 with CityCard
Activity Number3232800

Share The Fun Youth Recreation Grants (PDF) available.

Watch what Zootown Derailleurs is all about!

Zootown Derailleurs Documentary

Coaches Needed:

Now Hiring! Check out our ZTD positions. Volunteers needed! If you would to share your passion for cycling with Missoula's youth please contact Meg Whicher via email Meg Whicher.

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