The Salem Composite Descenders (or the mighty Descenders) are a cross-country mountain bike team for grades 6th - 12th.
Cross-country is a specific form of cycling and requires a broad range of skills to ride up and down mountain bike trails. Team members will develop both technical skills and improve their fitness through cross-country riding.
Our team’s activities are focused upon preparing for NICA-produced cross-country mountain biking events. We do not participate in “gravity” or downhill/enduro style events.
On the Descenders, everyone is welcome and everyone rides. We understand that competing is not for everyone; therefore, we provide opportunities for all styles of riding and interest levels.
Our team is a member of the Oregon Interscholastic Cycling League, which is a league of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).
For more information, visit oregonmtb.org or nationalmtb.org