The MTB School

The MTB School, like all other schools of sport, is an organization composed of an ongoing training program, a team of certified instructors, and most importantly young athletes. A school united with the purpose of discovering and exploring the various forms of cycling. This exploration takes place not only in a framework of competition, but also of leisure and voluntary work, unified under the banner of progress.


The main goal of our MTB School is to empower youth through the exercise and acquisition of worthwhile life skills. The practice of various forms of cycling and the MTB School are:

  • An unparalleled medium of discovery and knowledge in an accepting and natural environment.

  • A means of introduction to both self-actualization and the benefits of invested effort. Two notions deeply cherished by Lourdes VTT, whether or not in the framework of competition.


  • Acquisition of MTB techniques, as well as various other cycling techniques.

  • Examination of specific bike tracks (map making, mileage, inspection, etc.) with real life implementation.

  • Familiarity with both street and woodland terrain (riding etiquette, first-aid, plant life, wildlife, etc.)

  • Mastery of bicycle upkeep.

 Weekly Schedule

The MTB School’s schedule is based on the public school year. Our group training takes place every Wednesday after-noon and Saturday, excluding school holidays. The training schedule is Wednesdays from 1:30pm to 3:30pm and Saturdays from 9am to 10:30am or 1:30pm to 15:30pm according to each training group.

  • MTB 1: novice, introduction to MTB and new members 2016

Wednesday: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Saturday: 9am – 10:30am

  • MTB 2: experienced riders

Wednesday: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Saturday: 1:30pm – 3:30pm


Club members, state certified contributors and executives from la Fédération Française de Cyclisme will at turns instruct the riding sessions. Members with sufficient training will be allowed to assist these instructors.

The supervisory staff is primarily made up of volunteers, receiving no financial compensation for their efforts put into The MTB School. Their availability may vary according to personal, family or professional matters.

Age requirement

The required age to enter The MTB School varies year by year according to the already established groups and management capacity. However, the applicant must both be older than 8 and younger than 18 during the civic year following the start of the school year. Expectations may be made, physical maturity and demonstrated motivation permitting.