SMBA IS A RIDER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM DEDICATED TO CULTIVATING MOUNTAIN BIKERS THROUGH SKILLS, COMRADERY AND ADVENTURE.
Ross Scatchard – Coach
Ross Scatchard started racing bikes for the Earl’s Cyclery Junior Team in 1997 and has enjoyed being part of the mountain bike community ever since. In college he formed a cycling club where one didn’t exist and enjoyed competing in the collegiate circuit. Currently, Ross coaches the Stowe Mountain Bike Academy and loves sharing lessons and skills he learned through the fun of bikes. Outside of the world of bikes, Ross enjoys sliding on snow, tapping maple trees, peering at the natural world, and cookies.
Age: 10 Enduro bike: Specialized GromHit
Racing experience: 1 season on the Vermont Cycling Series How he got started w racing: Travis has enjoyed riding the amazing trails around his hometown of Stowe, Vermont with his dad for many years. He joined Stowe Mountain Bike Academy in 2018. With encouragement from his dad and coaches, Travis entered his first mountain bike race in 2019. His dad used to race downhill and Super D and Travis wanted to follow in his dad’s footsteps. Travis likes the challenge, fun, and excitement of racing. He also likes learning from each race to improve his riding.
Bike: Specialized Enduro
Bike: Yeti SB 150
My dad introduced me to mountain biking a few years ago and I fell in love with the feeling of gliding over rocks and “flying” through the air. I really like being in the woods on my bike and exploring different trails. I started xc racing in 2018 and have since competed in xc, enduro, pump track, and some downhill. My favorite style of racing is enduro because I can ride the uphills with my friends and pause to collect cool looking rocks and twigs. In the winter, I ski race. When I’m not riding my bike and or skiing, I really love drawing dragons.
Bike: Devinci Troy
Kai is an 11-year-old mountain biker who fell in love with enduro racing last season. She started riding trails on her strider bike and has been hooked ever since. Kai raced her first Eastern States Cup Enduro last season at Sugarbush along with the Vermont Grassroots Enduro series and was hooked. She also raced xc and enduro last season in the Vermont Youth Cycling series. When not riding her bike Kai enjoys skiing the woods and competing with the Smugglers Notch Ski Club Freeski team.
I really like being out in the woods. I always like the trails and having adventures with my brother. The dirt, the speeds, and the phat sends are my passion. I have been ski racing since I was six and I also love freeskiing with friends. Building trails is a lot of fun in my free time. My grandfather who is 80 was a champion in competitive wood chopping and crosscut sawing. He is teaching me how to chop and saw now. I also like cooking.
I ride a Specialized Enduro Elite and have done a couple ESC races in the past. I love the jumps and speed of downhill riding. I am also building jumps at home to practice tricks.