We're a community of students, parents, and volunteers who love riding and racing mountain bikes. Our team members are high school age boys and girls who attend public schools, private schools, and homeschools in Cupertino, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, and Mountain View.
What We Do
We are building a community around having fun riding and racing mountain bikes with friends. Some of our team members want to win, others just want to get in better shape. Some are extremely skilled riders, others are just learning to mountain bike. We will seek to help you accomplish your own mountain biking goals.
Black Mountain Composite is a mountain bike racing team for high school students in Cupertino and its neighboring cities. We are an official member of the NorCal league of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), a national high school mountain bike racing organization. Within the NorCal league, we are in the South conference, Division 2. A composite team is not specific to a single school, so high school students from any school in our area can join the team.
Our name comes from the geographical focal point of where we ride the most – on the trails of Black Mountain and nearby Fremont Older, overlooking Rancho San Antonio and the Stevens Creek Reservoir.
Who Can Join
We welcome any high-school boy or girl in Cupertino or the surrounding cities. Middle schoolers are also welcome to join and practice with us. There are no try-outs to make the team, no previous experience required, and no attendance requirements. Racing is optional, although we’ll encourage you to try it at least once because it’s fun!
Our team started in 2012 as the Monta Vista Matadors High School Team. In 2015, we found ourselves with riders from several different schools, operating more like a composite team. We re-formed our team for the 2016 season as a composite team so that everyone who rides with us is recognized by NorCal as an official member of the team.
2017 State Champs!
We had a great time our first year in 2016 and also did well, coming in 3rd place in States in the "small composite" team category much to our surprise. In 2017 we were a little bigger and at states our racers all had absolutely amazing races. By a mere 9 points (that's about 2 individual places) we won California State Division 2 State Champs! It was an amazing team effort, with "no heroes", not a single rider on the podium for their individual effort, and true grit shown by all.