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.

The 6-week season runs Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, September 11 to October 18, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Choose Tuesday or Thursday practices, or register for both days. Fee is $110/$75 with CityCard, or $220/$150 with CityCard for both Tuesday and Thursday sessions. Fee includes Derailleurs jersey and team swag. Practice may be cancelled occasionally due to inclement weather. Cancelled practices will not be rescheduled due to cold temperatures and reduced daylight hours in late fall. Riders age 7 and up should have hand brakes on their bike. Grants for families who need financial assistance are available with support from MTB Missoula.  

The first practice meets at McCormick Park, subsequent practices meet at Marshall Mountain. Shuttles to Marshall leave McCormick Park at 3:30 p.m. and return at 6 p.m. Join us for a pre-season bike tuning/cleaning and waiver drop-off party on Monday, September 10 in McCormick Park from 4-5:30 pm. It's a great chance to get your bikes ready for the season, drop off paperwork, meet new coaches and ride

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)

NEW THIS YEAR: Zootown Derailleurs Development Team - ages 9 - 14

This program is designed for experienced, advanced riders, ages 9 to 11 and 12 to 14, who want more focused, deliberate mountain biking practices. Drills, intervals and sessioning will all be part of this program. Registration fee is $120/$100 with CityCard, and space is limited. Details below.

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

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

$220/150 with CityCard for both Tuesday and Thursday. Grants available
Activity # 3232800  

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.
 Ages  9 - 11 and 12 - 14  
Dates  September 10  - October 15  
Time  4 - 6:30 p.m.  
Day  Mondays  
 Fee $120/100 with CityCard
Share The Fun Youth Recreation Grants available.
Activity #  3232800  


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 by email.
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