The Academy

The Academy

About the Academy

The Academy is Bike School Bentonville's coached performance development racing team. Our whole-person philosophy and dependence on the long-term athlete development model is the same, but as athletes get older some are ready for more. The team will be expected to train 3-5 days/week. We will travel to races in a variety of disciplines in the region.

Our Focus:

Long Term Athlete Development 

We aim to develop each athlete mentally and physically to be a strong, healthy cyclist and person.


We offer education for the full picture. Training, nutrition, strength training, recover, and keeping it fun.

Develop Good Character

We are here to develop good life skills and character.

Avoid Burnout

We can help achieve goals and have fun doing it.



What's Included

Program includes:

  • Base Building
  • Fitness Testing
  • Training
  • Strength & Mobility
  • Goal Setting / Evaluation
  • Skills Training
  • Cardio & Endurance
  • Targeted Practice Sessions
  • Mental Prep
  • Nutrition & Wellness 

Individualized training program and coaching will be available also.

Team Race support at regional and national races (travel expenses not included). Races may include mountain biking, road biking, cyclocross, gravel, and enduro.

To Apply

Applications are closed for 2023

Please email [email protected] with any questions.


Our Team brings a combined 75 years of cycling to Bike School Bentonville.  They have a shared belief that biking is much more than just learning to pedal.  Being committed to cycling requires skills and lessons that translate to real life.  They are committed to inspiring athletes to be their best selves both on and off the bike.


Chris Drummond


Nat Ross

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