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:

  • Individualized Coaching & Training
  • Base Building
  • Fitness Testing
  • Team Rides
  • Team bonding events
  • Community Give Back Events & Opportunities 
  • Strength & Mobility
  • Goal Setting / Evaluation
  • Skills Training
  • Cardio & Endurance
  • Targeted Practice Sessions
  • Mental Prep
  • Nutrition & Wellness 

Team Race support at regional and national races. Races may include mountain biking, road biking, cyclocross, gravel, and enduro.

2023 Team Race Schedule 

  • 2.18 24 Hrs. in Old Pueblo MTB Race Tucson, AZ
  • 3.11 Midsouth Gravel 50 Mile Race Stillwater, OK
  • 3.25 Ouachita Challenge 50 Mile MTB Oden, AR
  • 4.14 US Pro Cup MTB Race Fayetteville, OK
  • 4.30 Piney Hills UCI MTB Race Ruston, LA
  • 5.20 Rule Of 3 50 Mile Gravel Bentonville, AR
  • 5.26 Bentonville Bike Fest Bentonville, AR
  • 6.10 Tulsa Tough Crit Race Tulsa, OK
  • 7.08 MTB Nationals Bear Creek MTN Resort, PA 
  • 10.13-15 Trek CX Cup Cyclocross Waterloo, WI
  • 10.21-22 Kings CX Cyclocross Cincinnati, OH
  • 11.03-05 Flyers CX Cyclocross Tulsa, OK
  • 11.12 Rock The Mohawk Cyclocross Tulsa, OK
  • 11.19 Bentonville Cyclocross Race Bentonville, AR
  • 11.25-26 Ruts N Guts Cyclocross Tulsa, OK
  • 12.02 OVCX #9 Cyclocross Race Louisville, KY
  • 12.05-10 Cyclocross Nationals Louisville, KY

Please know that other local and regional races are added to our schedule as the race season develops. Athletes always have the choice to travel or attend races individually if the team does not attend as long as the athlete represents the team with kindness and professionalism.

To Apply

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