Bear Creek Academy

Private Therapeutic Day School for Students with Disabilities

BCA Mountain Bike Team

Bear Creek Acacdemy mountain biking teamThe BCA Cycling Team will promote 3 core values:

Fitness

Studies have shown that physical exercise has benefits beyond simple physiological fitness, including improved mood, better cognitive functioning, and increased self-esteem, and improved behavior. For many of our students, being on the team has the potential to help them turn their lives around in a positive direction.

Fairness

Good sportsmanship and fair play will be at the core of everything our team does, from team practice to races. Students will be taught the rules of competitive mountain biking and will be expected to set the example of fairness both on the team and during the school day.

Fun

All youth have a need to play and have fun. While our team will compete in the Virginia High School Mountain Bike Series, our primary focus will not be on winning, but on the fun of mountain biking and the enjoyment of racing. Student success will not be measured in comparison to race performances but through the achievement of personal milestones.

Meet the Coach

Bear Creek Acacdemy mountain bike coach Jordan WhileyJordan Whiley is our school administrator and will be coaching the school's mountain bike team. In addition to his 18 years of education experience, Jordan has been an amateur competitive cyclist since 1998. He is currently a USAC licensed racer, coach, and race official, and has been coaching cyclists for the past 2 years.


Sponsorship Opportunities

We don't think cost should prevent our students from participating on the team. Therefore, our goal is to be able to provide each student that wishes to participate with the bicycle and all the clothing and equipment they need to participate safely. We also plan to help pay for USAC racing licenses and for the entry fees to participate in the Virginia High School Mountain Bike Series. Our estimated cost per student is $1,150-1,300, and we have 4 students who want to be on the team this season.

There are two ways for potential sponsors to assist us in supporting the mountain bike team - through equipment sponsorship or through monetary support.

Equipment Sponsors

Equipment sponsors will have the benefit of spectators and competitors seeing their brand being used by our team at each of the 6 Virginia High School Mountain Bike Series events. In addition, equipment sponsor logos will be included in any team promotional literature. Equipment sponsors will receive thanks in all team news published in our school newsletter or on our web site. Beyond the direct marketing benefits, equipment sponsors will benefit from the goodwill attached to providing a special opportunity for at-risk students to participate in the sport of mountain biking.

Financial Sponsors

Financial sponsors willing to fully fund the purchase of our team uniforms will receive their business logo or name placed on the side panel of the team shorts or jersey. Additional logo placement options are available on the front right chest, back of shorts, or jersey pockets for financial sponsors willing to cover the cost of license and race entry fees, non-sponsored equipment, or financial contributions to support operating expenses such as travel. Financial sponsor logos will be included in any team promotional literature and will receive thanks in all team news published in our school newsletter or on our web site.

For more information or to become a sponsor, send us an e-mail