LTMTB Team Code of Conduct Form

Please read the below, electronically sign, acknowledge, and click submit. You will then be automatically directed to the LTISD Code of Conduct Form.


 The following code of conduct is based upon NICA’s core values of being inclusive and equal while promoting a strong body, strong mind and strong character. All student athletes must adhere to this code of conduct at ALL times when participating in Lake Travis Mountain Bike Team activities.

  1. Be inclusive and respectful. Never behave in any way, which involves or could be construed as exclusive or disrespectful. The acceptance, welfare and best interests of everyone involved with the sport should be respected and promoted at all times.
  2. Demonstrate strong character and sportsmanship/sportswomanship. Always act with honesty and integrity in all interactions with those involved with the sport. In particular show good grace in winning and losing.
  3. Be prepared and resourceful. Always be prepared to take care of your physical and cycling needs in order that you can ride and return to the trailhead safely. Always carry appropriate water, nutrition and basic bike repair supplies. Always be in a position to help others who may not be as prepared.
  4. Wear a helmet at all times.  Under no circumstances should a student athlete be on a bike without a helmet securely fastened to their head.
  5. Never take unnecessary risks.  Student athletes that have a high risk-taking attitude or are witnessed to take unnecessary risks will not be tolerated.  Any unnecessary risk is defined as willingly attempting anything which is beyond one’s ability to control in a safe manner.
  6. Always yield to other trail users. Be sensitive to how others perceive you to assure a positive image for the sport and minimize the restrictions that follow confrontations and negative encounters.
  7. Ride only on authorized trails and minimize impacts. Stay off trails that are closed to bicycles. Exercise the practice of minimum impact wilderness use to be responsible off-road cyclists.
  8. When camping at Team events and races, all student athletes must be accompanied by a parent, or another athlete’s parent who has taken responsibility for that student athlete and approved by the Team Director or LTMTB Race Venue Director.  Absolutely no co-ed tent/camper/RV sharing.
  9. The use and consumption of alcohol and/or illegal drugs will not be tolerated.
  10. Must maintain active status
  11. Attend a minimum of 3 team color group practices before the first race
  12. Attend practice on at least 3 different weeks before the first race (e.g. you can't show up for the first week and then disappear until race day)
  13. Attend at least 2 practice each month
  14. Team practice conduct
  15. Limit participation to no more than 4 practice slots per week
  16. Wear an LTMTB shirt or jersey at all practices, unless you have not yet received one.
  17. If you attend practice, you must ride with your designated color group unless given permission from lead coaches with a different color group
  18. Must complete the entire practice unless excused by your lead coach
  19. No headphones/earbuds
  20. No portable speakers
  21. Eye protection and gloves are strongly encouraged
  22. Arrive with proper hydration - water bottle or hydration pack
  23. Proper lights for evening practices – 2 front, 1 rear is ideal
  24. Wear weather appropriate clothing

    * Special note for privately coached student-athletes:

   Attend at least 2 practice each month (start and finish practice with the team)

   You must maintain active status to race defined above.

   When attending practice (including pre-rides), wear LTMTB shirt or jersey

  Provide a leadership role to your teammates, lead a ride, mentor younger riders. 

  Always lead by example

Team Practices & Activities: Official practice starts on Saturday November 4, 2023.