Youth mountain biking growing fast in Southern Nevada, and coaches are needed

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A large youth mountain-biking community is forming in Southern Nevada.

The Nevada South Interscholastic Cycling League had so many kids last season, they had to turn some away.

The league is now in desperate need of coaches to keep up with the demand.

“We just don’t have enough coaches, we don’t have enough teams,” said Thomas Brodeur, team director and head coach for Vegas Rattlers. “I’ve maxed out for two years and we’re starting to see other teams close to maxing out too.”

Brodeur’s Vegas Rattlers team in the northwest valley is one of seven teams in the league. He says 75 kids wanted to join last season, but each team is capped at 50 riders.