Welcome to the West Michigan Coyotes. We are a MTB racing team of student-athletes Grades 6-12 from across West Michigan. As of 2019, we have members from across the area, as far north as Grant, south to Sturgis and along the corridor from Grand Rapids to Muskegon (including Forest Hills, EGR, Spring Lake and Grand Haven). We abide by three principles:

  1. Mountain biking is a great sport for everyone. Starting while you’re still in middle school or high school sets you up for a lifetime of fun in the woods.
  2. Racing is fun, and racing together is even more fun. Our team, while competitive and excited to win a team championship some day, really revolves around having a good time on your bike.
  3. Sportsmanship is contagious.

What’s New:

Fort Custer – Race Recap!

Another great weekend for the Coyotes was capped with wins in both the Middle School and High School races for the second race in a row. Our rest time is short this week with another race in Brighton on Sunday the 15th.

Particular highlights from this weekend were several first-time racers for the Coyotes, podiums galore and perfect weather for a race. Our season has started in an undefeated fashion, something we hadn’t even dared to consider when practices started in June.

Team Scores:

Individual Coyotes Finishers

Podiums

More Coyote Finishers!

Middle School and High School Coyotes

  • Gage Bouwman – 7th – Boys Middle School 6-7
  • Olivia Miller – 7th – Girls Middle School
  • Owen Tesch – 8th – Boys Middle School 8
  • Brigid Whitmer – 8th – Girls Middle School
  • Bryce Natter – 12th – Boys Varsity
  • Tim Knape – 13th – Boys Middle School 8
  • Levi Minnerick – 15th – Boys Middle School 6-7
  • Nick Budden – 17th – Boys Varsity
  • Hale Phillips – 18th – Boys Middle School 6-7
  • Vaughn White – 19th – Boys Middle School 6-7
  • Lucas Williams – 20th – Boys Middle School 6-7
  • Eric Hoffman – 21st – Boys JV 9-10
  • Josiah Taylor – 24th – Boys Middle School 6-7
  • Jacob Boon – 31st – Boys JV 9-10

Full results are available on MiSCA’s website, including series standings and individual race results.



Next Race – September 15th

Our next race is only 6 days away! We will be at Brighton State Rec Area about an hour and 40 minutes east of Grand Rapids. The state park has a campground so you don’t have to spring for a hotel room. We will have a team ride some time on Saturday afternoon. Keep an eye on Remind.com (join here if you haven’t already) and the email Newsletter for more details.


Thank you, sponsors!

Our sponsors help fund our team in order to make all this happen.  So, we are going to start listing them at the bottom of our newsletters.  MANY thanks for their kind support of dollars and goods to support the Coyotes.

Jason Ryan – State Farm Insurance Agent
Central District Cyclery
Breakaway Bicycles and Fitness GH/Muskegon
Velocity USA
Hammer Nutrition
Garrison Dental Solutions | Sectional Matrix System | Composi-Tight
ElectroMedia Inc.
Campus West
Vie ƐƖ Kustom Apparel
West Michigan Coast Riders
MiSCA Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association
Joe D. Arbutante D.D.S. Family & Cosmetic Dentistry