Method is a network of  tuition-free K-12 public charter schools available to students throughout all of Southern California. As an independent study program, our school affords students the opportunity to train, ride, and learn via online courses during the day. Our student athletes are middle school and high school aged. Some choose to train with professional trainers during the day, but that isn't a requirement to join the team. Students must only be students at Method Schools, and in grades 6-12, to be eligible. 

Southern California is home to some of the greatest trails in the world, and we're so happy to have a team to get out and shred!


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Method students benefit from getting full access to SmartFox, advanced online curriculum developed and customized just for them; and, it works on all devices. Teacher support is handled online or in person via tutoring. Because of online independent study, our student athletes can train and ride during the day, and do schoolwork at times that work best for them.


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Group Team Ride


Keep up and communicate with the Method Dirt Team on the message board. Weekly practice updates will post here. Enter message board here

The Method Dirt Team takes part in the SoCal Cycling League, which is an official league sanctioned by the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). The SoCal season runs from December through May, but our individual students ride most of the year since we benefit from a 12 month riding season in Southern California. 


Race Schedule

National MTB Pit Zone



To take part on the Dirt Team, we must enroll students full time at Method Schools. Eligible students are in middle school or high school and live in one of the following counties: 

  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • Orange
  • Riverside
  • San Bernardino
  • Ventura
  • Kern
  • Imperial

Students must own a mountain bike - the school cannot provide one.


Dirt Team merch...coming soon!

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Some of our students train during the day at professional facilities with expertise in training in extreme sports such as mountain biking. But. many of our students choose to take a more traditional trail with school, and they still participate in practice rides and races just like our other members. Either way works for us...really, it's what works best for the student athlete and his/her family. 

Welcome to the Method Dirt Team! Our team is for students of Method Schools, a public charter school serving students throughout Southern California.

At Method, students can train and ride during the day, and focus on academics when it works best for them. 

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Method Schools by the Numbers



Based on 2018 and 2019 surveys

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Academic Growth

Annual, for students who remain at Method for an entire year

Team Members

2020-21 academic year / season


Our Team Studies And Trains On Their Own Schedules.

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